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Making Better Ice Cream Choices

While much of the country has been toiling under extreme heat this summer, Southern California has been experiencing one of the mildest summers on record. But this week, summer finally made an appearance. And with the hot weather comes the yearning for frozen confections. Fortunately, there are now plenty of low calorie/low fat ice cream treats and frozen yogurts that can satisfy your sweet tooth without packing on the pounds. WebMD has created a list of the best light ice creams/yogurts, bars and sandwiches. Here are the recommendations:

Best Ice Creams/Frozen Yogurts

  • Dreyer’s/Edy’s Slow Churned Yogurt Blends with Live and Active Cultures
    Cappuccino Chip
  • Dreyer’s/Edy’s Slow Churned
    Raspberry Chip Royale
    Cookie Dough
  • Breyers Light
    Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry
    Vanilla Bean
    Rocky Road
  • Ben & Jerry’s Lowfat Frozen Yogurt
    Strawberries & Cream
    Half Baked
  • Haagen-Dazs Lowfat Frozen Yogurt
    Vanilla Raspberry Swirl
  • Starbucks Lowfat Ice Cream

Best Bars/Sandwiches

  • Breyers 100 Calorie Cups
    Vanilla Fudge Swirl
  • Starbucks Bars
    Frappuccino Mocha
  • Skinny Cow
    Lowfat Fudge bar
    Ice Cream Sandwiches (Assorted Flavors)
    Cone: Vanilla with Carmel
    Cone: Mint with Fudge
  • Weight Watchers
    Giant Cookies & Cream Bar

You can find complete nutritional information for the treats listed, above, as well as honorable mentions and low sugar options by visiting the Health & Cooking section at WebMD.

Believe it or not, Men’s Health Magazine has created an “Eat This, Not That” guide for making healthier choices at the ice cream truck. Check out this video from The Early Show with Matt Bean, brand editor at Men’s Health, discussing healthier frozen treat options: Ice Cream Truck: Eat This, Not That.

So raise a cone to summer and enjoy. 

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April 2020