Monday, August 20, 2018

Easy Snack - Ham Rolls on Celery

Healthy and delicious ham rolls on celery.
I haven't been eating as healthily as I should and I can feel it. This weekend I made a concerted effort to cut back on sugars, carbs, and caffeine. As a result, I ended up making this delicious, healthy, and EASY snack - ham rolls on celery sticks. I have always liked ham and cream cheese rolls, but this new twist on a favorite recipe was extra delicious and satisfied those cravings. 


4 Ingredient - Ham Rolls on Celery


This spicy, creamy snack is super easy to assemble and my version consisted of only 4 ingredients: celery, ham, cream cheese and sriracha

Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 4 slices of ham 
  • cream cheese
  • sriracha


Assembly:

  1. spread cream cheese on a ham slice.
  2. roll the ham, jelly roll style
  3. wash the celery sticks, trimming the ends then cutting each remaining stick into 1/2. 
  4. place a couple of drops of sriracha in the celery stick 
  5. place the ham and cream cheese roll in the celery stick - on top of the sriracha 

add sriracha to your taste

I am not a nutritionist so I cannot instruct you on what includes healthy eating for you. But I do know with certainty, that overdoing it on carbs, sugars, and caffeine causes me problems. This snack helped me avoid the snacks that I wanted to avoid this weekend. And ended the cravings I was having for the sweets. 


Recipe Inspiration


My inspiration came from those cream cheese and ham rolls many of us have enjoyed at parties and celebrations. 

The Kraft version of the recipe is here. The Kraft version uses chives for the flavor kick, cuts the rolls into smaller sections, and places the pinwheel sections on crackers.


Ham Pinwheels recipe by Kraft

There are other variations of pinwheels, including rolling a pickle in the ham wrap with the cream cheese. I like the pickle version too and may pick up some pickle spears to give it a try on the celery sticks. 

6 comments:

  1. What a fun reminder of a healthier snack. I haven't tried ham rolls in years. I think it's time I gave it a try again. Thanks, Dawn.

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  2. Sounds like the perfect snack! I could easily imagine serving you ham rolls on celery at a luncheon or tea too. They look like an excellent finger food and very easy to assemble.

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  3. What a great snack idea! They are even good for people on the go!

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  4. Oh I could eat a whole plate full of those without a problem. That's my problem, but I bet they would be better in the long run than chips or crackers and salsa. So, remember Olivia chew, chew, chew and then maybe you won't eat so many. Thanks Dawn Rae!

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  5. Celery is very good for you as you probably already know. That's an ideal snack in my opinion. I sure hear you about too many carbs. I just don't feel well if I eat too much of them. Your recommended snack works for me!

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  6. It does look healthy. I never would have thought of doing that! Thanks for the idea! I'll have to wait until I get my permanent crowns in though before I try it.

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