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I have company this weekend, and while I dearly love them, a couple of my guests are picky eaters. There are few vegetables they will eat, so it's always a challenge to come up with something that is acceptable to them. After all, it wouldn't be right to serve dinner without veggies! So I made a very simple dish that has been a favorite in my family for a long time -- a raw carrot salad. One of my guests, fearful of eating carrots, tried half a spoonful, and asked for a full serving minutes later. This is a great way to get kids to try vegetables, and the salad is so versatile that you can add a lot of different vitamin laden fruits and veggies once the kids are used to the texture.
6 - 7 average carrots
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Peel the carrots and cut into large chunks. Pulse them in the food processor until they are fairly fine. Scrape the sides, add the sugar and lemon, and pulse again to combine. Serve.
It's that simple. You can substitute agave or honey for the sugar. If your picky eater likes raisins, toss in a handful and stir. Once it's popular, you can add an apple or pineapple, a handful of coconut, or one of my favorites, a raw red beet. Just pulse and you're done!
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