Skinny Honey Glazed Carrots


It’s early Saturday morning. D. literally rushes into the supermarket (Lidl), not taking his eyes off the store’s luggage locks – you know, fancy buttons, red and green lights and a small-ish door that requires a penny to store your luggage while you shop.

As we stand there for about 10 minutes (or maybe more), I scan the nearby veggie stand to see what’s fresh and possibly on sale. Then, I notice a cute carrot bunch, looking at me, almost smiling. Have you ever seen friendly carrots before? Me neither, so I quickly grabbed a bunch and fearlessly put it in my shopping basket.  It feel’s (almost) like I’ve taken it from my granny’s vegetable garden.  


As living in the city may leave our little guy with the impression veggies and fruits grow in supermarkets, we try and explain nature’s basic laws every time we see a window of opportunity (read toddler is eager to explore and ready to listen and absorb). And this supermarket trip was just that. 

What about you? Do you take your little ones in the store with you?


Skinny Honey Glazed Carrots

Simplistic and sweet, these skinny honey glazed carrots are an ideal quick and healthy side dish or even a snack for your family table. 
CourseSide Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 carrot bunch, organic
  • 1 tbsp raw honey, heaping
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • dill leaves to taste, chopped
  • garlic (powder) , to taste
  • salt, pepper to state, optional


  • Cut carrot leaves, then wash and peel carrots.
  • In a small bowl mix honey, olive oil, fennel and garlic and mix well.
  • With a cooking brush (or your fingers) coat the carrots on every side. 
  • Place in a ceramic baking dish (like this one on Amazon) and bake in oven for about 45 min on 180 C/ 356 F. 
  • Check with a fork to see if tender enough. Take out the oven and serve as a side dish or appetizer with hummus for example.

Recipe Notes

HONEY: If your honey has started to granulate -> in a non-stick pan melt honey on a (very) low heat on your stove top. Once it liquefies, add it to the olive oil and stir well.
BAKING DISH: I really see a difference in taste while baking in ceramic dish versus any other non-stick baking pan, but if do not have a ceramic or non-stick dish you can definitely use a ‘’regular’ one with some parchment paper. Just be aware that the paper might absorb some of the carrot glaze.

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