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C is for Carrots

C is for Carrots … or a really Cute puppy who loves them!  Yes, this is Brittney and carrots are her favorite food.  So much so that my daughter had to make her a stuffed one that she carries everywhere with her!

C is for Carrots

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Carrots have to be one of natures perfect foods.  They are so easy to grow and are so versatile in their use.  They are perfect plucked right from the ground or roasted, used in soups and stews, juiced, mashed, and however else you can think to use them!

They will give you a nice punch of fiber and are high in thiamine, Niacin, Vitamin B6 and Folate.

Carrots do have a fair amount of natural sugars which is part of which makes them so useful and delicious.  Use juiced carrots in smoothies or baking to sweeten naturally or even try mashed cooked carrots (or carrot baby food) in place of oil in baking.

Recipes:

Smoothies a Go-Go

Not Chicken Noodle Soup

Carrot Orange Juice

 

 

Just a fun little fact for you…. for dogs… Carrots are useful again in baking.  In fact, they need to be cooked in order for dogs to benefit from the nutrition.  If you feed carrots to them raw, they don’t get the nutrients, but they do make great treats to aid in plaque removal!

 

Source: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2383/2

 

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Busy Vegetarian Mom (403 Posts)

Just one Busy Vegetarian Mom working on transitioning to a Vegetarian lifestyle for myself and my family. I am recording what I learn here along the way. You can also find me writing at Daily Dish Magazine and Inner Child Food.


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