Monday, September 27, 2010

Roasted Carrots with The Kids Cook Monday!

Roasted Carrots

Today is Monday and it's another recipe for The Kids Cook Monday!  Today is all about Roasted Carrots.  Roasting carrots bring out their natural sweetness and carrot flavor.  Nothing could be simpler than roasting vegetables and it's more of a technique than a recipe.  But the results are wonderful and if your kids won't eat raw vegetables, then try roasting them and you may see your kids gobble them down.  My daughter, Marissa does not like raw carrots but she likes them cooked and couldn't stop eating these. 

The Kids Cook Monday is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of another public initiative, Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children.  This program like The Kids Cook Monday, focuses on the health and social benefits of frequent family dinners. 

To celebrate this Family Day, The Kids Cook Monday has released a toolkit on their website that is free and downloadable.  This toolkit gives tips and ideas to help you plan, cook and eat healthy meals with your family every week.  Go to The Kids Cook Monday website to download your toolkit.

Roasted Carrots
Recipe by several sources from cookbooks & internet


10 - 12 carrots
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Peel carrots if desired.  Cut carrots in half lengthwise.  Place carrots in single layer on baking sheet.  Drizzle olive oil over carrots.  Season with 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and some freshly ground pepper.  Toss carrots around to coat with oil and seasonings.  Bake in oven for approximately 30 minutes. 


I cut the carrots in half lengthwise.  These type of knife skills are too dangerous for my daughters so I took care of this task.

But, Mariah measured the olive oil and.......

........seasoned the carrots with salt and pepper.  Then she tossed it all together right on the baking sheet.

Marissa put the carrots in the oven.  About 30 minutes later out came these.......

Roasted Carrots in Dish

Roasted Carrots!


Mom's Cooking Club Lesson:  The website Fruit & Veggies More Matters,  lists the nutrition benefits of carrots as:  "Fat free; saturated fat free; low sodium; cholesterol free; excellent source of vitamin A; good source of vitamin C; low calorie."  Well, that sounds good to me.  Add some carrots to your meals this week and give yourself a nutrition boost. 



bellini valli said...

You've found a way for your daughter to love carrots...another success in the kitchen.

Al said...

I love love love roasted carrots, they are so sweet and delicious. I can understand your daughter not liking raw carrots so it is good you have introduced her to this delicious way of eating them.

Jenny said...

Ah, roasted carrots are the best! Another great post!

Aggie said...

Let me just say, normally, carrots are not my favorite veggie...but I love how you cooked these WHOLE! they look delicious!! so rustic and pretty, just the way I like it! :)

Good Job again M&M!!! Love ya!

Megan said...

What a cute post - and although my kids love vegetables, carrots are the only thing they like RAW and not cooked. Although I love them roasted - and so does my husband -

Lisa said...

Nice easy side dish!

Anonymous said...

Usually healthy and delicious dont go together. But this seems to be an exception!

Patsyk said...

Great post on carrots! My husband has an aversion to cooked carrots for some strange reason, but I love the idea of roasting them! Yum!

Barbara Bakes said...

My kids usually don't like cooked carrots, but I bet they'd like these!

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