One of the greatest challenges for me in sticking with Weight Watchers & their Freestyle Smart Points program has been the sugar factor. Like many men & women out there, my Achilles heel is my sweet tooth!
My absolute greatest weakness is ice cream and gelato! Nothing soothes my sweet tooth like a nice refreshing, cool & creamy treat like ice cream does.
Up until recently, I was not indulging my great love of cool, sticky, sweet goodness, but instead when grocery shopping for an edible dessert which wouldn’t bust my Smart Points budget for the day, I was feeling bitter and resentful as anything above five Smart Points is not worth my time. I only get 23 a day! I cannot spend one third or half of my points on one sweet.
I love Haagen Dazs ice cream, but an ice cream bar can cost you 14 Smart Points and a half cup serving can cost you seven or eight or higher.
Well, things have changed and am I ever excited! I am Canadian and I also live in a smaller province known as Nova Scotia, so this may be old news to some, but brand new to me! Introducing Halo Top Ice Cream!!!!
Halo Top boasts a variety of flavors and Birthday Cake for half a cup is three Smart Points. Mint Chip is four I believe. I started off with these two tubs not knowing what to expect. The texture is not as creamy and the ice cream is not as sweet, but it is a nice taste which isn’t artificial tasting as they do use sugar and other natural ingredients.
I have tried four flavors so far! My favorite is Candy Bar which is four Smart Points for half a cup!
I have also tried Birthday Cake, Salted Caramel and Mint Chip and I like them all… A lot!
There are a lot more flavors I need to try too. I want to try their waffles and pancakes flavor and my friend told me about a peanut butter flavor.
Of course eating a ton of Halo Top Ice Cream won’t be as healthy as eating apples and fresh fruit, and I am still trying to consume less processed food and eat more clean. Sometimes, you just want a naughty indulgent dessert like the hot fudge brownie sundae I split with my Mom a week ago!
Halo Top is a delicious option which will not bust your Smart Points budget for the day!
I ama novice blogger and I am not being paid to advertise Halo Top. I am genuinely excited about this brand of ice cream, as it tastes excellent, unlike so many other calorie reduced, sugar reduced sweets.
Happy weight watching! Down a total of 15.4 pounds now!
Peace & Love – Rachel