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6 Not-So-Healthy Frozen Yogurt Toppings


You’re on a healthier eating journey yet one humid summer night you’re faced with a group of friends who want to go get ice cream. Maybe you suggest opting or frozen yogurt instead as the healthier alternative. After all, 5-ounces of plain frozen yogurt weighs in at roughly 120 calories compared to the same size in soft-serve ice cream at 220 calories. It’s the extras that can really add up and put you in dangerous, indulgent dessert territory.

Here are six toppings that can quickly turn your healthy-minded fro-yo into a sugar- and fat-riddled ice cream sundae…

1. Cookie Crumbles

That’s the way the cookie crumbles, and unfortunately, when we reach for fro-yo topping it usually crumbles in heaps on top of our otherwise low calorie dessert. I know, the texture of crunchy cookie and cool, creamy frozen yogurt is hard to pass by.

However, consider a wee tablespoon (which is approximately the size of a ping pong ball) will get you 71 high calorie crumbles. Not to mention the hydrogenated oils and artificial preservatives in store bought cookies (i.e., Oreos).

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