Whipped Greek Yogurt, Almond Milk at Starbucks, Algae Oil

Aug 15 2016

Spotted on Shelves…

Yoplait Greek 2% Whips! Yogurt

1 container: 120 calories, 2g total fat (1g sat fat), 40 - 50mg sodium, 17g carbs, 0g fiber, 14g sugars, 8g protein -- SmartPoints® value 5*

Whether you want your breakfast to taste more like dessert or you want a sweet treat that packs a protein punch, this yogurt has you covered! It's made with 2% milk, so it's extra creamy and satisfying. And the whipped texture reminds us of yummy mousse! Choose from Vanilla Cream, Cherries 'n Cream, and Coconut Cream. Rolling out now, in supermarkets nationwide.

Horizon Cheddar Crackers

46 crackers: 140 calories, 6g total fat (1g sat fat), 300mg sodium, 18g carbs, <1g fiber, 2g sugars, 3g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

If you've been reading Hungry Girl for a while, you might have picked up on our affinity for cute food, and this pick is a great example. These crackers look like little cow faces, people! Even better? They taste awesome. Even better than that? You get nearly 50 crackers in a serving. Grown-ups can and should eat these kiddie snacks, so track 'em down.

Nature Valley Backpacker Chewy Oatmeal Bites

1 pouch: 150 calories, 6g total fat (1 - 1.5g sat fat), 125 - 130mg sodium, 24g carbs, 2g fiber, 9g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 6*

Here's another item targeted at kids that we have no problem snacking on. Bite-sized squares of chewy oatmeal-cookie-like goodness, topped with a sweet drizzle, and packed in a portion-controlled pouch... AWESOME! In Chocolate Chip and S'mores varieties, they're perfect on the go or at home. Hit the snack aisle STAT.

3 Things to Know This Week…

Finally! Starbucks is adding almond milk to the menu, and (bonus) it's the lowest-calorie non-dairy option on the menu.

After much requesting and complaining and polite suggesting, the people have gotten what they want, and that's almond milk in their Starbucks coffee. Arriving as early as September 6th, the non-dairy nut milk has 60 calories and 3 grams of sugar per cup. That's fewer calories and less sugar than the coconut milk, soymilk, and fat-free dairy milk. It'll be available at all Starbucks locations by the end of September. We wonder what secret menu items it'll inspire!

Touchscreen menus could lead to unhealthy choices.

Those high-tech menus popping up at restaurants are neat, but think twice before you enter your order. Research shows that when people select their food with a point-and-touch method, they're more likely to choose something decadent than something healthy. Researchers hypothesize it's the mentally simulated act of reaching out for the food that causes people to make the less healthy choice. Food for thought...

Health alert: A tablespoon of algae oil has as much good-for-you fat as an entire avocado!

1 tbsp.: 120 calories, 14g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 0mg sodium, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 0g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

We hear so much about the "good" and "bad" kinds of fat, a.k.a. unsaturated vs. saturated. Well, algae oil -- made from the simple mostly-aquatic plants -- has more monounsaturated fat and less saturated fat than olive, canola, coconut, or basically any other other buzzy healthy oil around! We tried and loved Thrive Culinary Algae Oil (made from algae that originally comes from the sap of chestnut trees), but until recently, it's only been available at select Los Angeles grocers. Now you can order it over at Amazon. (Bonus: It's Prime eligible!)

Chew on this:

Happy National Lemon Meringue Pie Day, August 15th. Stop by Starbucks for a pack of Michel et Augustin Lemon Meringue Cookie Squares. Only 150 calories, and sooooo good.

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