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The following content was provided by Registered Dietitian, Jaime Windrow.

Dress up your Autumn dish with this antioxidant packed vegetable! Last week I suggested a newseasonal dishif you were getting bored with your day to day meals, and this colorful salad can do the same thing! Many of us don’t enough raw veggies in our diet, and carrot sticks dipped in hummus can get very old… Try this as a snack or with any lunch or dinner!  It's perfect for this Halloween season! 

What does Core Diet NutritionistRachel Garganohave to say about this recipe?
"Carrots get a bad rap. These slender orange-hued veggies are avoided because they are too high in sugar. The fact is, you'd have to eat around 3 cups of these antioxidant power houses to make your blood sugar rise significantly. I don't know about you, but I'm not in the habit of eating that many carrots at one time.
One serving of carrots (about half a cup) has: 30 calories, 2 grams fiber, 7 grams carbohydrates (4 grams sugar), 234% of your recommended Daily Value of vitamin A, and a load of antioxidants (carotinoids, hydroxycinnamic acids, anthocyanindins). Studies show that orange/yellow vegetables are strongly linked to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. And other components in carrots have been linked with the reduction of colon cancer risk . So go ahead and eat your carrots ☺"

Spiced Cool Carrot Salad

• Serves 4
• 9 grams Carbohydrates, 1 grams Protein, 4 grams Fat
• 5-6 large carrots, peeled and shredded
• 2 Tbsp lime juice
• 1 Tbsp olive oil
• 1/4 tsp cumin
• 1/4 tsp pepper
1. Shred carrots in a food processor with the shredding/grating attachment.
2. In a large bowl, combine carrots, lime, oil and spices.
3. Mix well and serve!

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