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On-the-Go Snack Finds, Travel Tips, Fun-tastic Vitamins & MORE!

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Ooh Babybel!
Ooh Babybel!
Spotted on Shelves...

The Laughing Cow Mini Babybel Mozzarella Style - We'll take as many varieties of the individually wrapped cheese rounds as that cow can dish out! This mild white cheese is the latest addition to the lineup and, no surprise, it's delicious! And even though it isn't billed as "light," the stats are very similar to the light stuff. Each piece has just 50 calories, 3.5g fat, 160mg sodium, and 6g protein (PointsPlus® value 1*). Playing with the red wax covering after unwrapping your cheese IS encouraged...

Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Limited Edition Seasonal Flavors
- Remember that fun line of flavored powdered mixes Duncan Hines launched not too long ago? Well, for a limited time, you can get them in classic flavors of the season: Peppermint Stick, Gingerbread, Apple Pie, and Pumpkin Spice. The mixes are meant to be added to sugary frosting, but we did some experimenting and came up with guilt-free uses! An entire packet of each has just 0 - 10 calories, 0 - 15mg sodium, 1 - 3g carbs, and 0 - 2g sugars (PointsPlus® value 0*). Keep in mind, those stats are for the mixes alone. Have fun!!!

GoGo squeeZ Fast Fruit - There are tons of kid-targeted squeezable fruit products out there, and while we've never shied away from eating snacks geared toward kiddos, we're psyched about this new adult-specific line. The pouches feature larger portions and grown-up flavor combos: Apple Peach Passion Fruit, Apple Mango Pineapple Banana, and Apple Raspberry Cranberry. Each pouch of flavored applesauce has 80 - 90 calories, 0g fat, 0mg sodium, 20 - 21g carbs, 1 - 3g fiber, 17g sugars, and 1g protein (PointsPlus® value 2*). Find 'em at Target locations nationwide...

Travel Light: Airport/Airplane Food News!

One thing that can make holiday travel more difficult is navigating food options, both at the airport and in-flight. Lucky for all of us, there's a wealth of new and useful info out there, ready to help! First, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has released a report ranking 18 major airports in the U.S. in terms of healthful food options. At the top of the chart? Newark Liberty International Airport! Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ranked the lowest. Check out the full list here. Our pal the Diet Detective weighs in every year on which airlines have the most diet-friendly on-board options, and this year's results are in! Virgin America tops the list, with Air Canada and Alaska Airlines right behind it. The lowest marks went to Allegiant Air. Click for the full report, packed with tons of great info. And to help you through every step of your airline travels, GateGuru is here to assist you! In addition to up-to-the-minute flight details (delays, checkpoint wait times, destination weather, etc.), the free smartphone app provides a list of eateries in each of 200 airports, including the specific locations and even reviews! For more helpful info, check out our most recent air-travel advice. Safe travels, everyone!

Fly Through the Air with the<BR>Greatest of Eats!
Fly Through the Air with the
Greatest of Eats!
Vitamins to the Vita-MAX!
Vitamins to the Vita-MAX!
Eat Your Vitamins!

It's been said that the best way to get your vitamins is through nutritious foods, but sometimes we fall short of what's needed. And vitamins are important, now more so than ever. Most people experience a decrease in vitamin D during the winter -- especially, according to new research, women with certain health issues like high blood pressure and osteoporosis. And lack of sleep, which some vitamins help prevent, has recently been linked to weight gain, among other health issues. Well, some fun new vitamin products have recently hit the market, and we LOVE 'em! Nature Made VitaMelts come in a SLEW of useful varieties, from Vitamin D (vanilla, yum!) to melatonin for sleep (chocolate mint!). We're also HUGE fans of NM's Calcium Adult Gummies, as well as the kiddie product Voots, made from dehydrated fruits and veggies. Need extra incentive to get your vitamins? VitaRocks are like Pop Rocks candy, but with a nutritional boost! Click here to track some down. We also got our hands on Centrum's new Flavor Burst adult chews. The fact that they've got multivitamin content PLUS amazing flavor rules, as does the fact that you don't need to take them with food or water. P.S. All of the products just mentioned have 30 calories or less per serving. (Some of them have sugar, so check the full stats if that's a concern.) Click here and here for some great vitamin-packed herbs and foods, plus our favorite ways to enjoy 'em!

The Buzz...

It's been long known that grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interact dangerously with certain medications. But new research reveals that the number of drugs with these adverse effects has gone from 17 to 43 since 2008. Common types of meds associated with this interaction include certain antidepressants (like Zoloft) and certain cholesterol-lowering medications (like Lipitor). Click here to download an expanded list. And if you take any medication, you might want to check in with your doctor or pharmacist about foods to avoid. ***Saving cash is on EVERYBODY's mind these days, and a new resource from the folks at Consumer Reports could help save you some serious dough! ShopSmart has released a list of the best free apps for bargain hunters, many of which feature grocery-saving assistance. Want even more money-saving advice? Click here and check out some of our top tips! ***Online find alert! There are two new varieties of a product we are OBSESSED with called Choffy, which is like coffee only the ground beans you brew are CACAO (a.k.a. the source of chocolate)! Try the brand-new IC Dark and the new-and-improved La Española. Each cup (8 oz. brewed) has just 20 calories. Totally worth ordering online. YUMMMMMM! ***How well do you know your cereal? Can you identify by sight the ones you ate as a child? Take this fun quiz and see if you can call yourself a cereal expert... or if your breakfast-food knowledge is a little soggy. (Terrible jokes are just to be expected at this point in the Buzz!) And that's all we've got. HG out!

Grapefruit Alert -- View B4 U Chew!
Grapefruit Alert -- View B4 U Chew!

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December 3rd (a.k.a. TODAY) is National Ice Cream Box Day. Think outside of the box with these Mini Ice Cream Cakes!

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