Glazed Mini Carrots
Take advantage of convenient mini ("baby") carrots to make this simple but sophisticated classic French side dish.
Prep time: 5 minutes | Total time: 10 minutes
3 cups mini carrots, (1 pound)
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Combine carrots, water, honey, butter and salt in a large skillet. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cover and cook until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Uncover and cook, stirring often, until the liquid is a syrupy glaze, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
Recipe makes 4 servings, 1/2 cup each
Per serving: 74 calories; 2g fat (1g sat, 1g mono); 5mg cholesterol; 14g carbohydrates; 1g protein; 3g fiber; 236mg sodium; 287mg potassium;
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (320% daily value), Vitamin C (23% dv).
Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat