Have you bitten into a crunchy stalk of celery lately? If not, it might be time to reintroduce yourself to this versatile veggie. There’s more you can do with celery than just put peanut butter on top.
Add a crunch to your favorite dishes
Celery is commonly used in soups and hearty winter meals like shepard’s pie. But it can add a welcome texture to almost any dish. Try it with salads of any kind, as well as tuna, hummus, tacos and stir fry.
Eat fewer calories
A stalk of celery contains only 6 calories! That’s hard to beat with almost any other snack. You might have heard that celery has so few calories, you can burn more calories by eating it. However, there are currently no studies to confirm this.
Substitute celery salt for traditional table salt
Grab some celery salt from the grocery stores as a replacement for salt on your potato dishes, rice, vegetables—and even popcorn.
Quick celery facts:
- Celery is always in season – so it’s easy to find a fresh batch at your grocery store.
- Celery can be prepared numerous ways: raw, microwaved, steamed or baked.
- Celery leaves are edible.
Here’s a perfect example of how to use celery (and a great recipe to try for spring): Apple Chicken Salad