Sweet carrots

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian’s tip:

Small amounts of butter and salt enhance the flavor of this side dish. If you prefer to omit them, season with a salt-free spice blend.

Number of servings

Serves 4

  1. Low Fat
  2. Low Sodium
  3. Healthy carb


  1. 1/2 cup water
  2. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  3. 2 cups shredded carrots
  4. 1 teaspoon butter
  5. Sugar substitute, to taste
  6. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  7. 4 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped


In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the salt and shredded carrots. Cover and cook until water is evaporated, about 5 minutes. Remove carrots from the heat. Stir in the butter, sugar substitute, lemon juice and parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: 1/2 cup

  • Total fat 1 g
  • Calories 29
  • Protein 1 g
  • Cholesterol 2.5 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 5 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 0.5 g
  • Saturated fat 0.5 g
  • Trans fat Trace
  • Sodium 113 mg
  • Added sugars 0 g
  • Total sugars 2 g
  • Potassium 55 mg

Sept. 22, 2021


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