Nut Butter Date Snack Recipe

Nut Butter Date Snack Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 medjool Date
  • 1 tsp crunchy almond butter (or any crunchy nut butter)
  • 1/2 tsp sliced almonds (or other nut chopped)
  • 3 chocolate chips (omit for lower sugar intake)

Directions:

  • Cut date in half and take out pit.
  • Smear a teaspoon of nut butter inside date.
  • Sprinkle a few sliced almonds & 3 chocolate chips on top.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 123
  • Total Fat: 4.2g (.7 saturated, .7 polyunsaturated, 2.3 monounsaturated)
  • Total Carbs: 19.7g
  • Sugars: 17g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Protein: 2.3g
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 3%
  • Potassium 104mg
  • Vitamin A: 3%

*Health Benefits:

  • Medjool Date: one of the healthiest natural sweeteners with a low glycemic index and is a rich fiber source. They may lower risk or stroke and improve colon health. They also have phytonutrients & antioxidants which help prevent various diseases and cancers.
  • Almonds: Vitamins E & B2, magnesium, phosphorus, and more for lowering your LDL cholesterol & reducing risk of heart disease, and diabetes. Eating nuts on a regular basis (1/4 cup) lowers risk of weight gain and increases energy production (caloric burn).

*Consult your physician to see if almonds and Medjool dates are an appropriate addition to your diet. Facts are summarized from Nutrition Facts website, US National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health website, & WH Foods website.

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