Celery – how do I buy thee?  Hearts only? Organic? .99 cheapest option?  In this case, the answer is NOT “it depends”.  Alway buy organic when it comes to celery – there’s no hard coating to ward off the pesticides!  It’s mostly water and if it’s fed more than water, you are literally drinking the toxins.  And as you’ve been learning with HDM – you’re not only learning the right foods to eat, but also learning what to avoid like toxins, plastics, bad oils, gummy fillers – all things that wreak havoc on your poor system that is just trying to turn food into energy; it doesn’t know how to process those other items!!   #soapbox #readingredients

I will warn you – the organic are a bit, well, rougher to chew and they are more fibrous.  Like anything fresh, eat them within the next couple of days.

Here are the different ways I use them:

  1. juiced (not blended – yuck! bad consistency) with wheat grass, 1/2 granny smith apple, carrots, cucumbers
  2. with almond butter in the groove; optional seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, dried goji berries
  3. sliced or diced into soups (bone broth! yum!)
  4. sliced or diced into lettuce salads
  5. diced into wild salmon or tuna wraps (I use lettuce for wraps)
  6. dipped (ok, scooped) into homemade guacamole
  7. sauteed (with coconut oil) with other fresh veggie buddies (red peppers, bok choy, snow pea pods)
  8. definitely not for breakfast – just not a breakfast food for me
  9. cook with sausage and onions for some extra crunch
  10. make it the main part of a salad; marinate with ACV and EVOO (google it) and herbs/spices

The purpose of these Healthy Diabetes Management posts are to expand your food horizons.  This is how I made my body more effective at processing my insulin and gradually lost weight and prescriptions.  Here’s a good place for recipes: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/slideshow/celery-recipes

Eventually below here, I will add my accompaniment spices or foods from Amazon.  I’ll save that for a rainy day.  Please come back to visit!