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Maple Glazed Carrots

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Carrot crazed human. This is me. It’s one of the best vegetables in the world. I heart them juiced. Love them in stir-fry. They’re amazing dunked in dip. Boiled. Steamed. Pureed like baby food. In soups. Pulled out from the garden after being sprayed with the garden hose. Divine.

I’m trying to make it more a focus to eat veggies and fruit for snacks, rather than going to carbs like crackers or toast. This is one of my snacking ventures, but it’s a perfect side dish for dinner of lunch.

Maple Glazed Carrots

  1. 30-40 organic baby carrots
  2. ¼ cup maple syrup
  3. Sprinkling of salt
  4. A couple pinches of cinnamon
  5. 1 teaspoon of parsley

Place the baby carrots on a parchment sheet lined tray. Evenly pour the syrup over the carrots. Add salt, cinnamon, and parsley. Bake for 30-45 minutes. I used our toaster oven to make these, so I’m not sure what the time difference would be if you used the oven. For a side dish, this would serve 3.

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Nutritional Info (per serving): Cals: 109, Sodium 191mg, Carbs: 27g, Fibre: 3.5g, Sugars: 21g, Protein: 1g

Today: I’m missing running and exercise so much. But my upper body injury is not letting me work out at all!  Any physical exertion that is more than walking around gives me great discomfort. It’s amazing how I took a simple 3 mile run for granted…but I’m about to go stir crazy from not being physically active. Maybe later on I’ll take a walk outside for some fresh air. Maybe that will help. I can’t wait till this heals!

What you do when your injuries stop you from working out?

Category: Gluten Free, Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegan | Tags: , , , , , , , 9 comments »

9 Responses to “Maple Glazed Carrots”

  1. Hannah (mindrunningwild)

    wow. those look delish!!
    I’m not injured but I’ve been sick all week so exercise has been intended but minimal. I miss it too.

  2. nevernotdreaming

    I cannot exercise at all actually (and my case is long-term due to physical issues). Value a simple walk. Its the only thing some of us have :(
    (and I used to be a former runner…so this has been a big mental struggle for me).

  3. Charissa

    Hannah~ Thanks! Awww, get better soon, okay?

    Nevernotdreaming~ Wow, that’s tough. You have a good attitude though…that’d be really hard for me if this was longterm.

  4. Clarkie @ Beloved Green

    I just started running again, and this is the kind of thing I love after a long run.

  5. Nadia

    I love carrots too :)))) Never tried them with maple syrup though, great idea :)

  6. emma

    This blog is BEAUTIFUL! I’m so glad I found it! I really hope you heal soon…there’s nothing worse than not being able to stay active. I can’t wait to get a house with a garden so I can have my own lil veggie patch :-)

  7. food-4tots

    A simple yet healthy snack!! Hope you will have a speedy recovery!

  8. Charissa

    Clarkie & Nadia~ Thanks guys…enjoy!

    Emma~ Why thank you! Glad you like it…I hope I heal quickly too! I find it so frustrating, but yet; I have so much to be thankful for! (*wishing you a little garden patch :)

    Food4tots~ Me too! Thank you!

  9. Shut Up and Cook | The Attainable Gourmet

    I wish that I loved vegetables this much! Alas, my cravings tend to lean towards the wine and cheese department..oh my! These do look delicious though and like a perfect start to the new year. YUM!

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