AIP Honey Mint Roasted Carrots Recipe
Carrots are a great snack anytime, but you really get the “wow factor” from this recipe. The bit of honey and herbs pack a powerful, but pleasant, punch of flavor.
Mint is a strong herb you can grow yourself. It’s a great one to grab if you’re looking for something sweet, although obviously it doesn’t pair well with everything.
In addition to these AIP honey mint roasted carrots, mint works well with lamb, beef and cold salads.
I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that carrots are good for you. But did you know that mint has some bragging rights of its own in the health department?
Health Benefits of Mint
While most people add only a delicate amount of mint to recipes due to its strong flavor, you’ll still see some benefits from incorporating it into your diet.
Mint is an exceptional source of antioxidants, which are used by the body to protect against free radicals. Pesky free radicals damage cells and lead to disease.
The herb also boasts healthy quantities of vitamin A, iron, manganese and folate.
Sufferers of irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion have found relief from peppermint oil capsules.
And if you’ve got a cold, some aromatic mint may help you loosen phlegm and mucus.
- 1 lb of carrots, chopped into sticks
- 4 Tablespoons of honey (60 ml)
- 4 Tablespoons of olive oil (60 ml)
- 1/4 cup (4 g) mint, finely chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
- Toss the honey, olive oil, and carrots together.
- Roast for 30 minutes.
- Sprinkle mint on top.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 202
- Sugar: 15 g
- Fat: 14 g
- Carbohydrates: 22 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 0 g