Category: Nutrition

Thanksgiving Side Dish: Roasted Carrots with Orange and Pistachio

Thanksgiving traditions are full of family, friends and calories.

Making a dish you love , that you know is healthy will help you stick to your diet and nutrition plan without sacrificing flavor.

Natalie Fortune, Attune Health’s nutritionist and research associate, loves this five- step roasted carrot side dish for several reasons.

“One, it is delicious. Two, it is super easy to make,” she said. “Three, it only has a few ingredients, but it feels really special.”

Roasted Carrots with Orange and Pistachio

  • 4 large carrots, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon of high heat cooking oil
  • Zest and juice of one orange
  • ½ cup of shelled and chopped pistachios
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt



  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees
  2. Slice the carrots on an angle into ½ inch slices. Place the carrots on a baking sheet and toss with oil and sea salt. Roast in the oven for about 25 minutes, until the carrots are beginning to brown and get soft.
  3. While the carrots are cooking, zest the orange and chop the pistachios.
  4. Remove carrots from the oven and sprinkle the pistachios and orange zest. Squeeze about ½ of the juice of the orange. Toss and place back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish and add this to your holiday spread!