Friday, August 2, 2019

Wendy's Great Eight August 2019...Featuring the Best Healthy Frozen Treats...and One Great Splurge #wendygreateight #tryit #icecream #froyo

It's the middle of afternoons are the norm. This month, Wendy's Great Eight is focusing on my favorite healthy frozen treats that help us stay cool...and one fabulous splurge that's worth every calorie! From ice cream pints to froyo and other chilly goodies on a stick, I've got you covered!

Ben & Jerry's Moophoria Light Ice Cream. What if I told you that you could enjoy Ben & Jerry's fun ice cream flavors with a fraction of the fat and calories? It's true! Their Moophoria line has the fun flavors you expect from Ben & Jerry's...with just 140-160 per half-cup serving. This ice cream is a game changer, folks! I tried two of the line's seven flavors: new P.B. Marshmallow Swirl (peanut butter ice cream, marshmallow swirl, and peanut butter cookie chunks) and Caramel Cookie Fix (vanilla ice cream with salted caramel and shortbread cookie chunks). Both flavors were great, but the P.B. Marshmallow was reminiscent of the fluffernutter sandwiches I enjoyed as a kid! The key to enjoying Moophoria is to measure a 1/2-cup serving...although it's very tempting to eat it straight from the pint! To find Moophoria near you, check out Ben & Jerry's online store locator.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints:
  • P.B. Marshmallow & Caramel Cookie Fix: 7 SP per 1/2 cup
  • Other flavors range from 6-8 SP per 1/2 cup

(2) Chilly Cow Frozen Treats. Chilly Cow has a line of light ice cream that comes portion controlled -- via bars on a stick, mini cones, and single-serve half pints. Their delicious ice cream is made with protein-rich ultra-filtered milk. The end result is a creamy treat that you'll never guess is lower in fat and calories. Flavors include Sweet Cream Peanut Butter half pints, Chocolate Hazelnut Sandwiches, Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Mini Cones, and  Mint Chocolate Chip bars. My personal favorite is the Chocolate Brownie Batter bar -- chocolate light ice cream with a brownie batter swirl -- is perfect for those chocolate cravings! It has just 110 calories...and 6 grams fiber and I can indulge without guilt! To find Chilly Cow's products near you, check out their helpful online Store Locator

WW Freestyle SmartPoints:

  • Chocolate Brownie Batter & Mint Dark Chocolate Bars: 4 SP per bar
  • Other ChillyCow items have 6-8 SP per serving

(3) Yasso Greek Yogurt Pops. Yasso has a huge line of delicious Greek yogurt frozen pops that feature 30+ super fun flavors. Because they're made with Greek yogurt, each creamy bar has between 80 and 150 calories...and 5-7 grams of protein! Our favorite flavor is Fudge Brownie == featuring chocolate frozen yogurt, brownie bits, and a fudge swirl -- for just 100 calories! We also loved Strawberry, which features strawberry frozen yogurt and a strawberry swirl -- and just 80 calories! To find Yasso frozen yogurt bars -- and pints too!! -- vist the Where to Buy function on their website.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 
  • Fudge Brownie: 4 SP per pop
  • Strawberry: 3 SP per pop
  • Other flavors range from 3-8 SP

(4) Enlightened Ice Cream. Enlightened ice cream allows ice cream lovers -- raises hand -- to enjoy fun ice cream flavors in a much healthier way! Enlightened has few calories and less sugar than traditional ice cream...and more protein. Enlightened offers both bars and pints. Because they're individually wrapped and portion controlled, I gravitated toward the bars. There are 17 amazing flavors to choose from, but two flavors stood out for us: 70-calorie Frozen Hot Cocoa (chocolate ice cream with chocolate chips and a marshmallow swirl)...and new 90-calorie Movie Night (popcorn ice cream with chocolate bits and a caramel swirl).  Can't have dairy? No problem! Enlightened also offers non-dairy pints and bars made with almond milk. To find Enlightened bars and pints near you, visit their Store Locator.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
  • Frozen Hot Cocoa & Movie Night Bars: 3 SP
  • Other Enlightened Bars are 2-3 SP
  • Enlightened Pints: average 4 SP per half cup

