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Chickens Everywhere<br/> Are Feeling Clucky...
Chickens Everywhere
Are Feeling Clucky...
Spotted on Shelves...

Gardein Crispy Chick'n Sliders - Breakout product find!!! This is one of the best items we've tasted in a while... and we taste a LOT of items! Much like their beefless-burger counterparts, these frozen faux-chicken sliders are insanely delicious and ready in three microwave minutes! Each slider (bun included!) has 190 calories, 6g fat, 340mg sodium, 27g carbs, 3g fiber, 3g sugars, and 11g protein (PointsPlus® value 5*). Find these at SuperTarget locations nationwide. (Coming soon to select grocery stores.)

Pop-Tarts Oatmeal Delights - Better-for-you Pop-Tarts? YES! In Frosted Strawberry and Frosted Mapley Brown Sugar, these toaster pastries are made with whole grains and feature an oat-crumble topping and a drizzle of frosting. Each pastry has 200 calories, 5g fat, 190 - 200mg sodium, 35 - 36g carbs, 3g fiber, 14 - 15g sugars, and 2g protein (PointsPlus® value 5*). That's TWO more grams of fiber than most regular Pop-Tarts (and many of THOSE have a PointsPlus® value of 6*)! Now if only they'd start individually wrapping the treats instead of packing 'em in pairs...

Pompeian OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend - This groundbreaking, brilliantly blended oil is PACKED with good-for-you stuff. There's grapeseed oil for antioxidants and omega-6s, canola oil for the omega-3s, and extra-virgin olive oil for healthy monounsaturated fats. It's also incredibly versatile. Use it for everything from salad dressing to high-temp grilling. Like most oil, a 1-tbsp. serving has 120 calories and 14g fat (PointsPlus® value 4*), and a little goes a long way. Click to locate!

Skinny Cow Mania! (New Candies & Ice Cream)

Apparently, someone over at Skinny Cow is trying to make our heads explode. These brand-new items (many Limited Editions) ROCK! First up... Divine Filled Chocolates, in both Caramel and Peanut Butter Crème. Each single-serving candy pouch has 130 calories and 7g fat (PointsPlus® value 4*). WOW! And candy-loving fans of frozen treats, meet the Salted Caramel Pretzel and Cookies 'n Dough frozen candy bars (made with ice cream), with 160 calories and 9g fat each. There are also new Limited Editions ice cream cups -- Caramel Mochaccino, Cupcake Batter(!!!), and Mint To Be, with 150 calories and 1 - 2.5g fat per portion-controlled container. YUM!!! Prefer your frozen treats in sandwich form? Get ready for Limited Editions Snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches. AHHHHH! Just 140 calories and 2g fat each. Finally, two more ice cream products in the Limited Editions line are hitting the freezer aisle... Chocolate Covered Cherry cones (150 calories, 3g fat) and Pretty in Pink Velvet Truffle bars (100 calories, 2.5g fat). Gorgeous AND craveable. By the way, almost every item here has a PointsPlus® value of 4*. (The Pink Velvet Truffle bars each have a PointsPlus® value of 3*.) Way to go, Skinny! 

SO MUCH New Skinny Cow Fun... Taste 'Em All!
SO MUCH New Skinny Cow Fun... Taste 'Em All!
Chew and Tell Time!
Chew and Tell Time!
As Chewed at EXPO: Brand-New Product Finds on the Way!

We recently attended the Natural Products Expo West, an event overflowing with the very latest and greatest food finds. Here's a quick rundown of the most exciting foods we tried. This year is gonna be TASTY...

Amy's Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies: The gluten-free factor is certainly a plus, but we're mainly OBSESSED with the amazing taste and fudgy texture. Each brownie (about 1/5th of the pan) has 150 calories and 6g fat (PointsPlus® value 4*). Find them frozen at Whole Foods. Coming soon to more markets!

ProYo High Protein Frozen Yogurt: This fro yo is handheld, squeezable, and CRAZY GOOD. Flavors include Banana Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate, and more. Each tube has 160 calories and (get this!) 20g protein (PointsPlus® value 4*). Coming this spring... online and in natural-food stores!

GimMe All Natural Roasted Seaweed Snacks: These light and crispy must-try snacks are phenomenal! Incredible flavors (Honey Dijon! Cheddar Cheese!), and each pouch or package has just 25 - 110 calories (PointsPlus® value 1 - 3*). Coming very soon to supermarkets nationwide. Buy 'em online now!

Lean Cuisine Honestly Good Frozen Entrées: BIG NEWS! An all-natural line from LC is launching this summer! Lots of fruity-licious dishes in the lineup: Pomegranate Chicken, Plum Ginger Grain-Crusted Fish, Pineapple Black Pepper Beef, and more. We can't wait for these!

The Buzz…

Several tuna products from Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee have been recalled due to "loose seals"... meaning that the cans were improperly sealed. (Nothing to do with actual seals getting loose.) This packaging defect could lead to product contamination, hence the recall. Click here and here for details, and check your tuna cans! ***Well, color us enlightened: In a recent study, researchers found that when a candy bar bore a green nutrition label, it was perceived as being more healthful than the same bar with a red label. Don't be fooled! Always check the stats, and don't judge a snack by its cover. ***NY soda-ban update: A judge has ruled against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on large sugary beverages. Mayor B. has since announced his plan to appeal. What do you think of the judge's decision? Sound off on our Facebook page! ***Wondering which fast-food chain makes the best coffee? Check out this chart, comments courtesy of java connoisseurs. McDonald's rated highest, while the lowest mark went to Subway. And that's all we've got. HG out!

Tuna Warning!
Tuna Warning!

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Today, March 18th, is National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day. Pop one of these Oatmeal Raisin Softies on a doily, and call it a day!

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