Celery: Crisp and Sensational
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Instead of reaching for chips when you feel like having
a snack, consider a healthier choice: celery. Crisp,
refreshing Fresh1® celery is available year around,
and this veggie tray favorite is great by itself, or
with a wide variety of dips or spreads. It makes a great
after-school or late-night snack, and celery is a terrific
option for people keeping an eye on their weight—it
has only 20 calories per serving!
With its simple, pale green looks and old-standby familiarity,
celery sometimes gets overlooked in favor of newer
or more exciting produce choices. But quiet celery is
secret health booster, packed with beneficial fiber
and antioxidant vitamin C. That means it works hard to
cancer and coronary heart disease. Snack to that!
Celery is fat- and cholesterol-free, low in sodium and
calories, and a good source of vitamin C.
- With only 20 calories in a serving (approximately
two stalks), celery is a healthy snack.
- Celery is
- Make celery more convenient to snack on,
and extend its freshness by storing it ready to eat.
cut your celery into snack-sized pieces, and pack them in a sealable
plastic container filled with water. Refrigerate.
Look for celery with straight stalks and rigid ribs.
The ribs should snap crisply when they are bent. The
inside surface of the ribs should be clean and smooth,
and the leaves should show no sign of wilting.
The Fresh1 celery comes from California and Arizona and
is available all year.
Keep celery in the refrigerator.
Meals For Two
Quick 'n Easy