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10 Sweet and Savory Carrot Recipes You Need to Try

What happens when you try to “sneak” veggies into your meals?

Sure, they become more nutritious, but they also become blander. And downgrading the enjoyment you get from your diet in the name of “clean eating” isn’t exactly a win.

It doesn’t have to be like that, though.

If you know what you’re doing, you can add vegetables to your meal plans and actually make everything taste better.

And carrots are perfect for just this.

Thanks to their unique flavor, natural sweetness, and chewy, starchy texture, they can upgrade all kinds of meals ranging from soup to pie and bacon.

The trick is preparing them correctly and choosing the right ingredients to pair them with, which is why you need to try these recipes.

Enjoy!

Carrot Cake Protein Muffins

Serves 8

Carbs might make you avoid muffins for breakfast and snacks. But what if your breakfast pastry had almost as much protein as carbs – and tasted like dessert?

These muffins may seem like carrot cake, but they’re gluten-free with a mix of coconut flour and vanilla whey protein powder. And they have just over 100 calories per serving.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

117

Calories

10 g

Protein

11 g

Carbs

4 g

Fat

Ingredients

1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. coconut flour

2 scoops WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp. salt

1 Tbsp. coconut oil (or butter), melted

2 egg whites, room temp.

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup

1/2 tsp. vanilla crème stevia

1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cashew milk

1 cup freshly grated carrots, peeled first

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Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie Bowl

Serves 2

Rather than just drink carrot juice, you can get the same flavor with more nutrition when you process those carrots in the blender. And with a smoothie bowl, you can add your favorite dessert mix-ins on top because you won’t be sipping them through a straw.

For this carrot cake smoothie, boosted with whey protein powder, you can add shredded coconut, raisins, and pineapple chunks. To enjoy this whole recipe as a single serving, you may want to use just one date, plus stevia to taste.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

307

Calories

18 g

Protein

44 g

Carbs

8 g

Fat

Ingredients

Smoothie:

1/4 cup diced carrot

1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks

1/2 cup frozen peaches

1 Tbsp. hemp seeds

1 scoop WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

2 pitted dates

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp. ground ginger

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Toppings:

1 Tbsp. shredded unsweetened coconut

1/2 Tbsp. hemp seeds

1/2 Tbsp. raisins

1 Tbsp. shredded carrot

Few chunks of pineapple

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Roasted Carrot, Feta & Toasted Walnut Salad

Serves 4

Carrot salad can sound plain, but this one will seem exciting no matter what you dress it with. That’s because the carrots are spiralized along with zucchini for a base of vegetable noodles.

And If you don’t have a spiralizer to make the noodles, you can also use a julienne peeler, or try out some precision knife skills to julienne them the old-school way.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

161

Calories

4 g

Protein

13 g

Carbs

11 g

Fat

Ingredients

6 large carrots, spiralized

1 zucchini, spiralized

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

2 Tbsp. feta cheese, crumbled

10 walnuts

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Bacon-Wrapped Maple-Glazed Carrots

Serves 8

Trying to increase your protein? Add bacon to your vegetable side dish, and you’ll get more protein plus one of your favorite flavors. This carrot recipe is impressive, but it’s also as simple as it gets.

You just need whole carrots, strips of bacon, maple syrup, and a hot grill. They’re good enough to eat three or four as a whole meal – like reflected in these servings – but also impressive for a side dish at a backyard cookout buffet.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

577

Calories

34 g

Protein

30 g

Carbs

36 g

Fat

Ingredients

3 lbs. whole carrots

1 1/2 lbs. bacon

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

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Creamy Carrot Kheer

Serves 4

Carrots don’t only show up in cake. They’re also used as a main ingredient in some South Asian desserts. Halwa is a slow-cooked carrot dessert, which is stirred on the stove until all of the liquid is absorbed.

