The Carrot Option


It may not be your go to food, but if you’re on a meal plan or always looking for recipes to point you to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, carrots are an option. Carrots are underrated, but maybe we’ve all had the canned version, which is soft and pale.

A real carrot has a number of nutritional benefits. They are a colorful, tasty side dish, a healthy option at your Thanksgiving celebration, or your daily meal plan.

Crockpot Carrots

Step 1 – Purchase a 5 pound bag of carrots. Pass on the baby carrots and get the long carrots.

Step 2 – Place the carrots in a large bowl of water. Drain in a few minutes and rinse.

Step 3 – Cut down the carrot’s length and chop the long carrots in whatever size you like.

Step 4 – Turn crockpot on High. Add 5-6 Tablespoons of water. Add carrots. The carrots will fill the pot.

Step 5 – Drizzle olive oil, sprinkle salt and pepper. Stir. This step could be done in a large bowl and then transferred over to the crockpot.

Step 6 – Put lid on and cook 4 hours.

The carrots are still firm, still bright orange, and nutritious. You could cook a bit longer if you want them tender all the way through. Cooked according to instruction ensures firmness, which causes you to chew slower, and this is excellent for digestion and enjoyment of your food.

One other tip: This recipe is easy because I don’t peel the carrots. Keep your nutrients.


Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. Genesis 9:3

©Valerie Rumfelt

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2 thoughts on “The Carrot Option”

  1. Sounds delicious and easy! My kind of cooking 😁. Thanks for providing a nutritious option for my Thanksgiving meal and beyond!


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