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Spiced Cool Carrot Salad

by ADMIN on APRIL 9, 2012


Carrots get a bad rap.


These slender orange-hued veggies are avoided because they are ‘too high in sugar’.


*Pfft*


The fact is, you’d have to eat around 3 cups of these antioxidant power houses to make your blood sugar rise significantly. I don’t know about you, but I’m not in the habit of eating that many carrots at one time.


One serving of carrots (about half a cup) has: 30 calories, 2 grams fiber, 7 grams carbohydrates (4 grams sugar), 234% of your recommended Daily Value of vitamin A, and a load of antioxidants (carotinoids, hydroxycinnamic acids, anthocyanindins).


Studies show that orange/yellow vegetables are strongly linked to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. And other components in carrots have been linked with the reduction of colon cancer risk .


So go ahead – eat your carrots!


And here’s a new way to enjoy them… Spiced Cool Carrot Salad Author: Adapted from MarthaStewart Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Serves: 4 Cool, easy shredded carrot salad.

Ingredients

  • 5-6 large carrots, peeled and shredded

  • 2 Tbsp lime juice

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • ¼ tsp cumin

  • ¼ tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Shred carrots in a food processor with the shredding/grating attachment.

  2. In a large bowl, combine carrots, lime, oil and spices.

  3. Mix well - serve!



Enjoy!

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