Parmesan Roasted Carrots

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These Parmesan Roasted Carrots will change the way you look at boring vegetable side dishes. This carrot recipe is the perfect way to get your kids to eat their vegetables. Peeled and then drizzled with butter and garlic. This is a side dish recipe the whole family will love. To start put some parchment paper on a baking sheet for easier clean up. Then roast the carrots in a preheated 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 15 minutes. This carrot recipe is so easy to make. Once the carrots are done, shake the baking pan to rotate the carrots and then sprinkle them with some grated Parmesan cheese and put them back into the oven for another 10 minutes or until they are tender, and the cheese has melted and golden browned. The cheese will be a perfect golden brown, that will give some crunch to the recipe. Garnish the carrots with some chopped fresh parsley for added color and they are ready to serve and enjoy.

There are different carrot varieties with the majority of carrots being orange in color, but also being available in purple, red, yellow and white. Carrots are full of healthy carrot nutrition as an excellent source of Vitamin A, with lesser amounts of dietary fiber, protein, Vitamin C, calcium, and iron. Some fun facts about the carrot include how the Ancient Greeks and Romans ate carrots but not the orange varieties we eat today. They ate the less cultivated wild varieties of carrots that were grown in a variety of other colors. In the 17th century western carrots first appeared in the Netherlands. Dutch carrot growers invented the orange carrot in honor of the House of Orange, about the Dutch Royal Family. The orange color results come from the abundant carotenes in the vegetable, mainly the beta-carotene which is a strongly-colored red-orange pigment found in some plants and fruits. The human body turns beta-carotene into vitamin A, with carrots being one of the best sources for beta-carotene. Vitamin A is important for the health of our vision which also includes our night vision along with our bones, teeth, and skin.

Nutrition Facts for: Parmesan Roasted Carrots from Your Home Based Mom

Ingredients: Carrots, butter, garlic, Parmesan cheese, parsley.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 120, Calories from Fat 62, Total Fat 6.9g 11%, Saturated Fat 4.4g 22%, Cholesterol 19mg 6%, Sodium 175mg 7%, Potassium 399mg 11%, Carbohydrates 12.7g 4%, Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%, Sugars 6.0g, Protein 2.9g, Vitamin A 412%, Vitamin C 14%, Calcium 9%, Iron 2%

The urban legend that eating a lot of carrots helps people to see in the dark was started from stories that were started in World War II. The story was of British gunners who were shooting down the German planes at night and then covering up the fact that it was the effective use of radar technologies that was achieving this. The RAF circulated a story about the pilots high level of carrot consumption and thus the urban legend began. Have you ever heard that eating a lot of carrots is good for your vision?Thank you to Leigh Anne at "Your Home Based Mom" recipe site for sharing this carrot recipe for parmesan roasted carrots. Some of the recipes you will find on her site include main dish, dessert ideas, side dish, drink recipes, slow cooker recipe ideas, meat recipes and so much more. *

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