Stuffed Celery Bites

November 1, 2014 at 5:41 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a healthy Diabetic Friendly Snack for you, Stuffed Celery Bites. It comes from one of my favorite sites CooksRecipes, check it out for all kinds of great recipes! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

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Stuffed Celery Bites

 

Stuffed Celery BitesFor the easiest preparation, spread the cream cheese mixture in the celery first, then slice.

 

Recipe Ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1 clove garlic, minced
8 stalks celery
1 (8-ounce) tub cream cheese with dried tomato or cream cheese (regular, lowfat or fat-free)
1/4 cup (1-ounce) shredded Italian cheese blend
2 tablespoons dry-roasted shelled sunflower seeds
Celery leaves (optional)

 

 

Cooking Directions:

Lightly coat a skillet with cooking spray. Add pine nuts and garlic. Cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until nuts are golden brown, stirring frequently. Set aside.
Remove tops and wide base from celery. Using a vegetable peeler, remove two thin strips from the rounded side of the celery, creating a flat surface.
In a small bowl combine the cream cheese and shredded Italian cheese. Spread or spoon cheese mixture into celery. Cut each filled stalk of celery into 2-inch pieces. Sprinkle half the pieces with the pine nut mixture and half with the sunflower seeds. If desired, stuff celery up to 4 hours before serving; cover, chill, cut, and add nuts and seeds just before serving. If desired, garnish with celery leaves.
Makes 8 servings.

 

 

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories: 132, total fat: 13g, saturated fat: 7g, cholesterol: 31mg, sodium: 152mg, carbohydrate: 3g, fiber: 1g, protein: 4g, vitamin A: 7%, vitamin C: 5%, calcium: 6%, iron: 3%

 

 

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/stuffed_celery_bites_recipe.html

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