Breyer’s All-Natural Vanilla Ice Cream

Healthiest Frozen Treats

June 6, 2012 at 11:37 am , by

Here at the LHJ office, all it takes to get the entire staff assembled immediately in our mini-kitchen is an e-mail with a one-word subject line. Even the Health Ladies can’t resist one of those “TREATS!” messages. And why should we? There’s really no reason to resist, as long as you don’t go overboard. That’s why we would never, ever recommend you skip some of the best things about summer and possibly, the world: ice pops, frozen yogurt and ice cream!

Instead, we put together a list of delicious choices for healthier frozen desserts with the help of Rachel Berman, R.D., the director of nutrition at CalorieCount.com. In general, you want to look for a product that has fewer than 250 calories, 20 grams of sugar and 5 grams of saturated fat per ½ cup serving, she says. Here are some that fit the bill.

Edy's Whole Fruit Bars

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"Having a frozen fruit bar is the closest thing to guilt-free you can get," Berman says. These are only 80 calories a bar, and because they're made with real fruit, there's some nutrients in there, too.