When your in the mood for ice cream and nothing else will do, here is a good choice for the health conscious.
Kroger Brand – Deluxe Churned No Sugar Added Vividly Vanilla
Serving size 1/2 cup (64 g) – Servings per container 12.
3g Fat (2g Saturated)
15g Carbs (1g dietary fiber, 5g sugar, 5g sugar alcohol)
This ice cream has a really good strong vanilla taste with not much, if any, after taste from the artificial sweeteners. According to the label it is sweetened with sucralose (Splenda).
On top of being reduced sugar this ice cream also happens to be lowfat. According to the label Regular Deluxe Churned Vividly Vanilla contains 7g of fat compared to this products 3g of fat. There is also a “Light” version of this ice cream that reduces the fat further to 2.5g, but is not reduced sugar.
Before we get into recommending food products and counting calories, a quick refresher course on calories. Calories are a measure of heat energy and they are used to quantify both the amount of energy found in a food and the amount of energy our bodies burn doing activities.
Carbohydrates (both starches and sugars) contain 4 calories/gram.
Proteins also contain 4 calories/gram.
Fat contains 9 calories/gram. Fat is a very dense energy source, which is why our bodies store energy as fat. If you don’t burn it off it stays stored.
Alcohol (ethanol) contains 7 calories/gram.
Fiber, which is carbohydrates that are not digestible by the body, do not contribute to calorie counts.
The combination of Carbs, Fats and Proteins will add up to the total calorie count for a food product.
Welcome to Guilt Free Gluttony. Obviously no matter how healthy something may be you can’t eat a ton of it. 3000 calories of healthy food will make you just as fat as 3000 calories of junk food if you don’t burn it off, but a little tongue in cheek fun never hurts.
I am not a doctor nor a nutritionist and I do not intend to try to prescribe any specific diet or eating plan.. that’s not my job. I am however a food scientist and lover of all things food and food related and the purpose of this page is to share some of my food science knowledge as well as do product reviews of low-fat, fat free, reduced sugar, sugar free etc.. products that I come across. As someone who is fighting my own battle with obesity and metabolic disorder, a precursor to Type II diabetes, I hope to be able to help others out there find healthier food choices that don’t taste like cardboard.
*Individual results may vary, void where prohibited, tax tag and title not included, check your local listings, past performance does not guarantee future results and if your still reading this congrats on having the attention to detail you might need when it comes to reading and deciphering food labels.