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High-Protein Pasta, Natural-Food Trends, Pepsi with Stevia

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Explore Asian Authentic Cuisine Organic Bean Pastas
Protein-Packed Pasta? Yes, Please!
Spotted on Shelves...

Explore Asian Authentic Cuisine Organic Bean Pastas - WHOA. These noodles have calorie counts similar to regular pasta, but they're absolutely packed with fiber and protein! Made from black beans, edamame, mung beans, soybeans, and/or adzuki beans, a 2-oz. serving of the uncooked pasta has 180 - 207 calories, 2 - 2.8g fat, 2 - 11mg sodium, 17 - 26g carbs, 11 - 15g fiber, 3.4 - 6g sugars, and 20 - 25g protein (PointsPlus® value 4*). Amazing! Click here for a store locator, or just buy 'em online.

Funley's All Natural Super Crackers - What makes a cracker super? Amazing flavors, nutritious ingredients, and built-in portion control! Plus, each flavor has a hidden veggie baked in: cheddar (with broccoli), pizza (with carrot), cornbread (with sweet potato), and ranch (with spinach). All great, but cornbread is the HG favorite! Snack on a single-serving packet for 90 - 100 calories, 3 - 4g fat, 115 - 190mg sodium, 12 - 14g carbs, 0 - <1g fiber, 0 - 2g sugars, and 1 - 2g protein (PointsPlus® value 2 - 3*). Click to find, or buy online.

Nonni's Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice and Gingerbread Biscotti - Crunchy cookies in fun holiday flavors cannot escape our attention (or our mouths). Each seasonal biscotti has 110 calories, 4g fat, 70 - 115mg sodium, 16 - 17g carbs, 0g fiber, 9 - 10g sugars, and 2g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). Now on shelves at Safeway, Giant Eagle, Bi-Mart, Wegmans, Ingles, Publix, H-E-B, Save Mart, Spartan, and Wakefern stores... but only 'til the end of the year, or while supplies last.

Up-and-Coming Natural Food Trends (Plus HG Picks)

Earlier this year, we visited the Natural Foods Expo West and reported back on the new, exciting things you could expect to see in the coming months. Its sister event, Natural Foods Expo East, just hit in Baltimore, and here are a few booming categories, according to New Hope Natural Media and NEXT Trend researchers...

Pro-protein: Pumping up the protein content and getting it from innovative sources is a hot concept in the food world. Whether it's plant-based or animal-derived, protein is where it's at. The bean-based pasta mentioned above is definitely a great example of this trend!

Going Coconuts: This trend is all about finding unexpected ways to make healthy snacks with coconut. Meatless coconut bacon? YUP. And there's a new flavor of Bare Crunchy Coconut Chips on the market… Chocolate Bliss!

Mainstream Vegan: Get ready for vegan products, minus the emphasis on the vegan aspect. Instead, it's all about highlighting quality ingredients, flavor, mission statement, etc. Hey, vegans: Check out the newly launched Mixed Berry Nut and Sweet & Spicy Nut Balance Bare bars. Mmmmm...

Read up on more of New Hope Natural Media's trend predictions!

Up-and-Coming Natural Food Trends (Plus HG Picks)
Chew What's Trending!
Pepsi True with Sugar & Stevia
Pepsi with Stevia? It's True!
The Buzz…

Get a load of Pepsi True: a new cola sweetened with a combo of sugar and stevia, with only 60 calories per 7.5-oz. mini can (PointsPlus® value 2*). And what's really interesting? Right now it's only available ordered online through Amazon. Click to place your order! ***Looking to start exercising, but don't want to invest in a bunch of schmancy equipment? Good, don't bother! Instead, read this list of 10 everyday items that can double as workout tools, courtesy of our pals and partners at About.com Health. The paper-plate trick is genius, and you might find yourself offering to carry your kids' heavy backpacks around for them. ***Halloween is coming... Do you have your costume yet? (Don't give us the "I'm too old to dress up" excuse -- grown-ups deserve Halloween fun too.) If you're still looking for your costume, scope out some of these adorable food-inspired options. Cupcakes, candy, the Kool-Aid man... Our favorite has got to be this Mr./Mrs. Potato Head costume. You can switch out the parts! And that's all we've got. HG out!

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CHEW ON THIS:

October is National Cookbook Month. Hmmm, who do we know who has fantastic cookbooks? It's on the tip of our tongue... Oh, right. We do!

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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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