Earth Day Rainbow Carrot Peel Chips

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Happy Earth Day! On Earth Day we should always think about what we can do to help our planet. When we cook, a lot of food gets thrown out and that hurts the environment! That won’t happen with our special Earth Day recipe: Earth Day Rainbow Carrot Peel Chips! Earth Day Rainbow Carrot Peel Chips are a easy Earth Day dish that uses every part of the carrot, so there's no leftover waste. It can even be a healthy new part of lunch or snack time!

Earth Day Rainbow Carrot Peel Chips

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes

Inspired By Amazing Waste

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Ingredients

  • 1 bag of rainbow carrots
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • Olive oil

Tools

  • Vegetable peeler
  • Cutting board
  • Baking sheet
  • Tablespoon
  • Pastry Brush (optional) or Paper Towel
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Recipe Steps

  • Wash Hands
  • Wash Carrots, be sure to scrub all the wax off of the carrots
  • **Grown Up** Pre-Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Peel the carrot length wise. 
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  • Pat the carrot strips with a paper towel to remove excess water.
  • Measure 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Use a pastry brush or paper towel and paint the baking sheet until it's completely coated.
  • Place the carrot strips evenly on the baking sheet.
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  • Measure 1 tablespoon of cumin.
  • Spread the cumin evenly over the baking sheet.
  • Measure 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.
  • Spread the cinnamon evenly over the baking sheet. 
  • Use your hands to mix up the carrots and the spices evenly. Spread them out after you do this.
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  • **Grown Up** Place the baking sheet in the oven. 
  • Set a timer for 4 minutes.
  • **Grown Up** When the timer goes off, flip the carrots.
  • Set a timer for 4 minutes.
  • **Grown Up** The carrot chips are done when the edges are browned.
  • **Grown Up** Remove the carrot chips from the oven.
  • Let the chips cool for 5 minutes before eating.
  • Scoop the chips onto a plate. 
  • Nom!
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**Grown Up Tips**

  • The inside of the carrot, the part you didn't use, can be stored in a container and placed in your fridge to be used for snacking or for recipes such as stir fry, baked carrots, or steamed carrots.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR & PHOTOGRAPHER 

Lincoln Gardner is a senior at Ithaca College with a major in Television-Radio and a Writing minor. She’s worked as Production Intern for The Ithaca Voice and as a Assistant Director for the college television show ‘Sautéed’ for three seasons.