Little indulgences at night help to keep stress low and make you look forward to having all the tedious parts of the day at an end. Most evenings, hubby and I indulge in a bit of ice cream. I know, I know. How can I eat ice cream every day and still expect to lose weight?
It’s all in the type of ice cream you eat, and how much of it! Ice creams made with little sugar or sugar substitutes are our go-to since we are watching sugar intake and carbs. I kept seeing people on weight loss forums and groups mentioning Halo Top*, but I didn’t understand the hype.
We tried out Kroger’s Simple Truth ice cream first and it was super tasty. I particularly enjoyed the chocolate, which tasted like a Fudgesicle. Hubby really enjoyed their caramel, and while my son was here, he could sit and eat an entire pint of the vanilla in a sitting. Given how picky he is, I knew we had something special in their ice cream.
And then we tried Halo Top while King Sooper’s was having a sale. Oh. My. Goodness.
As much as I loved the Simple Truth ice cream…Halo Top blows it away. With a really nice selection of flavors, a max of 360 calories a PINT, up to 24 grams of protein a pint, and between 13-20 carbs a serving (4 servings in a pint), I can eat a serving, or even two without feeling an ounce of guilt.
It is so delicious! If I didn’t know it was low carb and made with erythritol, I would not know it wasn’t mainstream ice cream. Most low carb, low sugar, high protein ice cream gets rock hard in the freezer and it can tend toward an almost gritty texture. The hard as a rock freezing was, unfortunately, a problem with the Simple Truth ice creams, though it had a nice texture. But the Halo Top? Creamy, smooth, full of flavor, and while it freezes just a little bit harder than regular ice cream, sitting out for two to three minutes usually softens it enough to start eating.
So, yes, I have ice cream almost every night. It’s my end of the day perk. And I enjoy every sweet, creamy spoonful without having to worry about what it is going to do to my waistline.
*Please note, I am not a spokesperson for Halo Top or Simple Truth and I have been in no way compensated for this review. I’m just a major fan!