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Holidays, the goals with the most instagrammable dishes – Italian Cuisine

Holidays, the goals with the most instagrammable dishes

For two out of three millennials, food is the determining factor in choosing a destination. Here are the ones preferred by the Italians

No longer just the climate, the culture, the richness of the nightlife and the landscapes: today, when it's time to leave, in choosing the destination, even food has become a fundamental engine. According to research, research Tasty Travels (conducted by One Poll on a sample of 9,000 respondents in 29 countries) even two millennials out of three (70%) consider it the determining factor, much more than the beauty of the beaches (41%), promotions and travel offers (15%) and shopping opportunities (18%). And it is no surprise that 76% of young travelers will capture the dishes who will taste just to post their photos on Instagram: in a 7-day vacation, millennial travelers take on average 142 photos, at least a quarter of which are dedicated solely to food.

The importance of food

Here then is that a destination becomes even more coveted if, in addition to breathtaking views, monuments and sites of historical and cultural importance, hotel facilities and entertainment proposals, it also offers the possibility of taking pictures foods that are not only good, but also beautiful, beautiful. In a word: instagrammable.

And what are these delicious destinations then? The tour operator Eden Viaggi has selected the 7 destinations that Italians are favoring this summer. Some are very classic, like Cuba, where the most photographed is the pina colada, a mix between coconut and pineapple and rum, especially if by the sea, or the United States, including extra large burgers, rich milkshakes and delicious pancakes. Others are more surprising and no less fascinating: for example la Jordan, where you can taste some typical dishes such as falafel and hummus, also perfect together, the China, with its typical ravioli and roulades, or even Brazil, where you can certainly try the feijoada and the famous caipirinha.

In the gallery, the favorite destinations of the Italians and which instagrammabile foods can be found

Skinny Eggnog Cake

Need an easy dessert to bring to a Holiday party?

This cake is easy and delicious. Simply combine a yellow box cake mix with nutmeg, Chobani, water and egg whites and you’ll have a deliciously light cake ready in no time. Top the cake with some whipped topping spiked with rum or rum extract and dessert is ready!

I used Truwhip[1] as a healthier alternative to Cool Whip, which contains no HFCS, hydrogenated oils, transfats
or GMOs. I heard Trader Joe’s also carries a similar whipped topping if you are lucky enough to have one near you. Happy Holidays!!

Skinny Eggnog Cake
Servings: 15 • Size: 1 slice cake w topping • Old Pts: 4 pts • WW Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 188 • Fat: 5 g • Carb: 32 gFiber: <1 g • Protein: 2.5 g • Sugar: 4.3 g
Sodium: 204 mg  


  • 16.5 oz package yellow cake mix
  • 6-oz fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, plus more for garnish
  • baking spray

For the Rum Topping:

  • 10 oz  Truwhip[2] or reduced fat whipped topping
  • 1 tbsp rum (or a few drops rum extract)


Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with baking spray.

Combine all the cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat until combined. Pour into prepared baking pan and bake about 28-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool before frosting.

For frosting, in a small bowl, whisk whipped topping with rum or rum extract. Spread over cake and dust with more nutmeg. Keep refrigerated if making this ahead OR keep whipped topping in the refrigerator and serve on the side.

Makes 15 servings.


  1. ^ Truwhip (www.truwhip.com)
  2. ^ 10 oz  Truwhip (www.truwhip.com)

Top 25 Most Popular Skinny Recipes 2013

Hope everyone’s Holidays were filled with warmth, good food and great company. I spent my Holidays surrounded by family and friends and feel very blessed.

Santa was also really good to me and got me a Fitbit One[1] which I’m now totally obsessed with, as well as some new workout clothes from Lululemon (I think you see where I’m going with this). I was cooking up a storm in 2013 testing recipes for both my upcoming cookbook while continuing to post new recipes on my blog each week. There were days I didn’t think I would meet my deadline, but I did! The Skinnytaste Cookbook will be out in the Fall of 2014, in the weeks ahead I’ll be involved with some of the more creative aspects of the cookbook &ndash; the photography, book design and cover designs which I’m so excited about.

