I have a picky eater- well he isn’t picky about cookies and ice cream– but getting him to eat a vegetable is a challenge. Well, let’s just say near impossible. You know every meal is basically chicken nuggets, apple sauces and pretzels. Not balanced and no veggies.
I finally stumbled on a recipe that he always eats without fail- Carrot Surprise. Like it is so yummy that I can even use the word carrot and he STILL eats it! Only problem is that the recipe is loaded with sugar. So it becomes a trade off on sugar and him eating a vegetable.
- Monk Fruit in the Raw is a wholesome, zero-calorie sweetener made from real monk fruit, a vine-ripened fruit that is native to Asia.
- Monk fruit, known as luo han guo in Asia, was first harvested in the 13th century by Arhats, or “Enlightened Ones,” which translates to Monks in English.
- The sweet and delicious extract from monk fruit is blended with other sweeteners to create the perfect balance of sweet.
- Monk Fruit in the Raw is naturally vegan, kosher, and gluten-free, and does not contain any added table sugar, sugar alcohols, or molasses.
- Conscious, rejoice! Monk Fruit in the Raw has the closest taste to sugar of any non-caloric sweetener, and has the least amount of aftertaste. One pack of Monk Fruit in the Raw is about as sweet as two teaspoons of sugar.
I was nervous to test Monk Fruit in the Raw it in the well loved and much eaten Carrot Surprise, but gave it a go. And he didn’t even notice the difference! Now I was able to cut out half of the sugar. Making the kid happy because of the taste and making Mom happy because it was now better for him.
Carrot Surprise recipe made with Monk Fruit in the Raw
(It is from my step-mom’s cook book From Storebought to Homemade: Secrets for Cooking Easy, Fabulous Food in Minutes)
1 lbs on baby carrots
1 stick of butter melted
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup Monk Fruit in the Raw
3 TBS flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Boil carrots in water until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain.
- Transfer carrots to blender, add butter, and blend for 1 minute.
- Add the remaining ingredients, and blend well.
- Pour carrot mixture into a greased baking dish, back for 45 minutes.
Option 1- Freeze the mixture, defrost overnight. Bake as directed. Option 2- Cut into servings and freeze.
Top with cinnamon before eating.
Devouring the Carrot Surprise made with Monk Fruit in the Raw
Learn more about Monk Fruit in the Raw
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