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Ed Levine's Caloric Journey, Week 179: My Calorically Affordable Summer Treats: What are Yours?

With the sweltering summer heat upon the city where I live, every time I emerge from New York's 72nd Street subway station covered in sweat, I'm thinking about what treat I can give myself to both cool off and help me recover from that awful experience.

I dispense with the usual suspects: a Mister Softee vanilla cone dipped in that achingly sweet chocolate dip; a Grom gelato cone or cup, preferably pistachio or lemon granita; or a pint of Haagen-Dazs coffee ice cream that I would share with my wife. All would be a caloric disaster on a daily basis, and I do find I need a daily treat in the summer to get me through.

So this summer I have started to compile a list of calorically affordable treats, which I have decided must be 150 calories or under (figuring that if I'm trying to keep my daily caloric count at 1500 to 2000 calories a day overall, my treat should be 10% or less of my total).

Here's what I have come up with:

Those are my calorically affordable summer treats. What are yours?

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