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Lean Pockets Alert!
Spotted on Shelves
Lean Pockets, Spinach Artichoke Chicken - If you like warm, microwavable, puffy sandwich pockets, you might want to check out the latest from Lean Pockets. This one (with 260 calories, 7g fat, 2g fiber, and a POINTS® value of 5*) is stuffed with grilled white meat chicken, artichokes, low-fat cheese, and spinach. Yum!
Sevan Foods Thin Crust Pizza, Spicy Spinach - This all-natural, personal-size, Mediterranean pizza is cheese-free, flavor-packed, and thin yet deliciously doughy -- it tastes INCREDIBLE and has 140 calories, 2g fat, and 2g fiber (POINTS® value 3*). These things aren't always easy to find but are worth seeking out. Heads up! A VERY similar product (with similar stats) is being sold at Trader Joe's.
Mott's Plus No Sugar Added Applesauce - Look for ALL of these nutrient-enhanced saucy finds! Sold in those cute little single-serving containers, there's Mott's Plus Fiber in Cranberry Raspberry (50 calories, 0g fat, 3g fiber -- POINTS® value 0*), Mott's Plus Antioxidants in Pomegranate (50 calories, 0g fat, 1g fiber -- POINTS® value 1*), and Mott's Plus Calcium in Harvest Apple (50 calories, 0g fat, 1g fiber -- POINTS® value 1*).
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Our BFFs over at WhateverHollywood.com (famous for their "Love at First Bite" low-carb pizza video and other fine cinematic offerings) have outdone themselves this time. They surprised us with an ADORABLE and completely charming video about the HG book. Check it out! And this super-cute clip gave us an idea. We want YOU, the HG subscribers, to come up with YOUR OWN fun and clever ways to spread the word about the HG book. Maybe you could call your local radio station and blab about it on the air, talk it up to a group of 100 people, or throw a potluck HG recipe party. Just keep it legal, of course -- so no streaking through Times Square waving a copy of the book (HG is not responsible for unlawful acts of promotion!). Whatever you decide to do, send us the details (could be photos, video, or just an explanation in writing) and you could win AWESOME HG stuff like books (autographed!), T-shirts, bookmarks, hoodies, and MORE. We may even feature your brilliant act of book promotion in an upcoming email or on our MySpace page (with your permission, of course!). Be creative -- and have fun! We'll be giving away 25 prizes over the next few weeks, so get busy and spread the HG love...
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Eggs-asperating News from IHOP!
Shell Shock! (IHOP Omelette Stats Revealed)
Boy are we having fun with this NYC regulation requiring certain restaurants to reveal the calorie counts of their foods right on the menu. Last week we outed some doozies from T.G.I. Friday's, and this week we've got some INSANE news from the world of IHOP (who, up until now, have kept their nutritionals hush-hush). If you think french toast and waffles are the only dangerous items on their breakfast menu, um, you're in for a big fat surprise. Ordering an omelette at the b-fast chain could actually supply you with pretty much all the calories you need for an ENTIRE DAY. No huge surprise that the Big Steak Omelette will cost you 1,490 calories or that the Big Bacon Omelette has 1,430. But would you have ever imagined that the veggie-packed Garden Omelette is crammed with 1,150 calories or that the Spinach & Mushroom Omelette contains 1,210? That's INSANE! These stats do include the 3 pancakes that each omelette is served with, so our advice is to avoid those p-cakes, ask for egg whites only (or egg substitute), and skip the cheese. Those three easy tweaks will likely save you at least 600 calories. Still, a better bet would be to make your omelettes at home (where you have wonderful things like nonstick spray, Egg Beaters, fat-free or low-fat cheese, and fresh veggies!).
Look! It's an HG and Amazon exclusive! Check out Hungry Girl's Weekend Fun Guide over at Amazon! It's an 11-page booklet you can download for FREE, featuring lots of great recipes for any and every weekend occasion. And while you're over at Amazon, post a review for the HG book! Woohoo! ***Smoothie lovers, you MUST check out the Leapin' Lizard smoothie (peaches, strawberries and a fat burner blast) at Planet Smoothie. Not only does it have just 209 calories, less than a gram of fat and 3 whole grams of fiber (POINTS® value 4*), but also it'll be available for just 99 cents on Wednesday, May 7th. Yee-haa! ***About.com and Calorie Count have launched Calorie Count Mobile, a new free service that allows you to receive nutritional info and ratings of over 70,000 foods on your cell phone or mobile device! Pretty cool stuff... click here for the full scoop. Then try it and let us know what you think. ***Oooooh... here's a fun little surprise! Click here to get a free sample of Kashi's Mountain Medley Granola, while supplies last (go, Kashi!). ***Do you watch The Biggest Loser and wish you could have that kind of help when it comes to food? You can... sort of! Check out The (official!) Biggest Loser Meal Plan -- you choose the specific plan you like, and then precooked frozen meals will be mailed to you each week. The only bummer is that the delivery box isn't big enough to stuff a personal trainer into. Oh well... ***100-calorie pack alert! Portion-controlled 100-cal packs of Craisins have been popping up in supermarkets. We love Craisins... Yay! That's all we've got. HG out!
CHEW ON THIS: Today, May 5th, is Cinco de Mayo! If you plan on celebrating at your local Mexican restaurant, pick up the HG book and get prepared with our Pequeño Mexican Survival Guide. And for a fiesta in your own kitchen, whip up our latest Taco Bell swap -- HG's Cheesy Beefy Supreme Wrap!
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*The Points® 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 Points® registered trademark.