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RECIPES: Healthy Date Bars / Energy Balls

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We visited Good Morning Arizona at Channel 3 to show off some easy to make, all natural and healthy after school (or work) snacks everyone will enjoy. Swap out ingredients for your favorite nuts and dried fruits, or add some cacao powder for a chocolate treat. Start with recipes for PB&J Date Bars, Almond Date Energy Balls, Coconut Cashew Date Balls, Chocolate Nut Energy Bars, and Apple Cinnamon Oat Bars - experiment with the recipes to make your own!

Grilling with Dates: A New Twist on BBQ

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Grilling this summer? Hosting a pool party or barbecue for the 4th of July? Try something a little different with these barbecue recipes with a date twist! Dates are a great alternative to using processed sugars in your recipes. Blend them up in homemade marinades and sauces perfect for grilling. The natural sugars create a tasty glaze when thrown on the barbeque - party goers will be asking for seconds!

Dates’ Important Role in Ramadan

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With Ramadan rapidly approaching on June 5 through July 5, dates are in high demand! But why are dates such an important part of this Muslim holiday? First, let’s start with some history on this holy holiday. Ramadan is the Muslim holy month celebrating the time when Prophet Muhammad received the initial revelations encompassed in the Muslim’s holy book, the Quran.

11 Things to Do with Dates

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In addition to being super nutritious and delicious, dates are also very versatile. They can be used in both savory and sweet dishes to add another element of flavor to so many tastes! No matter how you slice, dice or chop them, dates are tasty and adaptable to a variety of flavor profiles. So get creative in the kitchen with dates!

How to grow your own date palm tree

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Medjool dates are perhaps more en vogue than ever for not only their delicious taste but their nutritional benefits, too. (Health Benefits of Dates) If you’ve got the space and a knack for gardening, you can harvest your very own Medjool dates… but it’s going to take some time and more than just one date palm.

Dates: Earth’s Natural Sweetener

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When trying to cut back on white refined sugar, there are options aplenty. But those little pink or yellow packets served with your iced tea aren't necessarily a better option. Call us biased, but we think Mother Nature got it right when she created the date as a perfectly natural sweetener! In addition to enjoying dried dates straight out of the bag as a healthy choice to satisfy a sugar craving and give your energy levels a much-needed boost to combat that afternoon slump, dates can actually be used in place of sugar in a variety of ways.

Arizona Dinner at Monteverde in Chicago

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Earlier in March, the Arizona Department of Tourism hosted a dinner in conjunction with Golf Digest and Bon Apetit magazines in Chicago highlighting the flavors of Arizona. The dinner’s menu was created by local James Beard Finalist Chef Kevin Binkley and Chicago Chef Sarah Grueneberg (a Top Chef finalist) and was held at her restaurant, Monteverde. Sphinx Date Company Palm & Pantry was prominently featured during the meal, with a special course created by Chef Binkley as well as with our dates in the gift basket presented to all the attendees.

What are the health benefits of dates?

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So we know that dates are tasty, but are they good for us? Let’s take a look at the numbers.

A Medjool Date that is pitted and of average size, has a calorie count is 66 per serving. They are fat free, sodium free, and cholesterol free. Dates are rich in dietary fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium, and copper. They are also full of tannins--great for preventing bleeding and are anti-inflammatory. Looking for a potassium fix without eating a banana? Try a date.

Recipe: Date, Walnut and Blue Cheese Ball

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We visited Arizona Midday on 12 News to show a crowd-pleasing recipe for your holiday entertaining. In this segment, learn how to make an easy Date, Walnut and Blue Cheese Ball.

Recipe: Orange Date Muffin

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Special thanks to Christina H. of Ontario, Canada for sharing her Orange Date Muffin recipe with us! Delicious!
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