Nutrition Booster Week: Basil Carrot Recipe to Boost Vitamin A
We’re ending Nutrition Booster Week with this great recipe for Basil Carrots. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene that is turned into vitamin A during the digestion process. Boost their nutrition powers even more by adding a fat source to the same meal! Fat helps in the increased absorption of carotenoids which are super cancer fighting agents.
What you’ll need:
6 medium carrots
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon dried basil or 1⁄4 tablespoon fresh, chopped
What you’ll do:
1. Slice carrots into half inch slices.
2. Simmer, covered, in water until tender, about 10 to 15 minutes; drain.
3. Combine remaining ingredients, toss with carrots.