I have to admit- I have not always been a fan of celery. I liked it chopped up in rice or soup, but eating it alone- just not enough flavor! It is a healthy food, though- lots of fiber, a good dose of vitamin K, C, and A, Potassium, Folate, antioxidants… and all that with almost no calories or carbohydrates. I decided it was time for me to figure out how to love it. Enter the stuffing…
We all know about ‘Ants on a log’- celery stuffed with peanut butter and raisins- but it’s time to be a bit more creative. Some ideas are to fill with tuna or tofu salad, use other nut butter, make a spicy salsa stuffing…the possibilities are endless.
This recipe is a great one to include the kiddos in preparing. Let them mix up the filling, and then decorate the tops with a variety of toppings. If you find you need a bit sweeter filling, add the teaspoon of sugar- it brings out the flavor of the pineapple without being overwhelming.
- 4 oz. Cream Cheese
- 2 Tbsp. finely chopped microgreens
- 2 Tbsp. finely grated carrot
- 2 Tbsp. crushed pineapple
- 1 tsp sugar (optional)
- Celery stalks
- Wash and dry the celery stalks, and cut into appropriate size lengths
- Mix the filling ingredients together with a fork.
- Fill the celery stalks with the filling.
- Top with your choice of toppings- raisins, dried cranberries, pineapple, additional microgreens- be creative!
Have you tried it? Let me know in the comments how you liked it and what toppings you prefer!