By Lisa Lillien, REDBOOK
Everyone going out for ice cream? So are you, with these surprisingly low-calorie picks from Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien.
1. AT BASKIN-ROBBINS
I love the Bright Choices ice creams - so many options, so little guilt! My favorites are the Premium Churned Light ones in Aloha Brownie, Cappuccino Chip, or Mint Oreo. Each scoop has 140 to 150 calories and 5 grams of fat or less. Add sprinkles!
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2. AT BEN & JERRY'S
Go for the guys' Chocolate Fudge Brownie or Half Baked frozen yogurts (mmm... chunks of brownie and cookie dough) for 160 calories and under 3 grams of fat per scoop. (But skip the No Sugar Added Vanilla Fudge Chip - it has a whopping 13 grams of fat.)
3. AT FRIENDLY'S
As far as single-scoop stats go, Friendly's rocks! Many flavors have 110 to 130 calories per ½ cup; even the Peanut Butter Cup flavor clocks in at only 150 calories. Forgo the sundae (it can have up to five scoops and more than 1,000 calories) in favor of one scoop with no-sugar-added fudge (which saves you 30 calories over regular hot fudge). Sweet.
4. AT COLD STONE CREAMERY
Go for a "Like It" portion of one of their Sinless Ice Creams, which are lower in fat and calories. Try the Sweet Cream flavor for 170 calories and zero fat or Cake Batter for 210 calories and 1 gram of fat. Mix in fresh or frozen fruit, like strawberries, or get it in a small cake cone for just 30 more calories. But steer clear of shakes made with Sinless Ice Cream: Even the smallest sizes have 490 to 670 calories each.
For even more slim eating tips, go to hungry-girl.com.
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