Homemade Vegetarian Carrot Hot Dog

Homemade Vegetarian Carrot Hot Dog

Trick your family with this healthy vegetarian hot dog swap and toss that wiener for something leaner!  This carrot dog is the healthiest replacement to a hot dog and has the same flavor and color as your all-American favorite ballpark dog.  Drizzle some ketchup and mustard and close your eyes when you take your first bite and be surprised at how good it is!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

4 carrots

4 T vegetable stock

3 T tamari or soy sauce

1 garlic clove, sliced

1/2 in piece ginger, sliced

2 T red or white wine vinegar

2 tsp liquid smoke

3 tsp brown sugar

Step By Step Homemade Vegetarian Carrot Hot Dogs Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Simmer 4 carrots in boiling water for 8-10 min, then shock them in ice water. 

Step 2: While they are simmering combine the marinade ingredients. 

Step 3: Remove carrots from ice bath and place in a plastic bag and pour marinade over carrots and let sit overnight. 

Step 4: When ready to cook put 1 tsp oil in a pan over medium-high heat. 

Step 5: Add carrots and sauce for 10 min, drizzling with marinade every few minutes and turning regularly until cooked through.

Step 6: Enjoy your homemade carrot hot dogs!

With Betsy’s homemade carrot hot dogs you can enjoy grilling out as a vegetarian.  Please let us know what you think of this healthy dinner recipe.

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Carrot Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Carrot Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Kick it up a notch with these crunchy and delicious gluten-free carrot noodles. Betsy’s Asian inspired peanut sauce features her cinnamon peanut butter.  So, if you are looking to cut the carbs without cutting the flavor this recipe is for you.  Trust Betsy! You will #TasteTheDifference!

Recipe Ingredients:

1

For peanut sauce:

1 Tbsp. Nama Shoyu or gluten-free tamari

1⁄2 Cup Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

3⁄4 cup coconut flesh from young Thai coconut

1⁄4 cup coconut water from young Thai coconut

2 Tbsp. organic maple syrup

1 Tsp. fresh grated ginger

1 Tbsp. sesame oil

1 lime, juiced

2 cloves garlic, diced

1 Tsp. chili flakes

Pinch of Himalayan Salt

For noodles:

4 large carrots finely sliced – or use a spiralizer

1 cup snow pea pods, chopped

3 scallions, sliced

Step By Step Recipe Directions:

Step 1Place coconut flesh and coconut water in high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

Step 2: Add Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter, Nama Shoyu, maple syrup and ginger, sesame oil, and lime juice.

Step 3: Blend until smooth.

Step 4: Add garlic, chili flakes and Himalayan salt.

Step 5: Pulse briefly to blend.

Step 6: Pour peanut sauce over carrot noodle mixture and mix well.

Step 7: Enjoy!

Did you know? Betsy personally makes and serves each recipe that appears on these pages. As a registered Dietitian and personal trainer she loves these carrot noodles.  They increase her families veggie intake, while keeping the carbs low.  With the amazing peanut sauce the flavor is to die for. 

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How To Make Carrot Noodles

How To Make Carrot Noodles

Carrot noodles are a great substitute for pasta. If you are looking to cut back or eliminate refined carbs from your diet vegetable noodles are a must. Trust Betsy! You won’t miss pasta if you can still enjoy savory Asian or Italian dishes over faux noodles.

Here’s how to make carrot noodles:

Step 1: Wash and peel 5 large carrots

Step 2: Use a spiral slicer and slice all of the carrots into long strands with thickness similar to linguini.

Step 3: Place the carrot noodles in a saute’ pan with 1 tsp of virgin olive oil.  Cook at medium heat until the carrots are tender,

Note: You can season the carrot noodles with garlic, salt and pepper, or other spices.

Skip the pasta and carbs and enjoy this bright and colorful dish!  Full of flavor and and fiber carrot noodles go great as a side dish or a meal!  Toss with a super tasty sunflower seed butter sauce and some shrimp,tofu or add beans for a dinner to remember!

Betsy’s Recipe: Spiraled Carrot Noodles with Sunflower Seed Butter Ginger Sauce

FOR THE CARROT PASTA:

  • 5 large carrots peeled and spiraled into noodles
  • 1/3 C roasted cashews
  • 2 T fresh cilantro finely chopped

FOR THE Sunflower Seed Butter Ginger SAUCE:

  • 2 T Betsy’s Best Gourmet Sunflower Seed Butter
  • 4 T coconut milk
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 2 cloves large garlic finely chopped’
  • 1 T fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 T lime juice
  • sea salt to taste

TO PREPARE THE GINGER-LIME PEANUT BUTTER SAUCE:

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix together until smooth and creamy or place in a blender and blend.

Wash and peel carrots. Using your spiral slicer, make noodles out of all of the carrots. Place carrot noodles into a large serving bowl. Pour the Ginger Sauce over the noodles and gently toss together.  Garnish with roasted cashews and freshly

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Spiraled Carrot Noodles with Ginger Sunflower Seed Sauce

Spiraled Carrot Noodles with Ginger Sunflower Seed Sauce

Skip the pasta and carbs and enjoy this bright and colorful carrot noodle dish!  Full of flavor and fiber carrot noodles go great as a side dish or a meal!  Toss with some shrimp or tofu or add beans.  The ginger sunflower seed sauce will make this a dinner to remember!

 

Sauce Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter

4 T coconut milk

2 T soy sauce

2 cloves large garlic finely chopped

1 T fresh ginger peeled and grated

1 T lime juice

sea salt to taste

Noodle Ingredients:

5 large carrots peeled and spiraled into noodles

1/3 C roasted cashews

2 T fresh cilantro finely chopped

Step By Step Carrot Noodle and Sauce Recipe Directions:

To Prepare the Ginger Sunflower Deed Sauce:

Step 1Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix together until smooth and creamy or place in a blender and blend.

TO PREPARE THE CARROT Noodles:

Step 1: Wash and peel carrots.

Step 2: Using your spiral slicer, make noodles out of all of the carrots.

Step 3: Place carrot noodles into a large serving bowl.

Step 4: Pour the Ginger Sauce over the noodles and gently toss together. 

Step 5: Garnish with roasted cashews, freshly chopped

Step 6: Enjoy your carrot noodles!

 

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