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The BEST Tasty Carb-Conscious Snacks with Celery

For all the other carb-conscious eaters who love celery like I do, here are The BEST Tasty Carb-Conscious Snacks with Celery! Use Low-Carb Recipes to find more low-carb ideas for snacks.

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It’s more than five years now since I first embarked on my South Beach Diet journey into lower-glycemic eating habits, but I still remember how I looked forward to the snacks during those early days starting the diet. And now that I’ve evolved to more of a carb-conscious eating plan I’m still someone who can’t get through the day without a snack!

One of my favorite snack foods is celery, so diet-friendly and a great vehicle for delivering other flavors to your mouth. And it’s that time of year when some of you are getting ready for bathing suit season, so I thought I’d share The BEST Tasty Carb-Conscious Snacks with Celery! There are enough ideas here to satisfy you any time you need a snack! 

Let’s start with celery stuffed with peanut butter, definitely something I’d enjoy as a snack any time of day. If you’re eating peanut butter on the South Beach Diet or another carb-conscious eating plan, it needs to be a natural peanut butter, without added sugar. This is my favorite brand, but there are lots of good ones.

Peanut butter is a calorie-dense food, so stick to the 2 T per day serving size if you’re following South Beach. These are short little pieces of celery, but this is enough of a snack to satisfy me when I need something to munch on.

Hummus is something I love to stuff inside celery, or just eat with the celery as a dipper. This Meza hummus is something I always have in the fridge, but hummus is easy enough to make from scratch, so check the recipe links after the photos if you’d like to make your own. Hummus does have some carbs, but it’s good for low-glycemic diets.

If you’re a South Beach Diet fan, The South Beach Diet Supercharged recommends starting with 1/3 to 1/2 cup serving per day, so keep that in mind when you’re eating hummus as a snack.

This gourmet garlic and herb cheese is something else I absolutely love stuffed into celery. I buy this at Costco, but there are other brands of similar cheese available in most supermarkets or specialty food stores.

Cheese like this is the best choice for low-carb diets, and this one only has 2 carbs in an ounce of cheese. The cheese may be a bit high in carbs for South Beach Diet fans, but personally I’d enjoy it for a treat!

More Snacks with Celery

Below are lots more snack ideas for things that can be eaten with celery. If you have a good suggestion for a snack that tastes good with celery, I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

Hummus Recipes To Scoop Up with Celery:

Slow Roasted Tomato Hummus from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Parsley Hummus from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Real Hummus Recipe from The Hummus Blog
Jalapeno and Lime Hummus from Gluten Free Goddess
Very Traditional Hummus from The Perfect Pantry
Edamame Hummus from Life’s Ambrosia
Light Zucchini Hummus from Wasabimon
Chipotle Hummus from Andrea Meyers

More Bean Dips That Taste Good with Celery:

White Bean and Artichoke Dip from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Julia Child’s Puree of White Beans with Garlic and Herbs from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Ful Medames (Fava Bean Dip) from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
White Bean Dip from Chez Us
Cannellini Bean Dip from Inn Cuisine
Easy Black Bean Dip from Pinch My Salt
Black Bean Dip from My Columbian Recipes
Lito-Fray Bean Dip from Cookin’ with Cyndi

Other Tasty Dips to Eat with Celery:

Greek Yogurt and Cottage Cheese Dip with Dill from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Southwestern Ranch Dip from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grandma’s Vegetable Dip from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Heart-Healthy Shrimp Dip from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Caramelized Onion Dip from 101 Cookbooks
Eggplant Dip (Baba Ghanouj) from Simply Recipes
Green Goddess Dip from Serious Eats
Refreshing Radish Spread or Dip from Farmgirl Fare

Fish or Meat-Based Spreads to Enjoy with Celery:

Deviled Ham Spread from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Tuna and White Bean Dip from A Veggie Venture
Salmon Spread from David Lebovitz
Tuna-Chickpea Spread from Serious Eats
Deviled Ham from Umami Girl
Smoked Salmon Spread from Cast Sugar
Crab Spread from Recipe Girl

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    28 Comments on “The BEST Tasty Carb-Conscious Snacks with Celery”

  1. What a fun mom! (Rainbow sprinkles would be a no-no for South Beach Dieters though!)

  2. When I was a little girl my mom would stuff celery with peanut butter or cream cheese and she would ALWAYS put some rainbow sprinkles on. We loved it!

  3. Traci, it sounds good to me! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I started South Beach just this past Monday with the guidance of my neighbor. We were supposed to go shopping on Sunday, but didn't make it so I went to work on Monday with absolutely NO snacks. I remembered reading about cottage cheese and celery, so when I hit the salad bar at lunch I made a small container of cottage cheese and chopped celery for an afternoon snack…two flavors I never would have thought to put together, but was very satisfying.

  5. Thanks for new celery snack ideas! Love 'em!

  6. The funny thing is I couldn't think of a good snack tonight – and now I know what I'll make! Perfect timing. Thanks!

  7. I never thought of egg salad in celery; I think that's a great idea!

  8. I love celery stuffed with almost anything! Another good option is to stuff it with egg salad or tuna salad or chicken salad. Thanks again for your recipe links!