No-Bake Chocolate Energy Balls for Snacking

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While convenient, most store-bought granola bars are essentially candy bars in disguise. These no-bake chocolate energy balls are a nutritious alternative, as they’re naturally sweetened and packed full of fiber, healthy fats, and protein. Read more now to get the full recipe, plus tips for building a healthy snack.

Healthy Snacking Just Got Easier with Homemade Chocolate Date and Nut Bars

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Looking for a healthy snack? Made with just a few simple ingredients, these chocolate date and nut bars taste like a brownie that’s actually good for you. Filled with healthy fats and free of added sugars, skip the store bought bars and see how easy it is to make your own at home! Get the recipe now.

Berry Date Smoothie with a Kick to Spice Up Your Morning

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When you want to spice up your morning, opt for this creamy berry date smoothie with a kick. The combination of blueberries and strawberries makes for a bright flavor that’s enhanced with the sweetness of dates. Then there’s a hint of cayenne pepper to give you a little spicy punch at the end. Get the recipe now.

Satisfy Your Hunger with Gluten-Free Blueberry Pecan Oat Bars

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Your whole family is going to go crazy for these super tasty gluten-free blueberry pecan oat bars. With no processed sugar, every bite is packed with healthy natural sweetness. They are full of texture, soft and chewy. Make them for a stellar breakfast or a healthy afternoon snack. Get the recipe now.

Warm Asparagus Salad with Dates, Roasted Walnuts, and Pecorino Cheese

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Why make a boring salad when you can eat one filled with chewy dates, freshly grated Pecorino cheese, crisp asparagus, and roasted walnuts? Prepared in 15 minutes and tossed with a homemade vinaigrette, this warm asparagus salad is an impressive, yet simple way to get your family eating vegetables. Get the recipe now!

The Ultimate Vegan Date Fudge Frosting

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Fudgy, decadent, and vegan, this chocolate date frosting is naturally sweetened. With a velvety smooth consistency, it spreads beautifully over a homemade cake or cupcakes. After one bite, you’ll wonder why you ever thought icing had to be made with butter. Treat yourself and read more to get the recipe now!

Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bowlful of Rum Raisin Chocolate Ice Cream

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There’s no need to hop in the car for your next ice cream fix. Enjoy a heaping bowlful of homemade Chocolate Rum Raisin instead. Rum-soaked dried fruit is dotted throughout this decadent, creamy frozen dessert, and it’s so much better than anything you’ll find at the store. Read more now on Foodal to get the recipe.

Dairy-Free (and Guilt-Free!) Tahini Banana Smoothie

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Want to enjoy a tasty beverage with zero guilt? Try our rich and creamy tahini banana smoothie, naturally sweetened with dates. You’ll love the flavor of the sesame seed paste paired with cinnamon, vanilla, and cashew milk. Make this nutrient-dense drink for breakfast, dessert, or as a snack. Get it now on Foodal.

How to Store Dates

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Not sure how to store dates correctly? Here’s a hint: the colder, the better. We provide a look at various types of dates, their qualities and uses, as well as helpful information on storage and ways to feature this tasty dried fruit in your cooking. For the details on how to preserve this tasty dried fruit, read more on Foodal.

Date Truffles

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When Tim came home from his Thursday meetings today, I handed him one of these date truffles, and he told me to get my coat, and the two of us headed to Bella Nashville for a pizza date, which is where we’d agreed to work on our book-mapping. We’re so close to turning our manuscript …

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Toasted Walnuts & Dates

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Raw Brussels sprouts are shredded into a nice soft mixture that has a lemony oil dressing applied which lightly softens them and then the mixture is topped with walnuts and dates. This salad is incredible and words cannot adequately describe the taste. Get the details now!!