Monday, August 27, 2012

Self-Serve Fro-yo Survival Guide

If anything, I'm surprised it has taken me this long to post a fro-yo survival guide, considering I work in a self-serve fro-yo store at home! These places have been popping up everywhere, and as far as dessert is concerned, it can be a fairly healthy option (as long as sugar is not your main concern!) A lot of yogurt bars serve yogurt that is fairly low in calories and contain live probiotic cultures- yay digestion! Anyway, here are a few tips to help you survive the self-serve frozen yogurt store!

Don't go crazy: Just because the cup is gigantic, doesn't mean you need to fill it to the tippy top. The beauty of self-serve is you can put as much or as little as you'd like in the cup, so only take as much as you really need!

Beware the toppings bar: A good majority of the toppings these places offer are not healthy. If you must have toppings, stick to fresh fruit (nothing packed in syrup!) or a small amount of chopped nuts or even some dark chocolate chips.

Ask for nutritional information- most of these places have trained their employees to know which flavors have the fewest calories, the least sugar, etc., so it doesn't hurt to ask, especially if you have a certain dietary restriction. Ask if they have a no-sugar option or a non-dairy option!

Steer clear of sauces: Doesn't matter if they are labeled fat free, sugar free, etc. they are still full of unnecessary calories and questionable ingredients. If it's a chocolate fix you crave, go for a few dark chocolate chips! Pin It

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