There’s a new candy popping up next to grocery check-out stands and it comes from Skinny Cow. Just because a brand markets itself as “healthier” doesn’t always mean that it is. So before you shrug off a Twix fix for a seemingly “better” candy bar, we wanted to look below the wrapper and get the real skinny.
A one-ounce portion of traditional Turtle candies sold at the check-out weighs in with 510 calories! Yikes! That’s more than we’d recommend for an entire meal. The Skinny Cow Dreamy Clusters have far less with 120 calories for that same portion.
Our dietitian, Mary Hartley, RD, took a look at the Skinny Cow Dreamy Clusters and was glad to see a noticeable difference in the two candies. “It’s like the regular version is four or five times worse. But, Skinny Cow managed to keep the fiber. Go figure.” Both candies have three grams of fiber, not something you’d usually find on junk food ingredient labels. (Compare that to a similar candy, Snickers, which has only .5 grams of fiber for a one-ounce serving.) (more…)
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!