Learn How to Swap Sugar with Dates from Chef Stuart O’Keeffe

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Playing Chef Stuart O’Keeffe Shares How Dates Can Be a Sugar Alternative

If you are looking for a great way to swap out some of the sugar in your food, celebrity chef Stuart O’Keeffe says to use more dates.

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He tells Dr. Ian Smith the fruit has so many benefits, including its natural sweetness, which can replace excess sugar in many meals and dishes. Some tips for dates from Stuart: always remove the pit and if they are too firm, you can soften them up with hot water.

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The chef's approach to cooking is to use simple, fresh, and whole foods and to aim for a limited amount of ingredients, a quick prep time cook, and a short clean up.

Get Stuart O’Keefe's recipes for his Harvest Fall SaladBanana Almond Butter Date Smoothie, and Chicken Roll with Dates and Goat Cheese, which are perfect dishes for the fall season.


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