Carrots are frequently viewed as too high in carbs to be enjoyed by people with blood sugar concerns. But, they are high in fiber and can be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet. They are rich in nutrients and delicious. They’re perfect in sweet and savory dishes, and we are huge fans!
National Carrot Cake Day is February 3. A slice from a store, restaurant or bakery is likely to be very high in carbs. But there are tons of amazing low-carb carrot cake recipes on the internet that you can enjoy! Half a cup of carrots has just 25 calories, six grams of carbs, two grams of fiber and 73 percent of your daily vitamin A! Here are four wonderful carrot recipes, including a carrot cake, to celebrate!
This is an absolutely delicious and easy recipe! It suggests using a specific brand of frozen carrot spirals because they were sponsored. You can make your own if you have a spiralizer or use whatever brand is on sale. The nice thing about using frozen spirals is that they are easy to cook in the microwave. This recipe is great because it’s so simple, and it lets the carrots’ natural sweetness shine even though it’s a savory side. A serving is 136 calories with just one gram of carbs! Get the recipe.
These baked fritters are so tasty and healthier than most fritters. You can make them in an air fryer if you have one and prefer to do it that way, but we think they are delicious baked and don’t think there’s a need for improvement. We know some people are ardent supporters of air fryers so, if you’re an air frier fan, go for it! These are crispy and great as a side, but some folks love them as buns for sandwiches in place of bread. A fritter has 97 calories, five grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.
We’ll admit that this is more of a holiday dish than an everyday staple. But, the clear lines between holiday dishes and what you can make for dinner have blurred in the last year and a bit. If you want to make it, go ahead! After all, we are talking about celebrating carrots! This delicious casserole will become a favorite. It’s a dish that blurs the line between side and dessert — like a sweet potato casserole. You can decide when to eat it during your meal. We think of it as a dessert, but it’s up to you! A serving has 96 calories, 7.6 grams of carbs and 2.1 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
Finally, celebrate the holiday with a slice of delicious carrot cake that won’t upset your blood sugar! This recipe uses almond flour and includes pecans, which gives the cake a bit of protein! Overall, while it’s far from being a “diet” cake, it’s healthier than some box-mix cakes and is much lower in carbs. The recipe also has a link to excellent low-carb cream cheese frosting. While carrot cake can be fantastic without frosting, we think you need it to celebrate. With frosting, a slice has 359 calories, 8.5 grams of carbs and three grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We hope these recipes get you into a celebratory spirit and help you enjoy carrots more! They really are a delicious root vegetable and deserve a place on your table!