Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Diet Tips & Ideas! Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe

Diet Tips & Ideas! You are going to love this Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe!
This Month I teamed up with Cooking with Caitlin for their January Third Thursday Event, Foodie with a Sweat Training Healthy Spin. My favorite moment was the "surprise dessert" when Caitlin says, "Danielle Loves Carrot Cake!" She then began drizzling these beautiful carrots with a cream cheese sauce. I have to confess, for the very very few that have made carrot cake for me.....they have a special place in my heart.

I'm all about the It Factor & this dish was the IT FACTOR DISH of the night. I have had some A-mazing carrot cake, but NEVER have I had it like this.... It tasted just like warm carrot carrot cake & was so Healthy.... LOVED IT. Leave it to Caitlin to expose my palette to yet another first, she is Foodie Creative to the Max! Check out Caitlin's menu: Active Inspiration à la SWEAT to help inspire you next healthy meal.

1. Super Smoothie Power Shot with Kiwi and Mint
2. Endive with Hummus Vinaigrette and Chopped Turkey Breast
3. Homemade Spinach Fettucine with Greek Yogurt and Cracked Black Pepper
4. Broiled Salmon with Tzatziki and Purple Grapes
5. Pulled Chicken Sliders with Black Bean Sauce and Pickled Radishes
6. Open-Face Vegetable Braciole Sandwiches
7. Carrot Cake-Infused Carrots with Cream Cheese Sauce
8. Almond Butter-Filled Angel Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Protein Whip
9. Crystal Light-“Candied” Apples with Greek Yogurt Drizzle

Sweet Braised Carrots
16 Whole carrots, stems still attached
1 Large can of chopped pineapple, with real juice
1 Cup Raisins
½ Cup Maple Syrup
1 Tb Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Salt
4 Cups of water

Instructions:
  1. Empty out the pineapple contents into a large sauce pot with the raisins, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and water. Bring to a boil.
  2. While the broth is boiling prepare the carrots. Wash, peel, and remove the stems of the carrots. Place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Once the broth boils, pour over the carrots and set aside.
  4. Serve warm with cream cheese drizzle.
Prep Time: 30 Minutes Cook Time: 10 Minutes Yields: Dessert for 8


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