Chobani Dips, Veggie Guacamole, Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew, Sodium News

Jun 6 2016

Spotted on Shelves…

Sabra Veggie Fusions Guacamole

2 tbsp.: 40 calories, 3g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 120 - 125mg sodium, 3g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g sugars, 1g protein -- SmartPoints® value 1*

Sabra took a page straight out of the HG handbook and boosted its guac with veggies and fruit, resulting in yummy avocado dips with fewer calories and fat! Try the Mango Lime (with mango and yellow carrot), Garden Vegetable (with yellow squash and carrot), and South-Western (with corn and black beans)... Yum! In deli aisles nationwide.

Chobani Mezé Dips

2 tbsp.: 25 calories, 1g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 95 - 130mg sodium, 1 - 2g carbs, 0g fiber, <1 - 1g sugars, 3g protein -- SmartPoints® value 1*

More delicious dips, this time from Chobani! Made with Greek yogurt, real veggies, and only natural ingredients, these creamy creations come in Roasted Red Pepper, Three Pepper Salsa, Chili Lime, and Smoked Onion & Parmesan. The Red Pepper is our favorite, but they're all pretty fantastic! These are rolling out now, so keep an eye out...

Limited Edition Strawberry Cheerios

3/4 cup: 110 calories, 2g total fat (0g sat fat), 120mg sodium, 22g carbs, 2g fiber, 8g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

Strawberries are a staple of warm-weather eating, so we're happy to see these limited-edition Os on shelves. And YES, they're made with real strawberry puree! They're only available this spring and summer, so grab a box or two ASAP.

This Week’s 3 Things You Need to Know…

Study suggests limiting your sodium intake might not be necessary.

We've always been taught to be wary of sodium, but a worldwide study recently found that low-salt diets might not be beneficial for everyone. The findings suggest that while salt reduction is important for those who suffer from high blood pressure, there's no harm associated with increased sodium intake for people who don't. Researchers also noted that average salt consumption may be safer than strict low-sodium diets when it comes to risk of heart attacks and strokes. Good to know, before you go to extremes...

Starbucks iced coffee just got a major upgrade.

Introducing Nitro Cold Brew: It's on-tap java that's mixed with nitrogen for a rich taste and a texture similar to dark beer. Yum! An unsweetened Tall (12-oz.) has just 5 calories. It's currently available in Seattle stores, and it's hitting more major cities this summer. Another new addition to the "cold bar" menu -- this one already available nationwide -- is the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew. A Tall has 100 calories and a SmartPoints® value of 5*. There's also the regular Cold Brew Coffee with just 5 calories for the unsweetened variety. Hooray for high-quality iced coffee drinks!

Finally... A fanny-pack alternative you won't be embarrassed to wear.

Most old-school hip pouches scream "Mom at Disneyland, circa 1988," so this streamlined alternative from PakRat totally grabbed our attention. It's the ultimate carrying case for your phone, cash, keys, and more! The load-n-fold design is pretty brilliant: comfortable, practical, and totally flattering. Perfect for traveling, walking, workouts... any time you don't want to lug around a purse! Order one over at Amazon.

Chew on this:

Happy National Applesauce Cake Day, June 6th. Applesauce is a key ingredient in our Fudgy Flourless Chocolate Cake... only 100 calories per slice!

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