After a week full of several days of beautiful weather, don’t you just want something cold and sweet? We sure do! Instead of ice-cream, one of our favorite treats is low-fat or non-fat frozen yogurt.
After a week full of several days of beautiful weather, don’t you just want something cold and sweet? We sure do! Instead of ice-cream, one of our favorite treats is low-fat or non-fat frozen yogurt. Our personal favorite is the soft-serve variety. We’ve loved it since we were in junior high school! The nearby frozen yogurt store on our corner sells a low-fat peanut butter frozen yogurt that is to-die-for! By going for the lower fat yogurt you can spare the artery-clogging saturated fat (woohoo!).
Although, we’ve never really been that in to the toppings (we’re too wrapped up in the yogurt—we don’t want anything to hide the flavor!), Tammy’s daughters love rainbow sprinkles and a lot of our clients love toppings too. If you’re a fan of the toppings, just be careful as you can get more calories than you bargained for.
Here are a few of the best toppings to choose:
- Fresh Fruit: Bananas, berries, kiwi, just about any fruit will work. They add a natural sweetness as well as additional vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants
- Salt Free Nuts: Walnuts, almonds, cashews, take your pick. Nuts provide protein and good-for-your-heart fat. Just keep in mind that their calories can add up; 1/4 cup of nuts is 250 calories for many nuts.
- Dark Chocolate Pieces: Yes, dark chocolate! Dark chocolate is high in antioxidants, so it can help to protect against heart disease. The key is to enjoy it in moderation!
Toppings that add up quickly: Oreos, butterfinger, crushed snickers, M&M’s and other candies.
What healthy toppings do you add to your frozen yogurt?