Marinated Baby Carrots
I love giving edible gifts this time of year. Of course it is fun to make homemade cookies, fudge and candies, but sometimes it is nice to also offer a healthy gift for the holidays! This recipe for “Marinated Baby Carrots” in a jar is just as easy and fun to make, and can be a welcome alternative to sweet treats. Carrots are a nutrition powerhouse, providing over 15 essential vitamins and minerals along with phytonutrients and fiber that are important for good health.
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What makes this recipe so easy is that you can use a 1 pound bag of baby carrots that are already cut and peeled. My favorite ones come from Grimmway Farms. Baby carrots are full-grown, young premium carrots that are cut, peeled and packaged to make eating carrots easy, portable and enjoyable. I like that they are an easy shortcut for this recipe!
After steaming the baby carrots, you simply layer them in a clean canning jar with a few bay leaves. Then you prepare a simple pickling liquid and pour it over the carrots. The marinated carrots are then kept in the refrigerator for at least 2 days or up to 2-3 weeks. Wrap it up in a bow, and you have a healthy homemade gift that everyone will love and appreciate!
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