Healthy Date Fudge Bars

Updated: Sep 22, 2020

Healthy Date Fudge Bars On a Plate

I recently read some amazing health benefits from incorporating dates into your diet, especially for pregnant women like myself.  I honestly can’t remember the last time I ate a date!  I’m not sure about you, but it’s not usually an item on my grocery list.  So, I thought, why not try some date recipes that you think you’ll enjoy.  WOAH – I was totally underestimating what these sweet, little fruits can do!

Before we begin, I just wanted to share some of the many health benefits of dates that I stumbled upon.  Dates are/may:

  1. High in disease-fighting antioxidants

  2. High in fibre

  3. Promote bone health

  4. Control your blood sugar

  5. Natural sweetener

  6. Natural energy booster

  7. Great for relieving constipation

  8. Promote Natural Labor*

Notice the (*) next to that last health benefit.  Expecting momma’s, listen up!  I was recently reading my favorite pregnancy book and it discussed some of the health benefits of dates as well.  The author, Lori Bregman, discussed a study compared women who incorporated dates into their diet during pregnancy, and those who did not.  It noted that out of the women who incorporated dates into their diet were more dilated when labor began, went into labor naturally without medication, and experienced