Decadent Diabetic – Orange Glazed Carrots Recipe

This is a wonderfully decadent glazed carrot recipe from the Decadent Diabetic! Chef Ward Alper uses lower sugar orange juice to create an amazing side dish that may outshine the main dish! Enjoy!

Orange Glazed Carrots Recipe

Serves 2
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes


  • 6 Medium Carrots (Peeled and sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons Butter (Or Butter Substitute)
  • 6oz TROP 50 Orange Juice
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar Substitute
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 cup Toasted Pecans or Walnuts


Step 1. Melt butter in a sauce pan. Cook carrots in the butter of high heat for 1 minute. Add TROP 50, water, cinnamon, salt, and sugar substitute.
Step 2. Continue cooking over medium high heat until all the liquid is evaporated, about 10-15 minutes.
Step 3. Garnish with the nuts for extra spark of flavor, texture, and crunch.

Each serving has approximately 11g Net Carbohydrates.

Chef Ward Alper is type 2 Diabetic who lives and eats DECADENTLY in Portland, Maine. Since his diagnosis more than four years ago he has refocused his recipes and eating to support his Diabetes health. He has maintained a consistent A1C of 5.2-5.3, while still enjoying the pleasures of eating. Chef Alper has been a professional chef in both New York City and Boston, Massachusetts.

He has a website,, where he shares stories and recipes with his fellow Diabetes and encourages them to expand their choices and take back their life and their table. His articles and recipes appear on Top Diabetes sites as well in medical newsletters across the United States. He is working with a major New York publisher towards publishing a cookbook so he can share with more Diabetics that you can take back your life and your table while still eating a Diabetic Diet and be DECADENT to boot!