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Healthy Food Awards: Best Frozen Treats

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7/21/2011 6:00 AM   :  33 comments   :  10,314 Views

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The healthiest desserts from your grocery store's freezer, tasted and approved by editors and nutritionists.
 
Haagen-Dazs Milk Chocolate Five
Listen up, chocoholics: This rich, creamy ice cream is your dream come true. Calories per 1/2 cup: 220

Ciao Bella Raspberry Sorbet
"It's bursting with flavor!" one staffer proclaimed. Others called it refreshing, with just the right amount of sweetness. Calories per 1/2 cup: 120

Blue Bunny White Chocolate Raspberry All Natural Frozen Yogurt
"This tastes like real ice cream," one tester told us. The dark chocolate chunks, found in every spoonful, were a crowd favorite. Calories per 1/2 cup: 120
 
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  • GRANMAPAT
    33
    I also love the Artic Zero,only 150 calories per pint - 8/13/2012   3:09:59 PM
  • 32
    Weight Watchers Snack size Fudge Bar or WW strawberry yogurt bar. Both are under 50 cal. - 8/5/2012   11:05:01 AM
  • 31
    Try Spark People Recipe for Soft Banana Ice Cream - by Stepf Delish!!! - 8/27/2011   10:36:35 PM
  • 30
    My Favorite is Chocolate Fudge Non-Dairy Frozen desert with HempMilk, Living Harvest Tempt it is very yummy and chocolatey. Though it is 200 calories and 11g fat for .5 cup.
    - 7/25/2011   10:36:09 PM
  • LOVE2GO2
    29
    My favorite is definitely Chapman's Caramel Pecan Crunch frozen yogurt. Yummy, yummy!!! - 7/25/2011   3:54:05 PM
  • 28
    I love the Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches...the peanut butter and chocolate is fabulous! - 7/24/2011   5:38:38 PM
  • 27
    My family loves the Skinny Cow 'individual' sized containers of ice cream. They have wonderful flavors like Cookies and Cream, Dulce de Leche, Triple chocolate, and several others. They're a little expensive: 4 for $5.00 at my local store, but I only eat one a week. My treat to celebrate the weekend. - 7/24/2011   12:17:33 AM
  • 26
    I am a big fan of sorbets--that's kind of my go-to for sweet indulgences :) - 7/23/2011   3:45:22 PM
  • 25
    We love the little 60 calorie Vanilla N' Dark Chocolate ice cream bars that we get from Scwhan's . - 7/22/2011   4:49:37 PM
  • 24
    I agree with LadyG67, I have the store brand ice creams that are 130 calories per1/2 a cup, such as the cookies and cream and nutty cone and I am thoroughly satisfied. I will try these yogurts also and I like frozen sorbet. The Jello puddings and Skinny Cow treats are also a great snack for a chocolate fix that is low in calories but taste great!!!!!!!. It is all about just eating smarter and we are learing to do that!!!!!!!! - 7/22/2011   11:40:09 AM
  • 23
    Has anyone ever tried "Arctic Zero"? You can eat the whole pint...only 150 calories? Good flavors, too! - 7/22/2011   10:17:22 AM
  • 22
    I was SO excited to see the Blue Bunny ALL NATURAL White Chocolate Raspberry because that's what I've been eating this summer. I also LOVE their ALL NATURAL Strawberry/Banana frozen yogurt, because in both they use REAL fruit, NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORINGS or preservatives. I'm a natural food eater, I don't eat things with artificial sweetener or with high fructose corn syrup, & the majority of the so called HEALTHY ice cream treats out there are loaded with both. I'm telling you, those 2 Blue Bunny ALL NATURAL frozen yogurts are the real deal tasting like you are eating real ice cream without the guilt. AS LONG, as you eat the recommended serving size. - 7/22/2011   9:15:59 AM
  • 21
    I like weightwatchers Ice crean cicles they are good.
    But every now and then I like Ben & Jerry's
    Karmelsutra. It is very very deliciouse - 7/22/2011   9:00:22 AM
  • 20
    I love Skinny Cow Fudge Bars--don't taste like diet food to me, so creamy smooth and delicious. Can't wait to try some other Skinny Cow Products from our local Walmart. - 7/22/2011   6:42:35 AM
  • 19
    Chapman's frozen yoghurt - 100 calories per half cup. - 7/21/2011   11:40:26 PM
  • 18
    I've actually found that Breyer's "Smooth and Dreamy" Fat Free Ice Cream is pretty good! It's only 90 calories per 1/2 cup, which is MUCH less than regular ice cream, and to me it tastes just about as good as regular vanilla. I have found, however, that their sugar free version (also 90 cal.) tastes less than satisfactory. FAT FREE BREYERS all the way! It's just about the only ice cream I'll eat. I'm not even tempted by the regular ice cream in the freezer because I know there's a lower-cal alternative out there. - 7/21/2011   10:44:53 PM
  • 17
    You know, my way fav frozen treat is a Jello Double Chocolate Fat Free Pudding cup, put in the freezer an hour before I am going to eat it. 60 calories, no guilt and REALLY good. It's not hard frozen but creamy Ice Cream frozen. If I am not having a Weight Watcher Rasberry Ice Cream, that's what I go for, and pretty inexpensive too!!!
    - 7/21/2011   3:10:16 PM
  • CHICA_BORICUA
    16
    too bad, I do not agree, since is not my favorite ice cream - 7/21/2011   1:32:48 PM
  • 15
    I think I will stick to fresh fruit. I'm afraid 1/2 cup would just make me crave it more. - 7/21/2011   12:30:03 PM
  • PRINCEPADDY
    14
    frozen grapes and frozen bananas works for me! - 7/21/2011   11:51:05 AM
  • 13
    Homemade is much tastier and healthier for me. Blend up frozen bananas and dress them up any way you like for an awesome creamy frozen treat. - 7/21/2011   11:43:16 AM
  • 12
    I'd rather have any of the Skinny Cow treats. The ice cream sandwiches are a particular favorite. - 7/21/2011   10:50:09 AM
  • GMAGEE
    11
    Way too many calories for 1/2 C of anything! There are plenty of lower calorie ice creams, sorbets, and sherbets that taste great to enjoy without overindulging. - 7/21/2011   9:48:22 AM
  • 10
    http://www.haagen-dazs.com/ingredie
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    (The "=" sign is part of the page address even though it isn't showing up as clickable... so you have to add that on in order to get to the correct page)

