I come from a family with a generational history of eye problems so my grandmother always pounded into everyone’s head that we should be doubling up on the carrots. Why? Because beta-carotene helps increase healthy vision and eye health.
Now, I’m not saying by making this side dish you are going to have super-human eye powers but you will have insanely satisfied taste buds. G’head, give this roasted carrot recipe a try. I dare you!
I am loving these sweetly roasted carrots and so will you!
Check out what my pals over at The Pioneer Woman had to say about this recipe:
“ We’ve all heard the myth that eating lots of carrots can give you super-strength eyesight, but did you know that it’s mostly true? Low levels of Vitamin A in our diets can cause poor eyesight. Carrots are rich in Vitamin A. Turn up your carrot intake and you just might see the quality of your seeing ability increase. Don’t go overboard eating carrots though or your skin could turn orange…”
This is so true about the skin turning orange. My sister fed her baby carrots for an entire week and her little nose turned orange!
1 Handful of Fresh Thyme
1/4 Cup of Bertolli Olive Oil
Arrange the seasoned carrots onto your sheet pan in whatever obsessive compulsive manner you feel comfortable with and slide them into a 400 degree oven for 35-40 minutes.