Two Ingredient Decadent Snacks

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I’m not one for complex recipes, so these are perfect staples that we usually have on hand in our fridge or freezer. They’re also a “fancy” treat to bring to friend-gatherings and somehow never fail to impress even though they’re so easy!

Share in the comments if you try these or what your favorite simple snack is!

 
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Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates

 
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Ingredients:
-Large soft dates with pits removed (I find them cheapest at Trader Joes)
-Peanut butter (or other nut butter)
*sea salt (optional but recommended)

 
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How to:
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Cut each date in half lengthwise and fill each half with nut butter.
-Sprinkle sea salt on top.
-Store in the fridge or freezer.

Benefits:
Dates are high in disease fighting antioxidants, vitamin B, C, and iron. There’s no need to worry about the sugar content because they’re loaded with fiber that can actually help control blood sugar!

By pairing them with the healthy fat of a nut butter, you increase your body’s ability to absorb the vitamins and nutrients of the date, as well as further stabilize your blood sugar. Truly a perfect little snack :)


Chocolate Dipped Banana Chips

 
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Ingredients:
-Banana chips (Look for unsweetened versions like these on Amazon. I’ve also found them unsweetened at Trader Joes and sometimes in the bulk section of stores.)
-Dark chocolate melted (I just melt a dark chocolate bar or dark chocolate chips. See more about this below.)
*sea salt (optional but recommended)

 
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How to:
-Cover a tray with parchment paper.
-Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring each time so it doesn’t burn.
-Dip each banana chip into the chocolate and then place them on the parchment paper.
-Sprinkle with sea salt and place in the fridge to harden. I like to eat them straight out of the fridge because the cold crispiness is so delicious!

Benefits:
Though banana chips have less nutrient density than a raw banana due to their processing, they still contain essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber and are a great snack option! If you can find them without added sugar, like these, that’s ideal, as many dried fruits contain unnecessary added sugars, so check the labels!

Consuming dark chocolate that is over 70% cocoa provides powerful antioxidants, magnesium, zinc, and iron. Chocolate that doesn’t contain dairy allows for the antioxidants to be more effectively absorbed in the body, so opt for dairy-free varieties! You don’t have to buy the expensive chocolate chips labeled “dairy-free,” just find a good dark chocolate bar and check the label for milk, cream, etc. Often if it’s over 70% dark chocolate, it won’t contain dairy.


Happy snacking! Don’t forget to share in the comments if you try these or what your favorite simple snack is! I’d love to know!