I absolutely cannot have dates in my house without eating like 20 a day. It might as well be a box of chocolates in the way that I just feel compelled to keep eating them! I keep hoping that eventually they will come like any other fruit that doesn't cause me to 'hurt myself' eating them.. but at the same time.. I don't like a food in my house that makes me feel "out of control".. whats up with that?!
lol.. Perhaps if I had ripe banana's I wouldn't have eaten a million dates. I actually buy the dates because I like to make "candied" apples with them.. but I end up eating like 3 smeared on an apple and the the rest? I just wolf them down lol
Absolutely! Today is just "one of those days" where I want to eat everything in sight. Good thing the only things I have in sight are fruits and vegetables lol.. It is funny you mentioned pizza because I said the same thing to myself, because on days like this.. it USED to be pizza and whatever else gross I could get my hands on :) At least now when I overeat I am getting tons of nutrients!
You could soak them! Dates soaked in coconut water are excellent.
spunky do you blend them or eat them whole in their natural form, if the latter, how are your teeth and gums? i am worried my dental will suffer if i eat them whole because of their stickyness?
My teeth are fine. I don't have dates around all the time. I just had them this week. :)
yeah i always have them in dateorade but would love to have them by themselves but too chicken to do so. So it is true that i should not eat them as they are... thats too bad because i would have loved too.
Wendy, Where did you get the idea that you shouldn't eat dates just the way they are?! Its not like the dates are going to fuse and stick to your teeth. They don't do that.
Nate- I do need to start soaking them.. they are fresh dates, not dried, but I have yet to soak them.
I feel like it is still a novelty item for me, because up until about 2-3 months ago I had never tasted dates before. It wasn't until I tried a LaraBar that I realized dates were amazing lol.. I am "scared" to buy more though because I have severely plowed through some dates this week. I may need to reserve these little gems as treats and not staples!
I'm mad at Lara bar. They spent half a million towards legislation to keep gmo's from being labeled.......
Yeah I didn't know anything about that at the time. There are so many companies that I used to support that I will not anymore and I emailed them and told them. You should see the email I got back from Nestle. They just are like " yep, we use GMO, no big deal" (paraphrase)
I think another major issue is that everytime I overeat dates I get very.. gassy :/ Think thats my biggest complaint really.
i get pimples as well, do you spunky?