by Abigail Libers in Healthy Recipes, August 1, 2014
by Sally Wadyka in Healthy Tips, December 27, 2013
Grab a spoon. With these guilt-free desserts, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is staving off brain freeze.
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Greek yogurt plus a boatload of fresh strawberries are the basis of this homemade fro-yo, which is perked up by lemon (both the zest and juice) and a splash of rum.
by Dana Angelo White in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, July 8, 2013
There are plenty of things that are — without debate — good for you. A plate of steamed vegetables with brown rice, for example. Or a bowl of fresh fruit. Or a piece of poached salmon. But there’s a long list of other foods that, despite wearing a so-called “health halo,” might not be the nutritional powerhouses everyone seems to think they are. Read more
by Dana Angelo White in Cookies & Other Desserts, June 4, 2013
Nobody loves a good frozen treat more than I do, which is why it bugs me when I see store shelves overflowing with “diet” offerings that fool folks into thinking they’re better than good old ice cream. The next time you’ve got a hankering for a frozen treat, here are some useful tips.
Low-Fat Ice Cream
Light and low-fat ice creams make up for the removal of fat by adding thickeners like guar gum, locust bean gum and carrageenan (just to name a few). Since fat also provides flavor, some lightened varieties include more sugar to make up for it, which means the calories can wind up being similar to regular ice cream. More sugar, less fat, same calories – not exactly healthier. And don’t be fooled by the term slow churned; some brands may be using new technology to alter the consistency, while others may simply have more thickeners added in.
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, March 15, 2013
Is a loaded frozen yogurt sundae your idea of a healthy treat? Watch out! Here’s what to know before you hit up one of those super-popular frozen yogurt bars.
Think about the weight of your frozen treat or your waistline may pay the price. The flavor options can be overwhelming, but simple is best. A 3.5-ounce portion of original tart frozen yogurt has 100 calories. The same amount of a chocolate or peanut butter-based flavor 150 to 170 calories. How big is the cup you typically order? Do the math and use small cups to avoid a calorie overload.
by Dana Angelo White in Cookies & Other Desserts, September 18, 2012
A Shamrock Shake at McDonald’s will cost you some serious calories and fat. A 12-fluid ounce portion (the smallest size) has a whopping 530 calories and 15 grams of fat, not to mention all the highly-processed sweeteners and artificial colors. Try this fresher and lighter version instead. Bonus: you can make it all year long; the fast-food version is only available for a few weeks around St. Patrick’s Day.
by Dana Angelo White in Dining Out, August 25, 2012
Even a frozen treat connoisseur like myself can get confused with all the icy options out there. Grab your ice cream maker, you’ll be itching to make something after you read this.
The classic: sweet, velvety, delish. Ice cream is typically made with a combo of cream and milk (and sometimes egg yolks). Premium varieties of vanilla ice cream average about 230 calories and 13 grams of fat per ½ cup.
Ice cream ala Italy. This frozen confection is basically ice cream, but less is more! Gelato is made with less air whipped into it. The result is a dense and creamy delight. The nutrition facts stack up similar to ice cream (see above) but we did find a few store-bought brands that scored lower in both the fat and calorie department. Trader Joe’s and Ciao Bella are 2 personal favorites.
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, August 10, 2011
It seems like fro-yo joints are popping up on every corner – there are 3 in my neighborhood! While cold and creamy soft-serve yogurt is a delicious concoction, it’s not automatically health food. Wherever you happen to order up frozen yogurt, keep the portions modest (order the smallest size) and the toppings minimal. We scanned popular menus for the healthiest offerings. Here are our top picks for sensible, yet tasty treats.
Choose protein-packed Greek Honey Vanilla or 90-calorie Classic Tart topped with bananas, cherries or chocolate sprinkles.
Fun and lower calorie options include Green Tea, Coconut or Watermelon. Top a small portion off with toasted almonds, dark chocolate crisps or kiwi.
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Tips, Is It Healthy?, June 29, 2011
- You asked for it: dark chocolate frozen yogurt. Customize it with your favorite mix-ins.
We’ve got frozen yogurt on our minds, so we polled our Facebook fans to find out what flavor they wanted to dive into. Introducing Dark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt (plus some fun ways to jazz it up).
Why not – who doesn’t love a little chocolatey goodness?! It can be a tricky fro yo flavor to tackle because tart and tangy yogurt doesn’t always mingle with rich and smooth chocolate. The solution — use real chocolate and plus some whole milk to mellow things out.
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, September 28, 2010
- Frozen yogurt: friend or foe?
Making healthy choices isn’t always easy. In this new series, we’re diving into some seemingly better-for-you foods to explore if they’re really healthy. To fire things up for summer, is cool and creamy fro-yo a healthy pick? Read more
- Low-Fat Chocolate Pudding - Photo by Kate Sears/Food Network Magazine
A few nights a week, you want a sweet treat, but don’t want the calories or time commitment to get out of control. We’ve got 5 dessert recipes that are just what you’re looking for.
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