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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 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.

We Scream For An Ice Cream Sundae Contest!

August 3, 2010 at 11:36 am , by

Ladies of LHJ with Gale Gand

Here at LHJ, we started our morning on a super sweet note thanks to a visit from famed cookbook author and pastry chef Gale Gand! Gale has teamed up with Breyers Ice Cream for its Sundae Scoop-Off Contest, and she swung by LHJ to tell us more about it and to share some of her favorite cold creations with us.

The person that submits the most unique, yummy and appealing sundae in 10 or fewer ingredients takes the cake – well, the ice cream in this case – and wins the grand prize of $10,000, a trip for four to Chicago for a private cooking lesson with Gale and one year’s supply of Breyers ice cream. Nine others will win a “Super Sundae Prize Package” (one year of free Breyers ice cream, $500 and sundae making supplies). Talk about a sweet deal!

Gale also shared her own spins on the classic sundae with us. Indulging both our sophisticated sweet tooth and the kid in us all, we sampled herIce Cream Lollipops 2 (Small) mini coffee sundaes and ice cream lollipops – perfect desserts for family fun or your next dinner party.

“An embellished ice cream dish is the perfect way to end a meal,” Gale said. She recommends thinking about contrast when dreaming up your dessert like a combination of crunchy and smooth textures in a sundae. Try crumbling a shortbread cookie over your ice cream and fruit, she said.

Make the most of your cool-off treats this summer by checking out Gale’s other sundae-making tips and recipes and enlist the help of your kiddos to come up with the grand-prize-worthy sundae. Or make the yummy ice cream desserts we enjoyed!

Mini Coffee Ice Cream Sundae 2 (Small)

Food of the Week: Ben & Jerry’s Exclusive Target Treats

July 6, 2010 at 5:46 pm , by

Target is famous for their collaborations: Liberty of London, Alexander McQueen, and Zac Posen—even celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis has a line of cookware and food products. But Target’s newest co-conspirators aren’t fashion designers or even chefs, they’re ice cream makers!

Ben and Jerry’s have partnered with Target to create two new do-good flavors (just in time for this summer heat-wave we’re experiencing in Northeast) to encourage volunteerism and celebrate both companies commitment to service. You can even log on to Volunteer Match to “Scoop it Forward” and find volunteer opportunities in you community. Register for an activity and Target will give you a coupon for a free pint of ice cream. Berry Voluntary and Brownie Chew Gooder and are on sale now, exclusively at Target stores nationwide.