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Gingered Carrots

Per Serving

Gingered Carrots

Makes: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories 55
Fat 1.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 11 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugars 5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 215 mg
Potassium 335 mg
Protein 1 g
Phosphorus 40 mg
Choices: Nonstarchy Vegetable 2
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 5 minutes


1 lb. carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds
1 tsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. minced ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. chopped parsley (optional)


  1. Steam the carrots in a microwave oven or on the stovetop, using a steamer insert over 1 to 2 inches of water in a pan over high heat, until tender yet still crisp.
  2. Place the oil, garlic, and ginger in a large nonstick sauté pan over medium heat and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the carrots, nutmeg, lemon juice, salt, and parsley, if desired. Transfer to a bowl or platter, and serve.

Recipe adapted from The Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook by Charles Mattocks (American Diabetes Association, 2014). Order online at shopdiabetes.org or by calling 800-232-6733.


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