These chocolate almond butter stuffed dates are the perfect natural sweet treat requiring just under 5 ingredients to make.

The Whole 30 changed me. I did my first ever Whole 30 this past March and it really changed my perspective of food in general. Like many other people I used to think of food as a privilege, reward, or treat. When you do a Whole 30 it changes that perspective.

A promotion no longer equals a donut. A hot day no longer equals ice cream. A long run no longer means pizza night. When you are on a Whole 30 program you strip down your diet to the essentials. You eat whole foods and real foods, veggies, fruits, eggs, meats, healthy fats, nuts, and seeds. There are no cookies, cake, breads, or other processed foods. It brings you back to the basics of what the earth creates, not what we created out of what the earth provided.

 The Whole 30 changed me. I now look at food as fuel, rather than just a treat or something I think I deserve. It is way of life to do what I want to do, energy to live, to travel, to love, to run, and to live. Food wasn’t creating as a way of treating yourself to something exciting. Food is to provide fuel and energy to keep going through life.
Throughout the Whole 30 I struggled with really finding a balance with this idea of food being for fueling your body, and food being a social aspect. Today we are so prone to using treats as celebrations, birthday cakes at birthdays, casseroles and pie at Thanksgiving, cookies at Christmas. Realistically life is about balance. Balance of being healthy but also balance of treating your body right.
I created these almond butter stuffed dates to symbolize that balance. To show people that their are natural sweet treats in the world. And to share with you my love for dates.

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Chocolate Almond Butter Stuffed Dates
These chocolate almond butter stuffed dates are the perfect natural sweet treat requiring just under 5 ingredients to make.
Course Dessert
Cuisine dessert
Servings
Course Dessert
Cuisine dessert
Servings
Instructions
  1. Directions: Remove the pits of the dates. Melt chocolate and coconut oil in microwave (about 30 seconds). Split your dates in half, using a spoon, add some almond butter in the middle. Close the dates, dip them in chocolate and place on parchment paper. I sprinkled chopped cashews and pecans on top. Stick in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
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