Date Power Bites! From the ABC's of Kids Fit Kitchen

Fun challenge for both kids and grown ups:

Who can pronounce this word? - ANTHOCYANIN -  

Antho-whaaaaaaaaaat??? 

If you were one of the smartie pants that pronounced it, do you know what it means?

Anthocyanin pretty much means that dates are anti-everything that tries to hurt your insides!  They are awesome little fighters! POW!

Fun Facts for Kids!

Do you want to be able to run and play allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll day?  Dates have tons of potassium, 167mg in each date!  This helps you run and play longer without getting all tired! 

Have a fever?  Blending dates in your favorite plant based milk and drinking it can soothe your fever.  Plus the sweetness is an added bonus.  Want another bonus?  If your belly hurts or going potty has become difficult, this will help that as well! 

Young children who are teething can strengthen their gums by chewing on the soft dates.

Fun Facts for Grown Ups!

Do you want to feel fuller longer?  About 10 dates have 27% of your daily RDA for fiber!  if you are watching your figure, you might want to enjoy these little guys in moderation since they are filled with lots of sweetness! 

Worried about falling down and not getting back up?  Dates have tons of calcium and magnesium to keep your bones strong!  This plant based option for calcium is animal friendly which means it is also friendly to your body and does not cause inflammation. 

Dates are a great pre and post workout snack!  This goes for the kids as well!  They are easy to digest so they are a great snack during long games, endurance activities or a long day on the ski slopes! Game on friends!