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Chill Out: Frozen Treats That Won’t Ice Your Diet

Fitness-friendly Slice Cream

John McGran, chief editor at Diet-to-Go, has been covering the fields of diet, fitness and health since 2000. He writes from the perspective of a dieter rather than a dietitian.

As I sat in front of my TV enjoying my healthy lunch, I found myself suddenly craving ice cream or some other decadent frozen treat. Could it be the commercial for the Snicker’s ice cream bar that triggered the urge? Um… DUH… of course!

Okay, so I am so easily led astray. But, instead of hopping in my car and racing to the local market for an ice cream fix, I dragged myself back into my home office and started surfing the Web for healthier ice cream treats.

The first fact that caught my eye: Americans enjoy nearly 21 quarts per person, per year.

The second scoop on ice cream: August is National Ice Cream Month – and for good reason. Not only is August the hottest month of the year for most of us, but it’s also the month that hosts most of the ice cream holidays. (more…)

We Love Arctic Zero!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. We might be screaming, though, because of the high calorie and fat content that most ice creams contain.

Arctic Zero has come to the rescue with their new frozen dessert. Billed as a nutritious ice cream, low in calories (150 or so per pint – not per serving!), and no fat, Arctic Zero refers to itself as a “protein shake you can eat with a spoon.” High in protein, milk and gluten-free with a low glycemic count and no artificial sweeteners,  this frozen dessert sounds too good to be true. (more…)

Breyers New Smooth and Dreamy Ice Cream Bars

Even though we are in the last official month of summer, it’s still dreadfully hot outside. And if you’re like me, hot weather is the perfect excuse to eat ice cream.

So when Breyers came out with their new line of Smooth and Dreamy low-calorie and low-fat ice cream bars, I nearly cleaned out my entire freezer to make room for one box of each of these new delicious frozen food finds. (more…)

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

Today, July 19, was designated National Ice Cream Day in 1984 by President Ronald Regan. This was in conjunction with the  month of July having been designated as National Ice Cream month.

In the proclamation, Reagan recognized the popularity of ice cream in the United States (90 percent of the nation’s population consumes ice cream) and stated that these two events should be observed with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

Appropriate “ceremonies and activities,” however, doesn’t mean that you should eat an entire pint of Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby. With more than 1,300 calories and 80 grams of fat, that activity would be a dietary bomb. Instead, why not treat yourself to one of these more diet-friendly choices: (more…)

Best Low-Calorie Ice Cream Treats

It’s officially summer and that means that temperatures are heating up and trying to stay cool becomes a little bit harder.

Here at DietsInReview.com, we want to help you enjoy your summer days without the expense of your waist line with high calorie ice cream treats. We have identified some of our top picks for low-calorie frozen desserts, including ice cream sandwiches and popsicles. What’s even better than the low calories is that they are all pre-packaged and portion controlled, so you can toss them in a cooler for a day at the beach, by the pool, or picnic in the park.

So check out the slideshow and cool down by yourself, with friends or with the entire family as you enjoy something from Skinny Cow, Power of Fruit, Edy’s, Dove and more!

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Cool Low-Calorie Family Treats for Summer

Summer time is here in the Northern Hemisphere, and at least in my area, that means hot and humid weather. Spending any length of time outside almost immediately puts me into the mood for Popsicles, ice cream and other frozen treats.

But those treats can wreck havoc on your diet. After all, who wants to run an hour and then negate the caloric burn with a bowl of ice cream that could top more than 750 calories? Here are some lower calorie, icy treats that won’t break your calorie bank and can leave you feeling cool and refreshed:

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Food Find: Only 8 Frozen Yogurt

If your food Achilles heel is ice cream then listen up: Only 8 frozen yogurt is a new kind of soft-serve frozen treat that is cropping up in ice cream shops all over the country. Only 8 is similar to Pinkberry and Tasti D-lite in its taste, texture, nutrition stats and popularity. Only 8 frozen yogurt

Only 8 has a tart flavor like Pinkberry, thanks to its active yogurt cultures. Its wide selection of flavors like peanut butter, caramel and about 30 others allow ice cream shop owners to keep their customers returning for new tastes.

One half-cup serving supposedly contains 32 calories, zero fat, zero cholesterol and four live active yogurt cultures. The “supposed” remark refers only to calories and serves as a gentle caution that the eight calorie per ounce labeling might be skewed depending upon how much syrup was added to the mix and the actual weight of the serving cup. (more…)

Food Fight: Light Ice Creams vs. Full-Fat Ice Creams

While you may think that it’s a no-brainer when it comes to which tastes better between a full-fat and reduced-fat bowl of ice cream, a recent study by Consumer Reports may surprise you. Their survey gives us the low-down on which light ice creams are the best for your taste buds, waistline and your wallet.

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Consumer Reports took four ice cream makers and selected two of the same flavors that each of them sells, one full-fat and one light and compared them on calories, fat, price and overall taste. Here’s the skinny (or the chunky): (more…)

We Love Edy’s Slow-Churned Tart Frozen Yogurt Blends

edys tart honeyThis week, we are goo-goo, ga-ga in love with Edy’s Slow Churned Tart Frozen Yogurt. The key word here is “tart” because right now, not all stores are carrying these new flavors, Tart Mango and Tart Honey, so you don’t want to confuse them with Edy’s regular line of Frozen Yogurt Blends. Trust us ice cream-lovers, if you don’t find these new tart blends in the freezer section of your grocery stores, talk to the manager and beg and plead for him or her to get them in.

Coming in at just 100 calories per half cup serving, and 3 grams of fat, both flavors Tart Honey and Tart Mango contain live active yogurt cultures and 10 percent of your calcium needs. (more…)

The Skinny on Wendy’s New Twisted Frosties

wendys twisted frostyI may be a health enthusiast but when it comes to ice cream (soft-serve only) all of my health credos melt off the cone. So when a few days ago I saw a commercial for Wendy’s new twisted Frosties, I had to investigate exactly what these new creamy treats were and how I could fit them into my daily caloric budget.

If you haven’t seen the ads yet, Wendy’s has just launched two new flavors to their usual Frosty menu: Frosty-cino and Coffee Toffee Twisted Frosty (try saying that eight times in a row!). As I was doing my search, I didn’t realize that Wendy’s sports a frozen ice cream line that rivals Dairy Queen. From the traditional Frosty, that as a kid I eagerly spooned up, to their newly added frosties including vanilla, strawberry, M & M’s, Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough, and Oreo, the list was much heftier than I remembered as a young girl.   (more…)