The great date round up

Looking back, it’s no surprise that the first time I tasted the sweet goodness of a medjool date was at Melissa’s house. She served a lovely tray of warmed pitted dates that had been stuffed with a marcona almond and sprinkled with sea salt. Such a divine start to the meal. I’ve been hooked ever since.

Now that I’m avoiding almost all sugar, the occasional date tastes like a very sweet treat. I love to pair them with some protein from a raw nut butter so as to avoid a glycemic spike and I’ve found there’s no shortage of tasty date bite recipes popping up all over the web.

Here are a few of my favorites. Serve them at your next party or try them out on your littles for a homemade (and deceptively healthy) snack, especially when you factor in some chia seeds, raw nuts or unsweetened coconut flakes. Keep in mind, they are still a high (natural) sugar treat so moderation is key.

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Image via Sarah Yates of A House in the Hills

Almond Cocoa Truffles from House in the Hills featuring almonds and cocoa powder.

Holiday Cashew Balls from Mind Body Green perfect if you’re cashew crazy.

Super Food Bites from House in the Hills featuring sesame seeds.

Well Rounded Treats from Reverie-Daydream for the coconut lover.

 

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