While many around me were consuming potatoes in their holiday dinner, I opted for more root vegetables. The carrot vs. potato comparison really isn’t a comparison at all. The vitamin A in about 3 ounces of carrots is 335% the daily recommended value. A potato? Zero. But the real problem is that the carbs in a potato are double that of a carrot, and a serving size of a potato is always excessive. A whole baked potato is roughly 300 grams or 60 grams of carbs vs 10 grams in a serving of carrots. Carrots are a better choice, hands down. Roasted carrots with cumin, sautéed celery, seared scallops, and braised short ribs. Not shown, a huge beet and arugula salad.