One for you chocolate lovers – this super simple yet ridiculously indulgent, healthy Christmas recipe from Heather Richards makes the perfect treat: Chocolate Coated Almond Stuffed Dates!
Dates are a fantastic carbohydrate source and their high fibre content, paired with the protein in the nuts, means their energy is released slowly, keeping your blood sugar levels stable.
Dates although a source of fructose (sugar)contain micronutrients, fibre and antioxidants.
Dates have high levels of soluble fibre that adds bulk to the stool. This can support regular bowel movements and prevent constipation.
Dates are a source of calcium and phosphorus, which both work closely together to build healthy bones and teeth. Phosphorus is used for the growth, maintenance and repair of all tissues and cells and also helps to balance vitamin D, iodine, magnesium and zinc.
Dates, due to their high phenolic contents are found to have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties and prevent chronic inflammation and reduce the risk of certain diseases.
These make a heck of a tasty, wholesome treat & also a really thoughtful gift, just pop them in a box & stick a bow on.
The Healthy Christmas Recipe
- Medjool dates
- Whole almonds
- 85% dark chocolate
1. Remove stone from date
2. Stuff with 1 or 2 almonds
3. Melt chocolate in a bain marie
4. Dip each date in the melted chocolate
5. Place on a tray & set in the fridge
6. That’s it!