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Sweet and Sour Carrots

Sweet and Sour CarrotsA colorful combination of cooked vegetables and fruit in a tangy sweet/sour sauce. This dish is easy to make and has about one-fourth fewer calories than a traditional recipe.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups (1/4-inch thick) carrot slices
1/2 cup (1/2-inch thick) celery slices
1 (8-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained, juice reserved
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon light soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons stick butter or margarine
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful*

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook carrots and celery in medium saucepan in small amount of water about 8 minutes or until tender. Drain; set aside.
  2. Add enough water to reserved pineapple juice to make 1/2 cup liquid. Stir in vinegar, cornstarch, soy sauce and salt. Cook in medium saucepan until liquid thickens, stirring frequently.
  3. Add butter, drained pineapple, and onions. Continue stirring until all ingredients are heated. Add drained carrots and celery. Cook about 2 minutes. Stir in Equal®.

Makes 6 servings.

*May substitute 6 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): calories 80, protein 1 g, carbohydrate 11 g, fat 4 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 170 mg.

Food Exchanges: 2 Vegetable, 1 Fat.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.