You’ve probably figured out by now that most baby carrots are not really babies at all, but carved chunks of much larger carrots.
This is a little like calling a quarter of an apple a “baby apple.” By contrast, these petite carrots from Whole Foods’ 365 house brand are exactly what they seem to be: small, carefully carved, whole carrots. The little green stems on the ends demonstrate that each one is indeed a fully formed, intact vegetable that’s simply been washed and peeled. We like these nutrition-packed wonders not just because they are both adorable and dignified, but because their ready-to-go state makes them a breeze to include in just about any meal or snack. Dip them into hummus, split them down the center for an elegant sauté, or (our favorite) dress them in a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar and roast them in the oven. Maximum results and minimum effort — what’s not to love? About $5, exclusively at Whole Foods.