Protein at Every Meal
A: Celery stars as a low-calorie snack and is packed with nutrients. A cup of celery has 37% of the daily value for vitamin K and is high in vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and folate. It's also high in antioxidants, which may reduce the risk of cancer. The crunchy, green stalks are proven in the kitchen for their versatility and flavor. Along with onion, carrots and parsley, celery is the base for stews and soups, gives crunch to tuna and chicken salad and adds flavor to the Thanksgiving stuffing. I'm reminded not to look down on celery just because it's a familiar veggie. Dip it in hummus; stuff it with peanut butter; or use add it to a stir-fry.
This recipe will help you rediscover the great taste of Brussels sprouts. You can cook them on the grill or roast them in the oven. The recipe is adapted from Hy-Vee.
MAPLE-BOURBON BRUSSELS SPROUTS
1 pound Brussels sprouts
1 large apple, cored and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1/4 cup aged bourbon barrel maple syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped