Choose the Next Quaker Oatmeal, Girl Scout Cookie Cereal, Post-Halloween Tips

Oct 31 2016

Spotted on Shelves...

Quaker Bring Your Best Bowl Instant Oatmeal Finalists

1 packet: 150 calories, 2 - 2.5g total fat (0.5 sat fat), 200 - 220mg sodium, 29 - 31g carbs, 3g fiber, 9 - 11g sugars, 4 - 5g protein -- SmartPoints® value 5 - 6*

If you're in the mood to exercise your right to vote -- on some oats -- here's your chance! After a nationwide search, Quaker chose three fan-submitted flavors -- Vanilla Chai (innovative), Lemon Ricotta Pancake (yum!), and Apple Cheddar Rosemary (hmmmm…). Pretty original! These finalist flavors are available in a variety pack on supermarket shelves everywhere, and the folks at Quaker want you to vote for which one should stick around. Voting closes November 19th… Time to rock the oat!

New Package & Formula: La Tortilla Factory Low Carb Whole Wheat Large Size Tortillas

1 tortilla: 90 calories, 3g total fat (0g sat fat), 350mg sodium, 19g carbs, 13g fiber, 1g sugars, 8g protein -- SmartPoints® value 2*

The low-carb tortillas we fell for years ago now have shiny new packaging and are non-GMO! (FYI, the slight shift in nutritional info reflects subtle variations in grain crops over time.) The Non-GMO Low Carb lineup also includes 40-calorie Whole Wheat Fajita Size, 50-calorie Whole Wheat Original Size, and a slew of Flour varieties. Hooray! Click to locate, and stock up STAT, 'cuz they’re great!

Boar's Head Hummus

2 tbsp.: 35 - 80 calories, 1 - 7g total fat (0 - 1g sat fat), 95 - 170mg sodium, 3 - 5g carbs, 1g fiber, 0 - 2g sugars, 1 - 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 1 - 3*

We love Boar's Head and we love hummus, so featuring these spreads was a no-brainer. The flavors are truly next level: Southwest Style Black Bean (only 35 calories!), Fire Roasted Artichoke & Spinach, and more! Face it: You can never have too many great hummus options, especially as we head into holiday party season. Get a tub or two!

Things to Know This Week…

Girl Scout Cookie cereal is coming in January!

We know we shouldn't eat cookies for breakfast, so this new cereal announcement has us pretty excited, especially since the flavors are inspired by two of the best Girl Scout cookies: Thin Mints and Samoas/Caramel deLites! And only 110 - 120 calories per serving. Nice! Sure they'll be great in our breakfast bowls, but imagine the recipes we could concoct with 'em… Samoas-inspired marshmallow squares, topped with coconut and chocolate chips? Yes, please!

Holy guacamole: There's an avocado shortage!

Bummer alert: The U.S. is currently short on avocados, as a result of a growers' strike in Mexico (the major supplier for avocados in North America this time of year). Those avocados you do find are likely to cost more than usual, reportedly up to three times as much. ACK! Want to stretch your avocado further? Make one of our guacamole recipes that blends the prized fruit with mashed peas, Greek yogurt, or both. Brilliant!

Tricks for post-Halloween treats you need to read!

Today is a day for candy, costumes, and general merriment... but chances are, there's gonna be a lot of candy around tomorrow. And the day after that. And the week after that. Luckily, over on, we've got strategic ways to turn a standard portion of candy into something much more exciting! And if you're trying to find ways to outsmart your candy cravings, check out our top tips at Who loves you?

Chew on this:

Today is Halloween, but October 31st is also National Caramel Apple Day. Make a quickie parfait with vanilla Greek yogurt, chopped apple, a drizzle of light caramel dip, and a sprinkle of crushed peanuts!

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