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Holiday Ice Cream Find, Fast-Food Swaps, the New WW & More!

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TOTAL Tzatziki!
TOTAL Tzatziki!
Spotted on Shelves...

Fage Total Authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce - The folks at Fage make some of the BEST Greek yogurt around, so we were thrilled to learn that they're churning out a low-fat version of a saucy favorite! Cool cucumber, garlic 'n onion, a little lemon... Yum! A 2-tbsp. serving of the yogurt sauce has 25 calories, 1.5g fat, 45mg sodium, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, and 2g protein (PointsPlus® value 1*). We'll be dipping away...

Breyers Limited Edition Apple Cinnamon Crumble Ice Cream - Here's a fun new creation from Breyers! It isn't labeled as "light," but the stats are totally reasonable... especially considering there are pieces of PIE CRUST mixed in. A half-cup scoop has 140 calories, 4.5g fat, 80mg sodium, 23g carbs, 0g fiber, 14g sugars, and 2g protein (PointsPlus® value 4*). Get it now, before it disappears from freezer aisles!

Vitamin Squeeze Powder Water Enhancers - Looking for naturally sweetened, calorie-free options for flavoring your water? It's a tall order, but this product line fits the bill... The fun flavors are even enriched with vitamins and electrolytes. In Fruit Punch, Strawberry Watermelon, Lemonade, and more, each serving (2g powder, about 1 squeeze; 8 - 16 oz. prepared) is free of calories, carbs, sodium, etc. (PointsPlus® value 0*). The company also makes liquid enhancers, but those aren't naturally sweetened. Click to find, and flavor up!

New Fast-Food Flops & HG's Craving-Busting Swaps!

These fast-food newbies sound fantastic, but their calorie and fat counts are less than appealing. Luckily, we have guilt-free recipe swaps in our arsenal for each and every one of 'em!

Taco Bell Caramel Apple Empanada - This drive-thru pastry has 310 calories and 15g fat (PointsPlus® value 8*). A tad steep for a sweet treat! Our Wake Up the Big Apple Empanadas hit all the same buttons, but for just 169 calories and 7g fat each (PointsPlus® value 5*). YES!!!

Pizza Hut Overstuffed Pizza - When we saw this new pie -- which has 600 - 660 calories and 25 - 32g fat per slice (PointsPlus® value 16 - 18*) -- we thought, "That looks like a bunch of calzones stuck together!" Our Pepperoni-Poppin' Veggie Calzones are a much better choice, with 279 calories and 5.25g fat each (PointsPlus® value 7*).

Carl's Jr./Green Burrito Chicken Taquitos - Let's compare these Mexican-style rollups to our Exploding Chicken Taquitos. A 2-piece serving of our nicely sized taquitos has a slim 197 calories and 2.5g fat (PointsPlus® value 5*). Even if you had three of ours, you'd still be taking in 100 fewer calories and 16 fewer fat grams than if you got a 3-piece order of this fast-food version, which has 400 calories and 20g fat (PointsPlus® value 10*). We win!

Stop, Swap & Chew!
Stop, Swap & Chew!
Coffee Break!
Coffee Break!
Exciting Finds for a Java Fix!

Folgers Gourmet Selections - Just LOOK at these flavors: Coconut Cream Pie, Baked Berry Cobbler... Vanilla Biscotti?! Yes, please! And that's just a sampling of Folgers' fancy new beans, which are virtually calorie-free. Find these on supermarket shelves nationwide, and get brewin'!

Bean & Body Coffee Horchata and Coffee Coconut - No time to brew? These grab 'n go cans are excellent! All-natural and very tasty, each of these flavors has 100 calories and 1.5 - 2g fat (PointsPlus® value 3*). There are other varieties, but our faves are the Horchata and Coconut. Find these at select natural-food stores on the West Coast as well as in the Southwest and Midwest. (Coming soon to the East Coast.) Or just order online...

Dunkin' Donuts Flavors of the Season Ground Coffee - Are you as obsessed as we are with Dunkin' Donuts coffee? The double D's limited-time-only flavors -- Pumpkin Spice, Gingerbread Cookie, and Mocha Mint -- are now available in grocery stores nationwide! And like most ground coffee beans, they're basically calorie-free. Good news for everyone... but especially for those of us without DD locations nearby!

The Buzz...

Breaking news from the diet world... Weight Watchers has unveiled another step forward with its new Weight Watchers 360º plan! The PointsPlus® system will remain (phew!), but the new plan features meetings that are more interactive, better eTools, and more individual attention when you need it. There will also be increased guidance when it comes to planning for specific situations and developing good habits. Read up for the full scoop! ***RECALL ALERT! Veggie Patch has recalled refrigerated trays of Falafel and Ultimate Meatless Burgers due to potential listeria contamination. Click here for details, and check your packaging. And for immediate notification of food recalls and safety alerts, sign up here through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website. ***Do you avoid working out with more physically fit pals because they intimidate you? You might wanna reconsider -- they could effectively up your game! A recent study found that participants who exercised with a virtual teammate who they perceived to be better pushed themselves harder, increasing their intensity and time spent exercising by as much as 200 percent. So find a friend who inspires you, and ask them on a workout date! ***Tune-in alert: Lisa (a.k.a. Hungry Girl) is back on the Dr. Oz Show TODAY (Monday, 12/10) in a brand-new episode. This time she's getting into the holiday spirit and turning naughty foods and cocktails into nice ones... Don't miss it! And that's all we've got. HG out!

WW 360º... 24/7!
WW 360º... 24/7!

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Did you celebrate National Pastry Day yesterday, December 9th? If not (or even if you did), whip up our new pumpkin scones today!

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