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Spotted on Shelves...

Kashi Squares Berry Blossoms - When your inner six-year-old wakes up pouting, a breakfast of sweet crunchy cereal could be just what you need. And for your outer grown-up, Kashi's tasty squares are packed with whole grains and real fruit. Each 3/4-cup serving has 100 calories, 1g fat, 125mg sodium, 25g carbs, 5g fiber, 7g sugars, and 2g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). Everyone wins! 

Evol. Teriyaki Chicken Bowl - Frozen-food makers, are you taking notes? Here's how to do it right. This bowl knocks it out of the park -- perfectly cooked brown rice, lots of veggies, grilled chicken, yummy sauce... THAT'S WHAT WE WANT! Each bowl (about 9 oz.) has 250 calories, 6g fat, 490mg sodium, 34g carbs, 4g fiber, 8g sugars, and 14g protein (PointsPlus® value 6*). Find this at select markets. (Fair warning: The other varieties of Evol.'s bowls have higher stats.)

Flatout FOLDit Artisan Flatbread - These foldable flatbreads are delicious, super-convenient, and a GREAT alternative to tortillas and flat buns. (We still love those, though!) In 5 Grain Flax, Rosemary & Olive Oil, and Traditional Country, each flatbread has 100 - 140 calories, 2 - 3g fat, 380 - 420mg sodium, 17 - 24g carbs, 3 - 8g fiber, 1 - 2g sugars, and 7 - 9g protein (PointsPlus® value 3 - 4*). We think they're flatout AWESOME. Click to find or buy online.

How YOU Can Help the Japan Disaster Relief Efforts

Following the massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Japan, people worldwide are pitching in to help. Food companies such as Kraft, Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Starbucks, and Kellogg have chipped in, and YOU can help out too. How? Grocery stores like Wegmans and Smith's have made it easy -- donate at the register, and they'll add the amount to your bill; contributions go to the Red Cross for food, water, shelter, and other necessary supplies. All Costco locations and most Starbucks stores are collecting donations. And websites we use all the time -- Amazon and iTunes -- have set up quick ways for users to get money to the Red Cross through their existing accounts. Click here for more Official Red Cross Donation Sites. If you can spare even a little bit, do it...

Every Dollar Helps!
Every Dollar Helps!
Neat... Sweet... Petite!
Neat... Sweet... Petite!
New at Starbucks: What's Worth It and What's Not...

The "buzziest" new under-200-calorie treats on the market? Starbucks Petites. These li'l portions of decadent treats are just big enough to satisfy a craving for sweets. The Lemon Sweet Square is the lightest (120 calories, 6g fat, and PointsPlus® value 3*) and the Salted Caramel Sweet Square tastes the best (190 calories, 11g fat, PointsPlus® value 6*). The mini Red Velvet Whoopie Pie and assorted Cake Pops are delicious but a tad high in stats for their size. As for sips, the new Cocoa Cappuccino is AMAZING -- a Tall with nonfat milk has 120 calories, 1.5g fat, and a PointsPlus® value of 4*. And the limited-edition Tribute Blend coffee -- which is ALSO available as instant VIA packets -- ROCKS! Good stuff, 'Bucks!

Breaking Chews: HG's "All That and a Bag of Chips" Promo Extended!

What could be better than a brand-new ginormous HG cookbook packed with delicious guilt-free recipes under 300 calories each!? Getting a FREE large bag of Popchips with your online order! Hungry Girl 300 Under 300: 300 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Dishes Under 300 Calories arrives in stores one week from tomorrow -- YAY!!! Pre-order a copy online by Monday, March 28th, 2011, follow a few simple steps by email, and you'll receive a coupon for your freebie snack! Take advantage of this recently extended offer, people. Shop around our sale page for the BEST deal (it's practically HALF OFF on some sites!). Woohoo!!!!!

Spaghetti & Meatball Recall!
Spaghetti & Meatball Recall!
The Buzz...

If you purchased Lean Cuisine's Simple Favorites Spaghetti with Meatballs recently, check the code on the package -- Nestlé is voluntarily recalling a batch, due to consumer complaints citing bits of red plastic in the meatballs. Also recently recalled? Several thousand Kashi Southwest Style Chicken entrées, due to incorrect packaging that resulted in undeclared egg (an allergen). Watch what you chew! ***If the thought of getting through the day without a cup (or five) of java is too much for you to bear, this news should lighten your mood. A study published in the journal Stroke found that women aged 49 to 83 who drank more than a cup of coffee every day were significantly less likely to suffer a stroke than those who didn't drink coffee. Sip away, ladies. ***Mexican-food chain Qdoba just debuted limited-time-only Mini Street Tacos -- chow on THREE with onion relish (and without cheese and sour cream) for 330 - 360 calories. WOOHOO! ***Time to go nuts! My Mixed Nuts is celebrating National Nutrition Month (which is March... which is now) by offering a 40 percent discount on ALL 14-oz. bags and 20-bag snack packs with promo code HEALTHY. (Expires 3/31/11.) The company also recently lowered its flat shipping rate, which rocks. Chomp away! ***It's officially spring, people, which means BBQ season is practically upon us. So tune in to Hungry Girl on Cooking Channel for "Hungry... Grill!" -- this Saturday (3/26/11) at 4pm ET/1pm PT! The episode is practically exploding with recipes and survival strategies for backyard festivities and other grill-related occasions. Click NOW to see the preview! And that's all we've got. HG out!

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Tell the flowers to start blooming and the bunnies to start hopping -- it's March 21st, a.k.a. the second day of spring! Start chewing seasonal stuff like asparagus now. (Pssst... We've got a guide to spring fruits & veggies coming in a couple weeks!)

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