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21 Healthy Carrot Recipes For Meal Prep!

Looking for the best ways to eat carrots? These bright orange, healthy veggies are good for so much more than just your eyesight, as the old mantra. They’re packed full of vitamins and nutrients! Luckily: they’re also delicious. And there are so many more ways to eat them than raw carrot sticks! Here we’ve compiled all the best carrot recipes in two groups: first, recipes where carrots are the star! Think carrot ginger soup, roasted carrots, carrot cake cookies. But second, and just as important: recipes where carrots play an important supporting role. What’s a good coleslaw or noodle soup without carrots? Let’s get to the carrot recipes.

21. Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots

 Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots

These Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots are the sweetest and easiest side dish around! Perfectly caramelized with a tender center, your kids will love these carrot recipes just as much as you do! I love a glazed carrot, but sometimes the same-old, same-old starts to feel, well – the same and old, ya know? This recipe puts a new spin on a glazed carrot, by roasting them and adding in some different flavors, like balsamic! These Honey Balsamic glazed carrots are sweet enough that your kids will gobble them up but also so elegant that grown-ups will feel like they’re being treated to something special. You’re not going to need more than carrots and a few pantry staples for this flavor-packed side dish.
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20. moroccan carrots

moroccan carrots

These Moroccan Carrots are a favorite healthy and flavorful side dish. They are loaded with garlic, vinegar, and cumin! They are a great make-ahead side dish for summertime potlucks, barbecues, and parties because you can serve them at room temperature or chilled. Moroccan carrot was a standard in my mom’s summer kitchen. It is just one of those carrot recipes that will always remind me of spending time on Lake Champlain in the summer. They’re the kind of recipe you can make ahead, then serve at room temperature or chilled so they’re great for entertaining (my mom does a lot of that) and the leftover is amazing.
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19. Roasted Carrot Hummus

Roasted Carrot Hummus

Roasted Carrot Hummus is super healthy and delicious! This nutritious snack is so easy to make and tastes better than store-bought hummus. Carrot Hummus is naturally a healthy, vegan, and gluten-free food. Homemade hummus, rather than grocery store-bought, is even better since it is fresh and you control what goes into it. Plus, homemade hummus tastes so much better than store-bought hummus. It is also so quick and easy to make. The tahini is optional, you can omit it if you would like a tahini-free hummus. Serve with fresh-cut veggies, pita chips, or warm naan bread.
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18. Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies

 Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies

Delicious healthy carrot cake cookies bursting with coconut, raisins, and pecans. These naturally sweetened carrot cake oatmeal cookies taste just like the carrot cake you know and love but are healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast! I actually made these cookies three different times before deciding on this version. Also, I tried one with brown butter, another with maple syrup instead of brown sugar, and the last with more oats and a cream cheese glaze. Even, I actually really loved all of the versions (especially the browned butter one!). However, I wanted these to be a great cookie nutrition-wise, be dairy free, and also super tasty. Raise your hand if carrot cake is your favorite cake of all time, or as I like to call it the Oprah of cakes. You know, classy and sophisticated, but also something everyone loves.
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17. Easy Carrot Cake Bites

Easy Carrot Cake Bites

These carrot cake energy bites need only 10 minutes to prepare for an easy vegan protein snack—all the flavors of carrot cake without the hassle of baking for hours. I am always on the lookout for new easy vegan protein ball recipes that can be easily grabbed after a workout. And vegan protein balls often mean energy bites with dates! Dates are wonderful nourishing dried fruits for raw baking, adding iron, magnesium, and potassium to energy balls. Great news, there is nothing easier than making those carrot cake protein balls. Plus, you don’t need vegan protein powder for this vegan protein ball recipe. In fact, you can source your vegan proteins from many different nuts and seeds.
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16. Carrot Raisin Salad with Pineapple and Creamy Honey Lemon Dressing 

Carrot Raisin Salad with Pineapple and Creamy Honey Lemon Dressing 

A crunchy, healthy, and flavorful Carrot Raisin Salad recipe with walnuts and celery drizzled with a Creamy Honey-Lemon Dressing. Easy to make and soooo good with all the spring and summer things like Black Bean Walnut Burgers and Olive and Egg Potato Salad! This recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, and easily vegan. This carrot raisin salad recipe is chock full of good-for-you ingredients and makes a fabulous side for all the summer things. It’s a welcome addition to picnics, potlucks, or alfresco afternoons on the porch. These carrot recipes pair perfectly with Pulled Portobello BBQ Sandwiches or BBQ Chickpea Burgers, you’re going to appreciate how simple this is to make! 
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15. Carrot Cake Cupcakes

 Carrot Cake Cupcakes

If you are looking for the PERFECT carrot cake cupcake recipe, you’re in the right place. These cupcakes are super moist but tender and fluffy, and each one is topped with a silky smooth cream cheese frosting. With the perfect ratio of shredded carrots and warm spices, these cupcakes are rich in both flavor and texture making them your new go-to carrot cupcake recipe. What I love about this recipe is just how easy it is to make. The batter is mixed together all in one bowl and all by hand. Each carrot cupcake is topped with a dollop of homemade cream cheese frosting or carrot tops. It’s the perfect pairing to these carrot recipes as it’s slightly tangy in contrast to the sweet and spiced cakes.
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14. Roasted Carrots with Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese

