Almond-Milk Eggnog Swap, Mozzarella Cheese Snacks, $10,000 Holiday Sweepstakes

Dec 12 2016

Spotted on Shelves…

Almond Breeze Almondmilk Nog

1/2 cup: 60 calories, 1g total fat (0g sat fat), 75mg sodium, 12g carbs, 0g fiber, 11g sugars, 0g protein -- SmartPoints® value 3*

The holiday season is here, and it's all about NOG. This refrigerated almond-milk blend comes in both Classic and Vanilla Chai Spice (for those of us who like to mix things up a bit!). Both are super yummy and excellent swaps for the heavy eggnog that's standard this time of year. We'll be using them to make DIY nog lattes... Track down a carton ASAP!

BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Snacking Cheese

1 oz.: 70 calories, 5g total fat (3g sat fat), 85mg sodium, <1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 5g protein -- SmartPoints® value 2*

This is the most unique cheese snack we've tasted in a long time! Each 1-oz. pack contains three perfect li'l balls of mozzarella. The portion control is a lifesaver, the stats are great, and the cheese itself is flavorful, fun, and satisfying. This fresh cheese snack is gonna make your day... Promise! Find it nationwide in the specialty cheese section of major retailers and independent markets.

Angie's Boom Chicka Pop Sweet & Spicy Popcorn

About 2 cups (28g): 140 calories, 8g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 180mg sodium, 18g carbs, 2g fiber, 8g sugars, 1g protein -- SmartPoints® value 5*

We love a little heat with our sweet. The combination tastes amazing, and the spice keeps us from eating too much too fast! That's especially important with popcorn, a food that so many of us eat by the fistful. This snack is a delicious alternative to regular ol' kettle corn. Grab a bag (or several) ASAP... Perfect for holiday party snack tables!

Things to Know This Week…

Win big bucks in minutes with this $10,000 Holiday Sweepstakes!

If ever there were a contest worth entering, this is the one! Our pals over at MyRecipes have literally made an offer too good to refuse. You might be asking, "What do I need to do for a chance to win 10 grand?" Practically nothing. This isn't a recipe contest or a social-media competition; all you have to do is fill out the entry form and choose your favorite from two holiday recipes. Why the giveaway? Because HAPPY HOLIDAYS, that's why! There's zero downside, so enter the sweepstakes now... Then enter again tomorrow! (Official Rules apply. Ends 1/16/17.)

Nestlé has discovered how to potentially reduce total sugar in their treats by up to 40 percent. Thanks, science!

WOW. This is pretty groundbreaking. Nestlé, a.k.a. the kings of chocolate, has found a way to restructure the crystals in natural sugar so their products could taste just as sweet but require less sugar than before! We're not even going to pretend we understand how they pulled it off, but we're thrilled that the science heads over there have figured it out. The new formulas are slated to roll out in 2018... We can't wait!

OMG. Check out the amazing swag you'll receive on the Hungry Girl Cruise!

Have you booked your spot on the Official Hungry Girl Cruise? If so, you'll be excited to hear about the super-deluxe goodie bags we're putting together for our cruisers. Everyone will get a gigantic and colorful HG beach towel, an adorable travel-friendly HG cruise notebook (with a built-in pen), our limited-edition 3-in-1 Hungry Girl tote bag set, and some special surprises! Plus, you'll get oodles of HG's favorite snacks: Enlightened Roasted Broad Beans, Wonderful almonds and pistachios, Simply Snackin' jerky, Matt's Munchies, and MORE. These goodie bags are just one part of the incredible FUN we've got planned... Get more info on the cruise here, and book ASAP!

And that's all we've got. 'Til next time… Chew the right thing!

Chew on this:

It's December 12th, Gingerbread House Day. G-bread homes are okay, but we'll take these gingerbread cupcakes anyday!

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