    That's the website for the nutrition of Haagen Dazs Five Chocolate. It's one of the purist forms of ice cream because it is all real ingredients and there's only five. Yes... it has sugar it and yes it has fat. But if you actually eat it like a treat and not sit down and eat the whole pint at once, it can easily fit into a normal person's diet (diet as in what we eat, not diet as in calorie restriction). - 7/21/2011   9:46:43 AM
  • 9
    ANIAIMER, both the Marsh and Kroger chain grocery stores where I live have Haagen-Dazs chocolate in single serving containers. They also have a few other flavors, including vanilla and a few sorbets. Personally, I like the mango sorbet flavor the best. - 7/21/2011   9:24:39 AM
  • NU-START
    8
    Carb Smart vanilla! 110 cals, 6 fat, 5 net carbs, 4 fiber, 2 protein. And with a little light chocolate sauce or fresh peaches (or both! (giggle)) YUM!!! - 7/21/2011   9:24:35 AM
  • 7
    How much sugar, ANIAIMER? - 7/21/2011   9:00:00 AM
  • 6
    Kroger has a deluxe cookies and cream light ice cream that is 130 calories for a 1/2 cup. I tried it and it is very tasty. - 7/21/2011   8:43:35 AM
  • 5
    Clemmy's Ice Cream is the one I have for a treat twice a month. - 7/21/2011   8:41:26 AM
  • 4
    The ingredients in the Haagen Dazs:

    Ingredients: SKIM MILK, CREAM, SUGAR, EGG YOLKS, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI.

    It has 12g of fat per serving and 110 of the 220 calories come from fat.

    There are 3.5 servings per container. I usually eat half those smaller containers at a time (being honest) so a 'serving' for me would be more like 385 calories 21g fat. That's still do-able if I schedule my calories correctly. I think it might be worth tasting.

    I wonder if they have this in the single serving containers? Those are awesome for people who have trouble serving themselves a single 1/2 cup. - 7/21/2011   7:09:38 AM
  • 3
    Who can eat 1/2 cup of Haagen-Dazs? Not me. That is one of the reasons I'm here. I do better making my own greek yogurt and fruit. May have a dairy queen cone at the restaurant. - 7/21/2011   6:56:43 AM
  • 2
    Anything that starts with "Haagen-Dazs" is hard to trust as a "nutritious" in my books. What are the ingredients? Fat content? - 7/21/2011   6:32:07 AM
  • 1
    I love the Skinny Cow Fudge Bars!! - 7/21/2011   6:22:15 AM

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