Did you grow up hearing that eating carrots is good for your eyes? Well, it’s true! Carrots are a good source of vitamin A, an important nutrient for vision.
Orange is the New Pink: Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene—a carotenoid in dark green, orange, and red vegetables—helps reduce the risk of breast cancer.
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You can turn this cake recipe into Halloween party muffins by pouring the batter into muffin tin molds instead of a cake pan!
Makes 9 servings
2 cups grated carrots
1 1/2 cups raisins
2 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups unbleached or whole-wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup soy milk
vegetable oil spray
Tofu Cream Frosting (optional)
Simmer carrots, raisins, water, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves in a saucepan for 10 minutes. Stir in sugar and salt and simmer for 2 more minutes. Cool completely.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a large bowl, stir flour and baking soda together. Add cooled carrot mixture along with soy milk and stir just to mix. Spray a 9"×9" pan with vegetable oil spray and spread the batter in it. Bake for 1 hour. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Serve plain or frost with Tofu Cream Frosting when completely cooled.
Per 3"×3" slice (without frosting): 336 calories; 1.1 g fat; 0.2 g saturated fat; 2.9% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 6.2 g protein; 77.8 g carbohydrate; 38 g sugar; 3.6 g fiber; 377 mg sodium; 69 mg calcium; 2.9 mg iron; 1.9 mg vitamin C; 2176 mcg beta-carotene; 0.7 mg vitamin E
Per 3"×3" slice (with frosting): Calories: 397; Fat: 4.8 g; Saturated Fat: 0.7 g; Calories from Fat: 10.9%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 8 g; Carbohydrates: 83.2 g; Sugar: 42.4 g; Fiber: 3.6 g; Sodium: 453 mg; Calcium: 82 mg; Iron: 3.3 mg; Vitamin C: 2.8 mg; Beta Carotene: 2176 mcg; Vitamin E: 1 mg;
Source: Eat Right, Live Longer by Neal D. Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond M.S., R.D.
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