I've never been on Weight Watchers, but you don't have to be to enjoy their amazing ice cream makeovers. Weight Watchers has a line of ice cream sundaes under their Smart Ones product line that are decadent stunners.
My favorite (and my husband's) is the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream sundae at 170 calories, 3 grams of fat and no trans fat. A very welcome new addition to the Weight Watchers ice cream sundae family discovered on my last restocking trip to the supermarket was a very close runner up to Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough--a Peanut Butter Cup sundae with the world's tiniest peanut butter cups sprinkled on top--they are the cutest things! Both of these flavors are fantastic substitutes for past Ben & Jerry's ice cream favorites in the same flavors at a fraction of the fat and calories.
There's also a Weight Watchers Mocha Fudge sundae version that I hoped would be reminiscent of the Baskin Robbins Jamoca Almond Fudge ice cream, but did not measure up to that high standard. I also wasn't as happy with the Weight Watchers Mint Chocolate Chip sundae which was not minty enough, and the chocolate cookie base was very crumbly. That's okay, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Peanut Butter Cup are clear winners! Check out the Weight Watchers ice cream sundaes here: http://www.eatyourbest.com/desserts/index.aspx?sid=63
To get the satisfying Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream flavor, I like the Weight Watchers Mint Chocolate Chip cup at 140 calories, 3.5 grams of fat and no trans fat. By the way, pass on the cup version of the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough--there's almost no cookie dough in it, and you'll be stuck with a cup of almost all vanilla. To me if ice cream is not at least somewhat exotic, it's not worth the calories. Besides for a few calories more, you get the heavenly Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough sundae. Check out the Weight Watchers ice cream cups here: http://www.weightwatchers.com/shop/categoryshowcase.aspx?pageid=1056621&navid=moreww
Neither the Weight Watchers ice cream sundaes nor the Weight Watchers ice cream cups are going to be huge portion sizes, but they are surprisingly satisfying--probably because of the cool flavors (pun intended).
With fantastic ice cream makeovers like these, its deliciously possible to achieve healthy eating without giving up this favorite comfort food.
TIP: These Weight Watchers ice cream concoctions can be quite expensive if you get them from your traditional supermarket, even on sale. Wal-Mart Supercenter has them at the lowest prices I have seen. For some reason though, the Wal-Mart Supercenter stocks the Weight Watchers ice cream sundaes with the regular Smart Ones meals in entrees, and the Weight Watchers ice cream cups in the regular ice cream section, so you won't find them both together and might think they don't carry the Weight Watchers ice cream sundaes otherwise.
--Melanie R. Jordan, Author of Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too! Available 24/7 at http://www.HealthyEatingCoach.com
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