Celery is a stem vegetable, which is a March Foods of the Month! Stems include other veggies like asparagus, fennel and rhubarb.
Because celery is mild tasting, it is a great veggie to use as a base for adding more flavors. Celery, along with carrots, cucumber and peppers, is a popular veggie to use for dips. Make your afterschool snacking healthier with these celery snack ideas from The OrganWise Guys!
Ants on a Log – This snack is so popular it has it’s own name! Top cut up celery stalks with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese and add raisins for a fun and healthy afterschool snack.
Celery Turkey Wraps – Cut up celery stalks and fill the inside part with low-fat chive flavored cream cheese. Use thick-cut low sodium deli turkey to wrap up the celery pieces and serve immediately.
Celery Dipping Sticks – For a super fast snack, cut up celery, carrots, peppers and cucumbers into 2 inch long sticks. Use to dip in your favorite hummus. This snack is great for on-the-go; just transfer the veggie sticks into plastic bags!
Blue Cheese Celery Boats – Do you like buffalo chicken with celery? Make a healthier version of this snack by mixing a little blue cheese with some low-fat cream cheese and non-fat Greek yogurt. Add in your favorite dried fruit for a little more flavor, and add the mixture to cut up celery pieces. Tasty!