Seaweed Snacks, Greek Yogurt Dip, Beans for Weight Loss

Apr 11 2016

Spotted on Shelves...

SeaSnax Chomperz Crunchy Seaweed Chips

1/2 pack: 40 calories, 2g total fat (0g sat fat), 85mg sodium, 6g carbs, 0g fiber, <1g sugars, 4g protein -- SmartPoints® value 1*

New HG favorite here! Anyone who craves chips needs to check these out ASAP. They're not flimsy sheets of seaweed; these are sturdy, savory snacks! They’re perfectly crunchy and completely addictive -- so much delicious flavor, and crazy-good stats! Try 'em in Barbecue (our favorite), Jalapeno, Onion, and Original. Click to find, or buy online.

Opadipity Greek Yogurt Dip by Litehouse

2 tbsp. (all varieties except Greek Olive): 50 - 70 calories, 1.5 - 5g total fat (0 - 1g sat fat), 10 - 300mg sodium, 2 - 11g carbs, 0g fiber, 1 - 9g sugars, 1 - 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 1 - 3*

Litehouse is known for salad dressings and caramel dips, but now the brand has rolled out decadent Greek-yogurt dips! Rich, thick, creamy, fantastic. There are 10 flavors in all, both sweet and savory: Creamy Cheesecake, Spinach Parmesan... We're especially in love with the Strawberry Delight. Use 'em to jazz up standard cut fruit or veggies! Click here to track 'em down. (FYI: We left out the Greek Olive flavor from our stats range because the calories and fat are roughly twice as high as the others. Skip it.)

Curate Snack Bars

1 bar: 190 - 200 calories, 8 - 12g total fat (1 - 3g sat fat), 70 - 230mg sodium, 19 - 27g carbs, 3 - 4g fiber, 10 - 12g sugars, 4 - 7g protein -- SmartPoints® value 7 - 8*

Prepare to have your mind blown by amazing flavor. Made with fruit, grains, nuts, and pea protein, these all-natural bars are majorly impressive! The Salted Decadence is perfect for anyone who craves cookie dough, and the Irresistible Dark Chocolate features an unexpectedly awesome combo of strawberries and pistachios. BTW, these are gluten-free and non-GMO.  Find them at supermarkets and drugstores nationwide, or order online.

3 Things to Know About Right Now…

What's in your food? Soon, scan to see.

This is so futuristic! Later this year, the handheld SCiO scanner will be available: The brand behind it claims that the device can actually read the chemical makeup of a food, providing specific nutritional info like fat and carb counts! Also on the way? The Nima sensor, which scans your food for hidden gluten. Just pop in a sample of food, and wait a few minutes for the results! And on the food-safety side, Target is testing technology that identifies contaminants and ensures that only the freshest foods reach its stores. The future looks bright...

Beans and lentils = weight-loss superstars.

Wanna lose weight? Take your pulse… Make that pulses! Researchers reviewed 21 clinical trials and determined that eating a daily serving of beans, peas, chickpeas, or lentils -- a.k.a. pulses -- may very well help people shed pounds. It gets better: The findings suggest that eating pulses can prevent people from gaining the weight back. We've got dozens of pulse-packed recipes in our new cookbook, Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry. Ratatouille Z'paghetti with Chickpeas, Black Bean Burgers... even decadent desserts with beans blended in!

Tomorrow is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's! Here's what to order...

We love free stuff, especially delicious frozen treats. And while not everything on B&J's menu is a calorie bargain, there are some great finds. The sorbets are fat-free with a slim 80 calories per scoop (SmartPoints® value 4*). And the new Peach Melba and Raspberry Greek Frozen Yogurts each have 130 - 140 calories and 4 - 5g fat (SmartPoints® value 6 - 7*). (The other Greek Fro Yo flavors are higher.) The cone itself adds around 50 calories; feel free to request your scoop in a cup. Click for deets, and treat yourself...

Meet Lisa This Week, and More Clean & Hungry News!

The book tour continues tomorrow in Birmingham, AL, and Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, FL. These events are nonstop fun: recipe sampling, raffle prizes, selfies with Lisa… and everyone leaves with a goodie bag exploding with free HG favorites! Click for all the details. Plus, we're thrilled to announce that Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry is now an Amazon #1 Best Seller! If you ordered it via Amazon, please take a minute to leave a (hopefully spectacular) review. And if you haven't you might want to… We've seen it up to 38 percent off! Or click to shop around.

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April is National BLT Month -- have you been celebrating? These BLT Wonton Cups are a must-make.

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SmartPoints® value* not what you expected? We follow the same method as Weight Watchers when calculating the SmartPoints® value* for a recipe: We add up the SmartPoints® values* of the individual ingredients. (Many foods have a value of zero and remain zero in recipes.)

*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.