 Roasted Carrots with Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese

These Roasted Carrots with Candied Pecan and Goat Cheese are a delicious and flavorful side dish for the fall and holiday season. I began by oven roasting carrots with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt and pepper. While the carrots are roasted, in another pan I sautéd pecans with a bit more butter, brown sugar, maple syrup (for that great fall flavor), and a sprinkle of flaked sea salt. Once the carrots were fork tender, they came out of the oven. I played them and sprinkled them with goat cheese crumbles and the candied pecans I had just made. For more color and flavor, I finished things off with fresh thyme leaves.
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13. Lemon & Thyme Roasted Carrots

 Lemon & Thyme Roasted Carrots

Lemon & Thyme Roasted baby Carrots blend the natural sweetness of carrots with the tang of lemon. These will shatter any ideas you might have that carrots can be boring. There’s nothing boring about these carrot recipes, friends. They are rich in flavor and so easy to make! I’ve said a hundred times (and will say two hundred more) that roasting is my absolute favorite way to prepare vegetables. There’s something so very easy about it, isn’t there? Add any veggies to a pan with a drizzle of oil and you’re well on your way to a spectacular side. Lemon & Thyme Roasted Carrots require a few simple ingredients like olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and thyme. Pop them in the oven. You’ll have perfectly tender carrots in less than 30 minutes.
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12. Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars

Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars

These healthy No Bake Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars are packed with protein and a well-rounded meal to kickstart your day! Thick, chewy, and with a fudgy texture, these breakfast bars are naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free, and refined sugar free. Paleo is grain-free, dairy free. These healthy carrot recipes no-bake carrot cake breakfast bars are an easy, quick, and fuss-free breakfast, snack, or even healthy dessert option!
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11. Cucumber Carrot Salad

 Cucumber Carrot Salad

This Cucumber and carrot salad is bright, colorful, and bursting with Asian flavors. It’s simple to make, exotic, and absolutely refreshing! Perfect for springtime. This plant based cucumber and steamed carrot salad is a flavorful, simple vinaigrette-based salad with Asian flavors. It is refreshing, healthy, and filled with tasty ingredients. If you want to try out a new salad, this is one of the best out there. This Asian salad is one of my favorite carrot recipes. I make it whenever my family and I have a holiday party or warm weather together. It is always gone by the end of the party. Generally, I serve it alongside rice with chicken or my Garlic Butter Brazilian steak. This carrot salad is ready in just 15 minutes.
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10. Carrot Soup Recipe

Carrot Soup Recipe

Roasted Carrot Soup is an easy carrot soup recipe with tomatoes, garlic, cumin, and Greek yogurt to make it creamy and filling. This tomato-based vegetarian soup is simple and healthy, and the leftovers are perfect for lunches and dinners all week long! Today’s roasted carrot soup recipe comes from one of the most important people in my life, my mother. The trick to the rich, almost intoxicating taste of this simple carrot soup is roasting the carrots which enhance their flavor and makes them super sweet. Greek Yogurt gives the soup a slight tang that balances the sweetness of the roasted carrots and onions and creates a smooth, velvety texture. The yogurt’s high protein content makes the Roasted Carrot Soup more filling too.
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9. Red Cabbage and Carrot Slaw Recipe

Red Cabbage and Carrot Slaw Recipe

Red Cabbage and Carrot Slaw Recipe – Tossed with an incredible Apple Cider Vinaigrette, this tangy slaw is light, crunchy, refreshing, and serves perfectly as a side dish or even an appetizer. Cabbage Slaw and homemade moonshine, friends! It’s the summer life of a Macedonian! But Hiiiii! Welcome to my shredded veggies shrine! Whether in salad form or otherwise, I am a veg junkie! But, I like cakes, too. I just inhaled a slice of this Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake for breakfast… for the rest of the day, I’ll be enjoying Protein Shakes. I could’ve just reached for my uber-healthy Blender Muffins, but noooooooo. The voices in my head were screaming, CAKE CAKE CAKE! 
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8. Creamy Vegan Carrot Orecchiette

Creamy Vegan Carrot Orecchiette

 A simple delicious vegan recipe for Orecchiette with Creamy Carrot Miso Sauce, topped with a bright and flavorful Carrot Top Gremolata (optional) and Toasted Bread Crumbs. If you are a fan of the Orecchiette with Broccoli Sauce I know you’ll appreciate this too! Flavorful and healthy! We’ve been loving this vegan Orecchiette Pasta lately and I think you might too. It features fresh, happy carrots, not just the roots, but the tops too!  The Orecchiette pasta is the perfect little scoop for the creamy carrot sauce. Pillowy cups of goodness. The carrot sauce is so simple to make and basically simmers while the orecchiette pasta cooks, very quickly and efficiently – and then it is blended into the creamiest silkiest sauce that glows with nutrients.
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7. Easy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Easy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

