Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Roasted Carrots a Variety of Ways
One of the keys to success with the new Weight Watchers SmartPoints plan is to bump up your intake of 0 Points Vegetables. One of the tastiest ways to accomplish this is with roasted vegetables.
Something magical happens when the high heat of the oven hits the natural sugars in the vegetables. They become much sweeter and more flavorful.
I think it’s officially called caramelization. I just call it candy-like.
If you haven’t tried roasting your veggies, roasted carrots are a great place to begin. Even kids and folks who claim not to like vegetables are usually okay with carrots.
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I searched the web for what I thought were the best Roasted Carrot Recipes for Weight Watchers.
Recipes that were simple, but varied and with just a few common ingredients.
Carrots a versatile, delicious, and healthy side for just 1 SmartPoint.
Favorite Roasted Carrot Recipes with 1 Weight Watchers SmartPoint from My Favorite Food Bloggers:
Ranch Roasted Carrots – baby carrots, olive oil and dry ranch dressing mix. Cut back to just 1 tablespoon of oil to turn this into an easy, healthy delicious family friend side with just 1 SmartPoint.
Balsamic Roasted Carrots (Skinny Kitchen) – baby carrots roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper and drizzled with balsamic vinegar for just 1 SmartPoint.
Garlic Thyme Roasted Carrots (Emily Bites) – Carrot chunks, olive oil, and dried thyme for just 1 SmartPoint. Substitute baby carrots if you’re not in the mood to get out your knife and cutting board .
Curry Roasted Carrots (Budget Bytes) – Carrots, olive oil, hot curry powder and cilantro. Most vegetables are good when roasted with curry powder, but I like how the carrots’ natural sweetness balances with the earthy curry powder. It’s a match made in heaven. 1 SmartPoint per serving.
More Ideas for Roasted Carrots
Sweet/Spicy/Savory – herbs and spices that work well with roasted carrots include cinnamon, ginger, cumin, cardamom, chili powder, coriander, garlic powder, paprika, nutmeg, smoked paprika, parsley, dill, thyme, cilantro. Try one or a combination.
Juicy– add a generous squeeze of fresh lemon, orange or lime juice
Saucy – drizzle with your favorite low fat vinaigrette
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
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