Quick snack #1

Ever find yourself wanting a little something sweet after a meal? Or needing a quick bite to eat to hold you over until supper. These stuffed dates are your next snack. They are super easy to make and you can prep them in advance and throw them in the freezer for a quick grab anytime.

All you need for this deliciousness are some dates, nut butter of your choice and a freezer. Of course it is only a recommendation to put them in the freezer, but not really, because its way better that way. My favourite nut butters to use for these are almond butter and cashew butter. If you prefer peanut butter that would also work.

Start by pitting your dates (or save yourself the time and buy pitted dates). Cut a slit into the date, then stuff some nut butter into the centre. It doesn’t have to be a lot as dates are pretty small, about one teaspoon should do it.

When you have them all prepped throw them into the freezer and grab a couple for a snack whenever you’re craving something sweet.

Health

Not only are you curing your sweet tooth by eating this snack, you are also gaining a bunch of great nutrients. Dates are a source of natural sugar, full of vitamins, and contain fiber as well. They are also great to help with digestion. This paired along with some nut butter makes for the perfect combination of carbs, healthy fats and protein for a simple snack or dessert.

Frozen Stuffed Dates

Serves: 20 Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 20 Pitted dates
  • Nut butter of choice

Notes

This is just a super quick and simple version of this snack, but if you are feeling extra special these would also be great dipped in dark chocolate, or putting a little extra in the filling like chocolate chips, or little bits of nuts. Customize them however you like! But trust me, they are amazing just like this.

Method

  1. Cut date open and pit them if they aren’t already pitted.
  2. If they are already pitted cut slit in date.
  3. Take around 1 tsp of your nut butter of choice and stuff it in your date.
  4. Repeat this for all of your dates.
  5. Put them in the freezer and grab one for a quick snack whenever you need to sweeten your taste buds!

Nutrition

Per 1 date

Calories: 56 Total fat: 2.5g Sodium: 1mg Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 6g Protein: 1g

Published by athl-eats

I love eating and making food. My favourite foods consist of sweet potato, chicken, salads, bagels, coffee, coffee is considered a food right?

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