It’s the final week of Eating a Rainbow of produce at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap. So far, we’ve explored gluten-free ways of eating Eggplant, Blueberries, Cabbage, and Pineapple. This week’s theme is Carrots.
Carrots for Health. Remember the episode of Gilligan’s Island (Pass the Vegetables Please) when Mary Ann got super-human eyesight from eating carrots grown from seeds that washed up on shore? OK, maybe I’m dating myself by remembering the fun, silly show. But it’s true that carrots are good for your eyesight. That’s due to the high amount of Vitamin A and beta carotene in carrots. Carrots also contain Vitamins K, C, B, and E as well as potassium, manganese, and folate. The anti-oxidants in carrots may also help support good cardiovascular health, and help fight cancer.
Eating Carrots. We mostly eat carrots raw at my house. It goes into the kids’ lunches almost every day, and is frequently added to our salads and slaws. We love the sweet crunch for snacks on road trips, too. There are few ways I like to eat them cooked: stir-fried, candied, and in soups and stews. And, did I mention in baked goods? yum!
Try some of these Gluten-Free Carrot Recipes:
- Asian Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Carrots and Almonds at Cookie and Kate
- Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots at Gluten Free in SLC
- Candy Carrot Coins at Gluten Free Easily
- Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting at Celiac Family
- Carrots with a Balsamic Glaze prepared in a Slow-Cooker at Celiac Family
- Citrus and Thyme Roasted Carrots at Delicious Obsessions
- Detox Salad at Oh She Glows!
- Maple Glazed Carrots with Sage at Pamela’s Products
- Orange Spiced Carrots at SCD Diet
- Rainbow Apple Salad at Celiac Family
- Roasted Carrots at Gluten Free Fix
- Roasted Cauliflower, Carrots, and Zucchini at Elana’s Pantry
- Spicy Paprika Roasted Carrots at Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free
- Sunshine Carrot Soup at Jesse Lane Wellness
Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and recipes with Carrots from our gluten-free blogging friends.
Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Tuesday – Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa
Wednesday – Stir-Fried Chicken with Cabbage, Carrots, Bean Sprouts, and Water Chestnuts
Thursday – Seven-Layer Salad with Bacon, Shredded Carrots, Spinach, etc. with Creamy Dill Dressing
Saturday – Leftover Buffet
Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup
Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Melissa is eating carrots this week in Old-Fashioned Vegetable Beef Soup and Cabbage Soup. Her family will also be eating Fish and Chips, Iranian Kebab, Cabbage and Beef Casserole, Pumpkin Chili, and Tuna Noodle Casserole.
Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Menu
Besides eating carrots raw, Angela also likes to eat them in Carrot Cake, Apple, Bok Choy and Carrot Slaw, Baked Root Vegetable Fries, and Carrot Cake Pancakes. She also has some Gluten & Dairy Free Hot Cross Buns on her Easter menu that looks very tempting. For dinner this week, she’s planning Sloppy Joes, Coconut Lime Chicken, Slow-Cooker Breakfast Casserole, Stroganoff Casserole, French Toast Casserole, and Green Chili Tacos.
Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for including Carrots in meals.
Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?
- For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
- Join us next week for sharing gluten-free menus and recipes with Arugula.
- The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme. We welcome suggested themes, too!
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