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Your Coffee Will Taste Good... <br/>Scouts' Honor!
Your Coffee Will Taste Good...
Scouts' Honor!
Spotted on Shelves...

Coffee-mate Girl Scouts Cookie Liquid Creamers - When we heard Coffee-mate had whipped up creamers inspired by some of the BEST COOKIES EVER, and that said creamers are low in fat, we quite naturally became delirious with excitement. In Thin Mints and Caramel & Coconut, each tbsp. has 35 calories, 1.5g fat, 5mg sodium, 5g carbs, 0g fiber, 5g sugars, and 0g protein (PointsPlus® value 1*). Way to earn your YUM badge, Coffee-mate! (Pssst... Always measure liquid creamer to avoid a major calorie rack-up.)

BetterOats Oat Revolution! Steel Cut Oats With Flax - We love the convenience of instant oats in single-serve packets, but we also love the texture of steel-cut oats. Enter this lineup of steel-cut instant oats with a boost of flax! Choose from Classic, Maple & Brown Sugar, and Apples & Cinnamon. Each pouch (which features a handy fill line for measuring water) has 130 - 170 calories, 2.5 - 3g fat, 105 - 210mg sodium, 21 - 31g carbs, 3 - 4g fiber, 1 - 11g sugars, and 4 - 5g protein (PointsPlus® value 3 - 4*). Click to find!

Bolthouse Farms Miso Ginger Vinaigrette and Italian Vinaigrette Dressings - We're crazy about the yogurt dressings from Bolthouse Farms, and we're welcoming these new vinaigrettes with open fridges! The Miso Ginger is perfect for salads and stir-frys, and everyone needs a go-to Italian dressing. A 2-tbsp. serving has just 25 - 40 calories, 1.5g fat, 120 - 190mg sodium, 3 - 5g carbs, 0g fiber, 2 - 5g sugars, and 0g protein (PointsPlus® value 1*). Check out all the tasty flavors of BF's vinaigrette... Then click to locate!

Chobani Greek Yogurt Explosion (Plus, Yoplait News)!

Tons of new and amazing Chobani flavors are hitting shelves NOW, and you're gonna want to try 'em all... We sure do!

Chobani Flips - These yogurt containers with sidecars of fun add-ins ROCK, so we're thrilled about the new varieties: Blueberry Power (with seeds and nuts), Peachy Pistachio (featuring dark chocolate), Nutty for Nana (with sweet 'n salty almonds and dark chocolate) and Tropical Escape (pineapple-coconut yogurt with coconut, hazelnut, and granola). Mmmmmm! Each of these 5.3-oz. containers has 190 - 230 calories and 7 - 9g fat (PointsPlus® value 5 - 6*).

Chobani Bites - These perfectly petite cups of decadent yogurt now come in Honey with Ginger as well as Mint with Dark Chocolate Chips. SCHMANCY. Each of the 3.5-oz. newbies has just 100 calories and 1 - 2g fat (PointsPlus® value 3*).

Chobani Champions Tubes - Channel your inner child with the newest flavor of this quick on-the-go snack: Flyin' Dragon Fruit! Each tube has just 70 calories and 1g fat (PointsPlus® value 2*).

Chobani Classic Single-Serve Cups - Look for the signature 6-oz. cups in five new varieties: two with fruit on the bottom (Non-Fat Blackberry and Low-Fat Apricot) and three blended flavors (Low-Fat Coconut, Low-Fat Key Lime, and Low-Fat Orange Vanilla). Each one has 140 - 170 calories and 0 - 4.5g fat (PointsPlus® value 3 - 5*). Yessss!

And coming next month from Yoplait... new-and-improved Greek yogurt! Back, blended, and better tasting than ever, the line will feature 5.3-oz. containers of Blueberry, Coconut, Pineapple, Strawberry Raspberry, Tangerine, and Vanilla yogurt, each with 140 - 150 calories and 0 - 1g fat (PointsPlus® value 4*). We can't wait to try 'em and report back!!!

Ahhhh... Greek Out!
Ahhhh... Greek Out!
The Results Are In: <br/>Shopping for Health Is Hard!
The Results Are In:
Shopping for Health Is Hard!
"Shopping for Health" Survey Results (and HG Tips 'n Tricks to Avoid Common Pitfalls)!

The Food Marketing Institute and Prevention magazine released the results of their 21st annual "Shopping for Health" survey, and those answers offer a pretty compelling peek inside the mind of the modern shopper. Here are some key findings, plus HG advice...

Less Confusion, But Money Issue Remains - Consumers reported a better understanding of what's healthy and what's not. (HOORAY!) However, many still said they don't eat as much health food as they'd like because of high prices. Eating smart on a budget CAN be done... Click here and here for HG help!

The Motivation to Change Is Lacking - Sixty percent of respondents find it hard to break existing eating habits and develop smarter tactics. If you need a nudge in the right direction, here's a boatload of exciting ideas and resources!

Parents Aren't Consistently Stocking Healthy Foods - The majority of moms and dads surveyed said they buy nutritious foods for their children "at least sometimes," but only about a third of parents said they ALWAYS do. Click here for kid-friendly foods you'll love too. Plus, here's a slew of recipes that kids will dig!

Overall, consumers are trying to eat healthier. Commonly reported strategies include switching to healthier snacks, avoiding junk food, and preparing healthy recipes at home. All good things... Keep it up, consumers!

The Buzz…

One way to get kids to eat their vegetables? Put veggies in their frozen yogurt! All summer long, Yogurtland is rolling out Looney Tunes themed yogurt, sorbet, and toppings… and some of the options include VEGGIES. Up first is Bugs Bunny Carrot Cake fro yo made with real carrots, and it can even be topped with shredded carrots. Kooky! And coming later this month: Kosmic Fruit Kaboom Sorbet, inspired by Marvin the Martian. Shhh, it's made with spinach... ***Super-exciting online food find: The delicious (and super popular at the HG HQ) Quest Bar Protein Bars now come in White Chocolate Raspberry!!! Each bar has 190 calories and 8g fat, plus 17g fiber and 20g protein (PointsPlus® value 5*). INSANITY! (The good kind.) Nab some NOW... ***Feeling glum? Draw a cupcake! A new study found that merely sketching sweet stuff and fattening foods put subjects in a better mood. The same effect was not found when subjects drew vegetables. Oh well... Food drawings are calorie-free! ***The benefits of fish oil just keep on coming! Results of one recent study suggest fish oil supplements can protect the heart from stress, and another study's findings indicate that consuming oily fish (those high in good-for-you fatty acids) may lower the risk of breast cancer. Pass the salmon! ***And now we turn to the wild world of state-fair fare. Click and see some of the wacky options available this summer at the Minnesota State Fair. We're intrigued by the bacon cannoli, but we CANNOT wrap our heads around the fried pickles 'n' chocolate. Who is coming up with these things? And that's all we've got. HG out!

Veggies in Fro Yo? <br/>Now THAT's Looney!
Veggies in Fro Yo?
Now THAT's Looney!

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Speaking of salmon (as we briefly were in The Buzz), July is California Wild King Salmon Month. Here's that link to HG salmon recipes again!

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