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It’s Stacy — Healthy Eats: Easy Peasy Microwave Carrots

Easy Peasy Microwave Carrots

My Great Grandma, Arizona Henry, never cooked anything in a microwave. She could not afford one, and she did not have the room for it in her small kitchen. Most of us remember how big they were in the 1980s and 1990s. As prices and size have become more reasonable, microwaves have become a staple in every kitchen. They are a convenient and easy way to add vegetables to any meal. My kids love these carrots, and they are an easy way to get vegetables after working all day. I know several people who only have microwaves for cooking in their kitchen.

Orange is the classic color of carrots, but yellow, red, purple, and white are also packed with nutrition. Beta-carotene is the nutrient that turns carrots orange and promotes good health. Beta carotene is used to produce vitamin A, which is crucial to eye health. Studies have linked night blindness, cataract formation, and macular degeneration with low levels of vitamin A.

Raw carrots provide the right amount of crunch, and crunching your food is a great stress releaser. They give your jaws a workout, and chewing on carrots will help you lose weight.

Easy Peasy Microwave Carrots

2 bags (12 oz) of baby carrots

1/3 cup olive oil

2 tbsp. Montreal steak seasoning

1 tbsp. minced garlic

  1. Place all ingredients into a large microwave-safe bowl
  2. Stir well
  3. Place covering over bowl
  4. Cook for 9 minutes in the microwave


Stacy Schultz is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, a former Morgan County Commissioner and is the author of “It’s Stacy’s Grandma ‘Zona’s recipes” and “Great Grandma Zona’s Wisdom & recipes: Comfort food made easy.” She has been in healthcare for 35 years at War Memorial Hospital.