Carrots

It’s easy to disregard carrots because they’re everywhere. Orange, tube shaped things with a head of green. Here’s why you should give  these carrots a chance.

What’s so great about them? When you bite into a carrot freshly picked from the farm, you can really taste a difference. They’re full of flavor. Also, different colored carrots have various health benefits:

Purple: chock full of beta carotene (precursor to Vit A) which is good for your eyes and having a healthy body. Woo!

White: Phytochemicals! They work with nutrients that help prevent diseases!

Yellow: Contains all kinds of compounds and such that help develop healthy eyes and fight disease. They are enormously good for you.

Are they easy to grow? Plant these carrots in deep, peaty soil. says the Oregon State University Extension Service.

What I do with them: Toss some julienned carrots in olive oil, fresh rosemary, salt and pepper and roast these babies in the oven at 400 F for 10-15 minutes for some healthy fries.

Okay, where can I find them? Farmers’ markets and CSAs. Look for white, yellow, purple, and orange carrots!

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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