Celery Stuffed with Apricot Blue Cheese Spread
By 30 Minutes or Less
Crunchy sweet celery is a versatile snack food, just right for this flavorful spread. Filled with dried fruit and nuts, this enticing and quick low-fat spread can be made ahead or on the spot

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
Category: Snacks
Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1
Think Variety; Think Color: Yellow/Orange,Green,Blue/Purple

Ingredients

2 Tbsp crumbled blue cheese

3 Tbsp cream cheese, fat-free

1/2 cup plain yogurt, fat-free

4 dried apricots

4 dried figs or dates

1/4 cup pecans

8 stalks celery

Directions

Food Processor Method

  1. Place all ingredients in food processor. Pulse just until fruit and nuts are chopped.
  2. Refrigerate spread until ready for use.
  3. Slice celery stalks into 3- to 4-inch sticks.
  4. Fill celery pieces with spread.

Alternate Method Without Food Processor

  1. Chop dried figs and pecans.
  2. With a fork and hand mixer, mix blue cheese, cream cheese, and yogurt until smooth. Stir in chopped dried fruit and pecans.
  3. Refrigerate spread until ready for use.
  4. Slice celery stalks into 3- to 4-inch sticks. Fill celery pieces with spread.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    140
  • Carbohydrates:    16g
  • Total Fat:    6g
  • Cholesterol:    5mg
  • Saturated Fat:   1.5g
  • Dietary Fiber:    3g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    39%
  • Sodium:    220 mg
  • Protein:    6g

 

 

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