Need a quick, wholesome pick-me-up that will satisfy your sweet tooth without the sugar crash? Raw pecans and dates come together in these rich, chewy protein-packed bites that are ridiculously easy to make and even easier to eat.
Stuffed Date BitesThis deliciously simple snack is a mighty morsel of portable energy. It combines the intense sweetness of dates with the creaminess of pecans. Wrap these bites in waxed paper or plastic wrap and take them with you to serve as portable energy treats. Consider it a nice tidy package with nutritional punch!
12 Medjool or your favorite moist, large dates
12 large raw pecans
- Slice each date lengthwise and remove the pit. Insert a pecan into the center of the date and press to seal closed so you have a date-pecan sandwich.
- For the best flavor, store the bites in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for no more than 4 weeks or at room temperature for no more than 2 weeks.
Yield: 12 servings
A good source of: antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, potassium, protein, vitamin B and E, natural sugars, fiber, and healthful fat
Recipe excerpted from Raw Energy © 2009 by Stephanie Tourles. All rights reserved.
Stephanie Tourles is a licensed holistic esthetician who has been practicing and teaching healthy living for more than 20 years. She is also a certified aromatherapist with extensive training in the nutritional sciences, and is the author of Organic Body Care Recipes, Raw Energy, and Hands-On Healing Remedies. Stephanie lives in Maine. You can find her website at www.stephanietourles.com.