Healthy sides in disguise

Orange-Maple Glazed Carrots

A friend of mine has kids that are not a fan of veggies.  He’s been trying to find ways to encourage them to eat more vegetables with limited success.  I’m willing to bet that this side will win them over.  Carrots are already a kid favorite.  With the addition of maple syrup and orange flavor, you can’t lose.  Give it a try.  I’m certain even the pickiest of eaters will be happy to have these on their plate.

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1 bunch Stemmed carrots

2 T Maple syrup

3 tsp. Extra virgin olive oil

1/4 tsp corse pink salt

1/8 tsp ground pepper

1 satsuma orange

How to

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Slice 2 circles from your orange and set them aside.  If you can’t find a satsuma orange, which I found at whole foods, you can certainly use a tangerine.

Peel your carrots, cut the tops off, and slice down the middle.  Place your carrots in a baking dish.  Pour the olive oil, maple syrup, citrus juice and zest, 2 slices of orange, salt and pepper over top of the carrots.  Make sure the carrots are all in a single layer.

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Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.  Turn the broiler on high and broil for about 2 minutes.  Stir them around a bit then broil for another 1-2 minutes.  Put your carrots on a serving dish and pour the extra liquid over top.

We ate the whole dish.  It was absolutely delicious.  I served them on the side of a steak and hasselback potatoes (recipe will be posted very soon).

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