Squeezable Hummus, DIY Ice Cream, Starbucks' Chile Mocha

Sep 19 2016

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Sabra Spreads

1 tbsp.: 35 calories, 2.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 65 - 95mg sodium, 2 - 3g carbs, 1g fiber, 0 - 2g sugars, 1g protein -- SmartPoints® value 1*

Prefer to spread your hummus rather than use it for dipping? Then you'll love these super-smooth, flavor-packed, hummus-based condiments that come in squeeze bottles. We sure do! In Garlic Herb, Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper, and Honey Mustard, a little goes a long way. Find it at retailers nationwide in the hummus section.

The Curious Creamery Ice Cream Mix

1/2 cup prepared mix: 105 calories, 5g total fat (4g sat fat), 28mg sodium, 15g carbs, 0g fiber, 8g sugars, 1g protein -- SmartPoints® value 5*

COOL PRODUCT ALERT! With this mix, you can create your own personalized ice cream without any fancy equipment. Yes, really! Just add your liquid of choice -- think water, milk, or juice -- and any flavor add-ins you like. Then simply mix, freeze, and enjoy. We made a tasty low-cal combo with coconut water and pineapple, and we can’t wait to try more. Click to locate, or just order on Amazon.

Applegate Naturals Peach Jerk Chicken Sausage

1 link: 150 calories, 9g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 580mg sodium, 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g sugars, 14g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

Oooh, Applegate is getting creative with its sausage! This variety features real peaches and authentic Jamaican jerk spices. YUM. We'll be tossing these onto our grill pan long after summer ends... Click to find.

This Week's 3 Things to Know

Here's how to get a 100-calorie version of Starbucks' new drink, the Chile Mocha!

Sure, it's pumpkin spice latte season, but we're pumped about this new beverage at the 'Bucks. It's a chocolatey espresso drink spiked with ancho chile, cayenne, cinnamon, and paprika. Mmmmm! Order a Short (8 oz.) made with nonfat milk and skip the whipped cream, and you've got yourself a 100-calorie treat (SmartPoints® value 4*). Monday's looking better already...

Science reveals the most satisfying starchy-carb indulgence.

If you're gonna splurge, you might as well do it right! A small study looked at which carby side dishes had the highest satiety rating, comparing pasta with four different preparations of potatoes -- baked, mashed, wedges, and French fries. While each side dish had the same number of calories, the study found that the fries were significantly more satisfying than the others! Fair warning: In the real world, not all restaurant side dishes are created equal in terms of calories; the fries are likely to be highest in calories.

What does the word "healthy" mean to you?

The International Food Information Council Foundation recently released results of its 2016 Food & Health Survey, and there's some interesting data. Of those surveyed, 35 percent define "healthy" as "does not contain (or has low levels) of certain components", things like fat and sugar. And when defining a healthy-eating style, 26 percent chose "moderation/serving size & portions" for their top criteria; 25 percent said that healthy eating "includes certain foods I define as healthy." What do YOU think? What does "healthy" mean to you?

And that's all we've got. 'Til next time… Chew the right thing!

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Ahoy and happy Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th! Arrrrrrgh, if ye lookin' for a good piratey snack, ye might want to give Pirate's Booty snacks a try.

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