healthy carrot and orange food bowl

Carrot and Orange – simple, nutritious and delicious!

Why should you give this dish a try?  Many health benefits of course.

What better reason is there?


This was our breakfast this morning and it took all of 5 minutes to prepare.  I imagine if you prepare this the night before it may be even tastier.

My daughter loves her food to look pretty so the sesame seeds and parsley were merely for decorative purposes.


  • 3 organic carrots grated – (I use a food processor because I don’t enjoy spending lots of time preparing food).
  • 1 orange, peeled and diced.


Both Carrots and Oranges are low FODMAP foods so they shouldn’t cause any uncomfortable bloating!

Benefits of Carrots

They are crunchy, tasty, and highly nutritious. Carrots are a source of beta carotene, vitamin K1, potassium, antioxidants and fiber. They’re a weight-loss-friendly food and have been shown in studies to lower cholesterol levels and improve eye health.

Benefits of Oranges

Oranges are a good source of fibre, B vitamins, vitamin A, calcium and potassium.


3 carrots: 75kcal, 1,7g protein, 12,4g carbs, 0,4g fat

1 orange: 61kcal, 2,9g protein, 24,7g carbs, 0,6g fat

Fiber – This meal alone, provides 8,2g of fiber.


Do you know why fiber is so good for your health?

Best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. Other health benefits of consuming foods containing fiber are:

  • Normalizes bowel movements.
  • Helps maintain bowel health.
  • Lowers cholesterol levels.
  • Helps control blood sugar levels.
  • Aids in achieving healthy weight.
  • Helps you live longer. Studies suggest that increasing your dietary fiber intake is associated with a reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and all cancers.

How much fiber to you need?

Men (50 or younger) – 38g and 30g (51 and older)

Women (50 or younger) 25g and 21g (51 and older)

One of my favourite joys in life!

It is a joy, when we eat and enjoy our food but that certainly shouldn’t be our reason for selecting certain foods.  We eat to nourish our body, to give our cells what they need to function optimally.

Next time you eat, ask yourself “Am I eating something that is going to benefit me long term or is the benefit over once the food has passed my taste buds“.

Eat delicious, nutritious foods – your body will thank you for it!