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Roasted Maple Candied Carrots

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Here’s a quick side dish recipe for your next meal prep – this is best paired with a savory or spicy main dish – such as my healthy dirty rice recipe.

In general, I’m not the biggest fan of carrots.  Despite my intense cravings for sweet foods, I actually find carrots a bit too naturally sweet for me – they “confuse” my tastebuds.  However, when they are roasted and seasoned to be both sweet & salty, I tend to really enjoy them.



Ingredients for 5 servings:

  • 6 small orange carrots
  • 5 small purple (rainbow) carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • pinches of sea salt & pepper to taste



  1. Set oven to 450F.
  2. Slice carrots down the middle – vertically – to make two thin pieces.   Place the halves in a bow.
  3. Add olive oil, 1 tablespoon sugar-free maple syrup, thyme, cinnamon and sea salt & pepper.  Rub the slices in the spices, then place them on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Roast in the oven for 10 minutes, or until the edges are brown but have not burned.
  5. Drizzle the remaining syrup over the carrots and serve immediately.

Approximate macros for 1 of 5 servings:

75 calories, 11g carbohydrates, 3g fat, 1g protein, 4g fiber, 6g sugar

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