Day 141: Golden Carrots

Five minutes flat. Ingredients easily kept on hand. Kid friendly.

Can't beat that combination!

While tonight there was no forgoing the convenience of pre-grated carrots, to my taste they were too thick, closer to a julienne cut, and dry. Another time, I'd pull out the food processor for grating whole carrots, especially because I suspect fresh-cut surfaces would also better absorb the fruit juices.

Veggies for Kids
KID #1, an 8-year old finicky eater: "Good. I like the oranges best. The cinnamon tastes really good."

KID #2, a five and 9/10 year old adventurous eater: "Hey! This is crunchy! What's the green stuff?"

GOLDEN CARROTS
Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Time to table: 5 minutes
Serves 4


10 ounces grated carrots (from a supermarket bag)
15 ounces mandarin orange sections, drained
2 tablespoons choppped cilantro
1/2 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons honey
Sprinkle of cinnamon (my addition)

NUTRITION ESTIMATE
Per Serving: 74 Cal (3% from Fat, 7% from Protein, 90% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 0 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 18 g Carb; 3 g Fiber; 34 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 53 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol, Weight Watchers 1 point


CREDIT WHERE CREDIT'S DUE
The Finnish Cookbook by Beatrice Ojakangas

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