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100-Calorie Pomegranate Cups, Holiday Food Finds, El Pollo Loco Customizable Bowls

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Pom Poms Fresh Pomegranate Arils
Put Your Pom Poms in the Air!
Spotted on Shelves...

Pom Wonderful Pom Poms Fresh Pomegranate Arils - Get ready to cheer, because those famous 100-calorie cups of ready-to-eat pomegranate arils are back! Only available from October through January, the grab-n-go packs are popping up in the refrigerated produce section. Each container has 100 calories, 1g fat, 20mg sodium, 20g carbs, 6g fiber, 9g sugars, and 2g protein (PointsPlus® value 0*). Pick some up STAT.

All Natural Al Fresco Gourmet Chicken Meatballs - Fully cooked frozen meatballs are a great mealtime shortcut, and we're big fans of the Al Fresco brand. Check out these flavors: Caramelized Onion, Spicy Jalapeño & Pepper Jack, and Italian Style! Eat 4 meatballs for 130 - 160 calories, 7 - 8g fat, 380 - 540mg sodium, 2 - 4g carbs, 0g fiber, 1 - 2g sugars, and 14 - 16g protein (PointsPlus® value 3 - 4*). Available at select grocers nationwide.

Luvo Frozen Entrées - This line features nutritious meals with impressively low sodium counts and no artificial ingredients. Sweet! A few picks that caught our eye? Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Enchiladas, Red Wine Braised Beef & Polenta, and Kale Ricotta Ravioli. Mmmm... Each pouch has 230 - 420 calories, 6 - 15g fat, 230 - 480mg sodium, 24 - 69g carbs, 3 - 8g fiber, 3 - 16g sugars, and 7 - 27g protein (PointsPlus® value 6 - 11*). Click to find.

Seasonal Food Finds: Guilt-Free and Fabulous!

Lärabar Seasonal Flavors: Gingerbread, Pumpkin Pie, and Snickerdoodle - Chewy bars that taste like festive bread, pie, and cookies... Thanks, Lärabar! Each bar has 190 calories, 8 - 9g fat, 0 - 30mg sodium, 25g carbs, 3g fiber, 17 - 18g sugars, and 4g protein (PointsPlus® value 5*).

Dreyer's/Edy's Limited Edition Slow Churned: Peppermint Wonderland - From our go-to brand for seasonal scooping (or any scooping, come to think of it), this yummy light ice cream joins Pumpkin Patch in the seasonal lineup. A 1/2-cup serving has 100 calories, 1.5g fat, 30mg sodium, 19g carbs, 0g fiber, 13g sugars, and 2g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*).

Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips: Harvest Pumpkin - Crunchy snacks are invited to the pumpkin party! Chomp on a 1-oz. serving (about 12) of these chips for 130 calories, 6g fat, 80mg sodium, 18g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g sugars, and 2g protein (PointsPlus® value 4*).

So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Holiday Beverages: Pumpkin Spice, Nog, and Mint Chocolate - The easiest way to bypass high-calorie seasonal coffee drinks? Have these treats on hand to spike your java! Half a cup has 45 - 90 calories, 1 - 2.5g fat, 80 - 115mg sodium, 7 - 16g carbs, 1g fiber, 6 - 15g sugars, and 0 - 1g protein (PointsPlus® value 1 - 2*).

ThinkThin Limited Edition Lean Protein & Fiber Bars: Dark Chocolate Peppermint and Pumpkin Spice - More seasonal bars to keep your hunger at bay. Each one has 150 calories, 4.5 - 5g fat, 160 - 220mg sodium, 19 - 20g carbs, 5g fiber, 5g sugars, and 10g protein (PointsPlus® value 4*). Nice stats!

Hungry Jack Complete Pancake & Waffle Mixes: Cinnamon Spice and Pumpkin Spice - Last but not least, check out these just-add-water morning mixes. A 1/3-cup serving (which makes three 4-inch pancakes) has 150 - 160 calories, 1.5g fat, 450mg sodium, 33g carbs, 1g fiber, 9 - 11g sugars, and 3g protein (PointsPlus® value 4*).

Guilt-Free Seasonal Food Finds: Pumpkin Chips, Peppermint Ice Cream & More
Taste the Flavors of the Season!
Chipotle Offers $3 Meals on Halloween
A Scary-Good Offer from Chipotle!
The Buzz…

Love eating Mexican food, saving money, and dressing up like a weirdo (or like anything for that matter)? Congrats! Chipotle is offering $3 meals to those who show up in costume on Halloween night. The promo's dubbed the "Boorito," but you can totally get a bowl, tacos, or a salad for the special price. Click for our Chipotle guide! ***In more Mexican-food news, El Pollo Loco's latest offering is right up our alley. For a limited time, guests can customize an El Pollo Loco bowl with their choice of meat, veggies, toppings, and more. Nothin' loco about that... ***Need another reason to eat healthy? Results of a recent study suggest that the amino acid tyrosine (found in fruit, soybeans, and spinach) may promote creativity and deep thinking. Spinach tostada, anyone? ***If it feels like there are a lot more smart options at restaurants these days, you're not wrong. A study found that new items at large chain restaurants have fewer calories than we're used to seeing. The savings aren't quite as impressive as we'd like (60 fewer calories, on average), but we'll take it! Keep it up, restaurant peeps... ***And want to know how many calories' worth of produce per day Americans eat… compared to people in China? How about compared to 25 years ago? Get all that info and more in this interactive mini site, courtesy of National Geographic. And that's all we've got. HG out!

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