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Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt, Sriracha Almonds, Calorie Counts on Menus Update

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Chobani Greek Yogurt FlipsNew Flavors: Chobani Greek Yogurt Flips - Get ready for yogurt that's flippin' awesome -- Strawberry Summer Crisp, Coffee Break Bliss, and (most exciting) Peanut Butter Dream! Add the tasty toppings to the all-natural, low-fat yogurt, and dig into a satisfying, protein-packed snack or mini meal. Each 5.3-oz container has 190 - 210 calories, 5 - 7g fat, 95 - 100mg sodium, 24 - 26g carbs, 0 - <1g fiber, 17 - 22g sugars, and 12g protein (PointsPlus® value 5 - 6*). Also new? The Simply 100 Mango Passion Fruit yogurt (PointsPlus® value 2*). Mmmm... Rolling out now nationwide.

Blue Diamond Bold Sriracha Flavored Almonds - Sriracha is one of the boldest flavors around, and these nuts are hot, hot, hot! Each 1-oz. serving (about 28 nuts) has 170 calories, 15g fat, 120mg sodium, 5g carbs, 3g fiber, 2g sugars, and 6g protein (PointsPlus® value 5*). That intense spice should keep you from overdoing it. Click to find, or buy online...

New & Improved: I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Spreads - This iconic line just got an overhaul, and now all the butter spreads are made from a simplified recipe without any artificial preservatives or flavors. They're also free of cholesterol and partially hydrogenated oils, and they're good sources of healthy fats. Wow! Grab the Light, Original, or Olive Oil, for 40 - 60 calories, 4 - 6g fat, 80 - 90mg sodium, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, and 0g protein per tablespoon (PointsPlus® value 1 - 2*). Track 'em down here...

FDA Delays Requirement for Restaurants to Post Calories on Menus -- Now What?

FDA delays requirement for restaurants to post calories on menus. Now what?

Bummer alert: The deadline for chain restaurants and retail food establishments nationwide to disclose nutritional information on menus at all locations has been pushed back to December 1st of next year. BOO. So, what can you do in the meantime to avoid overdoing it when you eat out? We've got your back... 

Check restaurant websites ahead of time. Many chains list nutritional info on their websites, including those that aren't yet disclosing stats on their physical menus. And even if there's no nutritional info listed, reviewing the online menu in advance allows you to take your time and identify your best options. Much smarter than making spur-of-the-moment decisions when you're super hungry. Click for more tips on ordering without nutritional info.

Read the HG survival guides. Consider these guides your CliffsNotes to all those nutritional info sheets. We've already done the work for you by combing through tons of restaurant websites, selecting the best picks, and shouting out some warnings. Find all our survival guides right here, and follow our lead...

Don't be afraid to customize your order. If you ask nicely, most places will accommodate special orders whenever they can. Trade heavy starches for an extra side of veggies, ditch salad dressing in favor of salsa, and request sauces on the side. Click here for more ways you can hack any restaurant menu to get a healthier meal…

Order smart, and have fun!

The Buzz…

Hungry Girl's Cauliflower Fried Rice VideoIn case you missed it… Check out our latest Hungry Girl Hack Attack video: Cauliflower Fried Rice! That’s right; we turned the big cruciferous veggie into little rice-like pieces, and we’re serving it up Chinese-takeout style. See the all-star hack in action… Click ’n watch! Then get the full recipe here***Are you a "foodie" who likes trying new and adventurous items? Chances are, you're healthier than pickier eaters. A new study out of Cornell University Food and Brand Lab discovered that women who ate the widest variety of uncommon foods also rated themselves as more physically active and more concerned with the healthiness of their food. Just remember: Not all "health foods" are smart choices… Check those calorie counts! ***If you've been amending your carnivorous habits and cutting back on your overall meat-eating, you'll be happy to know that it's made a difference. The USDA reports that Americans consumed four billion fewer pounds of beef in 2014 than in 2007. A few of our fave ways to scale back? Use portabella mushroom strips in place of sliced beef, trade standard burgers for meatless patties, and embrace plant-based proteins. And that's all we've got. 'Til next time… Chew the right thing!

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Today, July 20th, is National Lollipop Day. HG tip: Lollipops are a great treat when you want to stave off a boredom-induced snack attack. Tootsie Pops are a 60-calorie classic.

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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
® trademark.

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