Healthier Frozen Treats for the Summer

Posted by on Jul 28, 2012 in Blog . Tips on Nutrition, Wellness, Fitness and More! | 1 comment

Ahhh we are all looking for a healthier alternative to that never ending sweet tooth, right? Some of you don’t have it but most of us do. The key to these episodes are your portion size. Measure out the suggested serving size and walk away. I recommend drinking 1 large glass of water first.

Lets start with frozen yogurt.

Choose soft serve over hand-packed. Hand-packed has 5-6 grams per fat per serving, plus in my option it tastes MUCH better.

Just because there are toppings to choose from does not mean you need to use them. It tastes, great with out it. Walk by those temptations.

About 120-140 calories, 2 g fat and 12-20g of sugar, which is less then ice cream and also has the added benefits of probiotics.

Don’t like frozen yogurt? Try slow-churned ice cream. This is what my husband and I get and its fantastic.

It is made using a combination of nonfat milk and milk, sugar and flavorings. The calories are about 1/3 less and fat is 1/2 of what you’ll get in real ice cream because cream is not the primary ingredient. In order to compensate for the removal of fat, rather than adding gums and starches as thickening agents they simply churn the ice cream in a different way which eventually leads to a nice thick texture without really any other manipulation needed. Slow churned ice cream has the taste and texture of real ice cream for about 110 calories, 3.5 grams of fat (2 grams of saturated), 16 grams of sugar, and 3 gram of protein.

Can’t handle dairy? Freeze your favorite 100% juices in ice trays with popsicle sticks. Added benefit, stir in a little fiber powder in there to slow down that blood sugar spike. You can’t taste it at all.

Enjoy your summer treats and stay cool and hydrated this summer.

 

 

 

One Comment

  1. Those are great ideas; I use two or three already – esp. the one about encouragement – but I will try a couple of the others.

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