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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"Carrot hastily cooked may still have soil uncleaned off the vegetable."
-Chinese Proverb

The refrigerator light goes on...

Carrots and mint are made for each other and this is a quick and easy recipe that goes great with almost any cuisine. Fresh mint works well also and you would want to use about a half teaspoon or so.

Mint

There are dozens of varieties of mint but the two you are most likely to find in the market are spearmint and peppermint. As the name implies the peppermint is spicier with a more pungent flavor. Its leaves are brighter green with a purple tinge to the spines and stems.

Because spearmint doesn't contain menthol it is the milder of the two. It has larger grayish-green leaves.


 

Minted Carrots - Low Sodium Version



Servings = 2 | Serving size =about 1 cup carrots

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe makes good leftovers. Serve leftovers chilled or reheat very gently.

1 quart water
16 ounces carrots (peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch rounds)
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp unsalted butter
1/8 tsp dried mint
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Place the water in a large stock pot over high heat. When the water is at a shiver (almost boiling) add the carrots.

Cook them for about 5 - 7 minutes, then remove them from the pan to a strainer or a paper towel.

Heat the olive oil and butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the carrots, salt, mint and pepper. Cook, tossing frequently, for about another 2 - 3 minutes and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1 cup carrots

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 128 Calories from Fat 41
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 7%
    Saturated Fat 2g 8%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 155mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 25%
    Sugars 11g  
Protein 2g  
Vitamin A 750% Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 8% Iron 4%
Vitamin K 31 mcg Potassium 719 mg
Magnesium 27 mg