This snack offers a one-two punch: calcium to support bone health and vitamin D to help your body absorb it.
Pit the dates and cut an X into the top of each of your figs.
Slide a sliver of cheese into each date and fig
Bake the fruit in the oven to give it crunchy and soft, sweet and salty taste sensation! Bake the dates for 15 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and the figs for 5 minutes at the same temperature
Drizzle a little honey over the figs and dates and serve warm.
Figs and dates may be the best fruit sources of calcium. At 241 mg of calcium per cup (13 mg each fig), a few figs go a long way to getting your daily calcium and satisfying your sweet tooth. Dates, too, are a natural treat, and each date contains a whopping 15 mg of calcium. For a decadent treat, and to add more calcium and some vitamin D, stuff these with a sliver of goat cheese. Goat cheese is full-flavored and easier to digest than cow cheese (it has less lactose, the fat molecules are smaller and fewer, and it's higher in vitamins D and K).