Half-Popped Popcorn, Clean & Hungry Book Tour, Cauliflower Shortage

Mar 7 2016

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Emerald 100 Calorie Packs of Cashews

1 package: 100 calories, 8g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 50 - 95mg sodium, 5g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g sugars, 3g protein -- SmartPoints® value 3*

Wanna change up your nut-snacking game? These cashew packs are perfect. The portion-controlled snacks come in Roasted & Salted, Salt & Pepper, Sriracha, Jalapeño, and Dill Pickle! We're nuts about that pickle flavor. Find these at retailers nationwide, and refresh your emergency snack stash.

Trader Joe's Riced Cauliflower

2/3 cup: 25 calories, 0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 25mg sodium, 4g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 0*

You've seen (and loved) Green Giant's crumbles, and now TJ's has rolled out fresh cauliflower rice, all ready for HG recipes! So if that prep is the step that's been keeping you from trying out the hot new trend in healthy eating, get over to your local TJs, and grab a bag or two from the produce section. P.S. We've heard it sells out fast.

Halfpops Curiously Crunchy Popcorn

1.4 oz. (1 package): 180 - 190 calories, 7 - 9g total fat (0.5 - 2g sat fat), 190 - 410mg sodium, 24 - 28g carbs, 4g fiber, <1 - 3g sugars, 3 - 5g protein -- SmartPoints® value 6*

Unlike fully popped corn, Halfpops are insanely crunchy. And the flavor varieties are hold-the-phone phenomenal -- our favorites are the new Black Truffle & Sea Salt and Brooklyn Dill Pickle, but they're all pretty incredible. And we love that these are portion controlled. Find them ASAP, or order online.

Announcing the Clean & Hungry Book-Signing Tour!

It's time for another crazy-fun Hungry Girl book tour! Even if you've attended one of these events before, you're not gonna want to miss out on this year's festivities. Join Hungry Girl herself (a.k.a. Lisa Lillien) for Q&A, bigtime raffle prizes (including those limited-edition HG spiralizers), tons of freebies for everyone, one-on-one time with Lisa (complete with selfies!), and more. So where's Lisa headed?

Woodbridge, NJ * Long Island, NY * Washington D.C. area * Birmingham area, AL * Fort Lauderdale area, FL * Chicago area, IL (with a bonus fundraiser event) * St. Louis, MO * Dallas area, TX * Kansas City, MO * Phoenix area, AZ

It all kicks off when the book is officially released on April 5th... Click here for all the dates, details, and RSVP info. Get excited, people! And preorder your book here at a GREAT price.

Cauliflower Shortage Alert

Don't panic, but word on the web is that there's a shortage of cauliflower this season. Less-than-optimal weather conditions have led to lower yields of the pale cruciferous veggie... and that's led to low supply and high prices. So if you see some at a reasonable price, stock up now! And if you don't? Hit the frozen veggie aisle -- we've got a slew of recipes that call for frozen florets, from lightened-up mac 'n cheese to cauliflower mashies. (Thank goodness. We'll need comfort food to get through this ordeal.)

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

Chew on this:

Happy National Cereal Day, March 7th. Who's game for a bowl of Multi Grain Dark Chocolate Crunch Cheerios? We sure are...

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