Upside-Down Strawberries and Ice Cream: Cut the Calories, Keep the Flavor
Alice Henneman, MS, RD, UNL Extension in Lancaster County
If you're watching your weight and have put ice cream on your "don't eat" list, think again ...
Instead of a big dish of ice cream TOPPED by a handful of strawberries, enjoy a bowl of berries capped with a small scoop (about 1/2 cup) of ice cream.
ONE cup of strawberries provides about 50 calories and a generous amount of fiber, folate, potassium, vitamin C and antioxidants. A half cup of a light ice cream adds about 100 calories, as well as calcium. Or, substitute ONE sliced medium-sized peach (2-1/2 diameter) for the strawberries for about 40 calories.
With a total of around 150 calories for the fruit plus ice cream, your taste buds AND your waistline can be happy!
Source of calorie information: USDA National Nutrient Database
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