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Carrots are often thought of as “bunny food”, and that’s true, but they are so delicious as a snack on the go.  I always have carrots ready to go...
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Carrots are often thought of as “bunny food”, and that’s true, but they are so delicious as a snack on the go.  I always have carrots ready to go for my family when we go out for the day or stay in for a movie.  Carrots have amazing health benefits.  Organic Facts pointed out, “The health benefits of carrots include reduced cholesterol, prevention from heart attacks, warding off of certain cancers, improving vision, and reducing the signs of premature aging. Furthermore, carrots have the ability to increase the health of your skin, boost the immune system, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular health, detoxify the body, and boost oral health in a variety of ways.  They also provide a well-rounded influx of vitamins and minerals.”

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/carrots.html

I always enjoy my carrots either plain or with a dip.  Ranch is my kids go to, but yogurt with a little salt and pepper is awesome.  Here is another idea to get your carrot on during the busy day.

CRISPY BAKED CARROT CHIPS: 2 WAYS

Gina Matsoukas

YIELDS 2

These crispy baked carrot chips are done two ways. One version is spicy, one is sweet. Both are delicious.

Ingredients

Sweet carrot chips

1 carrot, sliced very thinly into rounds

1/2 tablespoon melted coconut oil

pinch of kosher salt

cinnamon (I used about 1/2 teaspoon for a cinnamon taste)

Spicy carrot chips

2 carrots, shaved into peels using a vegetable peeler

1/2 tablespoon melted coconut oil

pinch of kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (depending on heat preference)

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine carrots (either rounds or peels depending on which version you are making) in a medium bowl with coconut oil & spices. Toss to combine.

Transfer to the baking sheet and arrange in a single layer.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, watching carefully. Chips can go from crispy to burnt in as little as a minute since they are so thin.

Remove from oven and serve immediately.

http://www.runningtothekitchen.com/crispy-baked-carrot-chips-2-ways/

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