Recipes: 3 Low-Cal Frozen Treats
Who doesn’t love a frozen treat on a hot summer day? But don’t let the jingle of the ice cream truck lure you or the kiddos into consuming half a day’s worth of calories. These summertime favorites will cool you down in 100 calories or less.
Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas
Better than a banana split, this cool treat is easy to make and eat on the run.
4 large ripe bananas, peeled and cut into thirds
¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
¼ cup shredded coconut
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
- Insert a popsicle stick into each piece of banana.
- Using a rubber spatula, cover each piece of banana with melted chocolate, then sprinkle with coconut.
- Place the bananas on the baking sheet and freeze until hard, about two hours.
Per serving (makes 12 servings): 100 calories; 4 g fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 6 g sugar; 1 g protein; 2 g fiber; 7 mg sodium; 207 mg potassium.
Strawberry FroYo Sandwiches
Want a crunchy and cool ice cream sandwich without all the fat? Yes, please! Switch things up with different fruit fillings or chocolate graham crackers.
10 graham crackers, broken into quarters
½ cup pureed fresh strawberries
1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 ½ cups reduced-fat whipped cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Line 9-inch square pan with foil.
2. Arrange half of graham crackers on bottom of pan.
3. Mix strawberry puree, yogurt, whipped cream and vanilla into large bowl.
4. Spread mixture on crackers and top with remaining crackers.
5. Freeze at least two hours.
Per serving (makes 20 sandwiches): 82 calories; 2.3 g fat; 1 mg cholesterol; 13.2 g carbohydrates; 5.2 g sugar; 2.1 g protein; 0.6 g fiber.
Creamy Raspberry Popsicles
When you’re craving a fruit milkshake, try this instead.
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
- In a large bowl, smash raspberries with the back of a fork.
- Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Pour mixture into four popsicle molds.
- Freeze for 30 minutes.
- Insert a wooden stick into each pop, then freeze for at least two more hours.
Per serving: 100 calories; 1 g fat; 19 mg cholesterol; 46 mg sodium; 19 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 2 g protein.