Vegan Half & Half, Clean Combos Under 500 Cals at Panera, Hungry Girl Cruise 2017

Feb 8 2016

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Lucky Jack Nitro Cold Brew Coffee in Old School, Double Black, and Lean Bean

One 10.5-oz. bottle: 7 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 0mg sodium, 1.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 0g protein -- SmartPoints® value 0*

Move over, basic cold brew... This java is infused with fizzy nitrogen bubbles! We've tried it, and it rocks. The Old School is as classic as it sounds, the Double Black is delightfully strong, and the Lean Bean is perfectly sweetened with stevia. (The brand also makes a 7-calorie concentrate and higher-calorie brews sweetened with cane sugar.) Click to track down a few bottles. (For now, it's mostly available in the South and Southwest.)

Califia Farms Dairy Free Better Half Creamer

2 tbsp.: 15 - 20 calories, 1.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 30mg sodium, 0 - 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0 - 1g sugars, 0g protein -- SmartPoints® value 1*

Look: It's a vegan alternative to half & half, and it's low in calories! Made from coconut cream and almond milk, it comes in both Unsweetened and Original. Califia Farms also just reformulated its line of Almondmilk Creamer. It has 10 - 15 calories per tablespoon and comes in flavors like -- wait for it -- Pecan Caramel! Click to locate Califia Farms products near you.

Panera Bread's Clean Pairings Menu: 500 Calories or Less

Pairing clean eating with smart calorie counts is a page right out of the HG playbook. (Literally!) And Panera Bread is making it extra easy with its Clean Pairings Menu and web tool. Pick any two items, and rest assured your meal will fit the brand's clean-eating standards and land at 500 calories or less. (And, yes: The web tool will give you the exact calorie count.) To make things even easier for you, we've selected some of the best combos with the lowest calorie counts and SmartPoints® values.

Low-Fat Vegetarian Black Bean Soup + BBQ Chicken Salad: 370 calories, SmartPoints® value 11*

Low-Fat Vegetarian Garden Vegetable Soup with Pesto + Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with almonds: 310 calories, SmartPoints® value 10*

Thai Garden Chicken Wonton Broth Bowl + Classic Salad: 370 calories, SmartPoints® value 11*

Low-Fat All-Natural Chicken Noodle Soup + Roasted Turkey & Caramelized Kale Panini: 390 calories, SmartPoints® value 11*

All-Natural Turkey Chili + Classic Salad: 290 calories, SmartPoints® value 10*

Wanna reduce the calories and SmartPoints® values even more? Trade out the default salad dressings (which are included in the stats) for lighter ones -- that can save you a lot. Case in point? A serving of the quinoa salad's Greek dressing has 120 calories and a SmartPoints® value of 4*; even the Classic Salad’s reduced-fat balsamic vinaigrette has 60 calories and a SmartPoints® value of 3*. The same amount of the low-fat Thai chili vinaigrette, on the other hand, has 25 calories and a SmartPoints® value of 1*; the Asian sesame vinaigrette has 45 calories and a SmartPoints® value of 2*. Or skip the dressing altogether, and squeeze some lemon wedges over your greens instead!

It's Official: The HG Cruise Sets Sail January 2017!

Mark your calendars, people... The first-ever Hungry Girl Cruise departs for its maiden voyage on January 28th, 2017! We're talking a deluxe 7-day fun-for-all cruise crammed with HG festivities with Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien herself. There'll be an exclusive cocktail party, a fun book signing with Q&A, a wild food-themed trivia night, plus loads of fun goodies in your cabin… and that's only the beginning! We'll be heading for Turks & Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, USVI; and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. Ahhhhh! And, of course, this trip will be complete with everything you'd expect from an awesome cruise -- excursions, fun in the sun, gambling, shows, and more. Want to be emailed with all the latest info, and be among the first to know when registration is open? (Space is limited!) Click here and give us your email. ALL ABOARD!

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SmartPoints® value* not what you expected? We follow the same method as WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers) when calculating the value of a recipe: We add up the SmartPoints® values* of the individual ingredients using the Recipe Builder, not the calculator. (Many foods have a value of zero and remain zero in recipes.)

*The 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 WW International, Inc., the owner of the SmartPoints® trademark.