For a creamy dessert, try this carrot kheer recipe. While kheer is often made as a rice pudding, here the base is grated carrots. Both styles of dessert have similar ingredients and can be served chilled or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

347

Calories

10 g

Protein

43 g

Carbs

16 g

Fat

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups grated carrots (about 3–4)

1 liter whole milk

1/4 cup low-fat cream (or sweetened condensed milk)

1/2 cup sugar (or to taste)

2 tsp. ghee

10 almonds

8 cashews

Pinch of saffron

1/4 tsp. ground cardamom

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Pineapple-Glazed Carrots

Serves 6

Sometimes coating fresh carrots in honey or maple syrup isn’t enough to ensure they’re a great side dish.

These Crock Pot glazed carrots solve the problem of crunchy, undercooked carrots, so you can set it and forget it. And you can use this slow cooker recipe for either baby carrots or the full-sized veggie.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

160

Calories

1 g

Protein

39 g

Carbs

0 g

Fat

Ingredients

2 lbs. carrots, peeled and sliced

2 cups pineapple tidbits with juice, unsweetened

1/2 cup brown sugar

3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

3/4 tsp. salt

2 Tbsp. cornstarch

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Turmeric Carrot Apple Soup

Serves 4

Carrots go well with so many spices, including ginger and turmeric, which makes a great base for a sweet and savory soup.

This recipe uses coconut yogurt for a vegan carrot recipe, but you can also use dairy if it fits into your meal plan. Either way, you can prepare this quick vegetable soup in about a half hour.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

234

Calories

4 g

Protein

39 g

Carbs

9 g

Fat

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 large onion, diced

1 large apple, preferably tart, peeled and finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 1/2 lbs. carrots, chopped into 1/2” pieces

4 cups low-sodium vegetable stock

1 bundle thyme, tied with string

1/2 cup unsweetened cultured coconut yogurt

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

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Carrot Pie with Walnut-Oat Crust

Serves 10

A cross between carrot cake and sweet potato pie, this is one dessert you won’t want to miss. The filling contains carrots and eggs, and the crust isn’t your typical pastry.

Instead it’s made with mostly walnuts and a little oat flour. And both crust and filling are sweetened with a touch of pure maple syrup.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

340

Calories

9 g

Protein

32 g

Carbs

21 g

Fat

Ingredients

Crust:

2 cups walnuts

1 cup gluten-free oat flour

Pinch of salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda

3 Tbsp. coconut oil, solid

2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup

Filling:

2 cups peeled and diced carrots

3/4 cup coconut sugar, packed

1 Tbsp. tapioca starch

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

Pinch of cloves

2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup

3 large eggs

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

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Carrot Cake Quinoa

Serves 1

Craving cake, but trying to avoid dessert? You’ll want to make this sweet quinoa salad, which can be served hot or cold. And this simple recipe doesn’t require much to put together.

Start with quinoa and carrots, of course, and mix in coconut milk and vanilla for flavor. Pumpkin puree adds even more natural sweetness, along with chopped dates. Then finish with your favorite cake spices: ginger and cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

456

Calories

14 g

Protein

74 g

Carbs

13 g

Fat

Ingredients

1/2 cup cooked quinoa

1/4 cup shredded carrots

1/4 cup pumpkin puree

2 Tbsp. canned coconut milk

1 Tbsp. chopped dates (or raisins)

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground ginger

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Carrot Soufflé

Serves 8

For a carrot side dish similar to baked mashed potatoes, try this soufflé. And don’t worry – it’s not the delicate kind that might fall before you get it to the table.

This easy baked side dish has whipped carrots, eggs, and sour cream for a light, silky texture. And it’ll make a large portion, perfect for a family dinner or holiday gathering.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

187

Calories

4 g

Protein

32 g

Carbs

5 g

Fat

Ingredients

7 cups chopped carrots (about 2 lbs.)

2/3 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup fat-free sour cream

3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp. butter, melted

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)

1/4 tsp. salt

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

Cooking spray

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