Keep the celery stocked!

Celery - The Wonder Vegetable!

I’m a Costco kind of guy, and usually go there once a week to stock up on all the regulars such as my rice, chicken and vegetables. If I have time, I usually browse around a little to see what else may catch my eye. There seems to always be something new that is usually a great deal!

Well this most recent trip I was looking for some different kinds of vegetables. I usually use buy the frozen bags, so I can buy them in bulk and not have to worry about them going bad. As I was getting a few different types of frozen vegetables, I then peeked in the gigantic refrigerator of vegetables they have in the back. Lurking around, I saw a big bag of celery sticks. Since I am trying to add to my variety of greens, I just threw them in the cart since they were relatively inexpensive. Sure I could of saved a little and bought the stalks from the grocery store and cut ’em up, but this is quick and easy!

So if you are not a huge veggie person like myself, you probably don’t eat celery on a regular basis. Let me tell you, though, not only are they pretty tasty, but they give you that satisfactory “crunch” that everyone craves when they have the munchies. It occurred to me that celery could probably be the best “go to” food when you need a crunchy snack, and don’t want to eat a bag of chips and feel like a piece of shit.

Besides satisfying your crunchy cravings, two medium stalks only has about 15 calories but provides you with 2 grams of fiber. In addition, celery is an excellent source of vitamin K, folate, potassium, manganese and pantothenic acid. Want more? Celery is also a good source of copper, vitamin C, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin A!

It’s like a wonder vegetable – a crunchy, juicy, nutritious, low calorie munchie busting bonanza of a snack! So keep your refrigerator stocked with these crunchy critters, and they may just help satisfy your next crunchy craving!

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