Sweeten up the menu for date night with Medjool dates. Dates may be nature’s candy, and I hesitate to calculate the calories, but ever since I started craving these while I was a puffy pregnant woman, Medjool dates remain near the top of my all-time natural favorites list. If you can find them fresh, you’re off to a sweet date night. Toss this trio of ingredients and share The Cookery’s simple salad for your own version of date night.
5 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, rinsed and dried
8 ounces crushed pineapple (drained)
2 cups (about 10 medium to large dates) Medjool dates, pitted and quartered
Thoroughly spin-dry spinach leaves for a crisp salad. Toss ingredients and serve immediately.