Celery Reindeer: A Healthy Holiday Snack

December 20, 2022   4 Comments

Every year I attempt to throw something healthy into the holiday mix. Every year no one reads my missives.

Celery Reindeer: A Healthy Holiday Snack

The worst month for Snack Girl is December. Why? I spend most of my time advocating for fruits and vegetables and December is not the time of year that anyone wants to hear my ideas.

January is my top month because we all come to our senses and start eating healthier. Then the year goes slowly down hill with peaks and valleys until we get to December (my bottom).

Do I give up? No! I keep trying to come up with holiday food that incorporates fruit and vegetables such as my Strawberry Santa Hats and my Veggie Christmas Tree.

You will not see buttery, crisp Christmas cookies on this website. No, I share with you CELERY.

Celery can be a holiday food if you dress it up. I made these adorable reindeer snacks for my teenagers and they actually ate them and smiled. If you can make a thirteen year old boy smile with celery - why wouldn’t you?

Celery and peanut butter is a classic. You get the crunch of the celery and the lovely smoothness of the peanut butter. In addition to this snack being delicious, you can’t really get healthier. We all need a bit of protein and healthy fat to go with our vegetables.

I eat peanut butter and celery - celery and cottage cheese - celery and ranch dressing - or just celery! I have found that if I cut it up and put it out - everyone eats it. The key is to make it available.

Celery is truly wonderful because unlike lettuce - celery keeps in your refrigerator for at least a week. You will always find it in my vegetable drawer for when I can’t make it to the store and I need a fresh vegetable.

What do you do with celery?

Celery Reindeer Recipe

1.9 from 17 reviews

Makes 6 reindeers

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3 stalks celery
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
3 mini-pretzels, broken in half.
small candies such as M&Ms


Scrub celery and cut long stalks in half. Spread peanut butter in groove in stalk. Stick on candies and pretzels. Enjoy!

For 1 stalk = 40 calories, 2.7 g fat, 0.6 g saturated fat, 3.3 g carbohydrates, 3.0 g sugar, 1.4 g protein, 0.5 g fiber, 31 mg sodium, 2 Green, 2 Blue, 2 Purple

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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forget those mm's those reindeer are darling! although I'd put a red nose on them! ;-) I love the idea of pretzel,PB and celery. I'm going to try it!

Thank you so much for the helps and reminders. We can all make it through this holiday party time. It is up to us of what we put on our forks and spoons. The choices are all ours and we are the ones who choose. No one is forced to make unplanned for choices. I promise I will continue to keep reading every thing you write

I'm definitely going to try the reindeer

This recipe slays me! I mean, sleighs me!!! Ho ho ho. I’m actually going to make these. Celery is a great thing during these times that we can’t go to the grocery as often to reup our fresh veggies. I’m going to take these over to my teen grandchildren. It’s the kind of thing they’ve come to expect. THANK YOU, LISA!! This doesn’t mean I can’t eat some cookies, too!!!!! I love chocolate and nuts. And salty and sweet. This is hilarious.

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