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.