Robert Irvine Shares His Carrot Vinaigrette for Eye Health, Workout Plan—and Giveaway!

Robert Irvine, start of the Food Network hit show Restaurant: Impossible is just one of those guys who looks fit. I mean, seriously. Look at those arms!


He is clearly doing something right in the eating-right and working-out department, and after spending a couple of weeks reading his new book Impossible to Easy: 111 Delicious Recipes to Help You Put Great Meals on the Table Every Day, I know that he is a GENIUS in the kitchen. I tried his recipe for Citrus-Braised Chicken Breasts With Sweet Roasted Garlic (p. 136, if you have the book—I skipped the tart part to make it gluten-free), and it was amazeballs. It’s a great guide from going from pretty good home cook to a rockin’ amazin’ your-friends-will-wonder-if-you’ve-been-to-culinary-school cook.

So, when we had the chance to ask Robert a few questions about eye health, per his work with Transitions on this campaign, we were so game! And, yep, from Robert’s answers, he’s just a cool dude. A really strong, cool dude. And his idea for a carrot vinaigrette? Oh, YES, PLEASE. Sounds like carrot heaven. I will so be trying that.

He only lifts light weights but does high rep counts? Can you imagine if he LIFTED HEAVY? Oh, my. Love him!

And we want to share the love—with you! That’s right, Transitions is giving one lucky U.S. reader a fun gift box that includes a signed copy of Impossible to Easy, an apron, recipes cards and other fun tools to help you make eye-healthy foods in your own kitchen.


To win it, simply leave a comment with what your favorite eye-healthy food is! We’ll pick a winner in about a week and notify him or her via email and in the comments. So good luck!

And a big thanks to Robert for taking the time to chat with us! —Jenn


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  1. Blueberries are my favorite eye-healthy food !
    It’s hot here in Texas, and I wanted something sweet, pop-able and cold yesterday ; I decided to try the frozen blueberries I had bought a while back for smoothies. OMGEEE ; creamy, sweet and they hit the spot !
    Blueberries pack 14 milligrams of vitamin C per cup and 0.24 milligrams of Zinc !
    Blueberries also contain Vitamin A, Vitamin E ; which are great for eye health !

  2. One of my most favorite lunches include broccoli, carrots and bell peppers steamed with seasoning and a touch of olive oil. Sometimes I’ll round it out with quinoa for a filling meal, or perhaps a bit of salmon. Veggies lunches are energizing and delicious!

  3. I’d have to go with blueberries too. They’re very versatile and can be used in many dishes. Smoothies, muffins, bread, salad, etc.

    Carrots are great too! Love them raw!

  4. I’d say from what I’ve read that the whole Mediterranean Diet is my favorite for eye health.

  5. Blueberries and orange smoothies are our favorite! Perfect way to cool off on a hot day!

  6. Eggs, including the yolk. Just had a fantastic Vietnamese dinner the other night that came topped with a fried egg that served as a sort of sauce. Super delicious. Also, all of those orange foods (carrots, sweet potatoes) and definitely salmon. I guess I like to eat pretty colors!

  7. I love plain greek yogurt over fresh fruit such as strawberries, oranges, grapes, etc…..It is such a refreshing snack and keeps me going for those long afternoons!!

  8. Greens! I have kale, spinach, broccoli, or Brussels sprouts everyday – sometimes all them! Top it with some wild salmon and your eyes will thank you!

  9. kale and blueberries have to be my favorite eye-healthy foods. I should be eating more though! gonna have to try this carrot dressing!

  10. As a kid, I loved raw carrots and would probably devour them just as much today. Sweet potatoes and peaches are right up there for me as are milk, cheese, and eggs. My least favorite Vitamin A item – Liver. Bleck. We’ve been reduced to one income for about 6 years now and I’ve lost weight but would love to tone one area in particular and need to eat healthy again! Boo hoo!

  11. I have to go with carrots. I love them raw and as an adult I love cooked carrots. We cook them many ways and have found lots of ways to integrate them into our dinners. The simplest and probably my favorite is baby peas and carrots mixed and seasoned, then we joke about my fiance and I going together like peas and carrots! haha

  12. And our winner is…JennieLynn! Congrats, girl! Emailing you now to get your mailing address. 🙂

    —FBG Jenn