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May: Carrots

Carrots

Rabbits know that eating carrots will help their eyesight—and they also help us humans to improve our vision! In addition, carrots help to lower cholesterol, promote heart health, and prevent certain types of cancers. Carrots can also help to boost your immune system and improve your skin, nails, and hair!


Crispy Carrot Chips

Crispy Carrot Chips

Ingredients:
2-3 large carrots
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Wash and peel the carrots and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using a mandolin slicer or a knife, slice carrots diagonally to make oval-shaped pieces. *Make sure to keep the slices thin so that they get nice and crunchy in the oven. Toss the carrot slices in a bowl with olive oil and salt. Once well-coated, place carrots in a single layer on the cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the carrots are crispy. *These chips can burn quickly so keep a close eye on them toward the end of baking.


Crunchy Carrot SaladCrunchy Carrot Salad

Ingredients
6-7 large carrots
1 large green apple*
1 cup raisins
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons tahini or sunflower seed butter
2 tablespoons honey

*Apples are part of the Environmental Working Group's "Dirty Dozen" and best to buy organic if possible.

Method
Cut carrots into matchsticks and place in a bowl. Add apple and currants or raisins. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. Add dressing to carrots and toss to combine.