National Celery Month: Celebrate in style with these four easy recipes. Celery is a hearty vegetable, and adds both flavor and nutrients to your diet. Healthy Family has put together a list of 4 celery recipes that are both easy and nutritious. This should help you get into the groove for National Celery Month. Would you like to check them out?
I’ve collected recipes for any time of day: a breakfast juice recipe, simple Waldorf salad recipe, easy salmon snack, and a chicken soup recipe. They all include a bit of celery and they are all fast, easy recipes to prepare.
I’m excited to talk about national celery month. Celery is a favorite go to vegetable in my kitchen. I put it in just about everything. Organic celery is a staple around here, and not much more expensive than conventional celery. It’s an easy vegetable to throw in any stew or soup recipe. Low in calories and cholesterol, this vegetable is also a source of vitamin C and B6. There is a lot of sodium in celery, but it also has high potassium levels so this balances it out. There are lots of ways to use organic celery in your meals. It’s great for dieting because it is very high in fiber. Celery is also great for heart health and will help if you suffer from constipation.
A Few Quick Facts about the Nutritional Benefits of Celery:
- Celery is anti-cancerous.
- It helps lower blood pressure when eaten regularly.
- May prevent gallstones if eaten regularly.
- It’s a natural diuretic.
- It’s low in calories and low glycemic, too.
So how about those easy and yummy organic celery recipes for National Celery Month?
We’ve got them right here:
- a celery juice for breakfast
- a Waldorf salad for lunch
- a chicken soup recipe for dinner
- a canned salmon and celery snack
Are you wondering why I use organic celery? Well, we’ve been buying organic celery ever since we learned that conventional celery has some of the highest concentrations of pesticides on it. If you haven’t yet gotten into the habit of buying organic celery, you should consider it.
4 Easy Organic Celery Recipes for National Celery Month
Celery Juice Recipe: This celery recipe uses 1 stalk of celery, 2 apples peeled and cored, 2 large spinach leaves, 1 kiwi (peeled) and 1/2 cup of water. Place all ingredients in a Nutribullet, or Vitamix blender. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes. Serve. A Nutribullet or Vitamix machine is different from a juicer. There is no wasted pulp and the resulting juice is thicker and full of natural fiber.
Waldorf Salad: The easy Waldorf salad recipe uses 1 stalk of celery, 1 chopped apple, 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup of grapes, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, about a cup of lettuce, a teaspoon of lemon, salt and pepper to taste.
Canned Salmon on Celery Stalks: This celery recipe uses 4 stalks of celery, one can of wild Alaskan salmon (boneless and skinless), 1/2 teaspoon celery salt, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup relish (we buy Trader Joe’s brand because it doesn’t contain artificial coloring). Add canned black olives as a garnish if you’d like. Each olive has a tiny slice of fresh carrot in the center.
Chicken Soup with Celery Slices, Onions, and Carrots: This celery recipe uses 1 pound of chicken tenderloins, 2 boxes of Organic Pacific Foods Chicken Broth, 1 fresh onion (diced), 3 stalks of organic celery (sliced), and 6 carrots (peeled and sliced). Add 1 tablespoon parsley and salt and pepper to taste. Optional: add rice, noodles, or quinoa.
I hope you like these recipes for National Celery Month. Let me know if you try them and you like them or if you’ve made a substitution that worked for you.