How do you eat celery?

@Michele21 (3097)
United States
March 6, 2007 12:28pm CST
I am really trying to stick with eating healty food, but some things (like celery) I just don't like. My kids and husband eat it plain but I can't...it is so icky to me. So I was wondering how you eat your celery? I have heard putting peanut butter on it but we don't have any right now =(
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@loved1 (5338)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Have you thought of using it in a stir fry, soup, or pasta salad? When I make tuna salad I always add loads of chopped celery, carrots, cauliflower, onion etc. I just chop it up into little bits and the children don't even know they are eating veggies. lol
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Good trick!
@wolfie34 (26886)
• United Kingdom
24 Mar 07
In the summer when I have salads more I always stick celery in the salad, sometimes I can eat it raw, I pour salad cream all along the stalk then eat it, delicious! It also stops me reaching out for the chocolate instead.
@tarsadawn (350)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I put cream cheese or peanut butter on it. Makes it yumm-o!!!
@weemam (13389)
11 Mar 07
I don't like it either but I tried it with cottage cheese placed in the stalk and it wasn't too bad like that xx
@design (848)
• Ireland
11 Mar 07
I'm not a big fan either, the only way I can use it is in quiche, I cut pretty thin slices too but plenty of them, it's not too over powering this way.
@filchi (291)
• Netherlands
11 Mar 07
Is it just really pure celery? Because i use as some of the ingredients of my cooking...to soup and when i make noodles and other vegetables, i add up celery.
@ratburn (940)
• Philippines
7 Mar 07
i love raw celery! i eat it with blue cheese, especially when it's cold. very refreshing! first time i tried them was as a siding for buffalo wings. now, i eat celery whenever i like it. and usually there's no buffalo wings to go with it. celery and peanut butter? interesting! never heard of it eaten that way. have to try it soon to see.
@Osterode (74)
• United States
6 Mar 07
peanut butter, lots of it! my grandma used to make a cream cheese cheddar spread and put it in her celery sticks. kind of like ants on a log type thing. it was pretty good.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
6 Mar 07
if you are talking raw celery, I like it with a little salt, but since you are not crazy about celery we also enjoy it with peanut-butter, or cream cheese, or egg salad - stuffed in the rib. some people put raisins on the peanut butter stuffed ones.
@babyhar (1339)
• Canada
6 Mar 07
I use celery quite often in a lot of the dishes I make. If I don't use it in the foods I cook. I will buy some cheese whiz & will have my celery with the cheese whiz. If I don't have cheese whiz on hand I will just cut up some cheese in general & put it on top of the celery & eat it that way. I know that usually whenever I make chili. I will cut up some celery & dice it up really finely. And mix it in to the chili. My other half & me love the taste of the celery mixed in with it. Also sometimes I will use the celery I have on hand to make soup. So I will make cream of celery soup & it's a very different type of soup that is rather delicious! You may want to try doing something such as this. Other times.. I will take my celery &.. Make a casserole. You can always take some celery & mix it in to the casseroles you make if you do make any.. It tastes rather yummy mixed with noodles, cheese, meat, & different sauces. I know I do this quite often & there is usually none left after I make this dish each & every time. You could also cut up some celery & make it in to a salad. Of course include the usual lettuce, cheese, carrots, or however you make your salad. This time around just add the celery to the salad as well. I also will sometimes buy or make some of my own dip with the ingredients I have on hand.. I will then dip the celery that I have in to the dip. It helps to enhance the flavor by dipping the celery in to it. I usually will make a ranch or dill dip.. You could try doing this as well. Sometimes when I make chicken pot pie I also will take some of the celery I have on hand.. And mix that in the dish that I had prepared for dinner. I will sometimes put peanut butter on top of the celery as well with raisins. I don't like raisins all to much but when I have company over I will make some with raisins & then some without.. As I know some people like it this way.. Others don't. You can also take some cream cheese & fill the celery with that.. Make a mix between peanut butter & cream cheese.. That is when you do have peanut butter on hand. I sometimes will even fry up some vegetables, which of course includes celery. And I will make a stir fry out of the vegetables. And then I will put the vegetables on top of a bed of noodles & then make my own stir fry sauce. Or I will even make a teriyaki sauce for my stir fry. You could use your celery for a chicken stir fry or a beef stir fry if you'd like. In conclusion.. These are all of the things I use my celery for. I hope I've given you a few idea's on what you can use your celery for.. Or the different ways you can have your celery as well to! I love celery as there are so many different ways to make it tasty instead of having it with nothing on it! That doesn't taste half as good as adding the celery to your dinners you prepare.. Or even putting things on top of your celery. At least in my opinion! . . Thanks for allowing me to share! xx
• United States
6 Mar 07
i can include celery sticks with my carrots & beans for salad as with dip for chizwiz or with light ranch ! i can also add celery slices in my pork stew or beef tomato soup. celery is really healthy even eaten fresh or within the dish .
• United States
6 Mar 07
My favorite recipe using celery include the following: celery peanut butter raisins Put the peanut butter on the celery and then the raisins in the peanut butter. So good! I suggest you try it and tell me how you like it.
• Canada
6 Mar 07
Celery is good LOL I person think it is great although my kids perfer peanut butter and rasians on the belery to add pizzaz it taste great like that and has been eattin like that for awhile they call it ants on a log try it's great and all the adds are good for u.....
@dfinster (3538)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I don't care for plain raw celery either but will eat it ith something like a dill dip or onion dip. I don't mind it when it's cooked but the dip thing is the only way I can eat it otherwise.
@cutepenguin (6460)
• Canada
6 Mar 07
I sprinkle a little bit of salt on it. Or I add cheese.
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Try filling it with low-fat cream cheese, maybe put some raisins on top if you like them.