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Salsa Verde Guac, Chain-Restaurant Finds, Periscope App

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Wholly Guacamole Avocado VerdeWholly Guacamole Avocado Verde - This stuff is the perfect blend of green tomatillo salsa and creamy guacamole... So tasty! Each 2-tbsp. serving has 25 calories, 1.5g fat, 135mg sodium, 2g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g sugars, and 0g protein (PointsPlus® value 1*). It's just rolling out now; look for it at Target, Walmart, and Costco locations nationwide. And coming in August... portion-controlled mini cups with 45 calories a pop (PointsPlus® value 1*). Wowzers!

Spindrift Seltzer - This may very well be the best-tasting flavored seltzer on the planet... Especially the Grapefruit one! With just a hint of fruit or vegetable juice and no additional sweeteners, this fizzy water also comes in Lemon, Cucumber, and Raspberry Lime. Each 12-oz. serving (1 bottle or can) has 0 - 15 calories, 0g fat, 0mg sodium, 1 - 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 0 - 3g sugars, and 0g protein (PointsPlus® value 0*). Click to find, and fall in love at first sip...

Dunkin' Donuts Chocolate Glazed Donut K-Cups - More beverage news! One of our favorite ground-coffee flavors from the DD Bakery Series can now be found in convenient Keurig pods. And this donut-inspired brew has no calories, sugar, etc. -- it's just straight-up coffee. Find it at retail outlets nationwide, or save some time by ordering online.

Summer-Ready Menu Finds at BJ's and Peet's!

New Menu Picks at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse and Peet's Coffee & Tea

BJ's Gets EnLIGHTened: We recently sampled the EnLIGHTened menu at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, and we were pretty much blown away by the deliciousness! Our favorites: The flavor-packed Fire-Roasted Barbacoa Chicken (540 calories, 16g fat, PointsPlus® value 13*), the cioppino-inspired North Beach Mahi-Mahi and Shrimp (560 calories, 18g fat, PointsPlus® value 14*), and the too-good-for-words Kale and Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad (440 calories, 20g fat, PointsPlus® value 11*). There are even some EnLIGHTened cocktails with fewer than 130 calories a pop. Did somebody say girls' night?!

Peet's Cools Down: Cold-brew fever has hit Peet's Coffee & Tea! Their Baridi Blend is steeped for 12 hours to create a pure iced coffee that isn't bitter or acidic. Order it plain, and add a splash of fat-free milk and your calorie-free sweetener of choice. Or get a little wild... The new Black Tie adds a bit of sweetened condensed milk, simple syrup, and a "float" of half and half to the Cold Brew: A small (without whipped cream) has just 98 calories and 2g fat (PointsPlus® value 3*). Not bad...

The Buzz…

HG Is on Periscope -- Are You?Wanna go behind the scenes at Hungryland in real time, and ask Lisa all your questions LIVE? Then you NEED to get on Periscope! The video-streaming app is our new obsession. Download it for iPhone or Android, and follow Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl). Let the fun begin... ***It's finally happened -- the US Food & Drug Administration has officially banned artificial trans fats. Food companies have three years to reformulate and get any partially hydrogenated oils out of their products. Good riddance. ***Find yourself getting nervous in a crowd? Grab a yogurt! OK, it might not fix everything, but a new study found a connection between eating certain fermented foods and reduced social anxiety. Miso soup, sauerkraut, kefir… Bring 'em on! ***We all know brown rice is a better choice than white rice, but what exactly makes them different? Why is one a no-no and the other part of a healthy diet? Click for the 411 from our pals 'n partners at About.com Health. ***And finally, ready your spoons, dairy avoiders… Ben & Jerry's is developing dairy-free ice cream flavors! The new line should be available in freezer aisles next year. No word yet on what the stats will look like, but we'll keep you posted. And that's all we've got. 'Til next time… Chew the right thing!

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Raise your glass! On this day, five years ago, we debuted Hungry Girl Happy Hour, our adorable cocktail-crammed cookbook. Sounds like a good excuse for some Magical Low-Calorie Margaritas.

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*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
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