In the kitchen with Kelley: Celery sticks with hummus and olives

Snacking is my weakness. I’ve accepted the fact that it’s something I do, probably too much — but to counter any negative effects, I’ve made a huge effort to keep healthier snacks readily available in my kitchen. I love raw veggies — especially when paired with hummus. Everything is good with hummus!

I keep it on hand so I’m not tempted to veer off course — here’s my go-to recipe for hummus. The main ingredient in hummus is chickpeas — low-fat, high-fiber, vitamin- and mineral-rich legumes. Regularly consuming chickpeas can help with weight management, boost gut health and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but they are also very cancer-protective…

Recent research shows that legume-lovers were 32 percent less likely to get one of the cancers that are typically associated with being overweight, such as breast, prostate and colorectal cancers.

My recipe below also involves olives. Research out of Spain has revealed that olives have antitumor potential that seems to be effective against colon adenocarcinoma cells.

So, the health-boosting potential for this snack is through the roof! Enjoy…

Celery sticks with hummus and olives
Prep time
5 mins
Total time
5 mins
Author: Kelley Martin
  • Celery, washed and cut into 4-inch sticks
  • Hummus
  • Kalamata olives (or olive of your choice)
  1. Use a spoon to fill celery with hummus.
  2. Top with olives and serve or put in a container for lunch. If you take it for lunch, make sure to keep it cool.

Kelley Martin

By Kelley Martin

Kelley Martin is an award-winning journalist who has been covering the news for more than 20 years. She cooks for her family, and she shares recipes with the readers of Easy Health Options™.