Dates are one of the most healthy food items you can add to your diet, especially in winters. They are rich sources of dietary fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin B complex, as well as vitamins A and K. The deficiency of these nutrients have been linked to some health problems including bloating, diarrhea and heart disease. To better regulate their blood sugar levels, diabetics might try eating dates in conjunction with a supply of complex proteins.
Halwa of dates
Enjoy this halwa made of dates which is not just tasty but also healthy. In warm milk, soak 6 to 7 pitted dates. To create a smooth purée, blend them. Add 1 teaspoon of ghee to a pan and sauté some almonds in it. That prepared date puree is then added, along with some cardamom powder. Turn off the flame once the mixture has left the pan's edge and enjoy this warm winter delight.
Laddoo with dates and oats
To prepare this easy recipe, combine some roasted ragi flour with some toasted rolled oats. Add 5–6 pitted dates to a mixer and pulse it. Oats, ragi, and your choice of nuts are then added. Create miniature ladoos out of the dough.
Balls of dried dates
This is made by combining chopped dates, almonds, pistachios and pine nuts. Create tiny balls out of the mixture and roll them in toasted sesame seeds. Enjoy this nutritious treat after letting it set for a few hours in the refrigerator.
Another recipe packed with protein is suitable for diabetics. Add two dates and 250 ml of milk to a blender. Fine-tune your purée. Almonds, flaxseeds, and a dash of cinnamon powder should all be added. Enjoy a smoothie guilt-free by blending these ingredients.
Date and oat pudding
This is another tasty and sweet recipe made of dates. Boil 500 ml of low-fat milk. Add 3 tablespoons of roasted rolled oats and 5–6 cut dates. Add some dried rose petals or cardamom powder for aroma and cook for an additional five minutes. Serve hot.
Soaked some dates in milk for three to four hours and then blend the milk and dates together to make a milkshake. Not only will it be fulfilling but extremely tasty as well.
Make the classic date-based sweet chutney by combining 100g dates and 100g tamarind in a pressure cooker with a little salt and red pepper flakes. The traditional meetha chutney, which may be used in bhel or as a dip, is made from the cooled mush after it has been crushed and filtered. About 2 to 3 teaspoons can be used per day