Snack Healthy with Hong Kong Desserts!

In the middle of a tiring and long day, we are all in search of that quick energy boost. And most often, we turn to the most convenient option –sugary foods. Despite the quick spike in blood sugar we look for in an energy boost, high-sugar foods are often high-calorie, accompanied with high-fat content, and can lead to a sugar crash later in the day. That is why for this month’s snack I have selected Torto®’s Powdered Almond Dessert. This dessert is a great alternative to sugary cookies and candies when you are feeling hungry and need an energy boost with something sweet.

What is it? Torto® Powdered Almond Dessert

Nutrition Facts Serving size: 1 packet (40 g) Servings per Container: 4 Calories: 180 Total fat: 5 g Saturated Fat: 0 g Trans fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 20 mg Total Carbs: 29 g Fiber: less than 1 g Sugars: 19 g Protein: 3 g Iron: 0% Calcium: 2%

Ingredients: Sugar, Almond, Dextrose, White Corn Starch, Potato Starch, Salt

Allergen Statement: Sulfur Dioxide (a natural preservative), Tree Nuts, traces of Peanut and Sesame.

Why did it get picked? 1. This Asian dessert is a lower calorie option among other desserts such as ice-cream and cakes. This can help to maintain blood sugar levels without crashing with the unsaturated fat and protein content in it. 2. The instructions to making this dessert is simple! Just add 160 mL of hot water and mix. This is the the most convenient alternative to making the almond dessert from scratch! 3. Unlike other powdered dessert mixes that require hot water, the mix does not clump up and will retain a smooth consistency. 4. This dessert uses real almond powder, a rich source of Vitamin E! Vitamin E is essential for healthy respiratory function and heart health. 5. There are no artificial preservatives or colors. 6. The taste is authentic –no need to fly to Hong Kong for the dessert!

What are other choices with similar nutritional content? Other flavor like Peanuts, Walnuts and Black Sesame are also available.

Where to get it? Amazon, 99 Ranch Market (or any Asian supermarket), WaiYeeHong.com

Interested in learning about weight goal and nutrition needs? Schedule a free body weight and fat% analysis with Hazel at 626-283-5128 or email to hazel@smarteater.net.

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