Sweet Potato Popchips, Cauliflower Rice & Crumbles, Jamba Juice Almond Milk Smoothies

Sep 28 2015

Spotted on Shelves...

Popchips Sweet Potato Cinnamon Twist - Take a seat, pumpkin, because these sweet potato crisps have seasonal snacks covered. To quote the Popchips peeps, they're a way to "indulge in the cinnamon sweetness that won’t end up on your buns." Tee-hee! An ounce (about 23 chips) has 130 calories, 4g fat, 35mg sodium, 22g carbs, 1g fiber, 5g sugars, and 1g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). Click to find, and stock up...

New Flavors: StarKist Creations - We're borderline obsessed with StarKist's perfectly portioned pouches of flavored tuna, and these latest flavors are incredible! Try the new Kid's Creations line in Bacon Ranch and Honey BBQ (tasty for all ages), the Tuna Creations in Hot Buffalo Style, and the Salmon Creations in Mango Chipotle and Lemon Dill. No joke: We love them all. Each 2.6-oz. pouch has 70 - 110 calories, 0.5 - 5g fat, 300 - 620mg sodium, 0 - 4g carbs, 0 - 1g fiber, 0 - 3.5g sugars, and 13 - 15g protein (PointsPlus® value 2 - 3*). Stock up!

Fiber One Limited Edition 90 Calorie Soft Baked Pumpkin Bars - OK, pumpkin, you're off the bench! This new dessert bar is just the kind of thing we crave in the autumn months. Each bar has 90 calories, 2.5g fat, 85mg sodium, 18g carbs, 5g fiber, 9g sugars, and <1g protein (PointsPlus® value 2*). We spotted them at Target; you can also order 'em via Amazon.

Cauliflower Is the New Black: Products & Recipes!

The cruciferous veggie is definitely SO hot right now...

Outer Aisle Veggie Sandwich Thins and Pizza Crust - These low-calorie swaps for starchy carbs are a Santa Barbara secret, but we're letting the cauliflower out of the bag! Each Sandwich Thin (which is like a slice of bread) has 40 calories, 2g fat, 110mg sodium, 2g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g sugars, and 4g protein (PointsPlus® value 1*); each Veggie Pizza Crust has 100 calories, 6g fat, 240mg sodium, 5g carbs, 1g fiber, 2g sugars, and 9g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). If you don't live in SoCal, these are totally worth ordering online...

Trader Joe's Organic Riced Cauliflower - This breakout product disappeared from shelves almost immediately after it made its debut, and we've been sad ever since. It would save us so much time ricing our own cauliflower! Well, good news... Word is that it'll be back in freezer cases by the end of next month. We can't wait!

In Case You Missed It: Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Crumbles - Here's another recipe-ready find! These fresh cauliflower crumbles can be steamed right in the pouch. Find them at Target and select grocery stores nationwide...

Recipes Galore! Some of our latest obsessions are pizzas made on a cauliflower crust, cauliflower paella, and (of course) cauliflower fried rice. Coming next month? Casseroles and burrito bowls!

The Buzz…

Have you heard about Jamba Juice's new Almond Milk Smoothies? They're full of healthy ingredients and great for dairy avoiders, but that doesn't mean they're automatically low in calories. The lightest pick is the 16-oz. Pumpkin smoothie, with 200 calories and 3g fat (PointsPlus® value 5*). The heftiest flavor is Peanut Butter & Berries; the 16-oz. size has 330 calories and 11g fat (PointsPlus® value 9*). Food for thought… Make that sips for consideration! ***It's probably not shocking to hear that a high-fat diet can lead to obesity, but one of the reasons why is a little more surprising. According to a new study, fatty foods actually trigger our brains to want to overeat -- specifically, to overeat more foods high in fat. Those of us familiar with the cheat day that turns into a cheat week can surely relate. Click for some tips on how to get back on track. ***Enough serious talk for today. If you love bacon, but hate to eat it alone, Oscar Mayer has developed your perfect dating app: Sizzl. That's right, find the perfect person to share these recipes with; just make sure to stock up on center-cut or turkey bacon first! And that's all we've got. 'Til next time… Chew the right thing!

Chew on this:

Today, September 28th, is National Drink Beer Day. Having a light beer is hardly gonna break the calorie bank, with an average of 100 calories per bottle. Just don’t overdo it, and drink responsibly!

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