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Thursday 24 September 2015

Red Roasted Carrots

Now these are simply delicious. Although carrots do have more carbs. than vegetables like aubergine, courgettes, broccoli ... so if you are diabetic and may have a concern with blood sugar numbers, then test is best i.e. do use your meter. Read more about carrots and their nutrients here. 

Red Roasted Carrots
Combine a couple pinches (or a half teaspoon each) of cinnamon, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder and sea salt. Mix spices well in a bowl (or bag!) with 5 or 6 diagonally (oval) cut carrots plus 1TBS olive oil and 1tsp sesame oil.
Roast at 400 for 20 minutes on a cookie sheet until the edges are crispy brown. Enjoy warm!

Original recipe idea from Erin

Somehow the colour is just right for Autumn

All the best Jan


Jo said...

Yum Yum, they look lovely. I think recipes like these really come into their own in autumn and winter.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the roasted carrots do look delicious. I love carrots but my hubby the one with diabetes is not a lover of any veggie. :(

I will try this recipe and hopefully he will eat some, thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Jo ... yes, these do look so tasty (which they are) and great for the Autumn / Winter months.

Enjoy your Thursday.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Eileen, and many thanks for your comment.
We do eat quite a variety of vegetables, which occasionally does include a small helping / portion of carrots. But as Eddie is a Type 2 diabetic we tend to eat more of the lower carb / non starchy variety, which do not raise his blood sugar readings as high as say a potato does.
Vegetables such as these listed below appear on our menu plans:
brussels sprouts
... and more, this is not all!

Have a Happy Thursday

All the best Jan

Benita said...

I do not like carrots at all, but this recipe may have me rethinking that dislike for this vegetable! Looks so delicious!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, these red roasted carrots look scrumptious, Jan. My son just bought some carrots at the store this week, and I'll see what I can do with them. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Autumn days.


Lowcarb team member said...

Benita ... a warm welcome to the low carb diabetic blog. Many thanks for your comments.
Do hope you may give these carrots a try, the mix of spices do make them taste fantastic.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Sheri - thanks for your comment.
I must have known your son had bought some carrots LOL!
This is a very tasty idea, the mix of spices work very well ... so hope you may give the recipe idea a try.


All the best Jan

chris c said...

Can't speak for anyone else but I find the larger carrots more BG-friendly than the small enticingly sweet ones. I made the girls in the greengrocers ROTFL when I asked for some Linford Christies

Lowcarb team member said...

Chris ... what can I say LOL!
I'm not sure whether the larger carrots or the smaller ones would raise blood sugars more. If you are a diabetic it is always best to check your blood sugar meter readings!

There is more information on carrots, and there are quite a few different varieties and colours, here

Many thanks for your comments,

All the best Jan

DeniseinVA said...

Yum, this looks so good. We had carrots for dinner tonight and I wish I had looked at this first but next time :)

Martha said...

Delicious! I love all the ingredients in this recipe. I will definitely be making this. Thanks for sharing!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Denise, thanks for your comment.
It's amazing just adding a mix of spices and the humble carrot is transformed !

With the weekend getting near - I wish you a good one.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Martha ... many thanks for your comment.
Do give this recipe idea a try, I'm sure you will like it.

Hope you have a great Friday evening, and a Happy Weekend.

All the best Jan

Lisa said...

I'm always on the lookout for different ways to serve veg and carrots are something they all like. Thanks for sharing I am definitely going to give these a go. I think I've got everything here already which is a bonus.
Lisa x

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Lisa, thanks for your comment.
The carrots mixed with these spices are a winner - I hope all the family enjoy them.

All the best Jan

eileeninmd said...


These carrots look delicious, I will give this recipe a try.
Thanks for sharing. Have a happy day!

Chatty Crone said...

I am starting a recipe collection here. Looks delish?

baili said...

so compelling lol