National Ice Cream Day


Yes, we are going to talk about ice cream today!  July 19th is National Ice Cream Day.  We dietitians enjoy ice cream as much as the next person. Below are a few tips from our friends at Nestle on how to make ice cream part of a healthy diet.  Enjoy!

Keeping Cool in the Frozen Treats Aisle

When the summer months come, let's face it, we all scream for ice cream and other frozen treats. After all, nothing is more satisfying on a hot summer day after outdoor activities than a smooth, cold refreshing treat like an ice cream cone, frozen yogurt bar or a dish of your favorite creamy flavor. But, whether you're promoting National Ice Cream Day on July 19 or sharing overall guidance for summer's favorites, it's important to find ways for those cool treats to fit into a balanced lifestyle.

  •     Put a Freeze on Portions: A moderate portion of ice cream is 150 to 200 calories; however, most at-home servings are larger than recommended. Remind your shoppers that a perfectly portioned ice cream scoop is the size of a tennis ball.
  •     Veg Out: Encourage a refreshing treat that contains fruit and vegetables. Suggest your shoppers try Nestlé OUTSHINE® Fruit & Veggie bars. Made from real fruit and vegetables, OUTSHINE® Fruit & Veggie bars are blended to create mouthwatering flavor combinations and are an excellent source of vitamin C.
  •     Pick Slow Churned: Steer shoppers towards ice creams, such as DREYER'S®/EDY'S®SLOW CHURNED® Light Ice Cream, that have less fat and fewer calories per serving. DREYER'S®/EDY'S® SLOW CHURNED® is churned slowly for all the creamy taste of regular ice cream. For example, a serving of DREYER'S®/EDY'S® SLOW CHURNED® Light Coffee Ice Cream (5.8 oz) contains 5g of fat and 160 calories compared to 16g of fat and 280 calories in regular ice cream.
  •     Lighten Up: Enjoy the same great taste of indulgent favorites. SKINNY COW® features delightful single-serve frozen favorites like sandwiches, frozen candy bars, cones and bars. New bar flavors include Vanilla Almond Crunch, Double Caramel Swirl and Triple Chocolate Ripple. You can also check out the new SKINNY COW Mochaccino Frozen Candy Bar.
  •     Put More Yo in Your FroYo: New Nestlé OUTSHINE® Simply Yogurt Bars are made with 100% yogurt and blended with real fruit. This creamy, delicious line of yogurt bars features five refreshing and wholesome flavors, including: Strawberry, Blueberry, Peach, Lemon and Pineapple. Each bar contains 90 calories, 5 grams of protein, 10% daily value of calcium, live and active cultures, no artificial flavors or colors and no high fructose corn syrup.
  •     Down Size: For those desiring a smaller portion, look for options such as the Lil' Drum® or a 1.5 oz. OUTSHINE® snack.
Click here to visit Nestle for more ideas on how to make sweet treats part of a balanced diet.

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