Beyond Cauliflower Rice, Veggie Waffles, Lolly on TV

Jan 9 2017

Spotted on Shelves…

Green Giant Riced Veggies

1 cup: 20 - 50 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 15 - 25mg sodium, 4 - 11g carbs, 2g fiber, 2 - 3g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 0 - 2*

The veggie takeover continues! It's getting easier to swap starchy carbs for veggie alternatives, and we're not complaining. These freezer-aisle finds have up to 85 percent fewer calories than rice! Choose from Cauliflower, Cauliflower & Broccoli, Cauliflower Medley, and Cauliflower & Sweet Potato. Track 'em down! Then get creative, or use 'em in HG recipes like these.

Go Lite! Sweet Maui Onion Popped Chips

One 0.875-oz. bag (about 14 chips): 100 calories, 2.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 160mg sodium, 20g carbs, 1g fiber, 3g sugars, 0g protein -- SmartPoints® value 3*

There's a new crunchy treat in town! Everything about these chips ROCKS: their sweet 'n savory flavor, their perfectly crisp texture... the portion-control factor! Made from cassava (a root veggie!), the chips are mainly available in East Coast supermarkets (as well as some vending machines across the country), but you can always order 'em online. That's what we're doing...

Garden Lites Frozen Waffles

2 waffles: 200 - 210 calories, 7g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 230 - 240mg sodium, 33 - 35g carbs, 2g fiber, 2 - 4g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 6 - 7*

When you need good healthy comfort food, a stash of toaster waffles can save the day. And these particular waffles have hidden veggies -- carrots and butternut squash -- cooked right in! We tried both the Homestyle and Blueberry varieties, and we're sold on 'em. Stock up STAT.

Things to Know This Week…

Must-see deal on HG faves!! FREE shipping AND 20% off Devotion Nutrition protein powder & 0-calorie flavor sticks!

We’re OBSESSED with Devotion Nutrition's rich and creamy sugar-free protein powders and insanely versatile and delicious 0-cal Flex Flavors! And we're not the only ones... The last time we featured them, the resulting insane amount of traffic completely crashed the brand's website! Since some people missed out on that site-wide free shipping offer, the Devotion folks are again offering HGers free shipping PLUS a whopping 20 percent off all orders! Just enter coupon code HG20 at checkout. (Expires 1/20/17.) People, you HAVE to try these products. The flavors are delicious and impressive (like Angel Food Cake protein powder, plus Peanut Butter Crunch, Fruity Hoops Cereal, and Birthday Cake Flex Flavors!), and there's SO much you can do with 'em: Add to drinks, oatmeal, yogurt, recipes, and more! Click now, order, and use the HG20 code for free shipping and 20 percent off!

In case you missed it: HG recipes you can share with your dog (as seen on TV)!

Some people give their pets table scraps, but many foods aren't safe for dogs to consume. And since HG Lisa loves her pup Lolly, she whipped up three recipes that are 100 percent dog friendly! Watch Lisa and Lolly on Access Hollywood Live as Lisa dishes up the vet-approved recipes: Pooched Eggs, Doggone Good Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs, and a PB & Apple Paw-fait. Then get the recipes! Want more Lolly in your life? Follow her on Facebook.

For better-tasting foods, choose the right tunes.

Pairing music with your menu may alter more than just the ambience. A recent study in the research journal Appetite found that sound can affect how a person perceives the food they're eating. Study participants tasted the same chocolate accompanied by both "creamy" and "rough” soundtracks (don't ask us what makes music “creamy”); they rated the chocolate as creamier and sweeter while listening to the former. Hmmm, maybe we need to start making some snacking playlists of our own…

Chew on this:

January 9th (today) is National Apricot Day, even though fresh apricots are not at all in season. We're all about Smucker's Simply Fruit Apricot Preserves. Spread on Old London Melba Toast for a yummy snack!

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