Lunch Today: Carrot Ribbon Salad

carrotsCarrots may not be the hip new veggie but they are one of my favorites. Super versatile, the carrot can be eaten raw, steamed, stir fried, stewed, and shredded.

Carrots also have countless health benefits. High in beta carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body, they are great for your eyes and can help prevent cataracts and macular degeneration, as well as night blindness, which keeps eyes from adjusting to the dark.

Carrots also contain high amounts of soluble fiber, largely from pectin, which could be the reason they have been shown to lower cholesterol.

So enjoy this easy fresh carrot salad. Simple yet tasty, it makes a great side dish to fish or chicken. Continue reading “Lunch Today: Carrot Ribbon Salad”

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