Healthy Carrot Entree Recipes and Snack Ideas

There’s no secret to running without injury! Run with a forefoot strike to reduce impact on the knees, and you’re good to go! But, diet plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy muscles and joints.

If you eat healthy, you can run with minimal, if not any muscle soreness or injury at all. For example, one way to nourish your cartilage is by eating more carrots!

According to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating a 1/2 cup of carrots a few times a week slows age-related cartilage problems by almost 50%!

  • The study found that carrots are plentiful in beta-cryptoxanthin, which is a plant pigment that helps keep the shock absorbing properties of the cartilage super strong.

For this reason, I have put together a list of my favorite healthy carrot entrée recipes and snack ideas for you!

Healty Carrot Entree and Snack Recipes

Healthy Carrot Entree and Snack Recipes

Healthy carrot and chayote patties via Cave Girl Cuisine

Carrot apple ginger soup via Oh She Glows

Carrot lettuce salad with walnuts and feta via The Atlantic

Curried carrot and apple soup via Eating Well

Carrots, red onions and bell peppers with ginger, lime and cilantro via Fine Cooking

Stir-fry carrot, corn and peppers via Eating Well

Curried carrot apple soup via Eating Well

Sautéed carrots and red bell peppers via Epicurious

Eggplant curry with carrots via All Creatures

Celery and carrot soup via All Recipes

Spiced celery and carrot soup via Happy Cow

Steamed broccoli and carrots with lemon via All Recipes

Moroccan roasted carrot and eggplant quinao salad via Verocious Veggie

Carrots and chayote with lemon via Eat Fresh

Spiced carrot apple soup with fresh mint via Bon Appetit

Honey balsamic roasted carrots via The Cookie Rookie

Spicy carrots and banana peppers via Le Sauce

Carrot chickpea pancakes via In Daily

Carrot cake rawnola via Feasting on Fruit

Clean eating carrot oatmeal muffins via iFoodreal

Honey sriracha roasted carrots via Closet Cooking

Healthy carrot zucchini muffins via Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Honey maple roasted carrots via Damn Delicious

Carrot cake protein muffins via Amy’s Healthy Baking

Healthy carrot cake smoothie via Gimme Some Oven

Carrot fries via Living Well Kitchen

Easy Thai carrot soup via Vegan Family Recipes

Healthy cinnamon carrot cookies via Baking-Ginger

Pulled BBQ carrots via Veganosity

Carrot zucchini chickpea fritters (vegan) via Vegan Richa

Classic carrot cake via Amy’s Healthy Baking

Asian carrot noodles via Live Eat Learn

Healthy carrot applesauce muffins via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Carrot oatmeal Greek yogurt muffins via Running with Spoons

Healthy mashed carrots via Tastes Lovely

Paleo cake carrot energy balls via Physical Kitchen

Skinny mac and cheese with carrot (vegan, dairy free, gluten-free) via Petite Allergy Treats

Cabbage carrot salad with lime mayo via Green Healthy Cooking

Soft carrot cake breakfast cookies via Kristine’s Kitchen

Carrot cake pancakes via Amy’s Healthy Baking

Carrot qunioa cake breakfast cookies via Simply Quinoa

Cleansing carrot autumn squash soup via The Glowing Fridge

Chickpea carrot pumpkin coconut curry soup via Emilie Eats

Carrot and zucchini noodles in light Alfredo sauce via Diet Hood

Broccoli carrot nuggets via Real Mom Nutrition

Carrot and apple breakfast cookies via My Fussy Eater

Curried carrot soup via Vitamix

Healthy carrot apple muffin via The Minimalist Baker

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Bretta Riches

Bretta Riches

"I believe the forefoot strike is the engine of endurance running..."

BSc Neurobiology; MSc Biomechanics candidate, ultra minimalist runner & founder of RunForefoot. I was a heel striker, always injured. I was inspired by the great Tirunesh Dibaba to try forefoot running. Now, I'm injury free. This is why I launched Run Forefoot, to advocate the health & performance benefits of forefoot running and to raise awareness on the dangers of heel striking, because the world needs to know.
Bretta Riches

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