I am always on the lookout for a good recipe.
It’s funny, really, because my love of cooking didn’t start until I started eating healthy. Not only did my taste buds change, but I was actually able to taste food. I began learning  what different spices, herbs, and veggies taste like, and how they compliment each other.

Anyway, I’m rambling.
So, I love scouring different blogs for new and exciting things to cook! When I heard about the carrot dog, I was so intrigued I had to try it.

Now, I know. You’re probably thinking ‘Carrot dog?! What in the world?!?!?!?’ I know, because that’s what I thought the first time I came across the concept. But, think about this like zoodles (zucchini noodles). Not quite as good as the real thing, but pretty darn close-and a great way to sneak in veggies!

So, to end my chatter, here’s the recipe I used!

4 large carrots
1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
1/4 c. coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
3 tsp liquid smoke
2 tsp dijon mustard
3 tsp minced garlic
1/2 minced onion
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
 
 
So you want to start by boiling your carrots. Boil until soft, but not mushy, because these will be marinating. I boiled mine for about 7 minutes. 
 
 
While the carrots are boiling, go ahead and pour everything else into a gallon-sized Zip Loc bag. Once the carrots are soft, and cooled, toss them into the bag, remove any excess air, and seal. 
 
Throw it into the fridge overnight or, at minimum, for 3-4 hours. 
 
About 5-10 minutes before you’re ready to eat, go ahead and pull these delicious babies out of the fridge. Put the carrots and a little of the marinade onto a hot grill or frying pan.
Cook for 2-3 minutes on on both sides.
We put ours on a corn tortilla with sauerkraut and mustard!

Little A absolutely devoured them!

The liquid smoke definitely aids in giving it the true grilled flavor, but it does add a little spice.
Hope you enjoy these as much as we did!
Until next time,
Savannah
Keep Calm and Carry On Linking SundayR is for Hoppit

Author: Savannah Baker

Savannah is a full-time mom of one, and can often be found outside on one of her various adventures. She enjoys carving her own path through natural and holistic living, as well as discovering ways to use food as medicine.

  • Ooo what a fab alternative and healthy too X #kcacols

  • These look great!! I love this idea! We really like sweet carrots here too. I have never heard of carrots dogs before but it sounds fun. I love the happy face of your little one. Healthier alternative for sure!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. As always I love having you here. You are great! I hope to see you again this week, 🙂 x

  • These look amazing I love carrots but would never of thought of doing this. thanks for this I am totally going to try these #passthesauce

  • Well I never would've thought of doing that! What a fun idea! x #KCACOLS

  • This is a great idea! I am going to try it! Bookmarking for later! Thanks for sharing with #PassTheSauce

  • These look brilliant!! Never seen or heard of a carrot dog and I think it's a super idea:)

    mainy – myrealfairy

    #KCACOLS

  • These look and sound great! What a fab healthy idea! #kcacols

  • What a great idea, and your cutie is definitely a fan!
    Definitely a healthier alternative and any way to convince the littles to eat some veggies is a win!

  • Such a neat idea! I've never heard of carrot dogs before. Unfortunately I don't think my 5 year old will fall for the switch if I give it a try 🙂 #KCACOLS

    Nicole | The Professional Mom Project