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Ice Cream vs. Frozen Yogurt

One's considered an indulgence; the other, a guilt-free treat. But those reputations aren't necessarily deserved. "Frozen yogurt usually has less calories and fat and more calcium than ice cream, but not always," says Marilyn Tanner, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. For healthier scooping:

Check the label for fewer than 150 calories and no more than five grams of saturated fat per half-cup serving -- for either. (An occasional higher-fat treat is fine, of course.)

Be aware of portions. Half a cup is the size of a golf ball.

Some smart choices:

Frozen yogurt (per ½ cup)

Häagen-Dazs Strawberry Fat Free:
140 calories, 0 gram (g) fat, 15% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for calcium

Baskin-Robbins Chocolate Nonfat Soft Serve:
120 calories, 0 g fat, 15% of the RDA for calcium

Stonyfield Farm Cookies 'n Dream:
130 calories, 1 g fat (0 g saturated), 15% of the RDA for calcium

Ice cream (per ½ cup)

Breyers All Natural Light Mint Chocolate Chip:
130 calories, 4.5 g fat (3 g saturated), 10% of the RDA for calcium

Edy's Grand Light Caramel Delight:
120 calories, 3.5 g fat (2 g saturated), 6% of the RDA for calcium

Healthy Choice Cappuccino Chocolate Chunk:
120 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated), 10% of the RDA for calcium