So, you’re craving something that feels a little naughty but that is actually really nice? We’ve got just the fruit for you – fresh dates. They’re the magic ingredient in better-for-you and raw desserts and bliss balls. The nutritional benefits of dates are many.
Plus, with Middle Eastern cooking being the flavour ‘du jour’, it would be rude not to add dates to your weeknight meal. Here’s a few recipes and reasons that will further convince you to make tonight, ‘date’ night.
Benefits of dates
High in dietary fibre, dates are a great fruit to add to your children’s diet if they’re not getting enough fibre. Dates are also a good source of vitamin B6 and antioxidants. They contain minerals including potassium and magnesium.
However, as with some other nutrient-dense foods, dates are higher in calories so moderation is key. It is a semi-dried fruit after all.
In saying that, dates are used in the place of white and processed sugar in better for you desserts and raw treats such as bliss balls and slices.
Best date recipes
Dates add their delicious caramel flavour to both sweet and savoury dishes. Here’s our pick of the recipes you should be cooking on your ‘date’ night.
Get the recipe for this delicious Vegan Avocado Cheesecake recipe here.
Get the recipe for the Raw Avocado Slice recipe here.