Celery facts and general information about celery.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Celery is Available:
Grown in the summer. Available in grocery stores throughout the
How Does Celery Grow:
Celery grows in the garden like lettuces and cabbages.
Celery Science Experiment
Add water to a glass and add a few drops of blue food coloring. Stir
to combine. Place a celery stalk in the water and let sit for
several days. You will see how the celery stalk soaks in water
through the stalks by seeing the blue water through the stalk.
What to Look for When Buying Celery:
Choose celery that is light green in color and has moist leaves.
Avoid any with limp looking celery.
Celery Facts- Storage Tips:
Store in the fridge. You can also cut up stalks and place in a bowl
of water. Store in the fridge and they will last longer.
Celery Nutrition Facts:
Celery has no calories but contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron and
How to Cook Celery:
Use leaves for flavor in soups. Cut stalks for salads, soups, add in
chicken or tuna salad.
Ants on a Log
Cut celery into 3-4 inch pieces. Fill middle with cheese spread or
peanut butter. Add raisins to top to get the ants crawling on the
Apple Cheese Soup
2 Tablespoons oil
3 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 potato, peeled and chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/4 C onion, chopped fine
1/8 tsp. ground thyme
5 C chicken broth
4 C Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 C heavy cream
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. pepper
Heat the oil to hot but not smoking in a large soup pot over medium
Place the apples, potato, celery and onion into the hot oil.
Cook together for 5 minutes.
Stir in the thyme and continue cooking an additional 5 minutes.
Pour in the chicken broth and continue cooking 35 minutes.
Pour the entire mixture into the blender.
Puree until smooth.
Return the mixture to the soup pot.
Turn heat to lowest temperature.
Stir in the cheese and cream.
Sprinkle with the nutmeg and pepper.
Continue cooking on low until heated through about 15 minutes.
Be careful not to being the soup to a boil or the cheese and cream
Munchy Crunchy Wraps
Spread smooth peanut butter over unflavored tortilla wraps and add
celery sticks. Roll them up and cover in glad wrap. Enjoy.