Carrots with Honey and Orange

  • 5MINS
  • 20MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 68KCAL

We can’t have a Sunday roast or Christmas dinner without Carrots with Honey and Orange on our plate. Once you try them, you’ll feel the same way! Simple to make with a handful of budget-friendly ingredients, we’ve coated them in a moreish sweet yet sticky glaze that’s too good to miss.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories68
  • Carbs13g
  • Protein0.6g
  • Fat0.5g
  • Saturates0.1g
  • Sugars13g

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Once you’ve rustled up a batch of our Carrots with Honey and Orange, you’ll never go back to serving plain boiled carrots again. So simple to put together with a handful of ingredients, chances are you’ve already got most of what you need to prepare these tucked away somewhere in your kitchen.

To give our carrots a zesty flavouring without piling on indulgent calories, we’ve prepared a sweet and sticky homemade glaze combining honey, orange juice and fresh thyme leaves. Then we’ve simmered them gently until they’re perfectly soft and tender.

A must-have for Sunday roasts or Christmas dinners, they’re a slimming-friendly way to ramp up the luxury and add a fun pop of colour to your plate. The citrusy glaze turns things up a notch without being too overpowering. 

We’re willing to bet there’ll be no complaints about this crowd-pleasing side dish, even from the fussiest eaters at the table.

What diets are these Carrots with Honey and Orange suitable for?

Carrots with Honey and Orange can be enjoyed on vegan and gluten-free diets, as long as you substitute honey for a suitable vegan-friendly alternative.

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

How Weight Watchers friendly are these Carrots with Honey and Orange?

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Do you need any special ingredients to make Carrots with Honey and Orange?

No, you don’t need any special ingredients or equipment to make this recipe apart from a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid.

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A medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid is perfect for this recipe.

Use maple syrup instead of honey to make a vegan-friendly sweet, sticky glaze.

How many calories are in this Carrots with Honey and Orange?

There are 68 calories per portion in these Carrots with Honey and Orange, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

These Carrots with Honey and Orange are perfect if you’re following a calorie-controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Place the carrots, honey, orange juice and thyme leaves in a medium saucepan. Stir to combine, cover completely with a tight-fitting lid and place over a medium heat.

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Step 2

Bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally until the carrots are soft and tender.

Step 3

Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve the carrots and the juices with a main dish of your choice.

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What could I serve with these Carrots with Honey and Orange?

These Carrots with Honey and Orange are a fantastic addition to a roast dinner at any time of year, and go really well with the following dishes: 

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How do you know when Carrots with Honey and Orange are cooked?

Simmer the carrots gently until they’re soft and tender. This will take around 15-20 minutes; make sure to stir occasionally.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Carrots with Honey and Orange in the fridge?

Once you’ve served this recipe, you’ll ideally need to eat it within 4 hours.

You can store any leftovers of these Carrots with Honey and Orange in the fridge overnight to be eaten the next day. Make sure that you allow them to cool before putting them in a container with a lid and chilling in the refrigerator. 

Can I freeze Carrots with Honey and Orange?

No, these Carrots with Honey and Orange are best enjoyed freshly made. Defrosted carrots tend to go mushy when they’re reheated.

How do I reheat Carrots with Honey and Orange?

You can reheat refrigerated Carrots with Honey and Orange the next day. 

Place them in a microwave-proof container with loosely-fitting lid for 4-7 minutes, until they’re piping hot.

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Carrots with Honey and Orange

Once you try our sweet yet zesty Carrots with Honey and Orange, you’ll want them with every Sunday roast and Christmas dinner.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 68
  • Carbs 13G

Ingredients

  • 4 medium carrots (approx. 400g) peeled and cut into 1cm wide sticks
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 5 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves stalks removed and finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

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Instructions

  1. Place the carrots, honey, orange juice and thyme leaves in a medium saucepan. Stir to combine, cover completely with a tight-fitting lid and place over a medium heat.
  2. Bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally until the carrots are soft and tender.
  3. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve the carrots and the juices with a main dish of your choice.

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Recipe notes

Tip: Cover your saucepan completely with a tight-fitting lid, so that the steam produced during cooking will help cook the carrots.
Tip: If you prefer, you could use whole or halved baby Chantenay carrots instead of carrot sticks. You may find you need to increase the cooking time slightly and add a little more orange juice, if the contents of the saucepan start to dry out.
Tip: Cut the carrot sticks into equal 1cm wide sticks to ensure even cooking.

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