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10 Healthy American Desserts You Should Know

Every Latin American Nation has a distinct culinary tradition, These countries love desserts: this is, after all, where cane sugar comes from. Brazil is the world's leading producer of the stuff, and Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, and Peru have a long history of growing sugar cane along with the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines.

Each region's unique specialities reflect the area's history. Brazil's native fruit and coconut-laden sweets pop up in preparations influenced by Portuguese and African traditions. In Uruguay and Argentina, inspiration comes by way of Italy, and you can see gelato in each and every corner. Peru's desserts echo traditions from all over the map: the Incan legacy, Spanish colonists, and recently by Chinese and Japanese immigration.

Here are a some all time favourite sweets to add to your must-eat list.
  • Chocotorta

    It’s one of those simple desserts that ends up craveable, offering the perfect ratio of cookie to ice cream filling and coffee flavor. The chocolate wafer cookies are dipped in coffee to soften and placed in a baking dish.

  • Brigadeiro

    This is a great Brazilian sweet that is like a bonbon and extremely scrumptious and delicious. You can make it in the microwave too, just remember to stir every minute.

  • Pastelitos

    This is a delicious dessert having flaky puff pastry filled with sweet potato paste and formed into a flower/ pin wheel shape, then deep-fried in sunflower oil until golden brown. It’s finished off with sugary glaze, and topped with festive sprinkles.

  • Picarones

    Picarones are prepared by mixing camote with macre to form a silky puree combined with flour, sugar, yeast, and anise, formed into a round doughnut shape and deep-fried. These light and airy sweets are then drizzled in chancaca and served immediately.

  • Quesillo

    Jiggly egg and condensed milk friend is called Quesillo pronounced “ke see yo,”. This delicious creamy mouth-watering dessert topped with a thin caramel syrup for a touch more caramel flavor.

  • Helado

    Helado is made with all fresh ingredients. For a first-timer, an order of caramel and chocolate is the way to go. But on your second helado of the day, try sambayon and berries.

  • Torta de Mil Hojas

    This dessert is popular throughout South America. Manjar is spread on wafer-thin puff pastry dough and then the entire concoction is covered like frosting for the ultimate manjar overload with crunch, flaky pastry bits in each bite.

  • Alfajores

    These cookies are sold both fresh in bakeries and packaged at shops, but they generally consist of dulce de leche sandwiched between two soft, thick cookies, then either rolled in coconut shavings or covered in chocolate.

  • Tres Leches Cake

    Tres Leches are sponge cakes drenched in a mixture of cream, evaporated milk, and then iced with meringue or whipped cream and fresh fruit. You may add some extra ingredients such as coconut, chocolate, rum, or dulce de leche.

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    Tres Leches Cake
  • Passion Fruit Mousse

    You will find many kinds of fruit mousses in South American bakeries. They are even more popular than chocolate mousse. Serve this delicious mousse with fresh fruit, or use as a filling for a cake.
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10 HEALTHY SNACKS FOR ROAD TRIPS!

Summer is finally here! Or at least it is finally starting to feel like and it comes with road trips for many of us.

I am Sparsh from Tastyfix and i have a great round up today that will meet all your snacking needs for your big road trips this summer.

Of course, I look forward to a lot of junk food eating when I’m hitting the road. But it’s important to balance all those empty calories with some healthy snacks as well right?! And since it can often be hard to find healthy eating, you better bring some good healthy munchies with you.

That’s why this round up is going to be perfect for your summer travels this year filled with easy to prepare, tour friendly, healthy snacking ideas. From muffins, to energy bars and even cookies, you will be all ready for that road trip this summer without the fear of coming home with too many extra pounds.

These are some healthy snacking road trip snacks:

1. Apple Oat-Bran Muffins:

Apple Oat-Bran muffins are delicious and loaded with fiber and heart-friendly oat bran. Made with applesauce, oat bran, greek yogurt, and protein powder.

2. Sweet And Salty Cashew Chex Mix:

The oatmeal squares provide just a hint of brown sugar and the honey nut cheerios give the honey flavor those two in combination with the crackers and nuts will give the sweet ‘n salty flavor making it perfect for snacking.

3. Strawberry Nutri Grain Bars:

 

 

Strawberry nutri Grain Bars are soft baked and made with whole grains and the delight of a delicious filling made with strawberry to help you rise and thrive!

4. Chewy Cinnamon Apple Qranola Bars:

The flavour of chocolate, raisins, nuts, oats, and cereal is enhanced with the addition of marshmallow, which makes these baked bars dense and ooey chewy good.

5. Crock Pot Snack Mix:

This crock pot snack mix are addicting combination of sweet, salty, & crunchy snacks. Made with cereals, pretzels and cheese nibs combine melted butter, Worcestershire sauce and hidden valley ranch dip mix.

6. Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies:

A healthy on-the-go option. Pre-cooking the raisins makes these soft and chewy, while the instant oatmeal and quinoa add extra vitamins and protein.

7. Ranch Snack Mix:

These snack mix are perfectly flavored and toasted loaded with chex, bugles, cheesy goldfish and bite-sized crackers then Seasoned with ranch dressing mix.

8. Flourless Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:

 

 

These cookies are soft, chewy made with oats, almond flour, almond butter and maple syrup. They’re comforting healthy food at its finest and also sugar and gluten free best for senior citizens.

9. Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites:

This recipe is so versatile that you can make it with your own favorites add dried fruits, substitute nut butters, use all flax, don’t toast your coconut. whatever you like! Have fun with it and enjoy!

10. Blueberry Almond Oatmeal Bites:

These delicious chewy ‘bites’ are the perfect snack to start or end your trip loaded with essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, plus heart friendly monounsaturated fat from the almonds and canola oil.

Note: You may also take salads, whole-wheat bread, hard boiled egg, sliced fresh fruits(melon, berries,plums, peaches, banana),Cut vegetables (carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers, celery), small bowl of oatmeal, string cheese, hummus cups etc.