Celery is a great snack that can help you lose weight, but it’s not always easy to eat. Here are three ways to enjoy celery without feeling like you’re eating vegetables.
This recipe for stuffed celery is made with blue cheese, which is a great way to add flavor and texture to the dish. It’s also perfect for an appetizer or side dish.
Choose Your Fillers
Apart from eating the filled celery, one of the most enjoyable aspects is choosing what to stuff them with! You may also enlist the help of your children. The only guideline we follow is to experiment with textures – as you can see, the three we created have a creamy and crunchy combination!
If you’re looking for additional inspiration, consider the following:
- peanut butter and berries, diced
- bacon with almond butter (sweet and salty)
- chicken and mayonnaise (a fun twist on chicken salad)
Textures Can Be Mixed And Matched
These days, mouth feel is everything! What’s the purpose of eating anything if it doesn’t taste nice and feel good in your mouth? Okay, I’m kidding, but I believe that mouth feel is really essential. It’s the precise word for the way our food feels in our mouths, and it may have a significant impact on how we perceive a meal or dish!
If you want your kids to eat more vegetables and enjoy healthier snacks like these stuffed celery, making sure they have a nice mouth feel may help them appreciate healthy eating. That certainly applies to me! I don’t always want to eat cow liver since it doesn’t taste nice, but sauteing it with onion and bacon to improve the mouth feel certainly helps me swallow it!
Not only is this the ideal after-school snack for your kids, but it’s also a fantastic appetizer for game day or board game night at home! Build a stuffed celery bar with a variety of spreads and toppings so that guests may make their own.
Three Ways to Stuff Celery
Enjoy celery sticks topped three ways: Cream cheese & bacon bits, Goat cheese & pimentos, almond butter & sunflower seeds.
3 person servings
449 calories per serving
Time to Prepare: 10 minutes
Time to cook: 0 minutes
Bacon with cream cheese
- Combine cream cheese and cream in a small mixing dish with an electric mixer (add additional cream for a creamier texture).
- If you have one, use a piping bag with a tip to stuff the celery with the cream cheese mixture. Bacon bits should be sprinkled on top. and then serve.