Mediterranean Snacks, Sweet Treats That Will Keep You Going

Last updated: Jun 2022

An Excellent Way To Boost Your Energy, Snacks Low In Carbs

Mediterranean Snacks & Stuffing 

The Mediterranean diet is a healthy eating plan that emphasizes consuming lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fish, and olive oil. It also includes moderate amounts of poultry, eggs, dairy products, and wine. The Mediterranean diet is often recommended for heart health, weight management, and overall wellness.

After that, the core substances in the eating routine additionally make for numerous simple, nutritious snacks.

Stuffed dates are so easy to prepare, they’re great finger food for parties or no-think snacks when you’re hungry. If you eat vegan or plant-based, try almond butter instead of goat cheese. It’s irresistible and tastes a bit like an indulgent treat.

What Snacks Can You Eat on the Mediterranean Diet?

They are easily customizable by using whatever ingredients you have in your kitchen cupboard and they make the perfect quick and healthy snack or appetizers.

What Are Stuffed Dates

Medjool dates - Vegan alternative Bliss balls Chia Seed Energy Balls

What you need to make stuffed dates

These stuffed dates are so easy to make, they’re perfect as finger food for a party or a no-think snack when you’re hungry. 
Our favorite recipes are quick and simple pairings like this one, that taste way greater than the sum of their parts. 

What Are Stuffed Dates

Medjool dates These dates are very large and have a sweet caramelly flavor. Goat cheese: Use your favorite soft goat cheese for this recipe. or See Alternative Pistachios: Pistachios crushed into dust are used for the topping here Smoked paprika: Spanish smoked paprika or pimentón brings a smoky savoriness: don’t even think about omitting it! You can find it in the spice aisle at your local grocery. Salt & pepper: Flaky sea salt and fresh ground pepper round out the toppings. Medjool dates
Pistachio stuffed dates Pistachio stuffed dates Ingredients: 🍲 1/2 cup Pistachio nuts 🍲 1 tsp Tahini 🍲 1 tsp Honey 🍲 26 Dates 🍲 for decoration unsweetened coconut. Preparation: Whizz the pistachios in a food blender until they form a crumble-like mixture. Stir the honey and tahini in, adding a little extra of each if the mixture needs more to stick together nicely. Slice each date lengthways and remove the stone Stuff the pistachio mixture into each date and sprinkle with a little coconut.
Bliss balls Bliss balls go by several different names like energy bites, protein balls, or power balls. They are essentially a mix of various whole food ingredients blended together and rolled into snack-sized bites. Bliss balls

Medjool dates - Vegan alternative

Alternative to goat cheese stuffed dates: nut butter!

If you eat vegan or plant-based, try nut butter instead of goat cheese on these stuffed dates. It’s irresistibly good and tastes a bit like a treat.

Here are a few ideas for a plant-based option; you can stuff dates with: 
Peanut butter / Almond butter /  Cashew butter / Homemade nut butter / Sunflower butter for nut allergies

Bliss balls

Chia Seed Energy Balls

Bliss balls are unique in the sense that they typically call for dates as one of the main ingredients. Dates provide natural sweetness and they help everything stick together.

Chia Seed Energy Balls:

The chia seeds that we use in food are those same seeds. They’re itty bitty little seeds that come in either black or white. Chia seeds are naturally gluten-free and pack a powerful nutritional punch. 

They contain:
  • 4.7 grams of protein/ounce and all eight essential amino acids
  • as much calcium as a glass of milk
  • more Omega-3s than a serving of walnuts
  • as many antioxidants as blueberries
  • an impressive amount of iron
  • lots of fiber

Ingredients 8 large Medjool dates ½ cup chia seeds 2 TBSP coconut oil ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 pinch cinnamon.
Instructions Remove the pits from the dates and discard them. Pulse the dates in a food processor or blender until they form a paste.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix the date paste with the chia seeds, coconut oil, and any optional add-ins you’d like to use.
  • Use a 1 tablespoon measure or cookie scoop to scoop out the mixture, rolling it into balls.
  • Eat immediately or refrigerate to firm up a bit.
  • Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

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