Whether I'm at a backyard barbeque celebrating the 4th of July or just lounging by the pool, summertime weather almost requires indulging in frozen treats. Of course, I must reserve my desire for a cherry screwball in a plastic cone for special occasions and, unfortunately, the sound of an ice cream truck does not a "special occasion" make.
Never one to deprive myself of all things sweet in this world, I've pulled together a few of my favorite summer-time picks that are healthier than a screwdriver, or anything that comes from an ice cream truck for that matter.
Summer on a spoon
If you crave ice cream, why not try Weight Watchers frozen deserts instead? They're sweet and creamy, just the way you like it, but with half the calories and fat of your average indulgent spoonful. Save $1.00 on Weight Watchers Smart Ones with this coupon.
Summer in a smoothie
For some reason, you call something a "smoothie" and everyone assumes it's healthy. Sure, a smoothie made with real fruit can be part of a healthy diet, but places like Jamba Juice are guilty of sullying their smoothie menu with a few bad blends. For example, I used to order the Aloha Pineapple before I realized that is contained 450 calories and a shocking 99 grams of sugar! My new favorite is the Berry Fulfilling, which contains half the calories and sugar of the Aloha Pineapple. My advice is to always make sure to read the nutrition facts first! And, of course, to always take advantage special offers like this one for a 16 oz. smoothie for just $2!
Summer on a stick
It wouldn't be summer without blue, purple and red stained tongues, which is why Yosicles are such a great addition to the Popsicle family! Part Popsicle and part yogurt, Yosicles give kids the calcium they need while they enjoy a cool treat. Save $0.55 when you use this coupon. Oh! and don't worry, they still come with a joke once you get down to the stick :)
"What did the melted cheese say to the unlucky tortilla? Man, it's nacho day!"