Birthday Cake Bagels, Healthier Whipped Cream, Exercise News

Jan 30 2017

Spotted on Shelves...

Thomas' Limited Edition Party Cake Mini Bagels

1 bagel: 120 calories, 1g total fat (0g sat fat), 200mg sodium, 25g carbs, <1g fiber, 5g sugars, 3g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

These things sound like something we dreamed up, but they're real! The petite bagels are sweet and studded with sprinkles, ready to turn breakfast into a party. Grab your favorite spread, and prepare for some fun! These are just now rolling out, so check the store locator to see if they're sold near you.

Yoplait Dippers

1 package: 190 - 250 calories, 4 - 8g total fat (1 - 4g sat fat), 115 - 350mg sodium, 24 - 38g carbs, 1 - 2g fiber, 4 - 17g sugars, 10 - 11g protein -- SmartPoints® value 6 - 9*

Snack alert: This line pairs crunchy munchies with creamy yogurt for dipping, and the combinations are amazing! From sweet (Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Greek Nonfat Yogurt + Choco-Drizzled Pretzels) to savory (Chipotle Ranch Greek Nonfat Yogurt + Tortilla Chips), we're completely geeking out over 'em. Track down the packs, and stock up!

Enjoy Life Baking Chocolate Snack Packs

1 pouch: 140 calories, 11g total fat (7g sat fat), 0mg sodium, 14g carbs, 4g fiber, 9g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 7*

Who among us hasn't dug into the open bag of chocolate chips in the pantry? The problem is that it can be hard to stop yourself once you get started! Solution: snack-sized pouches of chocolate chips. We L.O.V.E. this idea. Choose from Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips and Dark Chocolate Morsels. Bonus: The chips are vegan friendly! Find 'em, buy 'em, eat 'em...

This Week's 3 Things to Know...

Reddi-wip debuts healthier ingredients.

We've always been suckers for whipped cream from a can. And we're happy to see that Reddi-wip has announced its yummy dessert topping no longer includes artificial flavors. Plus, it's now made with Grade A cream from cows not treated with artificial growth hormone rBST. Thanks for the cleaner eats, Reddi-wip!

Grocery shop without checkout lanes? Sign us up!

This is some next-level stuff. At Amazon Go locations, you use an app to "check in" when you arrive. Then grab the items you want, and just walk out. Seriously. Using the brand's Just Walk Out Technology, the store automatically senses what you've chosen and charges your account after you leave. WOW. The first store is in Seattle and will soon be open to the public... Road trip, anyone?

Are you a "weekend warrior"? The exercise habit pays off!

Many of us don't have time to work out during the week but pack plenty of activity into our weekends. Is that enough to satisfy physical activity needs and lessen the risk for premature death? A new study says YES. Researchers found that subjects who exercised regularly -- even if only during one to two weekend sessions -- were about 30 percent less likely to die early than those who never exercised. So make like Nike, and just do it!

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

Chew on this:

Today, January 30th, is National Croissant Day. Ooh la la! A batch of Chocolate Croissant Minis sounds like a great way to celebrate, no?

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