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Pineapple-coconut alert! Today is National Piña Colada Day, so we've whipped up two new recipes inspired by the famous tropical cocktail. Plus, we're bringing you the latest version of our amazing guilt-free Piña Colada Freeze (straight from the first HG cookbook!). Check it out... 
Piña Colada Caramel Crunchers

PER SERVING (1 cruncher): 45 calories, <0.5g fat, 49mg sodium, 10g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 4g sugars, <0.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 1*

You will FLIP for these frozen tropical treats with a fun twist...





Ingredients:
2 Jell-O Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding Snacks
One 8-oz. can crushed pineapple in juice, lightly drained
Half an 8-oz. container Cool Whip Free, thawed
1/2 cup Fiber One Caramel Delight cereal, slightly crushed
1/2 tsp. coconut extract
2 no-calorie sweetener packets

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Line a 12-cup muffin pan with baking cups, and then spray with nonstick spray.

Spoon mixture evenly into the 12 cups. Place pan in the freezer until treats are frozen. Then crunch it up!

MAKES 12 SERVINGS

HG Tip! These taste best within a day or so of making 'em (after that, they'll need to be slightly thawed before eating). 
Piña Colada Parfait Surprise

PER SERVING (entire parfait): 175 calories, 0.5g fat, 129mg sodium, 42g carbs, 5g fiber, 28g sugars, 8g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

SURPRISE!!!! It's got bananas in it, too...

Ingredients:
One 6-oz. container fat-free vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup canned pineapple tidbits in juice, drained
1/4 cup chopped banana
2 tbsp. Fiber One bran cereal (original)
1/4 tsp. coconut extract

Directions:
Start by mixing the coconut extract into the yogurt. Place about 1/3rd of the yogurt in the bottom of a parfait glass (or any small glass). Top with half of the pineapple tidbits and half of the chopped banana. Next, sprinkle half of the cereal over the fruit layer, and then spoon another third of the yogurt on top. Add the remaining pineapple and banana, and then add a final layer of yogurt. Finish it all off with the rest of the cereal. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING 
Piña Colada Freeze

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 156 calories, <0.5g fat, 41mg sodium, 18g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 12g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*

Pssst... For a rockin' non-alcoholic smoothie, swap the rum in this recipe for an ounce of pineapple juice. Your virgin Caribbean sipper will have only 73 calories, <0.5g fat, 1g fiber and a PointsPlus® value of 2*. Woohoo!




Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. coconut rum
1 1/2 oz. Torani Sugar Free Coconut Syrup
1/4 cup fat-free vanilla ice cream
1 tbsp. canned crushed pineapple in juice
1 no-calorie sweetener packet
5 - 8 ice cubes OR 1 cup crushed ice

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed for about 30 seconds (until mixture is smooth and completely blended). Pour and enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

  Hey, You! There are more crunchers, cocktails and parfaits inside the first Hungry Girl cookbook! Click here to order your copy online, or just head on over to your favorite bookstore!
CHEW ON THIS:
Today, July 10th, is National Piña Colada Day! But tomorrow, 7/11, is 7-Eleven Day... aka FREE SLURPEE DAY. Head on down to a participating location and get a FREE 7.11-oz. Slurpee, but stick with the sugar-free Crystal Light Slurpees, people (only around 30 calories in one of those!).
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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.