Greek Yogurt with More Protein, All-Natural Granola Bars, Starbucks News

Dec 19 2016

Spotted on Shelves…

Yoplait Greek 100 Protein

1 container: 100 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 55 - 100mg sodium, 10 - 12g carbs, 6 - 7g sugars, 14 - 15g protein -- SmartPoints® value 2 - 3*

Yoplait's 100-calorie cups of Greek yogurt just got an upgrade! More protein: 14 - 15 grams each! Just like before, there are a bazillion different flavors: Apple Pie, Tropical Fruit, Vanilla, and more. Stock up, and you'll always have sweet and creamy snacks around.

Sunkist Fruit Chips Medleys

1/4 cup: 20 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 0mg sodium, 5g carbs, 1g fiber, 3 - 4g sugars, 0g protein -- SmartPoints® value 1*

Fun freeze-dried fruit alert! These combos by Sunkist are exceptional: Blueberries-Strawberries-Cherries, Strawberries-Mango, Banana-Mango-Pineapple, and Blueberries-Pineapple. We love that you could eat the whole bag for just about 80 calories. Another idea: Toss a serving over one of those yogurts we just mentioned. Find these at Walmart Supercenters.

Simply Eight Junkless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars

1 bar: 130 calories, 5g total fat (1g sat fat), 85mg sodium, 20g carbs, 2g fiber, 5g sugars, 3g protein -- SmartPoints® value 5*

This time of year, we're all in need of good emergency snacks. And when it comes to all-natural sweet treats that are perfectly purse sized, these bars are a home run. On a scale of 1 to 10, they're an 11! Chocolatey, PB deliciousness... Click to find where Simply Eight products are sold near you, or order on Amazon. (Add a box to your online cart along with any last-minute gifts!)

This Week's 3 Things to Know...

Tons of new goodies are coming soon to Starbucks!

Starbucks is always adding delicious items to its lineup, and the new year will be no different. We're most excited about the gluten-free Sous Vide Egg Bites (coming in January), which are touted as low in calories and high in protein. Also on the docket: organic soups, more grab-and-go lunch choices, and the Cascara Latte, which is made with the fruit of the coffee cherry. Intrigued? We are too!

Red or white? This might be a more serious question than you think…

The American Association for Cancer Research has found associations between alcohol consumption and the risk of cancers before, but this latest research is a bit more specific. According to study analysis, white wine consumption was associated with a higher risk of melanoma, even on parts of the body that don't get a lot of UV ray exposure. Uh-oh. Hold the Pinot Grigio, please...

Salty foods may be triggering your overeating.

A recent study found that eating well-salted foods may have the unintended consequence of making us want to eat more. Makes sense, since salt often enhances food's flavor, and if it tastes better, we're probably going to want to eat more of it! Knowledge is power, people. Pay attention to your food intake when you reach for salty snacks.

Chew on this:

Today, December 19th, is National Oatmeal Muffin Day. Please enjoy this oatmeal that tastes like a muffin!

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