The season of frozen treats is upon us, and Americans don't take chill-out foods lightly. Last July, the U.S. Census Bureau revealed that the average American eats 23 gallons of ice cream each year. If you don't know the correct serving size, that's enough to tip the scales. Fortunately, it's easier than you think to stop your summer sweet tooth from getting in the way of your goals.
Read on to find out the #1 worst Dairy Queen Blizzard to order. After you're done, stick around for The Worst Ranch Dressing on Store Shelves.
Even a tiny treat can yield a big smile, so here's an easy rule: If you're going to Dairy Queen for dessert, order a mini or small size of whatever dessert you're getting. A small will satisfy any sweet tooth, even when your eyes are larger than your stomach.
That's especially true for Blizzards.
A review of Dairy Queen's nutrition information shows that on average, a small Blizzard weighs in with half the calories of a large cup. If you opt for a mini Blizzard, you only get about one-third as much. Doesn't that make for an easy choice?! Dairy Queen introduced six new Blizzard flavors this summer—check them out here.
There's a smart Dairy Queen Blizzard to try.
If the whole gang is headed to the DQ and you want to join in on the Blizzard bonanza, the Choco-Dipped Strawberry Blizzard is the one to try. At 310 calories, 11 grams of fat, and 46 carbs, this is definitely a treat, but it's the friendliest to your waistline and overall health. If the Choco-Dipped Strawberry Blizzard happens to not be available at your local Dairy Queen, the next-best possible options are the Snickers Blizzard or the M&Ms Blizzard. (If you're a lover of strawberries and sweet things, this is for you.)
This is the worst Blizzard to order.
The #1 worst Blizzard at Dairy Queen is the Brownie Dough Blizzard. A size large will especially wreck your good nutrition intentions, with its 1,400 calories (almost half of those from its 65 fat grams—the high end of what many of us should eat in a day) and 193 carbohydrates. You might get a tummyache just thinking about it . . .
Subscribe to the Eat This, Not That! newsletter for the nutrition news you can use, plus don't miss:
More content from Healthy Eating
- – 6 Healthy Seasonal Foods to Grab at Trader Joe's ASAP This Winter
- – How This New Cookbook May Help You Live a Longer Life
- – Tea, Fruit & Vegetables Can Keep Your Brain Sharp, Study Says
- – The Green Mediterranean Diet Can Help Reduce Even More Visceral Fat, Study Says
- – Eating More Omega-3s Can Improve Cognitive Function, Study Says
- – The Mediterranean Diet May Offer Long-term Health Results for MS, Says Science
- – Can Eggs Improve Cognitive Function? New Research Suggests They May
- – Sweet! Honey May Improve Blood Sugar & Cholesterol Levels, New Research Finds