Date paste is a fantastic alternative to brown sugar in many baking contexts. The sugar they bring to the table comes with the nutrients in dates, making them a more nutritious option than pure sugar. Tip: 12 dates will yield roughly 1 cup of paste. Freeze leftovers in ¼ cup increments for future use.
This salsa pairs well with grilled chicken and grilled fish, such as, tuna.
Serve over whole grain frozen waffles with sliced bananas in place of syrup or add to Cabot Greek Plain Yogurt to sweeten and add a boost of nutrition.
A little heat is a great way to bring flavor to simple ingredients without excessive amounts of salt. Serve this lightly cheesy dip with your favorite whole-grain crackers.