Monday, May 16, 2011

I Scream, You Scream...

Now that the weather is heating up, you've undoubtedly already heard the familiar song of your neighborhood ice cream truck! As an ice cream enthusiast, I would never tell someone to give up this tasty treat!  However, some of the cones and bars reach around 300 calories with over 20 grams of fat, so it's important to be aware of the healthier options when keeping cool this summer!

Try to avoid these:

Good Humor King Cone- 420 calories, 10 grams of fat
Klondike Bar-250 calories, 17 grams of fat
Choco Taco- 290 calories, 15 grams of fat
Good Humor Candy Center Crunch-300 calories, 21 grams of fat

Choose more of these:

Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich- 160 calories, 5 grams of fat
Firecracker Ice Pop- 35 calories, 0 grams of fat
Fudgesicle- 100 calories, 2 grams of fat
Good Humor Cookies & Cream Bar- 90 calories, 1.5 grams of fat

Also, if you're feeling ambitious, try making your own ice cream at home to help control total calorie and fat intake!  (I just came across this great suggestion for a peanut butter banana ice cream treat!) Yum!