Bard Valley Natural Delights created five healthy recipes featuring medjool dates to celebrate spring.

“Thanks to a large 2012 crop and some terrific retailer promotions, we expect spring 2012 to be a banner season as more health-minded consumers add medjools to their holiday plans,” Ed O’Malley, president of Datepac, a company that packs and ships Natural Delights brand medjool dates, said in a news release.

All five recipes have under 450 calories:

  • Strawberry, Orange and Medjool Date Salad with Balsamic Reduction;
  • Greek Yogurt with Honey Macerated Citrus and Medjool Dates;
  • Medjool Date Truffles;
  • Low-fat Strawberry-Date Smoothie; and
  • Gingered Carrot and Medjool Date Salad.

“These five Natural Delights recipes represent just the tip of the iceberg of what’s possible with medjools,” O’Malley said in the release.

Recipes can be found at the Natural Delights website.