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We interrupt today's regularly scheduled News to bring you NINE super-exciting guilt-free food finds that are making their debut. Check 'em out!

Kashi Black Bean Crisps

27 crisps: 130 calories, 3.5g fat, 160 - 200mg sodium, 21g carbs, 4g fiber, <1 - 1g sugars, 4g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

These things sound like a fiesta in a bag! Made from all-natural ingredients like beans and grains, Kashi's latest chips come in Chili Lime and Southwest Barbecue. We know that party season is supposedly over, but we're not ready to let it go of it when there are snacks like these around. Especially considering their generous serving size: 27 crisps! Now the only question is which to try first...

Chobani Simply 100 Greek Yogurt

One 5.3-oz. container: 100 calories, 0g fat, 65mg sodium, 14 - 15g carbs, 5g fiber, 6 - 8g sugars, 12g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

It's being called the first all-natural 100-calorie Greek yogurt. (Something we have to question, seeing as our beloved Fage Total 0% plain Greek yogurt fits the bill.) Regardless, we're happy to have more options to choose from... especially since this new line features fruity flavors. Try the naturally sweetened Strawberry, Blueberry, Black Cherry, Vanilla, Pineapple, and Peach. Like, NOW!

Better4U Pizza

1/4 - 1/2 pizza: 170 - 270 calories, 5 - 10g fat, 310 - 540mg sodium, 27 - 31g carbs, 1 - 4g fiber, 3 - 4g sugars, 3 - 17g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5 - 7*

All you need to say is "pizza" at Hungryland, and we come running. (Literally; we're not kidding.) So when these new pies showed up at our door, we couldn't wait to give 'em a try. They come in too many varieties to name (all of them all-natural), but suffice it to say there's a plethora of gluten-free varieties plus a dairy-free/gluten-free option. They definitely taste like they're better for you, but they're REALLY delicious. Our favorite is the Bruschetta Style! Click to locate.

New Flavors! Enlightened The-Good-For-You Ice Cream

1 bar: 70 - 80 calories, 2g fat, 40 - 65mg sodium, 14 - 15g carbs, 5 - 6g fiber, 3g sugars, 8 - 9g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

Last year, we teased that new flavors of these protein-packed ice cream bars were coming, and we can't wait any longer to give you the deets. The nutty new flavors of the naturally delicious bars are... TOASTED ALMOND and PEANUT BUTTER!!! As expected, they're amazing, and we're totally in love with them. So creamy, so rich... SO MUCH FIBER AND PROTEIN! Keep a lookout for the newbies wherever Enlightened products are sold.

Special K Fudge Dipped Pretzels

1 pouch: 100 calories, 3.5 - 4g fat, 125 - 135mg sodium, 14 - 15g carbs, 0 - <1g fiber, 7g sugars, 1 - 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

Any time we come across a new sweet 'n salty snack, we're happy campers. And these come courtesy of a brand we already love and trust... Special K! Plus, they're available in regular Fudge and White Fudge. Even better? They come in 100-calorie packs. Ummm... JACKPOT!!!

Corazonas Mini Oatmeal Squares

1 square: 90 - 100 calories, 2.5 - 3.5g fat, 55 - 60mg sodium, 14 - 15g carbs, 2 - 3g fiber, 5 - 6g sugars, 3g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2 - 3*


All the great flavor, chewy texture, and oaty goodness of Corazonas Oatmeal Squares, but in a smaller size! These heart-healthy treats are perfect for those little snack-attack situations. We'll be stashing them in our purses, in desk drawers, under our hats... OK, maybe not the last one. The downsized goodies come in five classic flavors: Cranberry Flax, Chocolate Brownie & Almond, Blueberry, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Chip. All delicious! Buy online or look for these at a store near you.

Special K Bacon, Egg and Cheese Flatbread Breakfast Sandwich

1 sandwich: 220 calories, 10g fat, 660mg sodium, 20g carbs, 3g fiber, 3g sugars, 11g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*

"Two products from Special K?" We suppose we COULD have waited to let you know that the peeps at big K are rolling out a brand-new, bacon-topped b-fast. One with a really reasonable calorie count and prime portability. But that would be mean of us. And we're not mean. We're hungry! Hit the freezer aisle for this flat-tastic breakfast find.

Simply 7 Quinoa Chips

1 oz. (about 20 chips): 130 - 140 calories, 6g fat, 260 - 350mg sodium, 12 - 13g carbs, <1 - 1g fiber, <1 - 2g sugars, 8 - 9g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3 - 4*

HOORAY! As big fans of both protein and chips, we're way excited that the S7 folks now have high-protein QUINOA CHIPS. Even better? They're all-natural, great tasting, crispy, light, and crunchy -- all rolled into one! In Cheddar, Sea Salt, Sour Cream & Onion (our favorite!), and Barbeque, they're so worth snacking on. Did we mention they come in mini single-serve bags? Buy online, or track some down!

Chocolate Toast Crunch Cereal

3/4 cup: 130 calories, 4g fat, 130mg sodium, 24g carbs, 2g fiber, 9g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

As you may have guessed from the name, this brand-new cereal is the chocolatey spinoff of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. We love that this brings decadent deliciousness to breakfast plus a couple of grams of fiber. Not a bad choice for a chocolate fix! We'll be dousing it with Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze and topping it with sliced strawberries. We may even have some in a yogurt parfait or a sweet snack mix. Mmmmm...

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Today, January 6th, is National Bean Day. If those Kashi Black Bean Crisps don't strike your fancy, why not whip up a Veggie-Quinoa Mega Bowl? It's loaded with black beans and (duh) deliciousness!

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*The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.

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