And you know what that means. It’s Rita’s Day!
From 12 to 9 p.m.,
Rita’s locations across the U.S. are offering a free, regular-sized Italian ice
to each customer. It’s a tradition nearly two decades in the making, and this
year, we are so not missing out. Wanna grab a delish frozen treat this
afternoon? Here are our top-three healthy (OK, it is dessert—healthier!) picks…
Guess what time of year it is! That’s right: It is finally,
officially and without a doubt
Classic Italian Ice
Duh! Grab a kid’s cup of Italian or Cream Ice, close your
eyes and envision the Italian Riviera. Ahh! While this option isn’t exactly low
in sugar, it won’t blow your calories for the day at 160 to 300 calories a cup,
depending on your flavor choice.
For about 230 calories, you can get a kid’s cup of creamy
deliciousness. Rita’s custard is, in a word, amazing. Bonus? It’s packed with 4
grams of protein. Not bad for a li’l ice cream, right?
Slenderita Soft Serve
Slenderita is by far the healthiest option on Rita’s menu. A
kid’s cup has just 160 calories and absolutely no fat or cholesterol. While it does have 23 grams of sugar and 180 mg of sodium, we’re
pleased as punch with the 6 grams of protein it contains.
What do ya think, babes? Will you be indulging in a cup of Rita's today?
BY CHANNA RIFKIN AND BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 3/20/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN healthy eating 101, health, nutrition