Healthy Beet Chips, Chia Fruit Spread, Order Ahead & Save Calories

Aug 1 2016

Spotted on Shelves...

Crunchies Freeze-Dried Beets

1/3 cup: 35 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 140mg sodium, 8g carbs, 2g fiber, 6g sugars, 1g protein -- SmartPoints® value 2*

New HG obsession! Don't mistake these for fatty fried veggie chips… These are crispy freeze-dried beet slices with no oil added. They’re just pure beets, zapped of moisture, and made into a chip-like snack. Crispy, delicious, snack-tastic perfection! They're currently rolling out nationwide and can be purchased online. Get some STAT.

Welch’s Chia Fruit Spreads

1 tbsp.: 50 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 10mg sodium, 11g carbs, 0g fiber, 10g sugars, 0g protein -- SmartPoints® value 3*

How do you give classic jelly a major upgrade? Ditch the high-fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, and preservatives. Then add chia seeds. YUM! If you've been considering giving chia a try, this is a great beginners' product. Try both the Concord Grape and the Strawberry... We're team Strawberry! In supermarkets nationwide.

Dole Mixations

1 container: 70 - 80 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 5 - 10mg sodium, 17 - 20g carbs, 1 - 2g fiber, 14 - 15g sugars, 0 - <1g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

Here's a fun twist on fruit cups and applesauce… It's fruity sauce studded with pieces of fruit! Choose from Pineapple Peach Apple, Apple Strawberry, Apple Raspberry, and Pineapple Mango. HG tip: Freeze them for a fantastic sorbet-like treat. Mmmm! These are rolling out now...

This Week's 3 Things to Know…

Debating booking a spot on the HG cruise? Take a virtual sneak peek via Pinterest!

Next January, HG Lisa will set sail on the Official Hungry Girl Cruise, ready to teach life-changing healthy habits and party it up with fans on a weeklong Caribbean vacation. For a behind-the-scenes look at the destinations, check out the event's Pinterest board! It's packed with attractions and excursions in Turks & Caicos, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, and more. We've got the best places to eat, where to swim with the dolphins, the 411 on a must-visit secluded beach... Click around, and then book your reservation for the trip of a lifetime!

Wanna reduce your calorie count when ordering in? Place your order early!

You know how grocery shopping when hungry leads to unhealthy impulse buys? The same is true when ordering meals. A recent study found that foods ordered close to meal time were higher in calories than those selected an hour or more in advance. So the next time you know you're going to be ordering in, don't wait until the last minute to make your selection. Check out the menu in advance, and place your order ahead of time! Great tip...

Major beer companies to list nutritional info on their products.

This is huge: The biggest beer companies in the U.S. -- Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, HeinekenUSA, and more -- have announced they'll be including calorie counts, carbs, and ingredient info on their products. The group represented in this Brewer's Voluntary Disclosure Initiative produce more than 81 percent of the beer sold nationwide. Officially, they have until the end of 2020, but we wouldn’t be surprised if some of the big brands jump on board right away. Fingers crossed…

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

Chew on this:

It's the first day of August, which means it's National Raspberry Cream Pie Day. Hack attack: Skip the crust, and serve yourself a bowl of berries with light whipped topping. Our pick? The natural kinds by So Delicious and Truwhip!

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