(5) Clementine's Naughty and Nice Creamery. Everyone needs to indulge sometimes -- and Clementine's divine artisan ice cream is one of my personal favorites! This St. Louis-based microcreamy that creates all-natural ice creams and sorbets by hand in small batches. Even better? They ship nationwide so everyone can indulge in their naughty and nice creations! Why naughty and nice, you ask? Clementine's Nice ice creams contain 16-28% butter fat and include decadent flavors like Gooey Butter Cake (swoon worthy!!) and Salted Crack Caramel. Naughty menu items are grownups-only treats infused with alcohol -- including Tequila Chocolate Mole and Pink Champagne Sorbet. I can't WAIT to add a small scoop of the sorbet to a champagne flute and pour some bubbly over it for a fun, feminine cocktail! To enjoy Clementine's s0fi award-winning ice cream and sorbet for yourself, check out their online store -- everything arrives pack carefully with dry ice. Even in the scorching Summer heat, my ice cream pints arrived perfectly frozen!

(6) GoodPop All Natural Frozen Pops. This Austin-based company offers a line of better-for-you frozen pops that are made from all-natural organic ingredients. The flavors range from traditional flavors like Chocolate Fudge and Orange n' creative flavors like Banana Cinnamon and Hibiscus Mint. There are four main categories of GoodPops: Dairy, Non-Dairy (fruit ice pops and  those made with coconut cream base), and Shelf-Stable Organic Freezer Pops. Calories range from 35 to 120 calories per bar. To find GoodPop All Natural Frozen Pops near you, vist the online Store Locator at their website.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints:

  • Cherry + Lemonade: 2 SP
  • Watermelon Agave: 3 SP
  • Coldbrew Coffee, Strawberry, Strawberry Lemonade & Hibiscus Mint: 4 SP
  • Fudge, Banana Cinnamon & Orange n' Cream: 5 SP
  • Cookies n' Cream & Chocolate Milk: 6 SP
  • Coconut Lime: 7 SP

  • (7) Cado Avocado Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert. Cado is a perfect frozen treat for ice cream lovers who are vegan or can't have dairy -- but it's so tasty that anyone will enjoy eating it! This frozen dessert is made with all organic, non-GMO ingredients -- and it's super creamy thanks to its avocado puree base! Cado comes in seven great flavors, including: Vanilla Bean, Mint Chocolate Chip, Deep Dark Chocolate, Simply Lemon, Salted Caramel Swirl, Salted Caramel Swirl, and Cherry Amaretto Chip. All are creamy straight from the freezer and taste amazing! We enjoyed all of the flavors, but my personal favorite flavor is the decadent Salted Caramel Swirl. Each half-cup serving of yummy Cado non-dairy frozen dessert has just 170 calories and averages 12 grams of sugar. To find Cado at a store near you, check out the Where to Buy page at Cado's website.

    WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 7 SP per 1/2 cup

    (8) Peekaboo Organic Ice Cream. Peekaboo is ice cream with a uniquely healthy twist: it has veggies purees incorporated in the ice cream base! You can't see or taste the veggies...but they're there providing extra vitamins and nutrients! Peekaboo cames in five great flavors: Chocolate with Hidden Cauliflower, Strawberry with Hidden Carrots, Mint Chocolate Chunk with Hidden Spinach, Vanilla with Hidden Zucchini, and Cotton Candy with Hidden Beets. After sampling all five flavors, I can vouch that you'd NEVER know that the ice cream you're eating also includes veggies! Peekaboo can be found in the freezer department at major grocers nationwide. It can also be purchased direct from Peekaboo's online store.

    WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 10-11 SP per 1/2 cup

    Disclosure: The brands included in this month's Wendy's Great Eight column provided me complimentary samples of their items to try. I only recommend products to you that I have personally tasted and enjoyed.

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