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Guilt-Free Desserts, HG's Return to Oz, Summer Party Eats & More!

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It's Pronounced
It's Pronounced "Keh-FEER"... But Some People Call It KEE-Fur!
Spotted on Shelves...

Lifeway Tart and Tangy Frozen Kefir - This delicious, scoopable goodness is like fro yo, but made from kefir! (Should we call it fro ke?) It's also 99 percent lactose-free and packed with probiotics. The Original and fruity flavors have been available for a while, and now three indulgent options are hitting stores: Chocolate, Dulce de Leche, and Pumpkin! A half-cup serving has only 90 calories, 1g fat, 55 - 75mg sodium, 18g carbs, 0g fiber, 16g sugars, and 4g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). Locate and purchase!

YoCrunch Greek Parfaits - Yogurt parfaits are a trend we totally support... especially ones with fat-free Greek yogurt and impressive nutritional stats. The parfaits with granola come in Peach, Blueberry, and Strawberry varieties, and the two Super Fruit & Almonds options are Pomegranate, Blueberry & Acai and Raspberry & Acai. Each container (with topping) has 110 - 190 calories, 0.5 - 6g fat, 65 - 120mg sodium, 20 - 31g carbs, 2g fiber, 12 - 20g sugars, and 7 - 12g protein (PointsPlus® value 3 - 5*). Find 'em in grocery stores nationwide.

Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk - Silk rolled out its line of almond milk back in 2010... but one thing missing from the lineup? A product that's both flavored (better taste) and unsweetened (fewer calories). Well NOW we're talking, Silk! A 1-cup serving of this latest milk swap has just 30 calories, 2.5g fat, 150mg sodium, 1g carbs, 1g fiber, 0g sugars, and 1g protein (PointsPlus® value 1*). Pretty impressive! There are both refrigerated and shelf-stable versions. Track some down 'n try it.

Hungry Girl Alerts: More Oz, Meet HG in NYC, A New BFF, and Pin-sanity!

We've got more HG fun than you could ever imagine! Lisa, a.k.a. HG herself, is back on The Dr. Oz Show THIS Wednesday, May 9th, in a BRAND-NEW episode, so make sure you tune in or set your DVR. (We'll wait. Go set it. Done? Good!) Lisa will be dishing out the deets on guilt-free carbs -- whipping up fabulous new dinner recipes and yapping about store-bought finds for breakfast, lunch, and snack-time munching. YUM! In other HG news, come hang out with Hungry Girl and sample The Laughing Cow's new Smooth Sensations Cream Cheese Spread! Lisa will be at the Laughing Cow tent at the SELF Workout in the Park event in New York City THIS Saturday, May 12th. The $20 admission fee includes a year subscription to SELF magazine, and the event benefits women's health charities. Cool! Tickets won't be sold on-site, so click 'n order now. Lisa will also be at the Chicago event on June 2nd! And every self-respecting HG fan NEEDS to listen to this podcast of HG on the Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend show. Lisa and Alison chat about recipe development, play a game called "Just Me or Everyone," and generally become BFFs. So fun! Finally, have you noticed the new "Pin It" button in every HG email? Now it's easier than ever to share your favorite HG stuff on Pinterest. Technology ROCKS!

Everything's Coming Up Hungry Girl!
Everything's Coming Up Hungry Girl!
Summer BBQs Just Got Cooler...
Summer BBQs Just Got Cooler...
Fun Finds for Cookout Season!

Add some extra flavor to your eats...

Instead of standard ketchup... Heinz Tomato Ketchup Blended with Balsamic Vinegar: This kicked-up ketchup has officially been added to Heinz's regular lineup, and the time to try it on your burger is NOW! Only 25 calories per tablespoon (PointsPlus® value 1*). Score! 

Instead of basic pickles... Farmer's Garden by Vlasic: Not just pickled cucumbers in these jars -- you'll also find carrots, garlic, and peppers! Grab some Kosher Dill Spears or Halves, or try the Zesty Garlic Halves. WOW. Click to find. Then crunch!

Instead of the usual potato chips... Smartfood Selects Popped Chips: Yet another popped chip is on the market! The people who've been bringing us white cheddar popcorn for years now have this line of all-natural Hummus and Multigrain crisps -- we especially adore the Cinnamon Brown Sugar Multigrain. A 1-oz. serving (about 16 - 22 chips) has 130 - 140 calories and 4.5 - 5g fat (PointsPlus® value 3 - 4*). Look for these on store shelves nationwide.

The Buzz...

Looking for a guilt-free egg b-fast on the go? Consumer Reports examined 106 fast-food egg sandwiches to find the most nutritious: Subway took top honors with a few of its Muffin Melts! Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts also impressed. When it came to the best-tasting b-fast among the healthier picks? Subway's Egg White and Cheese on Mornin' Flatbread came in first place -- and it has just 170 calories and 5g fat (PointsPlus® value 4*)! Click for more... ***Heard about the new Signature Sides at Wendy's? Before you think, "Yay, guilt-free alternatives to fries!", listen up: The new options have 370 - 570 calories and 9 - 30g fat. The Mac 'N Cheese and Chili Cheese Fries are on the naughty list, but the Baked Sweet Potato is salvageable if you skip the Cinnamon Butter Spread. The potato itself has 260 calories and a boatload of fiber (PointsPlus® value 6*). We suggest making a meal of it by pairing it with a small order of chili and a side salad (ditch the croutons and get fat-free dressing!). ***Food producers in the United Kingdom are cutting back. On what? CALORIES. Seventeen major companies are banding together to curb obesity rates by cutting and capping calorie counts. Take note, U.S. manufacturers! ***And on that note, Walmart is in the process of revamping 165 of its products, slashing the fat, salt, and sugar levels. To make smart selections easier to identify, the company is adding a "Great For You" icon to select packaging. Way to go, Big W. ***And with summer travel season upon us, here's a helpful new app -- B4 YOU BOARD. Order food via your Apple or Android device, and have it delivered to your departure gate or ready for pickup; either way, it could be a major time-saver and keep you from making in-flight mistakes. (So many of those snack boxes are bad news!) Right now, it's only usable at select airports, but still... SO COOL. And that's all we've got. HG out!

Subway for the Win!
Subway for the Win!

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Oh yeah, May is National Salsa Month! Salsa is a great guilt-free condiment, and salsa dancing is a fun way to burn calories. It's a win-win, people.

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