Rowing Grapes in a Celery Canoe (Snack)


Alisa Fleming ~ Isn’t this the cutest thing? No need to stick with shriveled up raisin “ants” on a celery “log, “when you can have their robust grape cousins rowing a celery canoe! Yes, this grape recipe proves that healthy snacks can be adorable and tasty, too.

Celebrity chef and registered dietician, Ellie Krieger, came up with this “active” grape recipe using in-season California grapes. I like to call grapes one of the “old-school superfoods.” They are overshadowed by many of the newly famous fruits, but that doesn’t take away from their natural nutrition. Grapes of every color contain a variety of antioxidants and other polyphenols — natural components in grapes that appear to contribute to a healthy heart – and contain just 90 fat-free calories per serving (3/4 cup). But if you can, try to purchase organic grapes. The Environmental Working Group lists grapes as a top pesticide fruit.

Fun Grape Recipe & Healthy Vegan Snack

Grapes in a Canoe Snack
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Recipe by Ellie Krieger, with special diet adaptation included.
Serves: 4 servings
  1. Make a partial slice or two down the spine of each piece of celery, so they lay flat on a plate.
  2. Spread 2 teaspoons of peanut, almond, or seed butter into each celery stalk.
  3. Place the grapes in a row inside the celery, pressing them lightly into the nut butter. Position 8 pretzel sticks along the sides of each celery “canoe” to look like oars for the grape “rowers.”
This recipe is Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy free, Egg free, Gluten free, optionally Nut free, optionally Peanut free, Soy free, Wheat free, and Sugar free.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 celery canoe

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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