I am a coffee drinker and I always have my morning coffee, strong with creamer and sweetner…you need to know this to know why I’m so excited about what I discovered this week. 🙂
The other day I bought some half-n-half for a soup recipe. I decided to compare the calories in it with my non-fat, non-dairy powdered creamer that I usually use in my coffee. I was surprised to find out that for 2 Tbsp. of creamer the half-n-half had 20 calories LESS.
That’s right. While the non-dairy, non-fat powdered creamer is 60 calories for 2 Tbsp., the half-n-half is only 40 calories.
So I switched over to the half-n-half. I mean, goodness it’s real milk and it’s less calories. I’m still getting used to the flavor, but it’s fine. I usually drink Starbucks or Seattle’s Best coffee at home and so with the half-n-half I feel like I’m sipping a drink right from the cafe. 🙂
Oh, and in case you’re wondering why I don’t switch down to non-fat milk or going black….
Well, I’ve already gone from using 3-4 Tbsp. of the powdered creamer down to making it a tad not-so-strong and limiting myself to 2 Tbsp.
I only drink about 2 cups a day, unless I’m really cold and not feeling like hot tea (which I also like). Those 80 calories are so worth it to me, and even more now since they’re not the approximately 180 calories a day I was drinking before. 🙂
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