Honey glazed carrots | budget-proof challenge


If you, like me, thought those fancy and decadent glazed carrots you saw in food photos or at restaurants were way too tricky for you to serve tonight: think again. It’s extremely easy and just as delicious as you thought they would be!

I love easy recipes. I mean, if you serve those to guests they assume you’ve spent the whole day in the kitchen, right? Well are they in for a surprise. They need only an hour in the oven, in which you can just relax or do the dishes. No rotating necessary!

At my parents place

The boyfriend and I spent the weekend at my parents place. It was really good to be there: because of his placement we’ve spent some weekends in our apartment now, which is great, but then I can’t cuddle with the cats and dogs! Just kidding. I miss my parents most of course 😉

No but in all seriousness: sometimes a girl just needs to be around her parents for comfort. And my parents happen to live on a farm with two dogs (one pup!) and cats who always want to cuddle. And chicken, but I’m not going to pick them up… Haha!



Ever since I expressed my wish to become a waitress or at least be involved in hospitality my family have used this to their advantage. At parties I would be asked to help serve drinks or food “because you want to be a waitress, right!” *cue laughter* I never really minded this though, except for when my little brother would try to get out of clearing the table by claiming it was best if I started practising this early as it might come in handy when waitressing.

Not okay little man. Not okay.


Serving people is obviously way better than clearing tables. Aaaanyway, this weekend my dad figured that since I now own a food blog, I should cook them something nice. My dad always likes to experiment with vegetables and sauces so our styles are obviously very different, which is why I figured it would be okay to have those different dishes on the table.

When I was scrolling through instagram I saw these gorgeous roasted vegetables and bam! I knew what I was going to cook.

Or at least, attempt to cook. This was my first try at honey glazed carrots.

Honey glazed carrots

I never really liked carrots and that is now definitely over. This dish was so tasty and so different from what we normally eat, it has to be a new favourite! Even my younger brother ate his share.

In line of the budget-proof challenge this recipe is veeery affordable: 1,50 as side dish for 5 people!

Honey glazed carrots
Serves 5
A delicious way to eat carrots. They turn nice and sweet but still a bit crisp: yumm! It does not take much work at all, just toss them in the oven and an hour later they are cooked to perfection.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
  1. Carrots, a bunch (11 in my case)
  2. Honey
  3. Thyme
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Clean the carrots: if the skin is nice just leave them that way or else you quickly peel them.
  3. Chop the green part off.
  4. Place them in an oven tray and top with honey. This is to taste: I used around 1.5 teaspoon per carrot.
  5. Sprinkle some thyme on top (you can use quite a lot!) and place this in the oven for an hour.
  6. Done!
Are you as excited to try these glazed carrots as I was?! See you tomorrow!

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15 thoughts on “Honey glazed carrots | budget-proof challenge

    1. I’ m so with you, why over complicate something as good as honey glazed carrots?! I’m afraid so too Dawn, afraid so… Lol!

  1. These honey glazed carrots look delish! I love simple, quick and fancy-looking recipes like these. 🙂
    Mino: is such a cutie!!! Oh, I can’t wait to see more pics of him. 🙂
    Meanwhile, you really asked for it by telling your fam you wanted to get into waitressing… lol. Oh family, if they can’t take advantage of you, who can? J/k. Super interesting though that you want to get into hospitality. One of my sister’s friends did his entire college degree on hospitality and even did internships in China for it.
    Have a great weekend, Viv! xoxo
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    1. Thank you Demeter! So do I, simple quick and fancy-looking it is!
      Ohhhh yes, I love Mino so much! Can’t wait to see him again this weekend <3 I guess I asked for it, didn't I?! Yep, I'm currently studying hospitality management and did my internship in a hotel already. (that's the Sydney story I told you about!)
      You have a great weekend too! Happy Easter xxx

    1. I know right! If I would have known they were so easy to prepare I would have done it way earlier!
      Thank you for your kind comments, hope to see you around again 🙂 Happy Easter Erin!

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