SWEET + SALTY
Dates are one of the best sweet and versatile foods that can regulate the digestive process. They can significantly boost energy levels in people within half an hour of consumption. The American Cancer Society recommends an intake of 20-35 grams of dietary fiber per day, which can be supplied through dates.
dozen medjool dates
1 bag dairy-free chocolate chips
maldon (flaked salt)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove pits from dates without pulling dates apart. With a teaspoon fill each date with almond butter and press in a couple almonds.
Melt chocolate: use a double boiler by filling a wide pan with water and placing a smaller pan on top so the bottom is submerged in water. Bring water to a boil and place chocolate chips in top pan, stirring frequently until melted.
Using tongs, dip stuffed dates into melted chocolate and place on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle dates with flaked salt and add almonds on the melted chocolate. Place in refrigerator or freezer until chocolate hardens – an hour to overnight.
Recipe with Dr. Nisha Khanna at nishakhannamd.com