Low-Sugar Snack Bars, Starbucks Caffè Latte K-Cups, Calories Burned While Walking

Mar 28 2016

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Luna Whole Nutrition Bars in Dark Chocolate Flavors

1 bar: 180 calories, 8 - 9g total fat (2g sat fat), 140 - 210mg sodium, 19 - 21g carbs, 3g fiber, 5g sugars, 7 - 8g protein -- SmartPoints® 6*

Luna's latest varieties are Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond, Dark Chocolate Hazelnut, and Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Chunk -- so basically, slam dunk. The gluten-free bars are packed with protein, taste amazing, and have only 5g sugars each! (FYI: Several of Luna's core flavors have had their sugar counts slashed.) Look for 'em with their slick new packaging in stores, or order some online.

Jones All Natural Fully Cooked Chicken Sausage

1 patty or 4 links: 50 - 80 calories, 3 - 5g total fat (1 - 1.5g sat fat), 230 - 370mg sodium, 0 - <1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 6 - 9g protein -- SmartPoints® value 1 - 2*

With 75 percent less fat than pork sausage and super-impressive calorie and protein counts, these freezer-aisle chicken sausages are a major find! In both patties and links, they're free of nitrites, preservatives, and MSG. And they taste GREAT. Have 'em with your morning egg scramble, or use the patties in any HG recipe that calls for meatless or turkey sausage. Click to find, and stock up.

Quaker Breakfast Flats

3 bars: 170 - 180 calories, 6 - 7g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 135 - 140mg sodium, 27 - 29g carbs, 2.5 - 3g fiber, 10 - 12g sugars, 3g protein -- SmartPoints® value 6 - 7*

If you ever wake up and wonder, "Could I just have cookies for breakfast?", here's a healthy way to satisfy that desire. These crispy "flats" are made with whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruit, and other good stuff, so you can totally justify enjoying them with your morning coffee (or as a sweet midday snack, for that matter). And you get three bars in each serving/pack. Available in Cranberry Almond, Golden Raisin Cinnamon (our favorite), and Banana Honey Nut. Yum time!

3 Things to Know About Right Now...

Big announcements out of the Starbucks world...

This summer, everyone's favorite coffee chain will launch bottled Ready-to-Drink Cold Brew Coffee and Caffè Latte K-Cups in Caramel, Vanilla, and Mocha! Even better: Come fall, you'll be able to get your Pumpkin Spice Latte fix from a K-Cup! The Cold Brew will have just 15 calories per bottle; no word yet on the stats for the K-Cups (which will include flavor packets). Stay tuned...

In honor of next Tuesday's Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry release, we're launching a countdown week crammed with Clean & Hungry content!

What can you expect? Clean & Hungry recipes, food finds... even a full-on grocery guide! It all starts tomorrow... Make sure you're subscribed so you don't miss any of the healthy-eating info. And if you haven't already, preorder your copy of Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry STAT.

GREAT NEWS: Turns out walking burns more calories than previously thought.

If you find it hard to work up the willpower for a grueling workout, you'll be thrilled to know that a simple walk can be a serious calorie burner. Researchers have developed a more accurate way of calculating calorie burn: The new equation takes into account each person's height, speed, and resting metabolism. Their formula shows that, for most people, walking burns more energy than the current standard method of calculation suggests. Let's all go Housewalking to celebrate the good news!

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Happy Something on a Stick Day, March 28th. We loooove these squash 'n sausage kebabs, and you will too...

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