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Healthy and Tasty Ice Cream Alernatives

Apr 23, 2013

Ice cream season is upon us. However this can devastate a weight loss plan rapidly. Try these simple ice cream alternatives without skimping on the taste.

Artic Zero- This treat can be found at Wholefoods, East Side Market Place, and Walmart. Each pint of this dessert has less than 136 calories. That’s right, each pint! There is also no artificial sugar added. Arctic Zero credits Whey Low, “a patented all natural sweetener that has 75% fewer calories than traditional sugar” and combines lactose, sucrose, and fructose. The texture of this dessert is similar to ice cream and it comes in Vanilla with a hint of maple, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Strawberry Banana, and Mint Chocolate Cookie. Per serving: 37 Calories. Sugar 5 grams. Fiber 2 grams. Fat 0 grams. Protein 3.5 grams.

Frozen Yogurt- Ice cream can be difficult to replace, but today's frozen yogurts have a taste that is more and more similar to that of ice cream. Ice cream is typically made from whole cream, milk and high amounts of added sugar. All of these have been found to contain high amounts of saturated fats, which lead to the development of cardiovascular disease, stroke and even some cancers. Unlike these ingredients, today's frozen yogurt is typically just that - yogurt that has been whipped and frozen. Because of this, it is substantially lower in fat and calories. For best results, choose frozen yogurt that has been made with low or non fat dairy products. Even better, you may want to consider making the yogurt yourself. Purchase an ice cream maker from a home improvement or specialty cooking store, and combine fat free yogurt with the fruit of your choice. Combine the ingredients as directed on the ice cream maker. Your family won't believe that it's not real ice cream!

Better Than Ice Cream Treat - Try this healthy tasty alternative for dessert!

Minutes to Prepare: 2

Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

1/4 cup fresh raspberries

1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

1 tbsp honey

5 almonds, coarsely chopped

Tips

Try this frozen--we loved it that way!

You can use any kind of yogurt. I use the Greek because it's not very sweet, so it balances out the honey and berries.

Directions

Spoon the yogurt into a bowl. Drizzle the honey over it and stir. Add the raspberries and chopped almonds. I mix the honey in first so that the raspberries don't break up during stirring.

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