Return To An Old Favorite Snack (With A Twist)
January 23, 2012 8 Comments
Sometimes we need a little inspiration to make a healthy snack. We get into snack ruts because we are super busy.
Well, check out those lovely "ants on a log" above. Don't they look yummy?
I made them with whipped cream cheese and then I added either ants (raisins) or chile powder. This last spice decision is left up to YOU. Are you in a sweet or spicy mood? Grab some cinnamon, black pepper, salt, whatever!
I used only 1/2 tablespoon of whipped cream cheese in each of these snacks. Here is the nutritional information for the whipped cream cheese:
30 calories, 2.5 g fat, 1 g carbohydrates, 0.5 g protein, 0 g fiber, 35 mg sodium, 1 Points+
A five inch stalk of celery has TWO (count 'em 1...2!) calories so you can do the math here.
Basically, you are using a wee bit of fatty goodness to eat an extremely good source of fiber. You get a great CRUNCH which may help you avoid those evil critters: potato chips.
Other toppings for celery:
- peanut butter or any other nut butter (almond, cashew, sunbutter, etc.)
- use dried cranberries instead of raisins
- cayenne pepper or curry powder instead of chili powder
Do these things ever go out of style? I certainly hope not. Your kids won't even notice that they are eating celery if you tell them they are FROGS eating up the ants on a log.
What do you put on your celery sticks?
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