Orange Glazed Carrots


I've rarely met a kid (or an adult for that matter) that doesn’t like carrots. I couldn't resist buying these adorable miniature stumpy carrots I found at the farmers’ market. You can use any type of carrot you find for this recipe, but I just thought these were so funny looking and had to try them.
Carrots are packed with fiber and beta-carotene which the body converts into vitamin A, necessary for healthy skin and vision. When the carrots are sauted with the sweet orange juice in this recipe, they become coated with a delicious, sweet glaze and no sugar is needed. These
are perfect for a quick and easy holiday dish or any time of the year for that matter.


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Orange Glazed Carrots (Makes 6 Big Kid Servings)

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egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Lb Carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 Cup orange juice
  • 1/2 Tsp Orange Zest
  • 1 Inch Piece Ginger, grated
  • sea or kosher salt, to taste


1. Heat oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the carrots and cook for 3 minutes.
2. Add the orange juice, orange zest and ginger.
3. Bring mixture to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Cook until carrots are tender and orange juice mixture becomes a glaze.
5. Serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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    [...] under family, food   i was searching for easy healthy snacks for dmitri and i came across this recipe for glazed carrots and they are really amazing. i did not measure my ingredients and i added a bit of soy sauce [...]

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  • Ashley

    are these any good cold?

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  • Ruth

    Made these for the first time over the weekend - they were so easy and delicious. Thought there would be leftovers, but I was wrong! Definitely a new go-to carrot recipe.

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  • Brei

    My son loved these! Really the first time he truly liked carrots. Thanks

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  • Kara

    I've made these twice and they are super yummy! But, I'm obsessing about getting the crystal-ly looking orange glaze… because it seems like it would be even more delicious that way. (I'm a total novice at cooking and I'm sure I'm missing a step or doing something wrong. My carrots just seem to absorb the juice, but the glaze thing isn't happenin). Thank you so much for your help and for having this blog!!!!

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