Thursday, July 24, 2008

Never too full for ice cream

So, I attended a work function last week - and after two days of eating everything in sight thanks to an array of high-calorie breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings, I was basically walking around so full I could barely breathe, wishing desperately I'd brought along pants with an elastic waistband. And yet despite my bloated belly, the organizers went and opened up a sundae buffet at the very end of the event. How does one possibly turn down a sundae bar? I tried...I really, really tried not to go anywhere near it. But it's siren call was too strong for me...I was weak. Still, I only took one scoop of ice cream - and tried to limit the hot fudge, strawberry and caramel toppings to a mere drizzle. So I feel I did triumph just a wee bit.
Anyway, you'd think after that frozen treat that I wouldn't be so tempted to celebrate National Hot Fudge Sunday Day tomorrow. But if you know me at all by now, you know I love to honor the food holidays. So I just may have to indulge the tiniest bit.
Luckily, there are so many low-fat, sugar-free sundae variations now available, I no longer have to worry about eating a day's worth of calories in one sitting.
Here are a few examples:

CARAMEL APPLE ENCHILADA SUNDAE

DOUBLE WHIP COOKIES AND CREAM CUP

CRUNCHY APPLE PIE SUNDAE

Finally, if you're completely lazy in the kitchen (like I often am), I've discovered that the SmartOnes Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae (found in the frozen meal area of your local grocery store) is absolutely delicious and low in calories. Apparently many others agree, since Women's Health Magazine chose it the winner of the Best Ice Cream Sundae (for packaged foods) in 2007.

That's all I got for now so...enjoy!

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