Are almond butter stuffed dates a healthy snack? Or more of a dessert item? I’ve seen them around but don’t want to assume they’re OK to have a lot! Thanks. ~Amy, CA
Almond Butter stuffed dates are soooo goooood! It’s like the perfect little bit sized combination. I love them too because not only can you change up what kind of nut butter you use (cashew, anyone?!), but you can add extra little toppings too. Like this…
I had fun with these! I used some homemade granola, chocolate chips, hemp seeds, cinnamon, cacao powder, and goji berries to have some variety. Of course, the classic is good too. The granola has a great crunch, and would be a great snack before a workout, or even a good replenisher afterwards. The chocolate chips make it more decadent and would be good for satisfying a sweet tooth! Plus, dates are quite sweet on their own. On a pregnancy note, my doula suggested that at 36 weeks I start eating 6 dates every day because it is supposed to help shorten the duration of labor. I will be dating a lot the final 4 weeks! Hey, it’s worth a try. Dates are a great addition to the diet, pregnant or not. They contain a significant amount of minerals and contain fiber most of us need more of. Their natural sugars give off natural energy rather than reaching for something that was packaged or manufactured. This little guy is au-natural.
- Dates (as many as you like!)
- Almond Butter
- Toppings, optional
- Slice the dates length-wise
- Spread almond butter (or nut butter of choice) into the middle
- Add any toppings you like!