Low-Calorie Ice Cream Treats

For some people, this is hardest time of year to lose weight.  Summer celebrations often involve high calorie food and drink selections that can be tough to avoid.  But there are plenty of ways to enjoy summer food and stick to a healthy diet.

If you find yourself tempted to eat a treat at the local ice cream shop or if you find yourself craving a sweet treat at home, don’t despair.  There are some low calorie alternatives to typical high calorie ice cream desserts.

4 Tasty Low-Calorie Frozen Treats

  • Frozen fruit bars.  Several brands such as Dole and Edy’s make fruit bars that are low in calories, generally around 100 calories per serving.  If you are watching your sugar intake, there are also some varieties that contain no added sugar.
  • Ice cream sandwiches.  If you choose a traditional ice cream sandwich, you can generally enjoy this ice cream treat for less than 150 calories.  Good Humor makes a sandwich for 140 calories per bar.
  • Fudgesicle.  The original fudge treat by Fudgesicle contains only 100 calories per bar.  You’ll also find a fudge bar at DQ (formerly Dairy Queen) for only 50 calories.
  • Root beer float.  This frosty favorite can range in calories depending on how you make it.  But if you choose a low-calorie vanilla ice cream and use diet root beer, you can enjoy a float for 150 calories or less.

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