How to Make Carrot Sticks

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How to Make Carrot Sticks
Pack carrot sticks in a cup for a healthy on-the-go snack. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Carrot sticks provide crunchy nutrition in a slim shape that's easy to have as a snack. When raw, this ground-grown tuber contains a whopping 150 per cent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin A, an essential nutrient that protects your vision, immune system and skin quality. Serve carrot sticks plain or with low-fat ranch dressing dip for a boost of extra taste.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Carrot or apple peeler
  • Serrated knife

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Wash and peel your carrot. Hold over the dustbin or a garbage disposal to catch all shreds.

  2. 2

    Cut off the two inches closest to the sprout stump. The top part of the carrot is less tender and can have a bitter taste

  3. 3

    Secure the carrot with you non-dominant hand and slice it lengthwise down the centre.

  4. 4

    Slice down the centres of both sides to divide each half.

  5. 5

    Cut the four sections horizontally into thirds to create shorter sticks. Fan on a plate and serve often.

Tips and warnings

  • Avoid cutting yourself. Use carrots that measure at least one inch in diameter.

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