Best & worst frozen yogurt toppings

Published on Tue Jul 03 20:07:00 UTC 2012
Kerri-Ann Jennings

Best & worst frozen yogurt toppings

When the weather got steamy this week, you can bet I made friends with an old summer standby: soft-serve frozen yogurt. Among the creamy frozen dessert choices, from frozen yogurt to super-premium ice cream, frozen yogurt is the healthiest option—5 ounces of frozen yogurt “costs” 120 calories, while the same amount of soft-serve ice cream has 220 calories. But if I pile on the wrong toppings I could nearly double the calorie total of my “healthy treat.”

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See how 10 popular frozen yogurt toppings stack up per tablespoon (about the size of a Ping-Pong ball) before your next treat:


strawberriesStrawberries
Calories: 3
What else you get: Skin-firming vitamin C.


PineapplePineapple
Calories: 5
What else you get: A burst of tropical flavor and some fiber.


MangoMango
Calories: 6
What else you get: A fruit to satisfy your sweet tooth, plus some vitamin A.


Low-Fat GranolaLow-Fat Granola
Calories: 24
What else you get: Adds crunch and fiber for few calories.


WalnutsWalnuts
Calories: 45
What else you get: Calorie-dense, but heart-healthy.


Dark Chocolate ChipsDark Chocolate Chips
Calories: 50
What else you get: A candy, yes, redeemed by antioxidants.


Rainbow SprinklesRainbow Sprinkles
Calories: 60
What else you get: Fun colors, but full of artificial dyes.


Heath Bar PiecesHeath Bar Pieces
Calories: 75
What else you get: Added sugars and fat add up to extra calories.


OreosOreos
Calories: 71
What else you get: A high-cal cookie crumble.


Peanut BrittlePeanut Brittle
Calories: 100
What else you get: Delivers some protein, plus salt and sugar.


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