Hi there. How has your January been this far? Hope you got a great start to the New Year.
In my quest for more Diabetic Friendly recipes I came across this lovely side dish utilizing carrots cut into matchsticks. One of the benefits of having to think a bit more about diabetic friendly, heart healthy foods is that the entire family is along for the ride. I’ve let my guys know that I have absolutely have no intention of making two meals – one for them (not so healthy) and one for me. Thus far, everything coming out of my kitchen has been well received. I find myself to enjoying larger servings of the salads or vegetables and it’s easy to skip the desserts. My guys love it all, including the sweets. We have a balancing thing going on. Some good, some indulgent, some down right junkie. So long as you keep a level head, you’ll be fine.
These beautiful carrots are one of my favorites. They pair beautifully with Martha’s Sage Pork Chops. Hope you give them a try.
Matchstick Chive Carrots
1 pound carrots, cut into 2-inch julienne strips
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons minced chives
Chives for garnish if desired
Peel and julienne cut carrots.
In a large skillet, saute carrots and garlic in oil and butter for 3 minutes. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender.
Arrange carrots on a serving platter. Sprinkle with chives and enjoy.