An easy, no-mixer-required recipe for chewy cookies healthy enough for breakfast that taste like carrot cake! No butter, refined flour, or sugar & only 74 calories! So I’m finally combining the two for our family’s Easter Bunny into these Healthy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies! These carrot recipes have the same chewy texture as classic cookies but the sweetness level of muffins (just in case the Easter Bunny “taste tests” a few too many pieces of the candy meant for the kids!). And with just 74 calories, these cookies come with none of the guilt! Just like the other recipes, these contain no butter, refined flour, or sugar… But they taste just as chewy and delicious as traditional oatmeal cookies!
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6. Roasted Carrot & Apple Soup

Roasted Carrot & Apple Soup

This roasted carrot and apple soup are both simple and inexpensive to make and has a winning combination of flavors that everyone is sure to love. Made of pantry staples, this soup is packed full of vegetables and healthy fats and has a rich, creamy, and velvety texture which makes it comfort food or a comforting dish on a cold day. The recipe calls for McIntosh apple, but you can truly use any tart apple that you enjoy or have on hand. Plus, not only is this dish really simple to prepare, but it stores really well in the freezer for several months, so the next time you are looking for a quick and easy meal be sure to make a double batch of this Roasted Carrot & Apple Soup because once you taste it you are sure to be coming back for me.
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5. Crispy Baked Carrot Fries

Crispy Baked Carrot Fries

At only 170 calories per serving, Crispy Baked Carrot Fries are the perfect healthy Carrot recipes to satisfy your french fry cravings without the guilt. These surprisingly delicious, seasoned carrot fries are made without the hassle (and excess oil) of deep-frying, and they taste like sweet potato fries! Crispy baked carrot fries are one of my absolute favorite side dishes! They’re loaded with flavor, highly nutritious, and so addicting. Serve them as a snack, or with your favorite meal during the week for a simple weeknight dinner. Carrots are a good source of beta carotene, fiber, potassium, and even antioxidants. I love their versatility, and especially love them in the form of fries. They’re tossed together with simple seasoning, and have one special ingredient that helps with the crispness: tapioca flour!
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4. Vegan Carrot Cake Sticky Buns

Vegan Carrot Cake Sticky Buns

The best ooey-gooey Vegan Carrot Cake Sticky Buns are here. These dairy-free sticky buns use fresh carrots and yeast for the fluffiest vegan sticky buns topped with pecans and the most delicious vegan maple sticky bun syrup. I know pecan sticky buns can seem intimidating, but I’m here to give you all my fail-proof tips and tricks so you can make homemade sticky buns that are fluffy, gooey, & delicious! The first step to making any vegan sticky bun recipe is to make the dough. Since sticky bun dough uses yeast to rise, there is actually no need for eggs or an egg replacement in this recipe!
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3. Roasted Garlic Parmesan Carrots

 Roasted Garlic Parmesan Carrots

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Carrots tossed with the most flavorful garlicky and buttery parmesan cheese coating. The carrot recipes come out sweet, tender, and really delicious. One of my family’s favorite ways to enjoy carrots! A great vegetable side to any meat, this simple Roasted Garlic Parmesan Carrots recipe is the most versatile side dish. It goes great with holiday meats, like Honey Mustard Glazed Ham, or with quick weeknight dinners, like this Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken. Butter and salt intensify the natural sweetness of the carrots, but add some garlic and parmesan cheese to the mix, and you’ve got yourself a new favorite veggie side dish. You can add any roasted vegetables to this recipe to get more flavors.
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2. Carrot Cake Loaf Recipe

 Carrot Cake Loaf Recipe

You’ll love this carrot cake loaf recipe that is soft and moist! It is so easy to make with simple ingredients. No mixer is needed! Today I share my favorite carrot cake loaf. This root vegetable cake recipe is perfect for teatime, breakfast, or any time you want to eat a nicely spiced yummy treat. This loaf is as deliciously soft and moist as my simple banana bread recipe and pumpkin chocolate chip bread. You don’t need a mixer to make this easy and delicious carrot cake that is baked in a loaf pan.  I think we can name it carrot cake bread as well. 
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1. Healthy Banana Carrot Cake Bread

 Healthy Banana Carrot Cake Bread

Gluten Free Banana Carrot Cake Bread is a healthier, refined sugar free bread the whole family will love! A one-bowl recipe with a few simple ingredients. A wholesome bread for snacking that doubles as a healthier dessert. No matter what time of year or holiday. My most popular raw vegan carrot cake is by far one of my favorite recipes I’ve ever created and I will always have a fond heart for it as well as my Paleo Vegan almond flour carrot cake. But still…I felt there was a carrot cake void. I wanted a real gluten-free version with oats, gluten-free flour, and eggs. A bread with a REAL cream cheese frosting (don’t worry there’s a Vegan version below), not a knock-off to take its place.
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