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.
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Recipe by several sources from cookbooks & internet
10 - 12 carrots
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
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.......
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.