When celery is mentioned, some may think of the tossed-to-the-side-and-ignored stalks that accompany traditional buffalo wings, or perhaps ’tis a great diet food, but really celery should be celebrated and appreciated as it contains a plethora of nutrients.

Truth, celery is very low in calories so it makes a great alternative to other not-so-healthy snack choices, but you shouldn’t be too caught up in the hype of “negative calorie” trends -__-. The significance of calorie deficiency from ingesting celery in one’s overall diet is extremely mild, which is why you should be aware of the other benefits that celery has to offer.

Celery is a good source of Vitamin A, K, Folate, and Potassium, as well as other vitamins and minerals.

Most importantly, celery contains antioxidants, which help prevent free-radical damage (cancer causing cells). Free radicals are unstable molecules that react quickly to gain stability by stealing electrons from other compounds, thus causing other free-radical formations. (Yay for chemistry). Our body can control these free radicals with the help of antioxidants, since they provide electrons to the free radicals to help stabilize them. An accumulation of free-radical damage occurs with age. Antioxidants can be derived from the whole foods we eat…Fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, etc. This is why it’s important to maintain a healthy diet and acquire the adequate amounts of nutrients from such foods. Pills and supplements are not necessary!

THE HUMAN BODY IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! asx1o2ei2ucksdklajsdzxcxewrt34!!

I recently received organic celery from my organic produce buying club and was not quite sure what to do with it. Ok, yeah I could do the ants on a log thing, especially with my chocolate covered raisins. But no enough Bridget, not everything has to have added chocolate to it! I’ve been eating too much of that lately anyways (oh, holiday season) so a savory break was definitely needed.

Almond butter, nutritional yeast, and hemp seeds were perfect pairings on top of this nutrient dense celery base. The flavors really meld wonderfully and create a great low carb and healthy snack.

 

Ingredients:

-Celery Stalks (organic preferably)

-Almond butter (or any nut butter should do) (I used no salt/sugar added)

-Nutritional Yeast

-Hemp seeds

 

Directions:

1. Take as many halved stalks of celery as you’d like! Yay. (I eat about 2 or 3 stalks for a good snack).

2. Layer (not too thick peeps!) almond butter inside the celery stalks

– I would recommend about 2 tbsp per serving

3. Sprinkle nutritional yeast and hemp seeds on stalks

4. Eat! Crunch, crunch..

 

I have been craving this daily and today I ate my last stalks of celery..Sad Panda, but I’m glad I have this recipe for future celery encounters.

And now you do as well :)

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  1. sarah

    Ya know, celery is one of the VERY few veggies I’m not actually wild about:/. But you may have convinced me to give it another shot – to be honest you could probably cover a twig in AB, hemp seeds & nooch & I’d enjoy it. Such an awesome combo.

    But something I’m 100% sure about , is that cocoa, caramel + salt= perfection. I’ve had your dark chocolate sea salt caramel cups in the very forefront of my mind all week! They look deeevine, I’m making them tomorrow:D

    I <3 your blog.
    Xxx

    • Howdy Sarah! You should def. give celery another chance! I wasn’t huge on it either until I received it in my produce share for the week and tried it out again.
      Haha definitely tis a lovely combo. I was actually putting that spread on toast until I decided to switch over to celery…

      YES! Glad you are makin’ the cups, you gotta let me know how ya like ’em!
      They’re one of my favorites.
      Thanks for stoppin’ by <3

    • Sarah, I am soooo there with you about the chocolate, salt, and caramel combo.

      Something you may enjoy with celery is putting raw peanut butter or almond butter, raw honey, chia seeds, and cacao nibs!

  2. Lovlie

    Sounds like a delicious combo! I do l celery but I can only have a little at a time, I’m a little allergic. But this sounds great!

  3. Looks Yum enough to give it a whirl! Thanks. Quick and easy too. Blessings

  4. Ava

    I LOVE CELERY!!! I use about a bunch per week! It goes into salads, straight up with other veggies to dip with, juiced, and just like you’ve suggested in your recipe above!

    With a clean palate that doesn’t feed on processed food, celery tastes very sweet and is really juicy…great on a hot day when the thought of cooking is out of the question or time is an issue…

    Yum!

  5. What a yummy-sounding snack! I’ve been using celery much more lately – always have loved it – but for some reason it’s finding its way into more of my food. Good to know it is such a powerhouse!

  6. Nancy

    I use celery instead of chips or bread to dip homemade hummus. Yummy! Also, celery stays crisper if stored in a container with a few inches of fresh water (like fresh herbs) in the fridge.