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Roasted Maple Candied Carrots

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 75
Protein 1g
Fat 3g
Carbs 11g
Total Time 10m

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.

MAPLE ROASTED CARROTS RECIPE

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Roasted Maple Candied Carrots

Ingredients

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
Steps
  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:

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Calories
75
Protein
1g
Fat
3g
Carbs
11g
Sodium
-
Fiber
4g
Sugar
6g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.