The Best Darn Back to School Snack
September 13, 2021
Why Medjool Dates
Medjool Dates are just as nutritious as they are delicious! They are packed with vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and many more. They also have disease-fighting antioxidants and have been proven to support your immune system which is vital for a child who is exposed to so much at school. They are also amazing for the digestive system due to being an excellent source of fiber. The fiber found in dates combined with the natural sugar provides your body with a natural energy source that can fuel your child through school, sports, and homework all the way until the end of the day without any crash.
Another plus is that Dates are delicious and your kids will think that they are eating candy! They will keep coming back for more, so we are going to break down how you can use these simply delicious superfruits in every meal of the day for your kiddo on the go.
Our favorite way to start the day is by popping a few dates in a smoothie! The dates add the perfect amount of sweetness and smoothies are perfect to make in large batches for the entire family and to enjoy on the go. Our “Hot Date” Smoothie tastes exactly like a vanilla milkshake and is vegan, paleo, and has the option to add protein powder in order to get your day kickstarted! You can find this amazing smoothie on our blog or by clicking here.
Dates are quick and easy for lunchtime! You can either throw them in their lunchbox as they are or partially cut them in half, remove the pit, and fill them with almond butter or their favorite filling. If you need more ideas on delicious ways to stuff dates check out our blog on 4 Ways to Stuff Dates by clicking here.
While plain Medjool Dates or smoothies are a refreshing afternoon snack, especially if you are on the go, there are other ways to enjoy Medjool Dates for the parents who want to mix it up a bit! Chocolate Date Bites are a fun and simple way to enjoy dates as a snack. You can either eat them on their own with zero mess or add them on top of yogurt for a tasty treat! You can find this recipe by clicking here!
Medjool Dates are a simple way to add a little bit of sweetness and nutrients to any meal! For dinner, you can simply add dates to a salad to add a burst of flavor or create a charcuterie board that your little ones can have fun with. Charcuterie boards are a fun idea for dinner because it covers every food group but allows your kids to play with different flavors and create their favorite combinations (plus it's super simple for parents to whip together). You can find how we incorporated Medjool Dates into a charcuterie board by clicking here.
Medjool Dates will quickly satisfy any sweet tooth, whether eaten by themselves or added into a recipe. One of our favorites, especially for kids, is turning dates into Healthy Snickers Bars which you can find the recipe by clicking here. These have all of the same amazing flavors as Snickers but without any of the processed sugar and unnatural flavors and additives.
We hope both you and your kids enjoy these delicious back-to-school recipes that can be made anytime throughout the day! Make sure to sign up for our email list in order to discover more fun date recipes and don’t forget to share your recreation of any of these recipes and tag us on Instagram @coachellasbestdates.