There are times when I have eaten healthy consistently and the mood for a cheat strikes me. If you are normally a healthy eater, a cheat can carry some guilt. I know it does for me. Recently, I have discovered an option that encourages a little less guilt, but doesn’t sacrifice any taste! Sounds unreal, right?!
I kept hearing this name… Halo Top. I would hear about it at the gym, see it on Instagram, but what is this Halo Top product?
Halo Top is a light ice cream! It allows a cheat to be much less of a blow to your healthy diet. Let’s look into a comparison!
It is quite amazing that it really doesn’t taste bad when you see the lack of sugar and fat. So of course the wheels start spinning… How do I jazz this up and continue to keep the calories low? Add PB2!
PB2 is a great product that gives you a peanut butter taste, but is only 45 calories for 2 Tbsp VS. 210 calories for 2 Tbsp of real peanut butter.
Here is my recipe!
1/2 cup of Vanilla Bean Halo Top
1 Tbsp PB2
1 Tbsp chopped nuts
And this is my finished product!
What is your nutrition make up here with this cheat?
Protein: ~10 g
Fat: ~6.75 g (2.25 g sat.)
Carbs: ~16 g (5 g sugar)
Not too bad when comparing to real ice cream! And always looking for ways to boost that protein intake. Even in my cheats!
I hope this helps you control your cheat day a little better by keeping calories lower and protein higher in your treat!
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