Healthy Frozen Burrito, Holiday Weight Gain, 2017 Food Trends

Oct 17 2016

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Sweet Earth Foods Lighten Up! Burrito

One 6-oz. burrito: 190 calories, 5g total fat (0g sat fat), 440mg sodium, 31g carbs, 7g fiber, 3g sugars, 10g protein -- SmartPoints® value 5*

Many frozen burritos are either unhealthy or undelicious, but this one is neither! The vegan-friendly find is stuffed with seasoned tofu, black eyed peas, veggies, salsa verde, and more. The generous portion size ROCKS, the taste is YUM, and the stats hit it out of the park! Click to find.

10 New Flavors: Halo Top Light Ice Cream

1/2 cup: 60 - 90 calories, 1.5 - 3g total fat (1g sat fat), 110 - 190mg sodium, 11 - 14g carbs, 2 - 5g fiber, 4 - 7g sugars, 6g protein -- SmartPoints® value 2 - 3*

Halo Top ROCKS, and these latest flavors are completely EXCEPTIONAL. Introducing... S'mores, Pistachio, Chocolate Almond Crunch, Black Cherry, Sea Salt Caramel, Cookies & Cream, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, (and our three favorites) Peanut Butter Cup, Oatmeal Cookie, and Red Velvet! Creamy and light, flavor profiles on point, natural ingredients, and unbelievable calorie counts! What's not to love? Grab a pint (or several) ASAP. Click to locate.

Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puffs

1 oz.: 130 calories, 5g total fat (0g sat fat), 70 - 170mg sodium, 18g carbs, 3g fiber, 2 - 3g sugars, 3 - 4g protein -- SmartPoints® 4*

Sure, crunchy chickpea snacks are great, but what about those times when you crave puffy junk-food-esque snacks? Fool your brain with this better-for-you-take on Cheetos. These snacks are gluten-free, organic, non-GMO, and vegan. We love that they come in single-serve bags and fun flavors: Pepper Power, Happenin' Hickory, Maple Haze, Sriracha Sunshine, Vegan White Cheddar, and Far Out Fajita. Yum! The cheddar and fajita flavors are available at Starbucks, the full line is coming soon to Whole Foods, and you can find big packs of these snacks on Amazon!

This Week's 3 Things to Know

Knowledge is power: This is probably the lightest you'll weigh all year.

Researchers studied the weigh-ins of about 3,000 people from the US, Japan, and Germany. Trends in the States show that not only did participants experience a weight bump over the winter holiday season, but also that it generally took Americans about FIVE MONTHS to shed those pounds! As we like to say here at Hungryland, "Get in front of it!" Head into the holiday season armed with smart-eating strategies to prevent (or at least limit) weight gain. We'll keep serving up tips 'n tricks in your daily emails!

What's your chronotype? (Also: What is a chronotype?)

Check out this fun quiz on our pal Dr. Oz's site. It's all about your personal biological clock and can reveal how much sleep you need, the best time for you to drink coffee, when you work the most effectively, etc. Take the quiz, and see if your chronotype (your generalized set of needs based on your biological clock) is a lion, dolphin, wolf, or (the most common) a bear. Then read all the personalized tips for better rest and more energy!

Is it 2017 yet? Here are 10 food trends to look forward to.

Too soon to start thinking about next year? Not when it comes to the future of food! The Sterling-Rice Group predicted a few cutting-edge food trends that could be on the horizon. On the list? Sweet treats for breakfast (chocolate caramel muffins, anyone?), plant butchery (think meatless ribs!), and mocktail mixology (we love a good mocktail). Check out all the predictions... Which ones sound good to you?

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

Chew on this:

Happy Four Prunes Day, October 17th. Prunes are actually dried plums, and they're really good. If you're a skeptic, try Sunsweet Ones. They might change your mind!

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