Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ants On a Log

Ants On a Log
If you look around this blog long enough, you'll probably notice a glaring lack of vegetable dishes. Vegetables are not a favorite, and they are the part of a meal where I fall apart. Growing up, I don't think I ever ate celery with peanut butter. My mom might have, but I was super duper picky, and I was not forced to eat too many vegetables. Just enough to keep me alive. My son Ezra introduced these to me after they made them in his first grade class, I think. He was so excited about them and loved them so much, he asked me to make them at home. So, every time I buy celery (like I did the other day for meatloaf), Ezra asked me to make him ants on a log. I made one for myself too, and was reminded that they are, in fact, delicious. The celery is crisp and fresh, the peanut butter salty, sweet, and creamy, and the raisins are sweet and chewy. This snack has everything, AND it's pretty healthy. Right? Well, it passes for super healthy around these parts.
I'm blogging about them mostly to remind the rest of you about this healthy and tasty snack option.

Ants On a Log

  • Celery stalks
  • Peanut butter (or cashew butter or Sunbutter...)
  • Raisins
Wash, dry, trim and cut celery stalks into 4-6 inch sticks. Use about 1 teaspoon peanut butter per celery stick and spread into the "hollow" area. Use more or less to fit or meet your preference. Top peanut butter filled celery sticks with 4-6 raisins at regular intervals.
Enjoy your relatively healthy snack!

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