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Veggies for Kids: Carrot Recipes and Tips

While vegetables are notoriously difficult to work into young children’s diets, carrots are often an exception. Crunchy and naturally sweet, carrots are an easy and nutritious go-to veggie for kids!

Carrots are often known for their contribution to eye health due to their beta-carotene (vitamin A) content, but they’re also a great source of fiber, potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin K1. They’re also one of the most versatile vegetables around. For older children, raw carrots make for a convenient and yummy snack, especially dipped in ranch dressing or hummus (but they are a choking hazard for children under the age of 3). For little ones – and those who don’t like raw carrots – steam, roasted or even mashed carrots can be just as delicious.

Here are some of the ways I like to prepare carrots for my family.

Steamed

Steamed Carrots

Honey Glazed Carrots

Roasted

Roasted Carrots

Roasted Dill Carrots

Roasted Carrot Souffle

Salads

Carrot Salad with Mint, Honey and Lime

Carrot and Jicama Slaw

Soups

Chicken Soup with Carrots, Beans and Chard

Lentil Vegetable Soup

Baked Goods

Carrot Oat Bars

Morning Glory Muffins

Looking to add more veggies to your child’s diet? Try these tips and recipes for cauliflower, spinach and broccoli!

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