Bugs Was Onto Something With The Carrots

 

Steve Guerin, Manager of Food Services -
“We care about your health and carrots are definitely good for you. You should try to sneak vegetables into every meal. Put some shreaded carrots on your chicken sandwich for example. Here are a few recipes that use carrots, some of which we use here in the hospital cafe. For example we serve different types of Jicama Slaw, including the Jicama Carrot Slaw, and they are quite popular. We have given out the recipes and people have then commented about them on the hospital Facebook page saying they made it and liked it.”

Jicama Carrot Slaw
(recipe courtesy of Food Network)
Ingredients:

  • 1 medium carrot
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped dates or currants
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound peeled jicama
  • salt
  • mint

Directions:

  • Combine lime juice and finely chopped dates or currants with the vegetable oil in a large bowl
  • Let stand 10 minutes
  • Cut the carrot and peeled jicama into matchsticks
  • Add the vegetables to the date mixture
  • Season with salt and toss to coat
  • Stir in some torn mint

Spicy Carrot Soup
(recipe courtesy of CarrotRecipes.net)
Ingredients:

  • 8 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 5 celery sticks, cut into pieces
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of curry powder
  • Salt

Directions:

  • Heat up the olive oil in a frying pan
  • Fry the chopped garlic and chopped onion for 4-5 minutes
  • Add a teaspoon of curry powder and then stir
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients except the salt and cook until the vegetables are tender
  • Mix in a blender until the soup is smooth
  • Add salt to taste

Peanut Carrots
(recipe courtesy of CarrotRecipes.net)
Ingredients:

  • 2 cup carrots, julienned
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp salted peanuts, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Pepper, to taste

Directions:

  • In a large saucepan bring carrots, water and salt to a boil
  • Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes until tender-crisp
  • Drain, and set aside
  • In small saucepan melt butter
  • Whisk in sugar and pepper and bring to a boil
  • Whisk in peanuts
  • Add to carrots and toss to coat
  • Serve hot

To talk with a HealthAlliance Registered Dietitian about nutrition please call:
(978) 466-2971

To schedule an appointment with a HealthAlliance Registered Dietitian:
Ask your primary care physician to send us a referral.  Once the referral form is received from your physician, a representative from HealthAlliance Central Scheduling will confirm your insurance coverage and call you to schedule a one-hour initial appointment.

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