Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Recipe Wednesday:{Healthy Dates}

 Ready For A Date Tonight?!  This recipe is not original and there are many variations to be found with the additions of unsweetened cocoa, peanut butter and the like. We decided, since we are on a quest to regain our good health prior holidays, we would make a very simple batch as a healthy, sweet and feel good about treat. A few nutritional facts about DATES:  Wonderfully delicious, dates are one of the most popular fruits with an impressive list of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, required for normal growth, development and overall well-being.  The fruit is rich in dietary fiber, which prevents dietary LDL cholesterol absorption in the gut. It is also a good bulk laxative. The fiber content helps to protect the colon mucous membrane by decreasing exposure time and as well as binding to cancer causing chemicals in the colon. Source and for more information.

 Coconut Almond Date Balls
12 Medjool dates pitted
1 cup unsweetened organic coconut shredded
1/3 cup almond meal or ground almonds
3-4 tablespoons warm water

Place coconut in a shallow dish or plate.
Place dates, almonds and 2 tablespoons on water into a blender or food processor. Blend until dates are smooth and all comes together. Add additional water if needed.
Using a small cookie scoop or spoon, scoop out a balls worth and roll in coconut. Set aside on a lined tray. Continue process. Cover and store in refrigerator. Makes about 20.

 We love the clean pure and healthy ingredients in the recipe. All the health benefits are wonderful too.

 We like that these little morsels are just the right, healthy amount of sweetness.

We found a Wintry tin at the thrift store and decided it would be perfect to keep our healthy date treats in. No reason not to have pretty looking healthy treats to get by on.

Using up some of our many mini cupcake papers we lined our tin and filled it. We keep these in the refrigerator where they stay nice and cold.

Don't pay the high price of eating healthy foods when you can make them yourself for a whole lot less. Set aside a weekend and make up several different types of healthy treats to have on hand when that little craving rears its head. You will be happy you did! Be inspired, get creative!

My heart is steadfast, O God;
I will sing and make music with all my soul.
Psalm 108:1

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  1. I would love for you to link this recipe up to my Famous Linkz Party!

    Heather aka Made Famous By

  2. I knew dates were healthy, but I didn't know just HOW healthy until I read your post here! I love the idea of putting them in the pretty papers!

  3. Thanks bunches for joining the famous linkz party!!


  4. Yum, these not only look wonderful, but are healthy too! Thank you! I can hardly wait to make these!

  5. how could something that looks that good be healthy!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

  6. Those just look delicious - hard to believe they're healthy! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

  7. Great time for a healthy treat!! Trying to stick with the New Years goals! :) Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you back next Saturday and share more of your recipes! -The Sisters