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Today’s daily apply  may introduce some of you to something new, but to some of you, this entry will just remind you of how great you felt when you last enjoyed fruit paste with savory cheese. Sometimes it’s nice to have a little motivation while we study. My motivation is having a light flavorful snack next to me while I read or write a paper. Recently, I stopped by a Spanish supermarket and I stumbled upon one of my favorite desserts and snacks as a child, guava paste. I love guava fruit because the flavor is very intense. Guava paste can be eaten alone, with crackers or bread, but it is usually paired with cheese. The Spanish pair the fruit paste with Manchego cheese. There are a couple of fruit pastes around, and they are usually sold in specialty or health stores like Whole Foods. Another of my favorite is Quince Paste. Some of these fruit pastes can be high in sugar, so I encourage you to compare a couple of brands and choose the one with less added sugar. As a snack, you can slice Manchego or any other creamy cheese (white cheese works best, but I find guava and cheddar is delicious too!) and top it with a slice of the fruit paste. I think that this is a great snack because it’s super tasty, but it’s also light and healthy. The fruit paste is made from real fruit, so you get good things like fiber to sustain you while you study, and the cheese provides you with calcium.

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