Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I have chosen not to live without my beloved

Confession: I had ice cream for the first time in almost three months Tuesday.
But wait! It's not a sin!

Ice Cream Lovers -- those of you who are watching your figure, anyway -- I have news that will be a godsend: There are various kinds of ice cream in town ... that you can eat without guilt!!!

How can this be, you ask? Well, check it out ...

The junior size 4-ounce chocolate Frosty at Wendy's is only 155 calories and 4 grams of fat. And it's AWESOME. If you go there for lunch and have the grilled chicken sandwich, the Jr. Frosty can be your dessert, and you leave there having consumed a respectable 525 calories.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I used to drive clear across town in high school in Fairmont just to get a twist ice cream cone from McDonald's. Nowadays, the twist cones at McDs are all but extinct, due to ice cream machines getting replaced with ones that only serve vanilla. (It's a cost-saving measure because chocolate shakes and sundaes can be made with hot fudge packets instead of chocolate soft-serve.) However! There is a machine left at the Adams Street McDonald's location that still serves chocolate. AND IT'S ONLY 150 CALORIES AND 3.5 GRAMS OF FAT!

Hanging out at the mall? Your boyfriend or husband, or worse, your skinny best friend decides to get a Cheesequake Blizzard to wash down the KFC they just ate? Head over to Leann Chin for the Red Cherry fro-yo! You can choose from two flavors or a mix of both: citrus or raspberry. And there's a ton of cool fruit to mix in: kiwi, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries. Only 150 calories for the small and 280 for the large.

This one you just won't believe. You can actually purchase ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery that won't make you hate yourself in the morning. Ever try the Sinless Sweet Cream with bananas, raspberries and yellow cake (or Nilla wafers)? It's an ultra sweet treat that won't ruin your diet day. You can order whatever mix-ins you want, but lean toward fruit as the main ingredients to keep the calories down (even cherry and apple pie filling only have about 50 calories per serving). My above creation in the Like It size is only 270 calories.

I thought maybe we could all use this helpful bit of good news as the temperatures finally begin to warm around here. What's summer without ice cream, right? Right!

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