A date for your health

Happy Thursday you guys!  I can’t believe tomorrow is already Friday!  Part of me feels like this week went by slowly, but the other part feels like it went by so quickly.  Does anyone else know what I mean?  Maybe I am just crazy.  🙂 

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I have probably told you before (at least 10 times) that I love to snack.  I just love tasting a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  I do try to make healthy choices most of the time so I don’t end up feeling guilty or icky from over-indulging on unhealthy snacks.  

Dates.  Dates are a great staple to have on hand at all times. Dates are a great source of fiber, which is great for keeping you full and regular. 😉 They are full of vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc.  They also contain vitamins such thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A, and vitamin K. (source)

I love dates plain, with a dab of peanut butter, or mixed into energy balls or bars.  Today, I have rounded up a bunch of my favorite date recipes that I have posted to Rayandtaynutrition (instagram) over the past couple years.  Enjoy! 

2 ingredient vegan energy bars

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Date balls 

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Date energy balls with lots of toppings!

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Energy balls

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Writing this post is making me super hungry!  I hope you give these a try because they are so good and good for you, which is definitely a win in my book! 

Questions:

  1. Do you like dates?
  2. What is your favorite date recipe?
  3. Are you a snacker?  What is your current favorite snack? 

4 thoughts on “A date for your health

  1. I love dates!! I love to dip them in almond butter or peanut butter. I am a big snacker as well. Current favorite snack is probably pretzel thins with hummus!

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