Colorful and crunchy carrots are a cost-effective addition to any healthy meal plan. We take this budget-friendly veggie up a notch with a delicious blend of sweet honey, zesty orange juice and spicy ginger for a fresh and flavorful side dish that’s worthy of a fancy dinner. Transform your favorite non-starchy vegetable with this healthy Orange Ginger Roasted Carrots recipe that features just five simple ingredients and three easy steps.
How to Make Orange Ginger Roasted Carrots
This sheet pan recipe is easy as can be! Simply peel and slice up carrots and toss them with olive oil, ginger, honey and the juice and zest of half an orange. Spread the mixture onto a pan and bake for about an hour on 350 degrees until the carrots are soft. Be sure to stir the mixture halfway through the cooking time so that everything cooks evenly.
Healthy Hacks and Substitutions
One serving of these Orange Ginger Roasted Carrots contains 115 calories. It counts as one Vegetable and two Extras on the Nutrisystem plan. Because you are only allotted three Extras per day, it’s important to stick to one serving of this tasty recipe. Keep track of all of your Extras and Vegetables in the NuMi app for the best weight loss results.
Not a fan of carrots? You can easily swap in another non-starchy vegetable that you enjoy! The fresh flavors of ginger, honey and orange would pair perfectly with roasted broccoli, Brussels sprouts or cabbage. You could even try it with sweet potatoes if you have a SmartCarb to spare for the day! If you can’t handle the heat of ginger, feel free to leave it out of the dish.
More Carrot Recipes and Ideas
Craving more creative carrot creations? You’re in luck! This orange veggie is one of our favorite ingredients to cook with. Check the delicious carrot recipes below:
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- Orange Carrot Ginger Smoothie >
- Crispy Carrot Fries >
- Carrot & Potato Fritters with Cilantro Yogurt Dip >
- Carrot and Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai >
- Carrot Soufflé Cups >
- Carrot Cake Overnight Oats Parfait >
- Roasted Rosemary Beets and Carrots >
- Carrot Muffins with Raisins and Cinnamon >
- Honey Balsamic Glazed Carrots >
Carrots are more than just a delicious and nutritious side dish. They are also one of the main ingredients in a classic dessert: carrot cake! Try out our healthy Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe for a tasty treat that satisfies your sweet tooth AND fits into your weight loss plan.
Don’t feel like baking? Don’t worry! Nutrisystem also makes a frozen Carrot Cake Cupcake that will do the trick. This sweetly spiced carrot cake is made with real carrots and a sweet cream cheese glaze. It’s the perfect smart-sized sweet snack. Explore the Nutrisystem snack menu and stock up on tasty treats like our Carrot Cake Cupcake!
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Calories per Serving: 115
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 Vegetable and 2 Extras
- 2 cups carrots, peeled and sliced diagonal
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. ginger, grated
- 1 tsp. honey
- ½ orange, zested and juiced
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mix all ingredients until well coated.
- Pour onto a sheet pan and roast for 50-60 minutes, until soft. Stir mixture halfway through the cooking time.