Like I have said from the very beginning, just because I am a dietitian does not mean that I eat perfectly. If you follow me on any social media networks then you know that my husband and I are constantly eating waffles for breakfast on the weekends and that I tend to eat some form of dessert at least twice a week after dinner. I adore sugar. It is a constant battle with myself to try to cut sugar out of my diet, but lately I have just let it be what it is.
As many of you may dread the grocery store, I am one of those weirdos who love it (unless of course it is Wal-Mart). WAY too much of our income in spent on groceries, but luckily I have a husband who loves to eat. Quite often I run across new items that I am curious about and just end up buying them to check them out. I figure that since I am wasting my money on them, then I should inform my readers whether or not they should waste their money on them as well. So, my most recent new find is the Yoplait Greek Frozen Yogurt Bars.
I chose the Honey Caramel flavor because I am obsessed with all things honey lately. In fact, I eat Greek Yogurt with a little honey in it every morning for breakfast. Here is the nutrition label for one bar.
I am still working on my photography skills so let me recap some of the nutrition content. One bar= 90 calories, 1.5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 13 g carbohydrate, 12 g sugar, and 5 g protein.
So how does this compare to other things? Well if I wasn’t eating this bar for dessert, I’d either be having a “create you own” kind of cup from Menchies (my favorite) or going to Dairy Queen and getting a Mini Cookie Dough Blizzard. So let’s see how the Blizzard would compare. One MINI Cookie Dough Blizzard= 420 calories, 16 g fat, 9 g saturated fat, 62 g carbohydrate, 45 g sugar, 8 g protein.
You could have four of these bars for one Mini Blizzard.
Now the important part, did it taste good? HECK YES! I was so impressed with this bar. It was so creamy it felt like I was eating true, full fat ice cream. Also, Greek Yogurt can tend to have a tart taste to it and this bar did not have that taste at all. It was so good and I felt like I had satisfied my sweet tooth before i even ate it all, so I gave the rest to Jess who liked it as well!
Now, don’t go around saying that “the dietitian told me I could eat four of these a day, and they are healthy.” Uh, no. I am saying that if you are like me and absolutely NEED something sweet sometimes, these are a fabulous low-calorie alternative that contain protein too!