Healthy Frozen Finds, Panera Adds Delivery, Ramen Shop Hack

Jan 23 2017

Spotted on Shelves...

Whole Fruit Organic Frozen Juice Tubes

1 tube: 60 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 0mg sodium, 16g carbs, 0g fiber, 14 - 15g sugars, 0g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

It may be cold outside, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy frozen treats while you're inside! If you need a sweet but healthy snack, grab a box of these deliciously juicy squeezable tubes. They come in Apple Grape, Apple Strawberry, Apple Blueberry, and Apple Cherry (Lisa's favorite). So refreshing, they'll make you think of summer... no matter how far off that seems. Track 'em down in the freezer section.

Sweet Earth Bean & Mango Cubano Artisan Bowl

One 9-oz. bowl: 360 calories, 10g total fat (1g sat fat), 490mg sodium, 53g carbs, 14g fiber, 14g sugars, 13g protein -- SmartPoints® value 12*

A stash of healthy frozen meals can protect you from making poor impulse choices (e.g. deep-dish pizza delivery). Well, we've got a new favorite! This vegan bowl is bursting with flavor (and fiber) from black beans, quinoa, vegetables, and fruit. It tastes super fresh and is way more wholesome than your average frozen entrée. (Sweet Earth has other yummy meals, but stats vary, so choose accordingly.) Find it in stores ASAP!

Angie's Boom Chicka Pop Real Butter Popcorn

About 3 1/2 cups (28g): 160 calories, 11g total fat (4g sat fat), 190mg sodium, 14g carbs, 3g fiber, 0g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 6*

There are several new varieties in the Boom Chicka Pop lineup, and this classic flavor is a serious standout. It has that perfect rich, buttery taste, yet the stats are surprisingly reasonable: just 60 calories per cup! Sure beats the heck out of movie-theater buttered popcorn. Now available nationwide. It's a must for your next movie night!

Things to Know This Week...

More big news from Panera Bread: Nationwide delivery is on the way!

This is no longer a test. Panera's CEO has reportedly announced the chain will begin offering a delivery option at hundreds of locations. We love, love, love this idea! Click here to see if the service is currently offered near you. Then check out the chain's You Pick 2 options with 600 calories or less. Yaaaaas!

Ramen shop hack: Skip the noodles for an incredible broth-based meal!

Wouldn't it be great if you could walk into a restaurant and custom order a giant broth bowl filled with lean protein and tasty veggies? You can! Ramen shops are becoming more and more popular, but their noodle bowls are typically loaded with carby calories. Solution: Request no noodles, or ask for half the amount! Then add in the healthy toppings many shops offer: spinach, broccoli, bean sprouts, and more. Other tips include sticking with lean meat (like white-meat chicken!) and choosing lighter broths (chicken or veggie based). See ya at the ramen shop...

Worth ordering online... Epic Spreads!

If you like nut butters that taste like dessert, you need to check out these peanut-cashew-coconut spreads. The flavors are SO decadent: Cinnamon Roll, White Chocolate (the HG fave), Birthday Cake, and more! The stats are similar to regular peanut butter, but a little goes a long way. They're not easy to find in stores, but they're SO worthy of an online order. (A tad pricey but worth the splurge.) Epic win!

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

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