If your kids don’t love carrots, don’t give up. Get creative! Try this orange veggie in a variety of different ways to entice your picky eaters.
Common, inexpensive vegetables don’t have to be boring! If your kids are turning up their noses at a veggie prepared a certain way, that’s NOT a sign you should abandon that veggie. It’s just a sign that a little creativity is in order.
Cooked carrots is one of those things for us. If I overcook them even just a little, they end up in the garbage disposal. But if I cook our carrots until they’re just slightly crunchy, and add a little flavor, they get devoured instantly!
Your family might have different preferences than mine. So it’s great to experiment and find which ways your kids like to eat their vegetables. Here are 5 ways to cook carrots that your kids might love.
1) Braised Carrots
Pan-fry the carrots in a little olive oil for a few minutes, then add a splash of chicken broth and cover to let simmer. When cooked to desired texture, add a touch of butter and salt.
2) Roasted Carrots
On baking sheet, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and parmesan cheese. Cook at 400 for about 20 minutes.
3) Steamed Carrots
I do this super quick and cooked to perfection in my Rice cooker/ steamer. But a regular steamer basked works, too.
4) Sautéed Carrots
5) Flavor-Cooked Carrots
Try a new and different flavor, like Ginger-Orange Carrots.
Ginger – Orange – Carrot – Recipe
- 5 medium carrots or 1lb. bag of baby carrots
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 2 Tablespoon butter or margarine
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup orange juice
Slice carrots as desired (baby carrots do not need to be cut) Cook until just tender (about 20 minutes) & drain. Combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, and ginger in a small saucepan. Add orange juice; cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and bubbles. boil one minute. Stir in butter. Pour over hot carrots, tossing to coat evenly.
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