Tempting Treats, Heart-Health Kits, New Menu Finds & More!

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Give In to Temptation!
Give In to Temptation!
Spotted on Shelves...

Temptations by Jell-O - WARNING: These brand-new treats are not to be confused with the 60-calorie Mousse Temptations by Jell-O... These are quite a bit higher in calories than those other dessert cups. The good news? They taste great and they're worth the higher stats (especially the Strawberry Cheesecake -- IT ROCKS!). Each layered dessert cup has 100 - 150 calories, 2 - 5g fat, 120 - 180mg sodium, 19 - 28g carbs, 0 - 1g fiber, 15 - 24g sugars, and 0 - 3g protein (PointsPlus® value 3 - 4*). Look for these in the fridge section!

Lean Pockets Pretzel Bread Sandwiches - The only way to make pretzels more delicious is to make them large and fill them with other tasty items. LP's done just that with these new pocket sandwiches in Grilled Chicken Jalapeño Cheddar and Roasted Turkey with Bacon & Reduced Fat Cheese varieties. Each piece (a.k.a. one sandwich) has 280 calories, 9g fat, 890 - 930mg sodium, 35g carbs, 1g fiber, 2 - 4g sugars, and 13 - 14g protein (PointsPlus® value 7*). We can't wait to try these!

Dreyer's/Edy's Smoothies and Slow Churned Shakes - If you love freezy drinks but busting out your blender is too much effort, this new product line is SO up your alley. Just add 1/3 cup milk and stir -- THAT'S IT. Each single-serving container has 160 - 240 calories, 0 - 6g fat, 25 - 95mg sodium, 35 - 42g carbs, 0 - 2g fiber, 28 - 32g sugars, and 0 - 6g protein (PointsPlus® value 4 - 6*) before you add milk. (Fat-free milk will only tack on about 30 calories.) Verrry interesting...

Get the Gift of Heart Smarts and Share the Love!

It's American Heart Month, people. Heart disease is still the number-one cause of death among women in this country, yet less than half of American women know their level of risk, let alone what lifestyle changes could help. So get informed and spread the word. The University of Kansas Hospital's A Change of Heart campaign is offering up TOTALLY FREE advocacy kits, complete with a heart-shaped pedometer, healthy-living tips, and cards for sharing the message of heart heath. Click here NOW to get yours! We're big fans of this fantastic program. (Lisa, a.k.a. Hungry Girl, even spoke at its amazing annual "Girls' Night In" event held earlier this month!) For more information about risk factors and tips for heart health, click here to visit A Change of Heart's website and browse around. Your ticker will thank you!

From Their Heart to Yours!
From Their Heart to Yours!
Three Cheers for the Chains!
Three Cheers for the Chains!
New Chews on the Menus!

HELLO, options! We're always looking for new and exciting guilt-free items to stimulate our palates -- these will do the trick...

Panera Bread's Thai Chopped Chicken Salad - Get this: Even fully loaded with dressing, peanut sauce, cashews, wonton strips, and other things that generally give us pause, this salad has a completely reasonable 390 calories and 15g fat (PointsPlus® value 10*). If you want to shave off some fat and calories, just skip a few of the heavier toppings; you'll still have a lovely bed of greens topped with chicken and fire-roasted veggies!

New Weight Watchers-Endorsed Menu Items at Applebee's - That's right, three MORE dishes with PointsPlus® values right on the menu! They are... Chipotle Lime Chicken (with Southwest rice and zesty slaw) for a PointsPlus® value of 13, Steak & Potato Salad (with creamy Dijon dressing) for a PointsPlus® value of 9, and Spicy Pineapple Glazed Shrimp & Spinach (with white rice) for a PointsPlus® value of 8. Mmmm!

Limited Time Only: Under 555 Calories Menu at Friendly's - The restaurant that boasts a burger served between two grilled cheese sandwiches is taking a step in the other direction. Get items like the 410-calorie Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad and the 410-calorie Vegetable Ginger Stir Fry for a mere $7.99 or less each. They'll be around through Feb 27th. Hey, Friendly's -- how about being REALLY friendly and keeping them around a little longer?

The Buzz...

***Attention, fast-food lovers! This Saturday on Hungry Girl, it's "Think Fast... Food!" Watch the preview NOW, and tune in to Cooking Channel this Saturday, 2/19, at 4pm ET/1pm PT for TONS of recipes and food-related fun with Lisa (HG herself)! Don't get Cooking Channel? You can still get all the recipes featured on the show and more by visiting our TV show site! ***As bummed as we are that super-cool shopping site is closing its virtual doors (WAHHHH!), we LOVE a good sale. So we just have to clue in all our best buddies (a.k.a. YOU) about this massive discount. Everything on the site (as well as its sister... er, brother site, is now 40 percent off with discount code DELIGHT40. Things are quickly selling out, so get 'em while you can!!! ***Throwback alert! Retro-style General Mills cereal boxes are available at Target, from now through mid-March. If you think packaging circa 1956 will make your Cheerios more fun (we do), stock up now! ***Was Popeye really only strong to the finish because he ate his spinach? Sure, the time he spent lifting 500-lb. barbells helped, but new research shows that eating the leafy greens really might boost a person's muscle efficiency. Next up: exploring if there's any truth behind the statement "I yam what I yam." (OK, fine, maybe not.) ***Do you enjoy social networking, but find yourself more interested in baking than poking? Check out Foodily, a recipe network that allows you to wade through, compare, and share THOUSANDS of recipes from across the net. (Yup, HG recipes have even been known to pop up.) Neat! ***We've heard that 40 is the new 30 and small is the new big... but seaweed as the new salt? Research is currently underway to determine if seaweed could be effectively used to replace salt and lower sodium levels in packaged foods. If so, green could be the new white... ***Speaking of green, what's big, green, and super-spicy? (No, it's not Wasabi Godzilla.) The new NuMex Jalmundo jalapeño peppers, bred to be extra-large. We like that, since it makes them ideal for making jalapeño poppers... HG-style, of course! That's all we've got. HG out!

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