7 Healthy, Nutritionist-Approved Frozen Treats That’ll Make You Happy on Hot Days
Skip the Ben & Jerry's and reach for these healthy frozen desserts instead.
It’s hot out there friends, which means the only things we want to eat right now are the things that come from the freezer aisle. To help us make healthier choices about what kinds of frozen treats we’re digging into, we asked Philly nutritionists to share their favorite frosty goodies for the summertime. Here’s what they had to say.
Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars
“They have delicious flavors that actually taste good and are relatively low in sugar and calories.” — Sheena Pradhan, registered dietitian at Nutritious Balance
“I love Yasso bars! My favorite is the Fudge Brownie. Since they are made with Greek yogurt and other natural ingredients, most flavors have around 5g of protein as well!” — Melissa Bailey, registered dietitian with The Philly Nutritionists
Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas
“Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas (chocolate-covered bananas) are a delicious treat with only two ingredients!” — Emily Pierce, registered dietitian with OnPoint Nutrition
Rita’s Italian Ice
“I love Rita’s water ice. They have sugar-free flavors, and it’s refreshing and convenient.” — Nyree Dardarian, registered dietitian and director of the Center for Nutrition & Performance at Drexel University
Ruby Rockets Galaxy Green Fruit & Veggie Pops
Gone Berry Crazy!
“My newest obsession is Trader Joe’s frozen dark chocolate covered strawberries. One serving is six pieces and only 100 calories, and it’s super satisfying!” — Liz Smith, registered dietitian with The Philly Nutritionists
Homemade Banana Ice Cream
“[I like] açaí bowls — either homemade or from SoBol in Center City. They’re super refreshing and full of fresh fruits. If I make one at home, my go-to recipe is: blend one packet frozen açaí (Trader Joe’s carries at a great price), one frozen banana, one tablespoon natural peanut butter, and a quarter cup of almond milk in a blender. Top with granola, fresh berries, cacao nibs, and shredded coconut.” — Ivy Eliff, nutritionist with OnPoint Nutrition
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