Tempeh Bacon, Dietary Guideline News, Hungry Girl Originals Pizza

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Lightlife Organic Smoky Fakin' Bacon Tempeh Strips
Better Than Bacon? You Decide!
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Lightlife Fakin' Bacon Organic Smoky Tempeh Strips - This meatless bacon is out of this world! We love that it doesn't try too hard to mimic the exact taste and texture of bacon -- it just hits those smoky, savory notes that bacon fans love and crave. A 4-strip serving has 140 calories, 5g fat, 650mg sodium, 10g carbs, 5g fiber, 2g sugars, and 12g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*)... yup, 4 strips! Click to find, and prepare to become obsessed...

ThinkThin Protein Nut Bars - Nutty snack bars are satisfying, so when we locate tasty new options with impressive stats, we've gotta tell you about 'em. These come in White Chocolate, Chocolate Coconut Almond, Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel, and Original Roasted Almond. Each bar has 190 calories, 11 - 12g fat, 115mg sodium, 15 - 17g carbs, 3g fiber, 6 - 8g sugars, and 9g protein (PointsPlus® value 5*). Look for 'em at Whole Foods, Sprouts, Kroger, Safeway, Kings, and other grocery stores.

Ortega Fiesta Flats - These aren't your standard flat-bottomed taco shells -- they're more like shallow boats, perfect for piling high. Pretty brilliant! Have 2 Fiesta Flats for 130 calories, 6g fat, 110mg sodium, 17g carbs, 2g fiber, 0g sugars, and 2g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). Just keep those fillings light! (HG taco meat, anyone?) Now at Target, Walmart, Kroger, and more.

Changes to the Dietary Guidelines Are on the Way -- Here's the Need-to-Know Info!

Once every 5 years, the US government revises its Dietary Guidelines to help Americans live healthier. And to help the administration make those decisions, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee provides a 500-plus page report of findings and suggestions. We combed through this year's report, and here are some of the most interesting points...

Most Encouraging: Better Labels. The committee recommends clearer Nutrition Facts labels and Front of Package labels, making it easier for people to understand them and make smart decisions. Love this!

Most Invigorating: Coffee Approval. Strong evidence is presented that having up to 5 cups of coffee a day is not associated with long-term health risks in healthy people. Better still? Other evidence associates drinking coffee with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Raise your mugs!

Most Controversial: Sugar and Salt Taxes. One suggestion is to tax sugary and high-sodium foods, in the hope it will cause people to eat less of them. The beverage industry is reportedly not pleased...

Most Surprising: Cholesterol Not a Nutrient of Concern. That's right: The DGAC no longer considers cholesterol intake a concern. Why? The committee says that evidence shows no real relationship between dietary cholesterol and total cholesterol in the blood. WOW.

These things aren't guaranteed to be reflected in the Dietary Guidelines, but they're definitely moving on to the next stage. We'll find out what advice gets incorporated later this year!  

Changes to the Dietary Guidelines Are on the Way
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Hungry Girl Originals Pizza Is Coming
HG Pizza Is Coming
to a Store Near You!
The Buzz…

HUGE NEWS: Hungry Girl Originals Pizza is on its way to supermarket shelves! It's true -- the next HG-branded food line features fridge-to-oven individual pizzas in Cheese and (turkey) Pepperoni. On a crispy sprouted-grain crust, each one has just 260 - 280 calories (PointsPlus® value 6 - 7*). They'll be launching in Meijer stores this spring, but you could be one of the first to try 'em if you live near Grand Rapids, MI! Lisa (HG herself) will be at the West Michigan Women's Expo this Friday (3/13) from noon to 3pm -- come meet her and sample the new pizzas! ***Time for an all-new roundup of hand-picked favorites from Lisa... Check out the latest must-click picks on our Shop It page! Some of these are hard to find in stores, but they're just a click away on Amazon... So click away! ***Listen up, budget-minded humans: Turns out the restaurant industry has a whole bag of tricks to get you to spend more moola. From listing prices without dollar signs (which make us think of money) to encouraging impulse buys with strategic food placement, here are a few of the sneaky tactics. Take notes, and don't fall for 'em! ***And for an impulse buy you can feel good about, pick up some Project 7 sugar-free gum or mints. The company gives back to charities that help house the homeless, fight bullying, save the planet, and aid in other important missions. Plus, they've got a bunch of fun flavors... Birthday Cake Gum?! Available online and in select stores. And that's all we've got… HG out!

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On March 9th, 2011 -- 4 years ago today -- we spilled the beans on baked turnip fries. Sure, it's not Throwback Thursday or Flashback Friday, but click to relive the glory of that French-fry experiment.

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