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Honey Orange Roasted Carrots

This recipe for Honey Orange Roasted Carrots makes for a great side dish that kids will love.  Plus the citrus and honey helps bring out the natural sweetness in the carrots.

Honey Orange Roasted Carrots. This amazing veggie side dish has natural sweetness with a citrus tang! The perfect fresh veggie to go with a meal. www.superhealthykids.com

Hi There! It’s Toria from The Step Stool Chef.  My 7-year-old son and I are always looking for fun, easy to follow ideas that empower kids to be more independent in the kitchen.  We love to find easy to follow recipes kids can try at home but every now and then I like to find easy recipes that parents can try at home they their kids will love.

I think I must be on an “orange” kick lately.  Maybe as a native of Florida, it’s my way of connecting to my love natural of citrus.  On my last post, I shared a recipe for Orange Apple Cider and now this recipe for Honey Orange Roasted Carrots.

Honey Orange Roasted Carrots. This amazing veggie side dish has natural sweetness with a citrus tang! The perfect fresh veggie to go with a meal. www.superhealthykids.com

First, scrub peel & slice the carrots.  I like slicing carrots into sticks because my kids think that it is fun to eat them like fries.  Lay the sliced on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer.

Honey Orange Roasted Carrots. This amazing veggie side dish has natural sweetness with a citrus tang! The perfect fresh veggie to go with a meal. www.superhealthykids.com Then take an orange and make orange zest from the peel using a zester. I was able to get 1 teaspoon of orange zest from one medium orange.  You can then juice the orange which gets about 1/3 cup of fresh orange juice. I like to use a good quality juicer for this one.

Honey Orange Roasted Carrots. This amazing veggie side dish has natural sweetness with a citrus tang! The perfect fresh veggie to go with a meal. www.superhealthykids.com

Add the orange zest and olive oil to the carrots.  Then mix the honey and orange juice and pour in the pan.  I also added orange slices from a second orange to the pan.  Honey Orange Roasted Carrots. This amazing veggie side dish has natural sweetness with a citrus tang! The perfect fresh veggie to go with a meal. www.superhealthykids.com

Finally, add thyme along with salt & pepper then place in a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until tender.  Although I decided to make this dish for my family, this recipe was so easy that next time I will let my little chef give it a try.   Kids are more likely to eat the foods they make and cooking with your kids makes for great bonding moments.

Toria and her 7-year-old son have an amazing Online Cooking School For Kids, The Step Stool Chef Academy , an innovative way to provide cooking classes for kids by encouraging kids and parents work together in the comfort of their own home at their own pace.  For a 20% discount, use the coupon code: “Partner”.

Honey Orange Roasted Carrots. This amazing veggie side dish has natural sweetness with a citrus tang! The perfect fresh veggie to go with a meal.

Honey Orange Roasted Carrots

Ingredients
  • 1 pound – carrot
  • 2 tablespoon – olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon – orange zest
  • 1/3 cup – orange juice
  • 1 medium – orange
  • 2 tablespoon – honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon – thyme, dried
  • 1/8 teaspoon – salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon – black pepper, ground
Directions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375° F.
  2. Peel and slice carrots.  Grate orange peel.  Preserve slices.
  3. On a large rimmed baking sheet, arrange carrots & sliced oranges in single layer.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, orange peel, thyme and salt & pepper. Mix honey and orange juice then pour over carrots & oranges. Cover with foil and roast for 30 - 35 minutes. You can choose to remove the foil after 15 minutes to allow more browning.

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4 Comments

Donna

Where can I find nutritional info for your wonderful recipes? I am counting calories.

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Cynthia A Winkelman

Of course you meant to say ‘use organic produce’ otherwise you’re suggesting I feed my family orange pesticide zest in the recipe, along with other pesticide laced ingredients. You’re publishing supposedly healthy recipes when in fact unless you use organics, there is nothing healthy about it. Wake up!! We are poisoning our kids and ourselves!!

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Natalie Monson

Our message is to promote eating more fruits and vegetables whether it is organic or conventional. It is our opinion that consuming more fruits and vegetables has a greater impact on health that just being concerned with organics.

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patty schatz

how important would you say the actual orange is? I don’t have one on hand so i can’t get do the zest or the slices from the ingredients list. I do have the juice though, and everything else… Thanks!

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