The May 2009 issue of Martha Stewart Living had a small feature on dates that caught my eye;  I liked the healthy simplicity of her recipe for dates with strained ricotta and cocoa powder, and  I adapted it using figs, Greek yogurt, and raw cacao.

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Figs are high in natural sugars (which makes them sweet and delicious) but they also contain many nutrients including the minerals calcium, iron and potassium. They are high in fiber, too. You can make this recipe with fresh or dried figs: you’ll find dried figs in markets year round, while fresh figs are only available seasonally.

I love Greek yogurt because it is  thick and creamy and so high in protein and calcium. When dolloped onto figs and dusted with magnesium-rich raw cacao (chocolate) powder, this is a tasty and nutritious snack or dessert.

 

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