Pretzel Flatbread, Food Recalls, Sweet Fall Finds & MORE!

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Pretzel, Meet Sandwich!
Pretzel, Meet Sandwich!
Spotted on Shelves...

Flatout Foldit Soft Pretzel Artisan Flatbreads - Soft pretzels are among the most alluring of doughy items, and this guilt-free spin is the perfect way to indulge! Each figure-eight flatbread has 100 calories, 1.5g fat, 300mg sodium, 17g carbs, 2g fiber, <1g sugars, and 6g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). Track some down STAT!

Barilla Microwaveable Meals - HELLO, LUNCH FIND! These all-natural, shelf-stable pasta meals are ready after only a minute in the microwave, and the stats are totally impressive. Each 9-oz. container has 310 - 320 calories, 4.5 - 6g fat, 690 - 710mg sodium, 57 - 59g carbs, 6 - 11g fiber, 7 - 8g sugars, and 10 - 11g protein (PointsPlus® value 8*). Choose from Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce, Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce, and Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce, Traditional Marinara Sauce, or Spicy Marinara Sauce. Hooray!

Del Monte Flavored Fruit Cups in Extra Light Syrup - How good do these sound?! Diced Pears with Vanilla & Spice (mmmm!) and Diced Apples & Pears with Caramel flavor (MMMM!). Each 4-oz. container has just 60 calories, 0g fat, 0 - 5mg sodium, 15 - 16g carbs, 1g fiber, 13g sugars, and 0g protein (PointsPlus® value 2*). There's also a light-syrup variety -- Diced Peaches with Cinnamon & Brown Sugar -- with 70 calories (PointsPlus® value 2*). WOWOWOW!!!

Food Recall Roundup: Peanut Butter, Beef, Spinach, and Red Vines

RECALL ALERT! Heads up... What started as a single-product recall of Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, due to potential salmonella contamination, has expanded to a much larger recall of nut products, including products branded Archer Farms (Target), Fresh & Easy, Naturally More, Sunland, and more. A large number of beef products are also being recalled for possible E. coli risk -- the affected products have been sold at stores such as Safeway and Walmart. Recalls were recently issued in 15 states for Kroger's Fresh Selections spinach, due to possible listeria contamination. And the California Department of Public Health has warned people not to consume select packages of Red Vines Black Licorice Twists, due to levels of lead that exceed the state standards. Stay alert and informed -- click here for all of the latest recall information. And if you want to be notified of recalls as they happen, sign up here for official government alerts.

Read Up, and Chew Safely!
Read Up, and Chew Safely!
Seasonal Supermarket Sensations!
Seasonal Supermarket Sensations!
Fall Finds We're Flipping For!

Thomas' Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Bagel Thins - We didn't dream these up, people. They DO exist! Each nicely spiced, high-fiber bagel slim has 110 calories and 1g fat (PointsPlus® value 3*). HG FYI: They taste INCREDIBLE paired with a wedge of The Laughing Cow 1/3 Less Fat Cinnamon Cream Flavored Cream Cheese Spread. Find them!

Coffee-mate Seasonal Liquid and Powdered Creamers - While we typically stick to powdered creamers, these liquid options are worth raving about! The new Sugar Free Peppermint Mocha and Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice liquid creamers have 15 calories and 1g fat per tablespoon (PointsPlus® value 0*), and they are AMAZING. There are also non-sugar-free varieties, like Pecan Praline and Warm Cinnamon Sugar Cookie, with 35 - 45 calories and 1.5g fat per tablespoon (PointsPlus® value 1*). Just keep a measuring spoon handy, and USE it! In the powdered department, check out the Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha flavors -- a 4-tsp. serving has 60 calories and 3g fat (PointsPlus® value 2*), but it takes only a teaspoon or two to get a fantastic cuppa joe!

Yoplait Light Pumpkin Pie - We hear this limited-edition fat-free yogurt is FLYING off the shelves, so if you find some, stock up! Each 6-oz. container has just 90 calories (PointsPlus® value 2). Sooooo good topped with crushed low-fat graham crackers and a squirt of Fat Free Reddi-wip. Yesssssss!

Seasonal Shockers! While we're on the subject of seasonal treats, watch out for these... Starbucks' pumpkin muffins, breads, and scones have 340 - 480 calories and 13 - 17g fat each. And while Dunkin Donuts' Pumpkin Donut has an unfortunate 360 calories and 21g fat, the Pumpkin Muffin is worse with 550 calories and 24g fat! Consider yourself warned...  

The Buzz...

This year's LIVE Hungry Girl book-signing tour is shaping up to be the BIGGEST & BEST one ever. Lisa's not only signing books -- she's also giving out SO MANY FREE SNACKS, you'll need a big bag to carry 'em home in. (Luckily, we're giving away cute bags too.) To make sure we have enough snacks for everyone, please take a second to let us know if you plan to be there. Click here to answer just one Q -- which HUNGRY GIRL TO THE MAX! tour event are YOU planning to attend? RSVPing isn't required, but we wanna know, so click NOW! ***Crave high-end healthy foods without the high-end prices, specialty stores, and confusing labels? Kroger just announced that its Simple Truth line is now available nationwide. Not only are the products made without common artificial ingredients and preservatives, but they also feature easy-to-identify packaging and easy-to-read ingredient statements. Check it out! ***If you have a hard time shutting down your smartphone, laptop, or tablet at night, these new research findings are worth reading: Results of a small study suggest that the backlit devices could interfere with sleep and ultimately influence your weight. Exposure to the self-luminous displays showed potential suppression of melatonin. Not only is melatonin suppression associated with sleep disturbance, but it's also been linked to increased risk of obesity, diabetes, and even breast cancer. EEEKS. ***What's your favorite snack brand, and did it make the list? A recent list of the best-perceived snack brands includes Ritz, Lay's, Doritos, and Orville Redenbacher's. Celebrate with Reduced Fat Ritz Crackers, Baked! Lay's chips, Doritos 100 Calorie Packs, and Orville Redenbacher's SmartPop! ***On a related subject, wanna know which colleges have the best on-campus food service? Click through this slide show! Spoiler alert: Virginia Tech wins. Couldn't this list have been assembled before admissions? ***Finally, Campbell's schmancy pouched soups are now on shelves! Excluding the somewhat fatty Creamy Red Pepper with Smoked Gouda, each 1-cup serving (about half a pouch) has 160 - 210 calories and 1.5 - 7g fat (PointsPlus® value 4 - 5*). And that's all we've got. HG out!

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Happy October, a.k.a. National Chili Month, a.k.a. National Cookbook Month! There are 13 recipes in HUNGRY GIRL TO THE MAX! with the word "Chili" in their name. (Just wait 'til you try the Chili-ed Up Onion Rings!) The book hits shelves in just about TWO weeks, but you can order it right now!

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