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Celery Stuffed w/Apricot Blue Cheese Spread Recipe

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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.
 
Recipe Cost for 4 People: $4.20 ($1.05/serving)*
 
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • 2 Tbsp crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 Tbsp fat-free cream cheese
  • ½ cup fat-free yogurt, plain
  • 4 dried apricots
  • 4 dried figs or dates
  • ¼ cup pecans
  • 8 stalks celery
Food processor method: Place all ingredients in food processor. Pulse just until fruit and nuts are chopped.

Alternate Method Without Food Processor: Chop dried fruit and pecans. With a fork or hand mixer, mix blue cheese, cream cheese and yogurt until smooth. Stir in chopped dried fruit and pecans. Refrigerate spread until ready for use. Slice celery stalks into 3-4 inch sticks. Fill celery pieces with spread.
 
Serves: 4 (makes about 1 ½ cup of spread)
 
Fruits & Veggies per Serving
1 Cup
 
 
Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 140
Total Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 1.5g
% of Calories from Fat: 39%
% Calories from Sat Fat: 10%
Protein: 6g
Carbohydrates: 16g
Cholesterol: 5mg
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Sodium: 220mg
 
Each serving provides: A good source of protein, fiber, vitamin A, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.

*Retail prices, Boulder, Colorado, July 2011

Duda Farm Fresh Foods. DudaFresh.com

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