A great swap for candied yams with 3g more fiber and 1/3 the calories, especially for those interested in blood sugar control, weight loss, or cholesterol-lowering support.


  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced into 4-6 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive, grapeseed, or avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Place carrots into a steamer for about 10-12 minutes or until fork-tender.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, mix together salt, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Add the oil and turn it into a paste.
  • Let the steamed carrots sit to cool, then place on a parchment- or tinfoil- lined baking sheet.
  • Using well washed or gloved hands, rub the brown paste all over the carrots.
  • Bake for 7 minutes.

Garnish right before serving. Enjoy!

PS Leftovers work great for Half Baked #sexysalads

*Based on a 4 oz. serving of the above recipe vs 4oz. of a recipe for candied sweet potatoes with marshmallows provided by Ryan’s Steakhouse restaurant.

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