Ants on a Log 3 ways.. Healthy Snack Idea!

2014-05-18
  • Servings : 1
  • Prep Time : 2m
  • Cook Time : 0m
  • Ready In : 2m

Ants on a log is a classic healthy snack and is perfect for kids and adults alike.. in my opinion it is the only enjoyable way of enjoying celery(!).

Celery contains just 3 calories per stick and contains vitamins A, C and K as well as the mineral folate. It is also high in both water and fibre which will help to keep you both hydrated and feeling fuller for longer!

For me, the perfect healthy snack is this:

  • PROTEIN + FIBRE = :D

This recipes combines both of those.. we have peanut butter (or PPB) and quark/cream cheese for the protein and celery plus raisins for the fibre. We’ve also got some natural sweetness from the honey, which is just for taste!

 

P.S. I didn’t invent this recipe.. far from it as (I think) this recipe originates from as far back as the 1940′s when Girl Scouts described “Ants on a log” as a “salad concoction of celery stuffed with cheese topped with raisin” .. you learn something every day ;)  Do let me know if you give these a go!

 

Ingredients

  • 3 celery stalks, halved
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter*
  • 1 tbsp vanilla quark or cream cheese
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 30g raisins/cranberries/sultanas

*or swap for 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter mixed with milk or water.

ants on a log

Method

Step 1

Lay out your 6 celery stalk halves & fill 2 of them with peanut butter, 2 of them with vanilla quark/cream cheese & 2 of them with honey (as pictured).

Step 2

Add your raisins on top so they look like 'ants on a log' !

Step 3

Enjoy your healthy snack guilt free :)

celery with cream cheese

celery with honey

Calorie stats provided are based on the recipe as shown i.e. 3 celery sticks filled with all 3 fillings & topped with raisins.

 

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook - here are a selection!!

ants on a log

 

 

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    230Kcal
  • Carbs

    40g
  • Protein

    12g
  • Fat

    4g

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Comments (2)

  1. posted by Jo on January 13, 2017

    oh dear!! I love all of these ingredients and this is the best combination for my coffee brek at work!! so excited thx Nic :)

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