Chef, RD and Prep Dish founder Allison Schaaf shares 6 ways to add dates to your diet. Dates are specifically recommended if you’re in your third trimester of pregnancy, but they’re also a healthy way to add sweetness to foods without spiking your blood sugar, whether or not you’re pregnant. Dates are a regular part of the Prep Dish meal plans for good reason!
If you have a sweet tooth and want to avoid refined sugar, make sure to give this one a listen for some healthy alternatives.
Resources mentioned in this podcast:
Carrot Cake Energy Bites: https://prepdish.com/recipes/carrot-cake-bites/
Episode 32 - How to Make Energy Bites: https://prepdish.com/podcast-show-notes/ep32/
Strawberry Mint Smoothie w/ Dates: https://prepdish.com/recipes/simple-strawberry-smoothie/
Peanut Butter Cookies w/ Dates: https://prepdish.com/recipes/gluten-free-peanut-butter-cookies/
Paleo Chocolate Pudding w/ Dates: https://prepdish.com/recipes/paleo-chocolate-pudding-parfait/
Paleo Ketchup w/ Dates: https://prepdish.com/recipes/paleo-ketchup-recipe/
Pecan & Date Pie Crust: https://prepdish.com/recipes/sweet-potato-pie-with-pecan-crust/
Date BBQ Sauce Recipe:
3 T Apple Cider Vinegar
28 oz can crushed tomatoes
¼ cup dates, pitted (4 large)
1 clove garlic
1 re-hydrated chili, seeds & stem removed (for more heat, add in seeds as desired)
¼ tsp cayenne + 2T chili powder + S&P to taste
Puree all ingredients in blender or food processor until smooth.