For a tasty, low calorie, low carb quick snack, try celery and peanut butter! When you use peanut butter powder, you get 14 calories per stick, and less than 1 gram of carbs. You’ll love this balanced, healthy snack.Jump to Recipe
Enjoying a low fat, low calorie diet, you might think anything with peanut butter is out of the question. For only two tablespoons, celery and peanut butter can be between 180-190 calories.
But the celery is only 2 calories of the total snack! The rest is in the peanut butter.
So, in order to know how many calories were in my celery and peanut butter snack, I decided to weigh both.
How many calories are in celery and peanut butter?
If you love peanut butter like me, it’s hard to limit your portions to one serving! Simply piling peanut butter onto a spoon can be deceiving, and you’ll be eating a lot more calories than you think. (If this is you, check out my frozen peanut butter hack here!)
A two inch size slice of celery weighed 11 grams. Therefore, the total stick only contained 2 calories.
About one teaspoon of peanut butter fit on that one stick of celery. This depended on how wide the openeing was for each stick. some of my celery had the narrowest well to fill the peanut butter into, while other pieces had a huge section.
Either way, I tried to get 1 teaspoon of peanut butter into the celery. This weighed in at 6 grams of peanut butter, making the peanut butter portion of my snack, 34 calories, 1.5 grams of protein, 0.6 grams carbs, and 2.8 grams of fat.
BTW if you are thinking about investing in a food scale, there are lots of options that are pretty low cost. Amazon has quite a few in the $10-30 range.
So, combining the two together gave me, 36 calories, 2 grams protein, 0.9 grams carbs, and 3 grams of fat.
I also use almond butter to make this snack. But this has the same amount of calories.
To completely lower the fat and calories however, peanut butter powder is a terrific option! Using peanut butter powder, I was able to get only 14 calories, zero fat, and 1 gram of protein, and 1 gram of carbs.
Ideas for celery and peanut butter toppings
You don’t have to just stop with the celery and peanut butter. You can add different delicious toppings to give it a variety of taste, flavor, and texture. Some toppings I’ve used include:
- Dried cranberries
- Chocolate chips
- freeze dried raspberries
- Freeze dried strawberries
- Toffee chips
- sunflower seeds
- sesame seeds
- chia seeds
- crushed peanuts
- crushed almonds
- pumpkin seeds
- White chocolate chips
- diced bell peppers
What other toppings can you think of?
Pin this to your favorite healthy snack board on pinterest!
Also, check out my favorite low calorie peanut butter cookies here (31 calories per cookie!)
Celery and Peanut Butter
- 1 medium stalk of celery
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter (this makes it 36 calories per piece)
Optional toppings for celery and peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter powder (this makes it 14 calories per piece)
- 1 small chocolate chip
- 3 small dried fruit, freeze dried fruit
- 1 small sprinkling of granola or cereal
- 1 small sprinkling of coconut
- Slice the celery into 2 inch pieces, removing flowery end.
- Spread one teaspoon of peanut butter on each slice of celery