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New Popped Chips, Food Fun for Kids, Coffee-Shop Swaps & MORE!

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Pop Goes the 'Tilla!
Pop Goes the 'Tilla!
Spotted on Shelves...

Poptillas Popped Tortilla Chips - Stop everything! These chips are worth your undivided attention. They're made from corn (which makes them an ideal tortilla-chip swap), and they're popped (which makes them lower in fat than fried chips)! In Yellow Corn, Salsa Verde, and Nacho Cheese, each 1-oz. serving (about 18 - 20 chips) has 120 calories, 5 - 6g fat, 210 - 270mg sodium, 17g carbs, 2g fiber, 0 - 1g sugars, and 2g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). Find these at Smart & Final (they'll be hitting more stores soon), or order some online!

Green Giant Seasoned Steamers Frozen Vegetables - How good do these new flavored-up veggies from the big green guy sound?! There's Mediterranean Blend, Tuscan Seasoned Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts with Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper, Honey Roasted Sweet Corn, Honey Dijon Carrots, and Backyard Grilled Potatoes. WOW. A 1/2-cup serving (prepared) has 60 - 110 calories, 2 - 4g fat, 180 - 340mg sodium, 6 - 20g carbs, 1 - 3g fiber, 1 - 6g sugars, and <1 - 3g protein (PointsPlus® value 1 - 3*). Find these in select freezer aisles!

Seagram's Flavored Sparkling Seltzer Water - Fizzy mixers are getting cooler and more appealing every day! In White Peach, Blackberry Raspberry, Key Lime, and Orange Citrus, each 12-oz. serving of this fruit-flavored seltzer water has 0 calories and just 35mg sodium (PointsPlus® value 0*). LOVE THESE! Perfect for cocktails, mocktails, and more. Find and sip!

Cookin' with Kids: Healthy Habits and a Cool Contest with iCarly!

Recent studies suggest there are major benefits to getting kids into the kitchen and cooking up a storm. Researchers in Alberta, Canada, found that fifth graders who helped cook or prepare meals were more likely to eat fruits and veggies and were better informed about the importance of eating right than other kids. And eating right early on can make a big difference in adulthood -- one study found that consuming a diet that's high in fiber and low in fat as a child led to fewer risk factors for chronic disease in adulthood. Need a fun way to get the kids in your life started? Check out the iCarly iCook with Birds Eye Sweepstakes! Kids between the ages of 6 and 11 can play the iVeg Out game and enter for a chance to win video games, DVDs, and even the grand-prize trip to Los Angeles to meet iCarly's Sam, a.k.a. Jennette McCurdy! (Ends 9/9/12.) Woohoo! Who's up for some random dancing?

Cooking Is Fun AND Good for You!
Cooking Is Fun AND Good for You!
Swap 'n Sip!
Swap 'n Sip!
At-Home Alternatives to Decadent Coffee-Shop Creations!

Skip the extra stop in the morning, and enjoy AMAZING coffee drinks at home...

The Original Donut Shop Coffee Sweet & Creamy Iced Coffee K-Cups - Long name, little cup, BIG TASTE. These Keurig-ready cups come in Regular and Nutty Hazelnut. Just brew one over ice -- no need to add anything else. It's sweet, creamy, and ready to be sipped! Each K-Cup has 80 calories and 2.5g fat (PointsPlus® value 2*).

Nescafé Memento - Instant coffee doesn't have to be boring! These new packets from Nescafé are seriously exciting. If it's sweet 'n milky coffee you crave, check out all three flavors -- Mocha, Cappuccino, and Caramel Latte. YEAH. Each packet makes an 8-oz. drink with 100 calories and 2 - 2.5g fat (PointsPlus® value 3*). Pick some up!

illy issimo Coffee Drinks - Cans are no longer the only option for these ready-to-sip espresso-style drinks. Latte Macchiato, Cappuccino, and Mochaccino varieties are now available in 9.5-oz. resealable bottles (YAY!), each with 110 - 120 calories and 1 - 3.5g fat (PointsPlus® value 3*). Click to find some illy, silly!

The Buzz...

Do you find yourself fantasizing about a better, schmancier kitchen -- one with more counter space, a freezer that doesn't ice over in the summer, etc.? Get in on this: Caesarstone USA and House Beautiful's Kitchen of the Year contest kicks off TODAY. Become a member of The Interior Collective (it's free), and submit a photo of your kitchen with an explanation of how you'd change it (including your color choice and why). You could win your dream kitchen! (Ends 8/10/12.) ***If you've bought Arctic Zero products and have a dairy allergy, click here STAT. The company is voluntarily recalling bars and pints produced before February 2012 due to an undeclared milk allergen. Products produced after February are accurately labeled as containing whey protein. ***Looking to merge your inner mad scientist with your inner master chef? Feast your eyes on these at-home molecular gastronomy kits from MOLECULE-R. Our least kitchen-savvy HG staffer tested out this kit and made pearls of balsamic vinegar in no time -- pretty cool! ***Having trouble keeping the weight off? What you are (or aren't) eating might be to blame. A recent study found that people who followed a low-fat diet after weight loss experienced lower energy expenditure (a.k.a. number of calories burned) than those on a low-glycemic index diet or very low-carb diet. Healthy fats are important, people... ***Slow down, chompy! A study in New Zealand found that women in their forties who ate slowly were less likely to be overweight or obese than their swiftly eating cohorts. Faster eating speeds were connected with higher BMIs. Slow things down, and enjoy your food. ***Sad news... Kettle Cuisine has discontinued production of its single-serving frozen soups. Waaaahh! There ARE still some in freezer cases at select stores for now, so STOCK UP if you love 'em as much as we do. And that's all we've got. HG out!

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