It is almost Thanksgiving people! How? Can someone please explain to me? It is insane that this year is coming to a close. But it’s also exciting, right? Can’t wait for a clean slate. Now I know you are planning your Thanksgiving menu already. So, I want to be of some help. These Herb Roasted Carrots will be the perfect addition to your menu. They are easy and packed with simple yet delicious flavors.
Since I am not the one hosting Thanksgiving this year, I will only be making two dishes. So, I’m thinking about making both of those contributions Whole30 and Paleo friendly. Maybe add a Vegan dessert. It’s always fun to introduce my family to new ways of cooking, new flavors and different ways of eating. This is truly the perfect time to really bring everyone together and experience the magic of the kitchen.
Now, in my opinion, carrots are very universal. Especially for people who are starting to add more vegetables to their lifestyle. They are just the perfect snack, side dish, and addition to any meal. You can’t go wrong.
Herb Roasted Carrots
WHOLE30 II PALEO
Roasting any kind of vegetable is the easiest way to pack them with flavor and also keep all the nutrients in. For these carrots, we are using fresh herbs, garlic, and ghee or butter if you are not Whole30 or Paleo. I absolutely love roasting my vegetables with ghee. You get beautiful buttery and nutty flavors without all the BS.
These carrots will be the perfect addition to the Thanksgiving menu. Add some cayenne to them for a spicy kick. Or, switch up the flavors. Cut the carrots into thinner and shorter pieces. Then, use warm spices like nutmeg and cinnamon and roast with ghee for a healthy and delicious snack. You will end up with perfectly roasted carrot fries even the kids will love.
NEED OTHER THANKSGIVING MENU IDEAS? TRY THESE:
The side you need to have on the holiday menu
2 bunches carrots (about 12) with green tops trimmed to about 2 inches
1 tbsp. freshly chopped rosemary
1 tsp. fresh thyme
1/4 cup melted Ghee
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. coconut aminos
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Clean, dry and slice each carrot in half. Now, transfer them to a large baking sheet. Whisk together ghee, rosemary, thyme, garlic powder and coconut aminos. Drizzle herb mixture over carrots and gently toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Roast carrots for 35 minutes or until tender. If they aren’t tender after 35 minutes, lower the oven to 375 degrees F and continue to roast for about 10 minutes.
Enjoy as a side dish alongside your protein of choice.