alert: The other day I went to the grocery store and, in addition to
all my healthy faves, I bought a carton of ice cream. Or so I
When I got home and read the label, I discovered I’d been duped. The
container in front of me was labeled “frozen dairy dessert” and when I
read the nutritional label, it was loaded with icky chemicals. Gross.
That’s why I’m sharing some better-for-you frozen treats that’ll keep
you cool this Labor Day.
OK, so fruit-based sorbets aren’t as creamy as their milky counterparts
but if the flavors are good enough, it sooo doesn’t matter. I heart Ciao
in Mango or Blood Orange, because they pack plenty of zing.
Frozen fruit salad
We dig frozen grapes and icy blueberries are endlessly pop-able. Why not
throw a few of your faves in a Ziploc, toss them in the freezer and
wait until they firm up? When they’re ready, you’ll have a sweet treat
that’ll keep ya chilled through and through.
Hot ‘n’ cold peaches
Grilled peaches are truly magical during summer. And if you’re at a BBQ,
they’re insanely easy to make (Google a recipe and then ask an adult
for help, though. Feel free to cut back on the butter. Ya don’t wanna
get burned!). When you serve them, top each one with a dollop of vanilla
ice cream—just enough for a cool contrast. These aren’t exactly
something you can eat every day, but the dose of fruit will def provide
some vital vitamins.
BY GL ON 9/5/2011 7:00:00 AM
POSTED IN eating, healthy eating 101, how to cut out junk food, recipes, sweet treats, healthy recipes, easy party food, health, nutrition, holiday, summer parties, backyard BBQ how-to