If you eat too many carrots your skin will turn orange.
Everything I know I learned from The Magic School Bus. I loved that show as a kid and there was one episode I remember where Arnold eats too many seaweedies and he turns orange. The seaweedies (some sort of snack) had beta-carotene in it, the same thing as carrots.
Being curious, I had to look it up. Apparently, this is actually a thing. It’s called carotenosis, and happens when somebody eats too many carotenoids. Although you won’t become bright orange like Arnold, you might get an orangish/yellowish nose or palms of hands or feet. In reality, it would take a crap-ton of carrots for your skin to change color though.
Beta-carotene is actually good for you, as it’s an antioxidant used to treat a number of diseases and medical conditions, and converts to Vitamin A in the body. So this means we should eat more carrots. Which brings us to the recipe…
Oven roasted carrots = easiest side dish ever. Especially if you’re already roasting something in the oven, just throw these in too and you’re set.
They would go great with this maple glazed salmon and simple roasted cauliflower, which are both baked at the same temperature for the same amount of time as these carrots. Looks like the perfect meal to me!
- 3 normal size carrots
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Peel carrots and quarter lengthwise.
- Place carrots in baking dish and drizzle with melted coconut oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir.
- Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes, stirring once if necessary (but if you forget it will be okay).
- Serve alongside a main dish.