Sweet and Spicy Roasted Carrots and Broccoli

  • 5 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 25 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 4


  • 174


  • 6g


  • 26g


  • 5g




  • 3 Tbsp Reduced-Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar, packed
  • 2 Tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tsp Rice Vinegar (optional)
  • 1 Tsp Sriracha, or more to taste (omit if spicy foods are bothersome)
  • 16 oz Bag Baby Carrots, rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 16 oz Broccoli Florets, rinsed & cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Tsp Sesame Seeds (optional)
  • SSoy:

    Replace the soy sauce with a soy-free alternative

  • GGluten:

    Replace the soy sauce with gluten-free alternative


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Preheat Oven Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

  • 3.

    Whisk Sauce In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and Sriracha, set aside.

  • 4.

    Coat Carrots Place carrots on baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil and top with garlic. Mix to evenly coat the carrots.

  • 5.

    Roast Vegetables Bake for 10-15 minutes. Stir in broccoli and continue cooking for another 10-12 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and beginning to turn light brown.

  • 6.

    Add Sauce Remove from oven and transfer to a large bowl, gently stir in sauce mixture to combine. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.

  • 7.

    Refrigerate Vegetables Enjoy vegetable dish within two hours. Vegetables will keep in the fridge up for two days.

  • 8.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe adapted from

Nourishment Notes


Root vegetables, such as carrots, contain high amounts of insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber can help prevent and relieve constipation, a common side effect of anti-cancer medications. Carrots also contain vitamin A, important in strengthening the immune system.


Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable high in insoluble fiber to help prevent constipation. It also helps promote eye health, lung health, liver function, supports bone health, increases healthy cell production, and keeps the immune system working its best.


Garlic is an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial food to help keep cells healthy. Specifically, garlic has been found to help keep colon cells healthy.

Fatigue Buster

  • Use Pre-Diced Vegetables

    Use pre-cut broccoli and carrots to reduce preparation time.

  • Ask for Assistance

    Ask a family member or friend to help prepare this side dish.

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