Your New Year’s resolutions may have fallen by the wayside, but that doesn’t mean you have to go all in when it comes to dessert-time. There’s a way to get your sweet fix without totally straying. And pretty soon your fave grocer will have a new option. Trader Joe’s ice cream line is getting an addition—and it includes low-calorie flavors.

In a recent Inside Trader Joe’s podcast, a TJ’s product developer dished on the soon-to-be addition of high-protein, low-calorie ice creams to the store’s frozen foods section. And if you’re wondering why you Trader Joe’s hasn’t already jumped on the low-cal chilled treat bandwagon, according to the product developer, “All the ones on the market have sugar alcohols, which is something we avoid in our private label brands.”

So what can you expect from TJ’s new high-protein/low-cal treat? Judging by the info from the podcast, the creamy delight will come in two flavors—cookies and cream and peanut butter chocolate. One pint will total just over 300 calories. While it’s not exactly on par with eating a steak, the cookies and cream flavor provides 20 grams of protein and the chocolate peanut butter will have 23 grams.

Even though the podcast promises the debut of the ice cream flavors sometime soon, as of now there’s no word on a debut date.

—Erica Loop

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