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Any Suggestions For Healthy Ice-Cream/Frz Yougurt?

Ice cream & Frozen yougurt are my favorite foods, I can eat them all day long. I've been eating a lot of the WW and Healthy Choice and they're great, but does anyone have any other suggestions of ice-creams/yougurts that are healthier alternatives?

Thanks! :)

Thu. Jul 28, 7:32am

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Healthier, similar choices, are homemade smoothies. Use either fresh or frozen fruit, skim milk, or real juice, and ice cubes. You can make them really thick by using "creamier" fruits, like bananas, and using frozen versions of other ones, like strawberries or blueberries. If they're thick, put it in a bowl and eat with a spoon!

Another simple one is, get some lowfat chocolate milk, and freeze some in an ice cube tray. Then make a smoothie in the blender of chocolate milk, chocolate ice cubes, and a squeeze of Hershey's Lite chocolate syrup - it's a much healthier choice than any real ice cream, from what I've seen.

Also, a Wendy's kiddie-sized frosty is only like 90 calories!

Thursday, July 28, 2005, 7:59 AM

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Icecream we all scream

I let myself indulge in Ben and Gerry's Cherry Garcia Low Fat Frozen Yogurt every once in a while. It's yummy. Buy the smallest size though becuse it is addicting.

Thursday, July 28, 2005, 3:26 PM

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If you live in Texas or some parts of the southern US, Blue Bell ice cream is the best. They have a low-fat frozen yogurt that's excellent, and also a no-sugar-added ice cream that's great too.

Thursday, July 28, 2005, 5:48 PM

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I love ice cream, too. :)

I live in LA - and I have found (thru my WW meetings) - the HOLY GRAIL of frozen yogurt at Penguin's. Now - not all Penguin's are created equal. I would suggest hunting down a good frozen yogurt shop and finding something that is low in calories, non-fat, and tastes good. I buy a quart at a time of the vanilla - it's only 9 calories per oz - and tastes just like the old fashioned vanilla soft serve.

I also like Dreyer's No Sugar Added Mint Chocolate Chip - but you have to watch your serving size. One serving is only 1/2 cup. So - I bought 1/2 cup gladware - I CRAM in all I can fit into the cup - and that's all I get. Savor every taste.

Weight Watchers makes these great smoothie packets - although the chocolate is a bit chalky. I love the vanilla and orange - mix either of them in the blender w/ water/skim milk, fruit & ice cubes. I've also used the orange smoothie mix w/ Crystal Light's Pineapple Orange drink, a couple of slices of pineapple and some ice. It's a lot like an orange julius!

Klondike makes great Slim-A-Bear ice cream sandwiches - those are yummy.

Friday, July 29, 2005, 2:17 PM

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frozen bananas

Seriously...a frozen banana is a wonderful substitute for ice cream! It has just about the same consistency and although it has a good amount of calories at least you know you are getting some nutrients from it.

Friday, July 29, 2005, 2:59 PM

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Edy's Grand Light Ice Cream

I love the one called French Silk, it's soooo good, you have to try it. It's not as diet as the ones mentioned above, but it is low-cal and low-fat, but you really can't tell, because it's so good! If you want to enjoy your ice cream, try it.

Friday, July 29, 2005, 3:24 PM

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Frozen Light Cool Whip or Redi-Whip

You can put some cool whip in the freezer and freeze it. When frozen,. eat it like ice cream

Sunday, July 31, 2005, 6:10 PM

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PA area

If you're in an area that sells Turkey Hill brand, try the smoothie flavored frozen yoguts. They are 100 calories & 0 fat. Yum - just stick with the porion size (no matter the brand) and you'll be able to indulge once in a while.


Monday, August 01, 2005, 2:17 PM

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I LOVE Edy's No Sugar Added (sweetened with Splenda) Fat Free Raspberry Vanilla Swirl Ice Cream. It is DELICIOUS and has the creamy texture of ice cream instead of frozen yogurt (which I find to be kind of watery).

Tuesday, August 02, 2005, 7:51 AM

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Combine whatever ice cream you choose with lots of healthy toppings, like berries, or lower-calorie topings like light cool whip. Then the bowl looks fuller, even with less ice cream. I love the "marble slab" ice cream b/c it mixes in so many toppings - you can do it at home with a flat wooden spoon or ice cream scoop and a plastic cutting board. Measure out 1 serving of whatever light ice cream you want (or less than 1 serving!) and put it on the cutting board, and mash it up with a bunch of berries. Top with cool whip. You've only added a few calories, but increased the size dramatically!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005, 10:09 AM

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