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Ants On A Log… Remade

It’s ants on a log remade! While the traditional celery covered with peanut butter and raisins is always a hit in my book, I was looking for something a little different, a little more nutritious, and a little more filling. As a breastfeeding mama with an already high metabolism, I’m always looking for ways to pack in the nutrients while filling my constantly growling belly.

The result? Celery, nutbutter, dried cranberries and pistachios :

I started with a batch of homemade cinnamon almond butter and a container of sunbutter, as I wanted to see if one was better than the other, and spread them on my celery. I thought the almond butter logs tasted better, but the sunbutter was very tasty, too.

I added dried cranberries and grabbed some pistachios to add as well. I unshelled a bunch and ground them up in my coffee grinder. I have made these with whole pistachios as well and think they taste just as good.

Sprinkle the pistachios on top and viola, you’ll have yourself a satisfying little snack!

Nikki Stenson

I am a wife to my husband, Matt and a Mom to my son, Micah. I live a simple life and eat a lot of oatmeal.

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  • Looks delicious…. if only I liked celery. I’ve had a strong aversion to the stringy veggie every since I was a kid, but I bet this concept would be great on crackers or carrots, too!
    When you make homemade almond butter, how long does it keep for? I’d like to try making some after this next grocery trip. 🙂

  • That sounds like a great alternative to celery! Sometimes I dip honey wheat braided pretzels into almond butter and it’s really good. Throw on some chocolate chips and you’ve got a little treat 🙂

    I’m not sure exactly how long almond butter will keep for as it only lasts a week or two in our house! Just store it in the fridge and it should last quite a while.