Calories in Celery Per Serving
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Caloric Values, Single Serving
One cup of raw chopped celery contains 16 calories. One large stalk (not the entire stalk - just one of the long pieces attached to the base of the specimen) contains only 10 calories.
Celery is commonly used as a seasoning agent for soups, casseroles, stews and stir fry dishes along with onions, garlic and different varieties of bell peppers.
Serving Suggestions for Celery
It is such a versatile food. Here are just a few serving suggestions for dieters:
1. Enjoy at snack time in its plain state.
2. Fill the crevice with light pineapple cream cheese - or your favorite low calorie filler such as reduced fat pimento cheese.
3. Add to salads in chopped form.
Diet Recipe for Mexican Rice & Chicken
Saute with onion and bell pepper using a bit of extra virgin olive oil. When the mix starts to become translucent add 1 cup of cooked chicken and stir. Next, add a couple of teaspoons of ground chili powder and stir.
Add 2 cups of cooked rice (instant or long cook variety) and stir. Add one drained can of petite tomatoes. Pour into a casserole dish and top with grated Mexican cheese, the low fat variety.
Nutrition Information for Celery, Raw
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