Dates are a Great Healthy On-The-Go Snack for Kids

March 16, 2017

Dates are a Great Healthy On-The-Go Snack for Kids

Don't reach for processed food when your kids need a quick snack - give them dates instead! Known as “nature’s candy”, dates are sweet, portable and extremely healthy. Dates are a fantastic choice for snacking because they are packed with energy, vitamins and minerals. For kids, dates are an excellent alternative to candy and processed food.

Dates are a wonderful source of fiber, they are sweet without any added sugars, they are dense with energy, free from cholesterol and sodium and they are a great source of potassium. Dates are delicious when eaten as they are, or stuffed with nuts or nut butter for a filling and even more nutritious on-the-go snack.

Making healthier choices for our children

Rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes are skyrocketing in kids. From sports to choir practice, it’s getting harder and harder to sit down to healthy meals with our children. This rapidly paced lifestyle makes it easy for parents to justify quick food, even when it is devoid of all nutrients. With the constant movement of everyday life it’s easy to forget just how important nutrition is for us and our children. The best way to keep our kids healthy is by avoiding extra sugar and processed foods and feeding them nutritionally dense foods instead.

Perfect on-the-go snack

Dates are easy to handle, nutritionally dense and naturally sweet. Dates make an excellent snack after sports, in the car and between meals. Unlike many children’s snacks, dates contain absolutely no saturated fats, trans fat, cholesterol or sodium. This makes them an ideal choice for maintaining heart health and blood pressure. Dates are also high in antioxidants which help to remove free radicals from the body and reduce the risk of certain diseases. In addition, the significant amounts of minerals found in dates can strengthen bones and improve bone health.

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Sahara Date Company was founded by two cousins whose mission was to bring the highest quality Saudi Arabian dates to the United States. The Sahara Date Company offers a variety of premium dates from some of the oldest date farms in the world in the Saudi oasis.

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