This is the side dish I make when I don’t want to adult. It takes five minutes, has three ingredients, and uses a microwave. I don’t know how much simpler it could get.
Sometimes you just don’t feel like spending a lot of time cooking. You still want something homemade, but your kids have been crazy, or your day has run long. I’ll do an easy protein, some rice and then I’m still in need of a veggie. This is what I reach for when I don’t really want to adult.
We do have four safe restaurants, but to be honest, I get sick of them, and to me, eating out–even at restaurants that we’ve had good success with, is still a calculated risk for cross contact. So, just not cooking is usually not an option I feel I have the luxury of taking.
I’m not a fan of using the microwave, but sometimes when you don’t feel like adulting you do what you gotta do!
Since half of my family is littles, I usually do one carrot per person, but you can always adjust as needed.
Remember that coconut oil solidifies as it gets colder, so if you have leftovers you’ll need to heat it up again.
This is no Michelin star recipe. I almost didn’t post it–but pride gets you nowhere. I know I can’t be the only one doing easy sides to make it through a busy day. Hope this helps you guys on your busy days too!
And, if you’re looking for another easy side dish, try this from fellow blogger, Four Score Living: instant pot artichokes. Or, if you want to switch things up in the way you prep carrots, you could try this article: How to Make Carrot Salad by fellow blogger Cooking LSL.
These are kid friendly, and could go great with Healthy Chicken Nuggets by fellow blogger The Clean Eating Couple.
Check out these other delicious vegetable side dishes:
You’ll love these vegetable side dishes too:
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- Roasted garlic balsamic asparagus
- Brown sugar and craisin Brussels Sprouts
- Slow cooker sweet potato casserole
- Asparagus with bacon and red onion vinaigrette
- Gluten free vegan green bean casserole
- 4 carrots, washed and sliced
- 1/2 Tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- Put the carrots, oil, and honey in a microwave safe bowl and stir. Microwave for 2 minutes and then stir. Put back in the microwave for two more minutes, or until fork tender. Stir before serving.
The cooking time may need to be adjusted depending on how thick you cut your carrots, and how high your microwave cooks.
Hi! I’m Megan, a mom to four kids, two with multiple food allergies & one with EOE. I’m a published cookbook author that constantly tweaks recipes to make them allergy friendly–it’s an addiction. I share every recipe & tip with you, to help you eat like you did before food allergies & dietary restrictions. You can still be awesome, even with food allergies!