The best ice creams for your diet

So you’re eating right and filling your plate with healthy veggies and your efforts are starting to pay off. But where does that leave your beloved ice cream? You’ve only got so much willpower, so at some point you’re going to want to indulge in your favorite frosty treat. And the good news is, there are plenty of diet-friendly options out there these days, so you can satisfy your sweet tooth without wrecking your weight loss plans.

When only chocolate will do - If you had a bad day or you’re just hanging out watching “The Bachelor” and you need your chocolate fix, but don’t want to derail all your progress, treat yourself to So Delicious almond milk chocolate ice cream. It only has 130 calories a serving and it’s dairy-free, but you’d never even notice.

If you have to have Ben and Jerry’s - You can still enjoy your favorite brand of frozen goodness, just skip the classic flavors like Half Baked and try the non-dairy versions instead. The chocolate fudge brownie has 200 calories a serving, way less than the originals, and you can still be brand loyal.

When you want to eat the whole pint - Eating an entire pint of Ben and Jerry’s would definitely sabotage your weight loss goals, but a whole pint of Arctic Zero Cake Batter ice cream will only set you back about 150 calories. Just beware, some say this low-cal option “tastes like paint,” so you may prefer another brand. Just sayin’

If it has to be Mint Chocolate Chip - Edy’s slow-churned ice creams have less calories than some classic flavors - their mint chocolate chip only has 110 calories in a half cup, and that’s totally worth it.

When you want an ice cream sandwich - Word is these Skinny Cow sandwiches are to die for! So when you’ve gotta have your Cookies and Cream, this one only has 140 calories, but you’d never know it from the flavor (the Strawberry Shortcake is said to be pretty ridic, too).

And if you’re craving interesting flavor options - HaloTop is the way to go. Called the new “miracle” ice cream, it’s low-cal, low in sugar, and has an impressive 24 grams of protein per serving. And with flavors like oatmeal cookie, red velvet, and s’mores, you’re not sacrificing anything.

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