Buffalo Celery Sticks

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After yesterday’s post I thought that I better post something a little more healthy than cupcakes.  This is almost not a recipe, more of a gathering of ingredients that turned out, to me, a great healthy snack, and for my Weight Watcher’s friends it’s only 1 points plus value.

My inspiration came from buffalo wings.  With the Superbowl just around the corner, my mind had definitely been on party snacks…the whole blogosphere is literally smattered with them.  Although I probably won’t eat as healthy that day, I did want to have some healthier choices.

Meet Buffalo Celery Sticks.  Basic components of Buffalo wings (a personal favorite of mine) are chicken, hot sauce, blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.  Dismissing the chicken part of the equation I concentrated on the blue cheese, celery and hot sauce.

I was surprised to find that I was able to enjoy the flavors reminiscent of Buffalo wings using just three ingredients.  I spread Laughing Cow blue cheese wedges into celery sticks and sprinkled my favorite Frank’s Hot Sauce on them.  I’ve made this at least two times a week since I discovered it.

All the sticks shown in the photo (6 of them) used only one wedge of Laughing Cow blue cheese wedges.  The Laughing cow wedges are only 35 calories each, the hot sauce, zero calories and the celery?  The good news for people watching their weight, celery requires more calories to consume than calories it provides…basically a free food.  If you don’t care for blue cheese flavor, Laughing Cow has a ranch flavor that can be easily substituted.

While this is not a recipe that takes time, energy and skill, it has no less the wow factor.  In short it is flavorful and satisfying.  And here’s a little tip, I only use the small end of the celery so my cheese spread goes further;  I save the big end for chopping up and putting into recipes.  Bang for you buck, baby!

 

Buffalo Celery Sticks
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 celery stalks
  2. 1 wedge Laughing Cow blue cheese wedges
  3. Frank's Hot Sauce
Instructions
  1. Cut the celery stalks into 4" lengths (I like to use only the small end which require more than 2 stalks). Divide the Laughing Cow blue cheese wedge between the sticks and spread to fill the center, trofting it out slightly. Sprinkle some hot sauce on (according to taste).
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13 Responses to Buffalo Celery Sticks

  1. Karen February 2, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    Good idea! You may already do this, but I peel celery with a regular veggie peeler. It gets rid of the strings and makes eating celery sticks a whole lot more enjoyable!

    • Giggles February 2, 2012 at 8:54 am #

      Karen, I have done that in the past, it makes a big difference! This time I left them as is…I could use the extra fiber 😉

  2. Eliot February 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Genius! I love Laughing Cow. Great, healthy Super Bowl food.

  3. Amanda February 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    Love this! I’m a vegetarian but always love the smell of buffalo wings for some reason…now I can have some of the deliciousness too!

    • Giggles February 3, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

      Hooray, no one should be left out of the great flavor of buffalo wings.

  4. Rachel (teacher-chef) February 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    I LOVE Celery Sticks with Cream Cheese – this will just even kick that up a notch, easiest snack ever which is so good 🙂

    • Giggles February 3, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

      Me too, the snack was so darn easy I almost didn’t post it, but it was so good, I had to share.

  5. Debbi Does Dinner Healthy February 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    These sound perfect! I’ll be trying them soon, thanks!

    • Giggles February 14, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

      I hope you do.

  6. Biz February 18, 2012 at 8:21 am #

    One of my blog readers who knows I love spicy food sent me this link – I could see this being a side dish for my lunches next week – woot!

    Thanks for the idea – I loves the spicy shit!

    • Giggles February 18, 2012 at 10:30 am #

      Me too, love spicy bold flavors!

  7. Sara Murray March 13, 2016 at 9:47 pm #

    I don’t like blue cheese, but I’m a big fan of celery and buffalo wing sauce. The only ingredients are melted butter and Frank’s red hot. Delish. Sounds weird, but it’s addictive.

    • Giggles March 14, 2016 at 6:53 pm #

      Sara, I totally love butter and Franks Red Hot on my wings, it’s simple and the best! If you like this dip idea, you can substitute a ranch dressing.