Gingered Carrots Recipe

This sweet and savory side dish is perfect for a fall or winter meal, or alongside your Thanksgiving turkey.


  • 1 pound carrots, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 5 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger or 1/2 tablespoon dried ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cook carrots in boiling water for 3 minutes or until tender. Cool. In a saucepan melt margarine and brown sugar until it begins to boil. Reduce heat, cook for 5 minutes to caramelize. Add apple juice and bring to a boil. Cook until sauce is reduced to a light syrup. Add carrots, ginger and cumin. Cook on medium heat until glazed. Add salt and pepper.

Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe. 100 calories, 3 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 210 milligrams sodium, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 18 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 1 gram protein.

Diabetic Exchange
Fruit: 0; vegetables: 2; meat: 0; milk: 0; fat: 1; carbohydrate: 0; other: 0.

Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange. Exchanges are rounded up or down equal to whole numbers.

Recipe courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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