Best Ice Creams for my WW Diet
I am fairly new to WW diet and still have to learn a thing or two, but after I filled out my initial profile upon signing up, I immediately understood that I am pretty heavy on dairy items. I have always loved all milk products, and not just any, but whole milk. I don’t think I abuse it, but I could definitely cut back on full fat dairy.
Is that going to be easy? No! But nobody said this change is going to be easy, just like any change anytime we want to get out of our comfort zone and get better or become better. My late evenings with a pint of fatty Haagen-Dazs ice cream might just have to effectively end if I want to lose weight the sustainable way.
WW offers such a sustainable way, but I still have to put work in and come up with some ways to change my unhealthy habits. I don’t mind change, I actually am looking forward to it, but giving up on some of my favorite foods completely would be kind of harsh. Luckily, with WW I can still eat what makes me happy and lose weight. Case in point – ice cream.
WW doesn’t make me give up ice cream completely. I can eat some ice cream if I am more careful about what I eat during the day. If I don’t overload my menu with carbs and fats all day, I can indulge in some ice cream therapy in the evening. I can have a tiny bowl of fatty whole milk ice cream or have a bigger bowl of something lower fat.
My problem with lower fat dairy was always the taste. I simply never found a good tasting ice cream that would be not Haagen-Dazs. Until now that is.
On my quest to choose healthier options I started eating way more fruit and veggies. I also cut back on red meat and potatoes, with great struggle on that last one. After all I am addicted to potatoes everything, except French fries. I can totally live without French fries for the rest of my life.
Besides potatoes, ice cream was always my big vice, beloved and craved, but nevertheless a vice. Because I don’t want to give it up, I had to find some different way to keep it in my life. And find it I did! I went to my grocery store and dedicated some serious time to best ice cream search. And it turns out those who search, always find. I selected a few brands and they all can compete not only in health, but taste department as well.
First of all, there is Keto Enlightened collection. I liked Chocolate Peanut Butter and Mint Chocolate Chunk flavors.
I think WW would approve these – they have only 1G of carbs per serving and no sugar added. This collection is made of dairy.
Another brand that caught my attention is The Original Oatley chololate flavor. And yes, we can all guess what these are made of.
They have no dairy, no nuts, no gluten, and are 100% vegan. A serving is 2/3 of a cup and has 200 calories. OK, calorie count is not very low, but the ice cream is organic and high quality, so I think WW would agree that these things are important too. And the taste – to die for!
Another scrumptious dairy-free line comes from So Delicious Dairy Free. They have vanilla sandwiches and dipped mocha almond fudge, both made with almond milk.
Each sandwich has just 100 calories, so it’s perfect for WW point counting while also truly indulging.
Sunscoop Frozen Coconut Cream Strawberry Maca is another awesome plant based option for those of us who can’t live without frozen delights.
It has no refined sugars and contains 150 calories per serving. I can taste coconut through and through and I love it.
Van Leeuw Earl Grey Tea French Ice Cream is so unusual and so good that even WW founders would enjoy them and forgive the 310 calories per serving.
There is no need to abuse something like that, but a little indulging on rare occasions can definitely be forgiven. I will eat a ton of carrots the next day to offset that if I have to.
Must Love Oats Dipped Creamy Chocolate bars are WW friendly with just 140 calories per bar and no milk. And personally from time to time I just have to have some ice cream on a stick.
My final choice is Sacred gelato brand. There are so many enticing flavors – Chaga Chocolate, Coconut Salty Caramel, Saffron Chai Spice, and many others.
This gelato is plant based and is made of young coconut meat, which might sound like an odd choice, but it’s absolutely satisfying. It has no sugars, soy, gluten, dairy, corn, artificial flavors, preservatives, or gums.
This clean heavenly goodness will definitely go along my WW diet aspirations. And only 100 calories!
I am very happy that my WW diet is helping me discover new flavors and brands that can benefit not only my weight loss goals, but carve a path to a healthier me. And it’s only been a week on this journey - I think I will love it for a long time and maybe, just maybe, I will stay with it forever.