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Healthy Carrot Snack

The healthiest eaters among us incorporate vegetables or fruit in every meal. This can be tricky because vegetables take time to peel, dice, chop and wash.

How many hours have you logged chopping up your veggies? One nice short cut to replace your knife and chopping board is a grater.

I own an amazing grater that my mother-in-law gave us (Thanks, Carol!) see below. It is RIDICULOUSLY fast in the kitchen for grating anything. It takes literally 10 seconds to grate an entire carrot and you don't need to peel the carrot.

So, I made these carrot, cream cheese, and raisin bites to eat as a snack. Before I started writing this website, I would have just had the tortilla and the cream cheese (boring...). Adding the carrot not only makes it tastes better, it makes it more beautiful.

Carrots are low in calories, high in nutrients, and very inexpensive. I purchased 2 pounds of carrots for $1.79 last week.

The sweetness of the carrots and raisins are a nice treat and I adore making my food look like sushi. This kinda looks like sushi made by an amateur drunk sushi chef : )

This would be a great after school snack for kids or an after workout snack. Be aware that the entire tortilla cut up is going to set you back 200 calories so you might want to share this with a friend (or save half for later).

How do you use carrots in your meals or snacks?

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Carrot, Cream Cheese, and Raisin Bites Recipe

(serves 2)
1 whole wheat tortilla
1 tablespoon cream cheese
1/2 carrot, grated
10 raisins

Spread cream cheese on tortilla. Add grated carrots and raisins and roll up. Slice into 10 pieces and enjoy!

One serving = 100 calories, 2.3 g fat, 18.1 g carbohydrates, 2.7 g protein, 4.9 g fiber, 91 mg sodium, 2 Points+

Points+ values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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15 Comments:

These sound delicious!!! Will try this week!

on August 8, 2011

My daughter has made a decision for a vegetarian diet in the last few months, so I'm always looking for great ideas for snacks and meals for her, that are healthy and yummy. Love this idea, though she doesn't care for raisins (but does like carrots). I'll search around for a substitute, unless you have any suggestions...? Thanks for all your work on this blog!

on August 8, 2011

"This kinda looks like sushi made by an amateur drunk sushi chef." LOL! It totally looks yummy to me. You can even sustitue the raisins with yellow raisins, dates or dried figs. Thanks for the idea!

on August 8, 2011

I don't eat carrots or raisins because they are pretty sugary - but I think this looks like a great snack for kids (or the young at heart). I love your ideas!

on August 8, 2011

Thanks for a nice snack idea. All that is missing is a fun name so kids will love it even more...maybe Circus Pinwheels or Crafty Carrot Roll-ups?

on August 8, 2011

Using a Flatout Flatbread will be 90-100 calories instead of 200 depending on what type you use--and they have 9 grams of fiber each. Not a huge amount but every bit helps.

on August 8, 2011

I like to make carrot cake muffins with real carrots, and each muffin has over 20% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin A :)

on August 8, 2011

Love carrots and raisins together. Since I'm incorporating the Genotype Teacher recommendations into my meals, I think I'll make Yo-cheese and use that in place of the cream cheese. Later, substitute craisins for the raisins and make spelt tortillas. I've incorporated grated carrots into meat loaf, homemade tofu patties, homemade bean patties, meatballs, and muffins. As for the sugar, unless you're diabetic, carrots are actually very nutritious. The fiber helps slow down the rate the sugar gets into your bloodstream.

on August 8, 2011

I ve grown and eaten carrots my whole life and I've been diabetic almost as long! Anyway, I make what I think is a yummy carrot and lentil salad. Use a light vinaigrette, a few toasted pine nuts, and a handful of fresh cilantro. You can use this to fill a wrap or top an egg white omelet.

on August 8, 2011

@Gloria, I've seen carrot-raisin salad with pineapple added. Maybe you could try just putting pineapple and not raisins?

on August 8, 2011

That sounds great. I will have to try it.

on August 8, 2011

Love these. I'm going to try making it for the kids. They're not crazy about raisins so I'll try some slivers of apple, along with low carb tortillas. I've found that the low carb ones roll up more easily. Thanks for reminding me that I have a grater hidden somewhere in a drawer!

on August 9, 2011

Yummy, healthy snack and cost effective.. Gotta try this at home tonight..

on August 9, 2011

yummy, easy and pretty! great quicky lunch option

on August 10, 2011

I made this with children, easy fun and good to eat!

on August 22, 2011


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