dates

Pittas should satisfy their sweet-tooth with a heart-healthy treat: a date, fresh or dried. Despite common misconception, the date is, in fact, a fruit, and is a great aid to digestion. Sweet and satisfyingly sticky, dates make a great addition to savory salads and are especially tasty pitted and stuffed with walnuts or almonds. Or simply snack on them as they are. They’ll satisfy your craving for sweets without giving you the sickly stomachache that can accompany a sugary indulgence.