Good Thins Cracker Chips, Organic Crescent Rolls, Veggie Comfort Food

Aug 29 2016

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Good Thins Snacks

13 - 41 pieces (30g): 120 - 140 calories, 1.5 - 5g total fat (0 - 1g sat fat), 85 - 230mg sodium, 20 - 26g carbs, 0 - 3g fiber, 0 - 4g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 3 - 5*

Don't be fooled by the simple name and packaging. The flavor of these crunchy snacks is incredible, and their texture is beyond. There are 11 varieties (5 of 'em gluten-free), each made from potato, corn, rice, oats, or chickpeas. The potato thins are like Baked Lays crossed with crackers, the Sweet Oat & Flax ones are crazy delicious, and the corn variety has a huge serving size! Find these in snack aisles everywhere.

Annie's Organic Crescent Rolls

1 roll: 90 calories, 3g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 300mg sodium, 14g carbs, 0g fiber, 3g sugars, 1g protein -- SmartPoints® value 3*

Major news: This refrigerated dough has the same impressive calorie and fat counts as Pillsbury 90 Calorie Crescents! And since it's made by Annie's, it's certified organic, non GMO, and free from artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives. Color us impressed! Use this stuff in any HG recipe that calls for Pillsbury dough, even ones that call for seamless dough sheets. (Just pinch to seal the seams!) Available nationwide.

New Wholly Guacamole Flavors: Chipotle Lime, Margarita, and Sriracha

2 tbsp.: 60 - 70 calories, 5 - 6g fat (1g sat fat), 140 - 240mg sodium, 3 - 4g carbs, 2g fiber, 0 - 1g sugars, 1g protein -- SmartPoints® value 2*

We're suckers for fun flavored dips, and these newcomers from the avocado experts at Wholly Guacamole are welcome additions to our fridge. Break out some baby carrots for dipping, or mix 'n match these dips with Guiltless Gourmet's baked tortilla chips. Margarita guac with Spicy Black Bean chips? Heck, yes! In supermarkets everywhere.

This Week's 3 Things You Need to Know

Hot search trend: Comfort food + veggies.

Comfort food never goes out of style, but an interesting pattern has emerged: Recent Pinterest analysis shows that people are pinning more and more comfort food made with veggies. Not only that, but according to a study commissioned by Foster Farms, 58 percent reported an interest in carb swapping with cauliflower and zucchini noodles. Are you in that 58 percent? Good, because you've got to try our spiralized zucchini recipes and cauliflower rice dishes. Comfort food to the max!

Healthy food chain Freshii opens locations in select Target stores.

You know how some Targets have a Starbucks in the front part of the store? Now select Target locations are getting Freshii kiosks as well! As you might guess from the name, the chain's menu focuses on fresh fare like salads, bowls, wraps, soups, and smoothies. The Freshii website currently lists locations in just Illinois and Minnesota, but we've personally spotted one here in sunny California. Keep an eye out...

Citrus fruits could help prevent obesity-related disease.

Need a reason to increase your fruit consumption? Check this out. A new study found that citrus flavanones (a class of antioxidants) may help cut back the harmful effects of obesity; specifically, heart disease, liver disease, and diabetes. Impressive! So the next time you're at the store, grab a bag of tangerines for snacking or some lemons to squeeze into your water.

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Hooray for More Herbs, Less Salt Day (which is today, August 29th). These White Pizza Wonton Crunchers and Chicken Bruschetta Stuffed Tomatoes are full of fresh basil flavor, and they're completely addictive!

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