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Balsamic Glazed Carrots

80 calories per serving | 15 minute recipe

This colorful side can be whipped up in less than 15 minutes and requires only five ingredients. Balsamic vinegar and a little brown sugar form a beautiful glaze that brings out the natural sweetness of carrots. This healthy vegetable contains the antioxidant beta-carotene (a plant form of vitamin A), as well as other beneficial carotenoids.


  • 1 Tbsp. peanut or canola oil
  • 4 cups baby-cut carrots or 1/2-inch diagonally sliced carrots
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Per serving: 80 calories, 2.5 g total fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 13 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 65 mg sodium, 10 g sugar, 4 g added sugar.


  1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add carrots. Sauté until carrots become tender crisp and start to brown slightly, about 11-12 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium. Sprinkle vinegar and sugar over carrots, stirring to thoroughly coat carrots. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Remove from heat and serve warm.

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