Halt at the Dairy Bar: Moderation is Always in Good Taste!
June 28, 2013 - By Nautilus Plus
With the warm season at our doors, the bathing suit is out, and we can finally enjoy the beautiful days of summer. When we want to cool down a bit, the traditional trip to the dairy bar is still one of the best options. However, the nutritional quality of the treats offered leaves something to be desired. So here’s a glimpse of the best and worst choices you can make at the dairy bar, as well as a few nutritional strategies to keep in mind:
· Choose the smallest serving size. There can be a difference of as much as 500 calories between the small and large sizes of a frozen dessert.
· One scoop of ice cream is enough. That way, you will save 150 calories, and about 10 g of sugar.
· Stay away from extras such as whipped cream, candy, biscuits, syrup, and coulis.
The best choices
|Ice cream cone, small||100 to 110||9 to 10 g||2 à 3 g|
|Fruit sorbet, small||150||28 g||Not much|
|Fruit smoothie, small||165||20 g||None|
|Ice cream sandwich||170||9 g||4 g|
|Frozen tofu, small||175||27 g||Not much|
|Frozen yogurt, small||230||30 g||8 g|
The worst choices
|Ice cream cone, large||Around 550||50 g||Around 15 g|
|Frozen desserts (Banana Royale, parfait, sablés (shortbread), etc.)||600 to 1000||60 to 100 g||15 to 30 g|
|Ice cream, syrup, and candy (frozen cup), large||700 calories||90 g||17 g|
|Milkshake, large||1050||145 g||25 g|
|Ice cream mixed with candy (Swirl, Blizzard, etc.), large||1150||150 g||28 g|
If you are still concerned by the amount of calories contained in frozen desserts, why not ditch the car and walk or ride a bike to the dairy bar, if possible? This way, you will enjoy the sun, and your treat will be that much more refreshing!
By Vanessa Martin, nutritionist
Halt at the Dairy Bar: Moderation is Always in Good Taste! is a post from Nautilus Plus. The Nautilus Plus blog aims to help people in their journey to fitness through articles on training, nutrition, motivation, exercise and healthy recipes.
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