My Favorite Oven Roasted Carrots

It’s been an extremely long time since I’ve partaken in a What I ate Wednesday post. This probably has a lot to do with that thing called summer. When I have a little more alone time that means I get some more time to take random photos of food I’m ingesting – instead of hearing “MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMM”, or “he got more than me!”. Yay school!

Oatmeal with blueberries hemp seeds and pecans | #wiaw #oatmeal

That means I get a little more peace and quiet to eat my breakfast. It’s funny because I’ve found myself eating breakfast now after my kids are out the door. Maybe perhaps because I can sit down and enjoy it a little more once I know everyone is settled and on their way. This particular morning I had oatmeal with bluebs, pecans, hemp hearts, and a smidgen of sugar free blueberry syrup.

These are my favorite hemp hearts by Manitoboa Harvest. People tend to ask me what they are when they see them on my oats. They are yummy tidbits that are full of good for you omegas.

My favorite hemp hearts | #wiaw #healthyeats

Sometime during the last week I had a load of carrots in the fridge that needed to be eaten, so I roasted them up in my favorite fashion. My son whom really isn’t a carrot fan said these were good and that they “tasted like candy”. This is pretty much the way I like to roast a lot of root vegetables actually. So although there not so much a recipe, here’s the how-to.

Oven Roasted Carrots with Thyme | #wiaw #myffmeal

Oven Roasted Carrots with Thyme


  • Carrots
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or oil of choice)
  • Dried Thyme


  1. Preheat oven to 420
  2. Wash, peel, and chop carrots into coin sized bits (however many you wish)
  3. Throw carrots on a baking sheet
  4. Dose with a couple shakes of oil
  5. Salt, pepper, and thyme to liking - toss with carrots (I use my hands)
  6. Roast in oven for about 20 mins. (not your hands, the carrots)
  7. Pull them out give them a toss with a spatula and place back in oven for a few more mins until they are done and roasted to your liking.

And other than the carrots that tasted like candy last week – there was some actual candy going down. In the way of some froyo I had been craving. I had some pralines and banana froyo (mixed) with reeses pieces, heath bar pieces, cookie dough bits, and some sprinkles. I like the candy toppings obviously.

Froyo with all the candy | #wiaw #myffmeal


Do you like roasted vegetables?
What’d you eat that was yummy in the last week?
What’s your favorite froyo topping?

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