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No-Bake Coconut Date Energy Bites

The best-known benefit of dates is that they ease constipation—so these bites are a great choice if you need some, ahem, assistance in that arena. The naturally sweet fruit gives a burst of energy and the shredded coconut and coconut oil provide flavor.

Get the recipe: No-Bake Coconut Date Energy Bites

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Raw Vegan Banana Cream Pie

While not exactly low in calories, this pie does have 4 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein per serving. With 10 ingredients total between the crust and the filling, this vegan banana cream pie is simple to make—and swapping fruit can create different varieties for pie aficionados.

Get the recipe: Raw Vegan Banana Cream Pie

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5-Ingredient Homemade Twix Bars

With Halloween just around the corner, candy is tempting you in every aisle at the grocery store. These homemade Twix—made with real ingredients—are a great substitute. The base is made with coconut flour, coconut oil, and honey, with dates for the caramel center.

Get the recipe: 5-Ingredient Homemade Twix Bars

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Dairy-Free No-Churn Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Even though summer weather is fading into fall, you don't need to give up your Saturday afternoon ice cream. This "nice" cream recipe contains pumpkin purée, dates, and coconut cream or milk. Don't rush out to buy an ice cream maker (unless you want to, of course). This no-churn recipe is made in the freezer.

Get the recipe: Dairy-Free No-Churn Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

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Lemon Millet Bliss Balls

Dates aren't the star of this show—that honor goes to fresh lemon and millet. Millet is a gluten-free seed, similar to quinoa, with 6 grams of protein per cup. Use cooked grains left over from dinner for these delicious snacks bites. (Still prefer quinoa? We have 10 new ways to cook with quinoa.)

Get the recipe: Lemon Millet Bliss Balls

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