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.
-Celery Stalks (organic preferably)
-Almond butter (or any nut butter should do) (I used no salt/sugar added)
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 :)