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A Cheesy Surprise, Gluten-Free Finds, & MORE!

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Sweet Cheeses!
Sweet Cheeses!
Spotted on Shelves... 

Weight Watchers Reduced Fat Whipped Chocolate and Whipped Chocolate Raspberry Cream Cheese Spread - People, we need your undivided attention. These brand-new, cocoa-infused cream cheeses are INCREDIBLE. They're eat-it-from-the-tub-with-a-spoon good. (If you do that, make it a measuring spoon and keep track!) Each 2-tbsp. serving has 60 calories, 4g fat, 50 - 55mg sodium, 5g carbs, 2g fiber, 5g sugars, and 1g protein (PointsPlus® value 2). For now, you can get these only at Walmart -- SO GO FIND THEM!

Coffee-Mate Sugar Free Italian Sweet Crème Liquid Creamer - Another fun flavor hits the sugar-free lineup... this one with some European flair! If you like your coffee sweet 'n creamy (but with smart stats), give this stuff a whirl. Each tablespoon has 15 calories, 1g fat, 10mg sodium, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, and 0g protein (PointsPlus® value 0*). Pssst... Be careful with liquid creamer -- it's easy to over-pour!

New Varieties! Healthy Choice Top Chef Café Steamers - Watching food-competition shows usually makes us hungry. So finding heat 'n eat meals inspired by the shows makes us happy. HC has three new items in its Top Chef Café Steamers line -- Chicken & Potatoes with Peach BBQ Sauce, Crustless Chicken Pot Pie, and Parmesan Pasta with Rosemary Chicken. Each frozen entrée has 300 calories, 5 - 6g fat, 530 - 560mg sodium, 40 - 43g carbs, 4 - 5g fiber, 4 - 24g sugars, and 18 - 20g protein (PointsPlus® value 7*). Now if only we could get former chef-testant Fabio to serve 'em to us...

Food Recall Roundup: Smoked Salmon, Sprouts, Frozen Pizza, and Tomato Sauce

Here's the latest info from the world of food recalls... You may have heard about some smoked salmon recalls over the past few months due to possible listeria contamination. Well, now two lots of smoked salmon/lox are being pulled from Whole Foods locations in 18 states. Click here for the 411. Next, Sprouters Northwest has recalled nearly 2,000 pounds of sprouts -- alfalfa, clover, spicy, and brocco sandwich varieties -- due to potential listeria contamination. The products were distributed to Washington, Oregon, and Alaska, as well as British Columbia, Canada. Click here for the scoop, and go check your sprouts! Over in the freezer aisle, Annie's Inc. is recalling some of its Homegrown Frozen Pizza due to the possible presence of metal mesh fragments. (Not among our favorite pizza toppers.) Get all the info by clicking here. And Hunt's is recalling certain 8-oz. cans of tomato sauce (regular and no-salt-added) because of a defect in the can lining. Click for details. Stay safe!

Check Your Fridge and Pantry!
Check Your Fridge and Pantry!
We're Fans of Van's!
We're Fans of Van's!
Breakout Gluten-Free Product Line! (Go, Van's!)

Heyyyy, gluten-avoiders! We've got GREAT news for you (and for everyone with taste buds, actually). Van's Natural Foods (famous for its waffles) has added a bunch of DELICIOUS new items to its gluten-free lineup. It's not like us to go gaga over gluten-less stuff, but these products ROCK!!!

Crispy Whole Grain Gluten Free Baked Crackers - AHHHHHH! These crackers are straight-up amazing! The stats are good, the portion size is large (30 crackers!), and the taste is TO DIE FOR. In Multigrain, Lots of Everything!, and Say Cheese!, each serving has 140 calories, 4.5 - 5g fat, and 2g fiber (PointsPlus® value 4*). 

Five Whole Grain Gluten Free Cereal - These crunchy little rectangles come in Cinnamon Heaven and Honey Nut Crunch. With just the right amount of sweetness and lots of whole grains (17 - 19g per serving), each 3/4-cup serving has 120 calories, 1g fat, and 5g fiber (PointsPlus® value 3*).

Chewy Baked Whole Grain Gluten Free Snack Bars - These chewy bars come in Chocolate Chip, Cranberry Almond (our favorite!), and Peanut Butter Chocolate. Each bar has 150 - 160 calories, 3.5 - 5g fat, and 4g fiber (PointsPlus® value 4*).

Look for these newbies at Walmart, Safeway, and Von's locations, as well as a few other retailers! 

The Buzz...

HG tour news: Here's a reminder and a brand-new event announcement! If you're near Orange County, CA, come to the book-signing event this Thursday (2/7) for fun and food sampling! And a new tour date has JUST been added. Lisa's heading to San Francisco on Thursday, 2/21, for snack slinging, book signing, prize giving, and more! RSVP on Facebook -- it's not required, but we REALLY want to make sure we have enough goodies! ***Wanna win a trip to Los Angeles for a head-to-toe makeover, plus two grand in spending money? Enter the ProgressOh! Make-oh-ver Contest on Facebook! (You don't need a Facebook account to enter.) Just submit a photo of yourself along with two short essays on why you love Progresso soups and why you deserve to win. Three winners will be whisked off to the West Coast. (Ends 2/11/13.) Oh my indeed! ***Check this out... New research suggests that exercising before breakfast burns fat more effectively than working out after a morning meal. The study participants were men, but we ladies are intrigued nonetheless. ***Sad product news: Gerber Graduates Mini Fruits -- a.k.a. easy-to-find freeze-dried fruit -- have been discontinued. If you see any still on shelves (or online), stock up. ***Finally, here are 33 of the most upsetting food surprises you can encounter. Upsetting, yet surprisingly fun to look at. And that's all we've got. HG out!

HG Tour in CA Alert!
HG Tour in CA Alert!

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It's National Homemade Soup Day, February 4th, so warm up with a big pot of... Well, you choose! We've got a slew of great soup recipes.

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