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Honey Ginger Glazed Carrots for #SundaySupper

It’s funny how the holiday season works. We’re all geared up for Halloween in October, and as soon as November 1st rolls around, it’s allll about Thanksgiving! It might be the fact that the temperature here dropped from around 80 on Friday to the 60s on Saturday, but I totally have the upcoming Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. season on my mind. And that is precisely why I am bringing out a simple, light, and delicious side dish to the blog today: honey ginger glazed carrots.

Honey Ginger Glazed Carrots

The Sunday Supper family is coming together today to share some lightened up holiday recipes, and for me that is just perfect. Admittedly, I can get into some of the holiday season’s indulgences. Who doesn’t like a slice of pie, a huge dollop of mashed potatoes, and other goodies? But in the past few years I have found myself not as excited due to the heaviness of it all. It’s not that I want to kick all of those flavors to the curb, but I want to find a way to enjoy them without feeling like I have to work out extra hard to justify it all. There are so many fresh and flavorful options to balance everything out, thankfully!

Honey Ginger Glazed Carrots

….like these honey ginger glazed carrots. When I was younger, my mom would always make these yummy baby carrots as a Thanksgiving side dish. I always called them “honey carrots,” but come to find out, they were just cooked with brown sugar and butter…not honey. My childhood: a lie. Haha!

Honey Ginger Glazed Carrots

Well, I decided to make those honey carrots a reality for this lightened up Sunday Supper, with ACTUAL honey this time! I removed the sugar, reduced the butter, and added fresh ginger for an extra kick of flavor. And because I love ginger. I adore honey as well, and it pairs so nicely with carrots! I just might have to help myself to an extra large portion, especially if these make an appearance again at one of our Thanksgiving tables this year. However, I would definitely make these at any time of the year for a delicious side dish!

Do you have a favorite holiday recipe that you’ve lightened up?

Honey Ginger Glazed Carrots

Honey Ginger Glazed Carrots
 
Ingredients
  • 1 bag (1 pound) baby carrots
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • Salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, submerge the baby carrots in an inch of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pan, then allow the carrots to simmer for about 10 minutes until fork tender.
  2. Drain the carrots, then add them back to the pan along with the honey, butter, and ginger. Allow carrots to cook, stirring, until they are fully coated and glazed. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Enjoy!

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