Ice cream has gotten a bad reputation of being a sinful, fatty dessert, but new healthier ice creams are being created everyday. Now, you can have your (ice cream) cake and eat it it too, with lower calorie options that still taste just as sweet as the originals.
At Baskin Robbins-
the famous 31 flavors now offers a wide variety of low-fat no sugar added ice creams, which vary by region.
Try This: No Sugar Added Low-Fat Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (1 scoop)- 150 calories, 4.5g fat, 3.5g sat fat, 140 mg sodium, 1g fiber
Instead of: Classic Chocolate Ice Cream ( 1 scoop)- 260 calories, 14g fat, 9g sat fat, 140 mg sodium, 0g fiber.
Although chocolate chocolate chip ice cream isn’t available in all areas, Baskin Robbins does offer some flavor of low fat option where you live. If you pick the low-fat version of the classic, you’ll save 110 calories, almost 10 grams of fat and you pick up some filling fiber, not to mention tasty chocolate chips! You won’t even be able to tell its supposed to be healthy, so go for the no sugar added variety next time you stop into Baskin Robbins.
In The Freezer Aisle- With all the choices, going shopping for ice cream can be like shopping for a car. Here’s a few healthy ice cream picks for when you hit the frozen foods section.
Look For: Edy’s Light, Slow Churned Vanilla (per 1/2 cup)- 3.5g fat, 2g sat fat, 45mg sodium, 0g fiber.
Or Try This: Breyer’s Double Churned Extra Creamy 98% Fat Free Vanilla (per 1/2 cup)- 1.5g fat, 1g sat fat, 55mg sodium, 3g fiber.
Also Look For: Healthy Choices No Sugar Added Vanilla (per 1/2 cup serving)- 100 calories, 2g fat, 1g sat fat, 55mg sodium, 1g fiber.
These picks, besides being tasty, are miles ahead of ordinary ice cream. With about 1/3 the calories, and much less fat, these options can help you shed unwanted weight, and you don’t have to stop eating the foods you love. In addition, some of these
Ice Cream Alternatives- Novelty items such as ice cream sandwiches and popsicles are great alternatives to ice cream. They taste great, and they’re usually lower in calories and fat than traditional ice cream.
Get These: Skinny Cow Low-Fat Cookies n’ Cream Sandwiches (per sandwich)- 140 calories, 2.5g fat, 1g sat fat, 145mg sodium, 2g fiber.
Try This: Hood Simply Slender No Sugar Added Chocolate Fudge Bars (per 1.7oz bar)- 50 calories, 1.5g fat, 1g sat fat, 40mg sodium, 2g fiber.
These products not only taste as good as ice cream, they pack a nutritional punch with more fiber and calcium than you see in most other desserts.