Carrots are a versatile vegetable that are delicious in many different dishes. In regards to nutrition they are packed full of beneficial vitamins and minerals. Carrots are rich in fiber, vitamin K, and beta-carotene. Beta carotene specifically is a compound that can help protect your eyes, hence why carrots are known to be great for your eyes. In the kitchen they are perfect in sweet applications such as smoothies or healthy cookies as well as savory dishes. Additionally, many people are used to only eating the root but the leaves or tops can also be used! They are great when added to a pesto or blended in a smoothie.