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Kraft LiveActive Chewy Granola Bars - These bars are supposed to do all sorts of good things for your digestive system, but aside from that, they taste GREAT. Find 'em in Peanut Butter (awesome!), Blueberry Almond (with surprisingly fantastic REAL blueberry flavor), and Chocolate Raspberry (not quite as exciting). Each bar has 140 calories, 3 - 4.5g fat, and 4g fiber (POINTS® value 2*).
Kraft On the Go Pouches of Reduced Fat Dressings - Kraft, you're two for two this week! These new easy-to-store-in-your-purse-or-desk dressings are AMAZING -- not because they taste good (which they do) but because THEY'RE SO EASY TO PACK AND CARRY. Yay! Sold in multipacks, they come in Light Balsamic Vinaigrette (25 calories, 1g fat -- POINTS® value 1*), Light Zesty Italian (25 calories, 1.5g fat -- POINTS® value 1*), and Light Ranch (60 calories, 4g fat -- POINTS® value 2*). Now you don't have to steal dressing packets from your local diner or fast-food joint...
Weight Watchers Smart Ones Mint Chocolate Chip Sundae - Low-fat mint-flavored ice cream, fudge, and mini chocolate chips sitting on a chocolate cookie crust -- all for just 150 calories, 3g fat, and a POINTS® value of 3. A must-chew for chocolate mint fans (we've heard good things!).
HOT, HOT, HOT Stuff!
OMG... these items are so new, you may not be able to get your paws on 'em yet! But they're comin'!
New Flavors of Yoplait Light - Yoplait, we LOVE YOU and your creative & innovative yogurty ways. So many FLAVORS... so little time! The latest in their line of fat-free offerings -- CAKE FLAVORS. Yep! Keep an eye out for Strawberry Shortcake, Raspberry Cheesecake, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Only 110 calories per container (POINTS® value 2*). AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Chex Mix Bars - OK world, hear this and hear it well -- these bars are so good, your head may fall off when you eat them. We're not even sure what that means, but you MUST look for them ASAP! They come in Chocolate Chunk (Chocolate Chunks, Wheat & Corn Chex pieces, Pretzels) and Turtle (Caramel-covered Corn Chex pieces, Wheat Chex pieces, Chocolate, Peanuts and Pretzels). Each bar has 130 - 140 calories, 3 - 3.5g fat, and 2 - 4g fiber (POINTS® value 2 - 3*). SOOOO GOOOOD!
New Boca Veggie Patties - Two flavors of these meat-free patties are being test-marketed -- Bruschetta Tomato Basil Parmesan and Savory Mushroom Mozzarella. They're made with grains, rice, veggies, and more good stuff. Each patty packs just 70 - 100 calories and 1.5 - 2.5g fat, plus 3.5 - 4g fiber (POINTS® value 1*). We hear they are PHENOMENAL, so click here and DEMAND that these new veggie offerings be shipped to your local market. You're worth it!
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HG News & Updates...
More HG updates... We are happy to announce that we have hit the half-million mark! Hungry Girl now has over 500,000 subscribers!!!! The lucky winners of a full year's supply of VitaTops will be announced soon. Also, if you're loving the HG book, you'll be happy to know there's another one on the way. Details are hush-hush right now, but our next book will be out in the spring of '09. YAY!
Need more HG? Pick up this week's National Enquirer for a great story about Hungry Girl (including some HOT guilt-free snack couples!). Plus, you can find us regularly on Yahoo!, on WeightWatchers.com, in the NY Daily News, and in Seventeen magazine. And check out these two podcast interviews you may have missed -- click here to hear HG chatting with Dr. Fitness and The Fat Guy and here to hear her yapping with Max on Kid Power Radio. And check out our MySpace page for more radio interviews, TV clips, and photos of the too-cool HG HQ. Woohoo!
If you avoid gluten because you need to, or simply because you THINK you need to, you'll be thrilled to hear that all Crunchmaster and Mr. Krispers crackers are now gluten-free. And if you're gluten-obsessed and love the stuff, you'll be happy to know that it is still alive and well and in pretty much all of your other favorite crunchy, carby snacks. ***Check out this video made by MizFit -- she's a TOTALLY BUFF (and mighty popular!) blogger. Click to see her suggested tips for working out while shopping at the market -- she happens to be shopping for ingredients for an HG recipe, which we think is pretty cool, too... ***Burger King is launching a new Kids Meal this month, featuring BK Fresh Apple Fries (25 calories) with low-fat caramel dipping sauce (35 calories). THIS is exciting news! BTW, the Apple Fries are actually fresh apples sliced to look like fries. Here's hoping we don't have to order the Kids Meal just to get our hands on those fruit fries... ***Next time you're planning to hit up Whole Foods, check out the company's new "Value Shopping Tips, Tours, and Top Sellers" -- it'll help you find deals and stretch your food budget. VERY cool! ***Heads up, veggie eaters. In light of the ongoing reports of salmonella poisoning, the government is expanding its investigation to include other types of foods commonly consumed with tomatoes (like lettuce, jalapeños, and cilantro). Additionally, the United Fresh Produce Association is now calling for mandatory federal standards for fresh produce. In the meantime, chew with caution. Click here for the latest. That's all we've got. HG out!
Crunch Your Way Gluten-Free!
CHEW ON THIS: Today, July 7th, is National Strawberry Sundae Day. Slice up a few strawberries, toss 'em on a scoop of low-fat ice cream, and then top it off with Fat Free Reddi-wip and a few mini chocolate chips. There's your guilt-free celebration right there, baby!
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