Larabars with Greens, Calories in Your Coffee, Top Amazon Snacks

Feb 20 2017

Spotted on Shelves...

Larabar Fruits + Greens

1 bar: 110 - 130 calories, 3 - 4g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 10 - 15mg sodium, 18 - 21g carbs, 2 - 3g fiber, 7 - 9g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4 - 5*

This new line of snack bars is a serious must-try. As the name implies, the bars feature fruit and veggies -- 1/4 cup of greens per bar! We tried them, and they're fantastic. Bonus: They're gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, and made with just five ingredients. In Pineapple Kale Cashew (our fave), Strawberry Spinach Cashew, and Mango Spinach Cashew, find these at major grocery stores, or order online.

Oikos Nonfat Yogurt Drinks

One 7-oz. bottle: 110 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 140mg sodium, 17g carbs, 4g fiber, 11g sugars, 10g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

Love creamy protein-packed Greek yogurt, but find that you're always running out the door with no time to eat? These delicious drinks are your new BFFs! The calorie & protein counts are on point, and each bottle has an impressive 4g of fiber. We love the texture and the fact that these aren't overly sweet... They're pretty much perfect! Try the Strawberry, Mixed Berry, Vanilla (the best!), and Banana Creme. Click to locate.

Girl Scouts Limited Edition Thin Mints and Caramel Crunch Cereal

3/4 cup: 110 - 120 calories, 2.5 - 3g total fat (1g sat fat), 90 - 130mg sodium, 22g carbs, 1g fiber, 9g sugars, 1g protein -- SmartPoints® value 5*

It's finally here... Whole-grain cereal that tastes like classic Girl Scout cookies! The Thin Mints flavor delivers the ideal balance of chocolate and mint, while the Caramel Crunch (our pick of the two) is the perfect morning indulgence for lovers of Samoas/Caramel deLites cookies. Don’t limit these to your b-fast bowl… They're great craving-busting snacks! Currently in grocery stores nationwide.

This Week's 3 Things to Know

Massive survey shows the real number of calories in Americans' coffee cups.

Most people don't put much thought into their daily java. They just fuel up and go. But if you're adding sugar, creamer, and/or other ingredients, those calories add up! Researchers reviewed 12 years of data and found that Americans consumed an average of 69 calories per coffee and 43 more calories per cup of tea when they used add-ins. Not terrible, but you can do better! Check out our best tips for DIY hot drinks, and remember to keep track of those extra calories.

Amazon reveals its best-selling snack brands!

We're big fans of both Amazon and snacking, so we were excited to see which snack companies reign supreme for the online retailer. And the fab five are... Nature Valley, Clif, Kind, Smartfood, and Gerber Graduates. Our snack picks from these brands? Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars, Clif Kid ZBars (perfectly sized!), Pressed by Kind Bars (love the new Strawberry Apple Chia flavor), Smartfood Delight, and Gerber Graduates Yogurt Melts (don't judge; they're good!).

We reviewed the Instant Pot. Next up: the AIR FRYER!

After receiving countless requests for the 411 on the Instant Pot, we picked one up, experimented, and reported back with the full scoop. Check out our findings here, and stay tuned for recipes. Now, our inbox is ablaze with air fryer inquiries. (Supposedly, air fryers give us the ability to create decadent fried foods with hardly any fat!) Message received. We ordered this one from Amazon, and we'll be reporting back soon with all the deets. Stay tuned!

Chew on this:

Happy National Cherry Pie Day, February 20th. We're nuts about this Cherry Pie Oatmeal Bake... You're gonna want to eat it all day long!

This is too much crucial info to sit on; click "Send to a Friend" ASAP!

Social

We may have received free samples of food, which in no way influences whether these products are reviewed favorably, unfavorably, mentioned with indifference, or mentioned at all. Click for more about our editorial and advertising policies.

*The PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark and SmartPoints® trademark.

SmartPoints® value not what you expected? Click here for more info on how the values are calculated, plus more FAQs about PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® values on our website.