This recipe for honey spiced glazed baby carrots is a wonderful way to accentuate the sweet flavors of tender baby carrots from the garden. The honey pairs perfectly with cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg with a citrus twist for balance.
Glazed carrots are not difficult to make and are a great way to get fussy eaters to eat their vegetables.
Serve with your favorite main dish. Any leftover glaze can be drizzled over the top.
Continue reading for money saving tips and gluten and dairy free options. There is also a PDF version of this recipe at the end of the post which can be printed or saved to your device to save on paper.
*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
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Honey Spiced Glazed Baby Carrots Q & A
Yes, simply increase the cooking time by 5 minutes or slice the carrots lengthwise to reduce their size.
Yes, replace the honey with the same amount of brown sugar.
The honey can be halved which will reduce the sweetness.
Gluten and Dairy Free Options
This recipe is gluten free. To make it dairy free; replace the butter with a dairy free margarine or shortening.
Carrots are grown all year round which makes them one of the cheapest vegetables to buy at any time of the year. Baby carrots are more expensive however you can slice regular carrots lengthwise for this recipe.
Save more money by growing carrots in your garden. They do need well cultivated soils but carrots will grow successfully in raised garden beds. This is a great option if you have poor soils. See this guide to Growing Carrots for more information.
Honey is expensive however by buying honey in bulk packs and at farmers markets you can save a considerable amount of money. Place in reusable honey pots for ease of use.
It will never go off but honey can crystalize over time. Gently heat the honey over low heat while stirring until the crystals dissolve then it is ready to use.
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Fresh lemon juice always tastes better than bottled however lemons are expensive to buy. Consider growing a dwarf lemon tree in a pot. They are perfect for small yards and are easier to care for than a traditional tree. See this guide to Growing Lemon Trees in Pots for more information.
This guide to Creating Budget Friendly Meals covers everything from planning to making the most of in season vegetables and meat to using raw ingredients to create healthy and nutritious meals which cost less to make. A little forethought can save you a great deal of money over the course of the year.
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