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:
- juiced (not blended – yuck! bad consistency) with wheat grass, 1/2 granny smith apple, carrots, cucumbers
- with almond butter in the groove; optional seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, dried goji berries
- sliced or diced into soups (bone broth! yum!)
- sliced or diced into lettuce salads
- diced into wild salmon or tuna wraps (I use lettuce for wraps)
- dipped (ok, scooped) into homemade guacamole
- sauteed (with coconut oil) with other fresh veggie buddies (red peppers, bok choy, snow pea pods)
- definitely not for breakfast – just not a breakfast food for me
- cook with sausage and onions for some extra crunch
- 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!