Tuscan-Style Roasted Carrots

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This lovely Tuscan-Style Roasted Carrots Recipe takes just five minutes to prep the carrots for cooking, in a recipe that makes for the best side dish to any meal. To prep the carrots, it's as simple as tossing them in some extra virgin olive oil, garlic cloves, salt, and pepper. Then the carrots are spread onto a baking sheet with some sliced lemon and roasted for about 45 minutes. When the roasted carrots come out of the oven, place the baking pan on top of the stove and pour some balsamic vinegar over the carrots and heat until the balsamic vinegar evaporates and starts to caramelize. These carrots are seriously addictive and a perfect example of Tuscan style cooking, using simple ingredients with great flavor. This carrot recipe idea calls for baby carrots, and if you don't have those use some sliced carrots. The addition of four to five whole peeled garlic cloves in the recipe adds a burst of garlic flavor. There is plenty of nutrition in carrots. Carrots nutrition includes plenty of Vitamin A, with lesser amounts of dietary fiber, protein, Vitamin C, calcium, and iron. You will also find the carrot a popular addition to casserole recipes, healthy casserole recipes, easy ground beef casserole recipes, pasta recipes, stew recipes and more.

Roasted garlic is a favorite addition to many Italian food recipes and other cuisines from around the world. Did you know that taking a few cloves of garlic raw is also a popular natural remedy? During cold and flu season, eating a spoonful of raw, chopped garlic cloves or eating a fresh garlic clove is a natural remedy many people use. Do you think this is something that you could do? Garlic is known to be a powerful antioxidant with antimicrobial, with antiviral and antibiotic properties. When used for colds and flu, garlic is said to be a decongestant and expectorant. In garlic, you will find vitamin C, enzymes, and minerals such as sulfur and selenium. Crushing fresh garlic by either chopping it or mincing it or by simply chewing on a clove with your teeth causes a chemical reaction that releases allicin.

Nutrition Facts for: Tuscan-Style Roasted Carrots from A Family Feast

Ingredients: Carrots, garlic cloves, kosher salt, pepper, olive oil, lemons, balsamic vinegar.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 97, Calories from Fat 4, Total Fat 0.4g 1%, Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 179mg 7%, Potassium 607mg 17%, Carbohydrates 22.7g 8%, Dietary Fiber 7.5g 30%, Sugars 11.6g, Protein 2.0g, Vitamin A 626%, Vitamin C 35%, Calcium 9%, Iron 13%

Allicin that is found in garlic is a powerful natural antibacterial that is only present shortly after garlic is crushed and only before it is heated. So eating fresh garlic in this raw state is said to help with getting rid of the symptoms of associated with the onset of a cold or flu. Some people will even recommend eating a clove or two of garlic every 3 to 4 hours until the bug is entirely knocked out. Just make sure to use some mouthwash before you go out.Thank you to Martha at "A Family Feast" for sharing this carrot recipe for Tuscan style roasted carrots. This is just one the carrot recipes you will find on the site. Other recipes ideas you will find include appetizer, beverage, bread, breakfast, desserts, entrees, salad recipes, the best healthy salads and so much more. *

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