One of my favorite afternoon snacks is a simple, savory marinated celery snack that always tastes great. I make it ahead of time for the week, marinate it in dressing in a covered container, and enjoy it in the afternoon when I crave a crunchy snack.
1 bunch celery, cleaned of leaves, washed and diced diagonally into bite-size pieces (save the leaves and smaller pieces to use in other recipes or salads)
In a large container that has a lid, mix together the following ingredients for the marinade:
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce or gluten-free alternative
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1 tsp. dark sesame oil
2 tsp. minced garlic (I use the kind in a jar)
2 tsp. minced ginger (the kind in a jar is fine)
1 tbsp. Asian chili-garlic sauce
Add celery pieces, cover, and shake a few times. Refrigerate, shaking a few more times over the next 24 hours.