Breakfast-Inspired Bars, Natural Food Coloring, Starbucks Holiday Drinks with 160 Calories or Less

Nov 21 2016

Spotted on Shelves…

Quest Beyond Cereal Protein Bars

1 bar: 110 calories, 4.5g total fat (2.5 - 3g sat fat), 160 - 170mg sodium, 17g carbs, 6 - 7g fiber, 8g sugars, 12g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

New game-changing snack bars from Quest have arrived! Made without gluten-containing ingredients, these come in Chocolate (yum), Waffle (tastes like a syrup-slathered Eggo), and Cinnamon Roll (reminds us of Cinnamon Toast Crunch)! We completely flipped out over these sweet bars and think you will too. Order some online, or track 'em down near you.

McCormick Color from Nature Food Colors

You can keep your food natural and still make it pretty. McCormick just launched a line of natural powdered food dyes! The set contains Sky Blue, Berry, and Sunflower. Scroll down the product page for a helpful primer on how to blend the powders to create additional colors. Then whip up this Rockin' Rainbow Grilled Cheese with your favorite color combo! Find these nationwide at Walmart, or order online. (FYI: They have negligible nutritional content, hence the lack of stats above.)

FlapJacked Mighty Muffins with Probiotics

1 container: 200 - 240 calories, 4 - 8g total fat (1.5 - 4.5g sat fat), 350mg sodium, 21 - 24g carbs, 5 - 6g fiber, 6 - 10g sugars, 20g protein -- SmartPoints® value 6 - 8*

Most muffins are over-caloried flour puffs with little nutritional value, and we don't always feel like baking up an entire better-for-us batch. Well, check out this lineup! These are single-serving, microwave-in-a-cup muffins you make in minutes, and they're packed with protein. (Protein is kind of FlapJacked's thing.) Such a smart idea! The Maple Pumpkin is our favorite, but there's a whole slew of flavor options; you can even order a variety pack. Find 'em in stores, or order online. Mighty fine, FlapJacked!

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Starbucks baristas reveal 10 holiday drinks with 160 calories or less!

There are so many yummy seasonal drinks at Starbucks... How is our willpower supposed to last through New Year's Eve? If you need sweet sips this time of year, follow these helpful tips from the baristas themselves. Then, order straight from their list of holiday beverages with 160 calories or less. A Tall Gingerbread Light Frappuccino for only 110 calories?! Heck, yes...

Kiss garlic breath goodbye, thanks to science!

Garlic makes food taste delicious, but it can also leave you with stinky breath. Well, a recently published study identifies three chewable cures: mint leaves (slightly obvious), apples (intriguing), and lettuce (surprising!). Compounds in these foods effectively banish the chemical elements behind garlic breath. Good to know! Great Garlic Parmesan Wings, anyone?

Chew on this:

It's National Gingerbread Cookie Day, November 21st. We'll just leave this recipe for Gooey Gingerbread Cupcakes here…

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