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Low-Cal Summer Icy Treats That Satisfy Your Taste Buds & Keep Your Waistline from Expanding

Posted Jun 26 2008 1:05am

Ice cream truck As a child, I remember one of my favorite things about summer was the sound of the ice cream truck just blocks away from my home. I knew in time the truck would make its way down my block. I would race inside to get some change out of the house. If I had not already spent all of my allowance, I would use some of it for my ice cream purchase. If I had already spent it all, I would ask my mom (or another available relative) for change and squeal with excitement about how the ice cream truck was on its way.

Most all of the other children were busy running into their home to gather change as well. In my old neighborhood, we knew to expect the Good Humor and/or Mister Softee ice cream truck on a daily basis. Come rain or shine they showed up without fail. Whether it was the sound of the ringing bells of the Good Humor truck or the unforgettable theme played by Mister Softee, it was all great sounding music to us children.

In preparation of the arrival of the ice cream truck, all the children would repeatedly count their change and trade ideas about which ice cream cone, sundae, Italian ice or ice pop they would buy that day. When the ice cream truck finally arrived, we would clamor to the order window and excitedly place our order.

The first couple of licks of our tasty treat were like experiencing a sliver of heaven on earth. For a moment, it seemed as though time stood still and nothing else mattered. The ice cream man offered such a wide variety of tasty treats, we would frequently alter our choices so we never became bored. Who's for dessert

I still like to enjoy tasty ice cream treats but am now far more careful about the calories, sugar, fat and other ingredients they can contain. I recently discovered this list of low-cal summer icy treats that will satisfy your taste buds and keep your waistline from expanding. Here's a quick roundup:  Klondike Slim-a-Bear sandwiches, Breyer's All Natural Strawberry Ice Cream, Trader Joe's Caribbean Fruit Floes, Dove Miniatures, Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches, Haagen Dazs - Zesty Lemon Sorbet, Edy's Slow-Churned Cookies N' Cream Light Ice Cream Bars, Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia Low Fat Frozen yogurt.

We all deserve a treat from time to time. I’m going to keep a few of these in my freezer all summer long.


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