Date Candy

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Medjool dates are sweet and earthy in a way that makes them a wonderful approximation for caramels. Paired with almond flour and almond butter to create a smooth texture with a nutty taste, these candies have no added sugar and still provide a delightful sweet treat.

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Chocolate Avocado Frosting

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Frosting is an easy menu item to remove to cut back on the sugar impact from dessert, but let’s face it: sometimes you just want frosting. On a cupcake or on a spoon, it’s a pleasure. This nutritious variation on chocolate frosting can be tweaked with spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to fit whatever you’re […]

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Pumpkin and chocolate are a wonderful combination, especially when paired with that classic fall spice combination. Lightly sweetened with dates, these cookies are delicious and keep the sugar in your treats low.

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Rhubarb-Pear Nests

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Spiralized pears offer an interesting texture and reduce the cook time, but if you don’t have a spiralizer, you can also dice the pears into small pieces. When picking a granola, look for options that are lower in added sugars and higher in fiber.

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No-Bake Pecan Carrot Bars

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If you have a spiralizer, you can use the ricing option to make carrot “rice” as an alternative to grating the carrots. Play around with the balance of nuts, nut butters, and dried fruit to make it your own. Look for nut butters that have one ingredient (nuts!) and dried fruit that is either unsweetened […]

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Cherry Cobbler

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Cobblers are one of the most forgiving dishes when it comes to swapping refined sugars with more nutritionally robust options like date puree. To make date puree, pit dates, soak for an hour or so in just a little hot water, and blend until smooth. If you make too much, you can store it in […]

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Peanut Butter Banana Oat Cookies

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If you choose gluten-free oat and oat flour, these cookies will be gluten-free. For more of a banana bread-like taste, add the spices from your favorite banana bread recipe and omit the chocolate. To make vegan, use dairy-free chocolate chips. Tip: Instead of buying oat flour, you can pulse rolled oats in a food processor […]

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Pumpkin Bites

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Enjoy these fruity pumpkin bites as a quick and easy snack. Sweetened only with dates and a perfect size for small hands, these are a wonderful on-the-go snack for the little ones. With an excellent balance of spices, it’s a treat that any little trick-or-treater would be thrilled to receive.

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