Jicama Chips, Girl Scout Cookie Gum, Veggie Swap Recipes

Jan 16 2017

Spotted on Shelves…


1 bag (0.9 oz.; about 25 chips): 100 - 110 calories, 1.5 - 2.5g total fat (0 - 1g sat fat), 70 - 200mg sodium, 19 - 21g carbs, 5g fiber, 6 - 7g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

Crispy baked chips made from jicama? Yup! We first sampled these super-tasty portion-controlled snacks at last year's Natural Foods Expo West -- now they're going mainstream. And they're available in three new flavors: Chili Lime, White Cheddar, and Spicy Soy Ginger. (The Smoked BBQ isn't new, but it's our favorite!) Click to find, or buy online!

Campbell’s Well Yes! Soups

1 cup: 80 - 180 calories, 0.5 - 7g total fat (0 - 4g sat fat), 590 - 640mg sodium, 12 - 32g carbs, 2 - 6g fiber, 1 - 17g sugars, 3 - 9g protein -- SmartPoints® value 3 - 8*

With chilly weather comes steamy soup bowls... Yup, soup season is in full swing! Campbell's new line features carefully crafted soups made with real nutritious ingredients: both classic favorites (like Chicken Noodle and Roasted Chicken with Wild Rice) and modern creations (like Black Bean with Red Quinoa and Sweet Potato Corn Chowder). There's something for everybody, so stock up before the next wave of precipitation hits!

Project 7 Special Edition Girl Scouts Gum and Mints

1 mint or 2 pieces gum: 1.5 - 5 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 0mg sodium, 0.6 - 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 0g protein -- SmartPoints® value 0*

Craving-buster alert: In Thin Mints and Caramel Coconut (a la Caramel deLites/Samoas), this gum tastes exactly like Girl Scout cookies! There are also stevia-sweetened mints that taste like Thin Mints cookies. We're especially nuts about the Caramel Coconut gum. Find them at Target locations nationwide... Definitely worth seeking out!

This Week's 3 Things to Know...

Panera hits its clean-menu goal, right on schedule!

Remember when Panera Bread pledged to clean up ALL of its ingredients? That feels like yesterday, yet here we are in 2017, and the beloved chain's food is now free of artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors, and colors! Huge snaps to you, Panera! And if you're wondering what to order these days, check out these HG picks with 350 calories or less.

In case you missed it: Three HG recipes featuring ready-to-use veggie swaps!

We recently partnered with Green Giant to spread the word about the brand's fantastic new veggie swaps: Riced Veggies, Veggie Tots, and more! In doing so, we cranked out three fantastic recipes using the freezer-aisle finds, and we couldn't bear for you to miss 'em... Check out our Fully Loaded Burrito Bowl, Cauliflower Fried Rice, and Tater Tot-chos STAT. Thanks for the time savers, GG!

Think daily workouts cancel out an otherwise sedentary lifestyle? Think again…

Sitting is way up there on the list of current health villains, and a recent study has hit us with a huge bummer: Even if you're exercising for the recommended 150 minutes per week, you're still at risk for the negative health effects associated with excessive sitting. Researchers recommend replacing sitting time with light to vigorous activity; basically anything but sitting still. This sounds like a good time to refresh you on Housewalking...

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

Chew on this:

It's International Hot & Spicy Food Day, January 16th. Spicy Asian Pork Tenderloin, anyone?

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