It's Your Life December/January 2015 - 2016 - Page 29

December/January 29 Celery Boats Kids especially love this easy-to-prepare snack 8 celery stalks, cut in half ¾ cup sunflower seed butter ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon raisins* to garnish (*use organic-es) Add the cinnamon to the sunflower seed butter, and stir well. Spoon or pipe the mixture into celery halves. Garnish with raisins before serving. Yield: 4 to 5 servings Change it Up... Fill the “celery” boats with Mummy’s Yummy Hummus (page 50+) instead of sunflower butter. If nuts are not an allergen concern, substitute almond, cashew, or other nut butter for the sunflower butter. +Hummus is a traditional recipe using chickpeas olive oil, cumin and garlic. The Ultimate Allergy-Free Snack Cookbook: Delicious No-Sugar-Added Recipes for the Allergic Child by Judi and Shari Zucker contains more than 150 easy-to-make recipes that contain no milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, fish, or shellfish. In soft-cover, 184 pages, it can be found in bookstores and online for $15.95. Ellen Sue is a freelance writer in the area of food and health. She has a degree in Ed. and one in Nutrition Ed. As a natural foods cook, she creates meatless dishes that she considers to reflect The Good Taste of Health. Checkout her 9 year-old website: www.menupause.info for recipes as well as book reviews, nutritional information, etc. 2015 itsyourlifemag.com