As a Christmas gift to myself I also signed up for 10 weeks of personal training which I started last month to keep me in check during the Holidays. I love every minute of them and will probably continue doing it once my 10 sessions are up.

I want to express my gratitude to all of you for being such faithful followers and allowing me to do what I love on a daily basis. Your feedback, emails, comments, the food photos you share with me on Pinterest[2], Instagram[3], Twitter[4] and Facebook[5] all make my day and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else so thank you!

And now, for the Top 25 Most Popular Skinnytaste Recipes from 2013:

  1. Baked Spaghetti Squash and Cheese[6]
  2. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad[7]
  3. Cheeseburger Casserole[8]
  4. Spicy Cauliflower Buffalo Bites[9]
  5. Crock Pot Picadillo[10]
  6. Easiest Crock Pot Salsa Verde Chicken[11]
  7. Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna Rolls[12]
  8. Cauliflower Tots[13]
  9. Skinny Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins[14]
  10. Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Squash Boats with Grilled Chicken[15]
  11. Healthy Cookies[16]
  12. Crock Pot Turkey Breast with Gravy[17]
  13. Crock Pot Kid Friendly Chili[18]
  14. Crock Pot Creamy Tomato Soup[19]
  15. Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats[20]
  16. Quinoa and Spinach Patties[21]
  17. Guacamole Deviled Eggs[22]
  18. Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies[23]
  19. Superfood Triple Berry Chia Pudding[24]
  20. Crock Pot Picante Chicken and Black Bean Soup[25]
  21. Slow Cooker Jerk Pork with Caribbean Salsa[26]
  22. Fiesta Bean Salad[27]
  23. Crock Pot Italian Sloppy Joes[28]
  24. Crock Pot Sesame Honey Chicken[29]
  25. Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas[30]

And if you would like to see what recipes were most popular from the previous 3 years, here are the links:

Top 25 Skinnytaste Recipes 2012
Top 20 Skinnytaste Recipes 2011
Top 20 Skinnytaste Recipes 2010[31][32][33]

As 2013 comes to an end I leave you with this: Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that’s why they call it the
present. &ndash; Eleanor Roosevelt

Have a happy, safe, healthy new year!


  1. ^ Fitbit One (www.amazon.com)
  2. ^ Pinterest (www.pinterest.com)
  3. ^ Instagram (instagram.com)
  4. ^ Twitter (twitter.com)
  5. ^ Facebook (www.facebook.com)
  6. ^ Baked Spaghetti Squash and Cheese (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  7. ^ Mediterranean Quinoa Salad (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  8. ^ Cheeseburger Casserole (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  9. ^ Spicy Cauliflower Buffalo Bites (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  10. ^ Crock Pot Picadillo (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  11. ^ Easiest Crock Pot Salsa Verde Chicken (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  12. ^ Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna Rolls (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  13. ^ Cauliflower Tots (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  14. ^ Skinny Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  15. ^ Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Squash Boats with Grilled Chicken (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  16. ^ Healthy Cookies (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  17. ^ Crock Pot Turkey Breast with Gravy (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  18. ^ Crock Pot Kid Friendly Chili (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  19. ^ Crock Pot Creamy Tomato Soup (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  20. ^ Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  21. ^ Quinoa and Spinach Patties (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  22. ^ Guacamole Deviled Eggs (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  23. ^ Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  24. ^ Superfood Triple Berry Chia Pudding (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  25. ^ Crock Pot Picante Chicken and Black Bean Soup (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  26. ^ Slow Cooker Jerk Pork with Caribbean Salsa (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  27. ^ Fiesta Bean Salad (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  28. ^ Crock Pot Italian Sloppy Joes (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  29. ^ Crock Pot Sesame Honey Chicken (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  30. ^ Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  31. ^ Top 25 Skinnytaste Recipes 2012 (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  32. ^ Top 20 Skinnytaste Recipes 2011 (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  33. ^ Top 20 Skinnytaste Recipes 2010 (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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