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Now with Added Fiber?!
Spotted on Shelves...
Splenda with Fiber - We thought we were seeing things when we caught a glimpse of a box of these sweetener packets touting "1 Gram of Fiber Per Packet" -- but we weren't. Splenda now has fiber. Weird? Yeah, sorta. But we bet these boxes will FLY off shelves!
Orville Redenbachers 100 Calorie Mini Smart Cakes - In Caramel, Chocolate, and Cheddar, these crunchy snacks in convenient packs are made from 100% whole-grain popcorn... but there's no popping required! The 100-cal packs are also offered in three totally different flavors as part of Orville's Natural line -- Buttery Garlic, Garden Herb, and Wild Berry! A portion-controlled pack (about 15 - 16 cakes) in ANY of the 6 flavors has 0 - 3.5g fat, 16 - 22g carbs, and 1 - 2g fiber (POINTS® value 2*). Look for these at Wal-Mart.
Ronzoni Bistro Meals - Keep an eye out for these new pasta-packed pouch meals from Ronzoni. They come in four varieties -- Penne with Chicken & Broccoli, Linguine with Chicken & Mushrooms, Rotini with Tomato & Basil, and Spaghetti and Meatballs -- and they cook up in 90 seconds or less. Each one has 220 - 240 calories, 6 - 10g fat, 22 - 31g carbs, and 1 - 2g fiber (POINTS® value 5*). The portion size is small, but here's the deal -- there's tons of sauce in each pouch, so you can mix in a bag of Tofu Shirataki noodles or a LOT of veggies to stretch one of these meals out. Worth a peek! P.S. Click here for a $1-off coupon!
Gardenburgers... Where Are Yoooooooou????
If you've been having a hard time finding Gardenburgers this summer, that could be because there was a bit of a mess going on with the acquisition of the company by Kellogg's. We'd heard rumors that some burgers may have been recalled due to contamination during construction at the manufacturing plants (um, YIKES!). But we looked into it, and here's the deal. A Kellogg's rep confirmed to HG that during manufacturing improvements, some GB products "may not have been produced under conditions that meet [Kellogg's] high quality standards." Kellogg's did issue a voluntary withdrawal of certain products, but the company insists, "The product involved in the voluntary withdrawal was safe for consumption." The withdrawal was apparently completed in May. But it's the end of July and we STILL can't find most of our favorite GBs! Look for new GB packaging (with Kellogg's info on it) to roll out soon... we hope!
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Super Snacker Alert! - The peeps at Snacktrition, makers of brand-new (and revolutionary!) nut snacks that are fortified with calcium and/or fiber, want to know all about YOUR snacking habits! They're running a poll EXCLUSIVELY for HG fans. Click here to answer a few Qs and you'll have a chance to win one of 100 FREE snack-tastic gift baskets filled with Snacktrition goodies. DO IT! And answer honestly. We'll share the results in an upcoming email... CLICK, CLICK, CLICK... POLLS ARE FUN!!!
Free Smoothies, People! - We spend a lot of time telling you what to avoid at Jamba Juice, but here's something you can actually feel good about ordering there -- the brand-new Orange Refresher. It's an all-fruit, no-sugar-added smoothie that has 210 calories, 1g fat, 51g carbs, and 4g fiber (POINTS® value 3*) for a 16-ouncer. Not bad. And click here to get a "Buy Any Smoothie, Get One Free" coupon you can use to try it (or one of their "Light" options, which have even fewer calories!) at participating locations. Just don't drink BOTH of your smoothies -- bring a friend along and share! Hurry... the offer ends 7/30/08!
Big news from the world of Vitalicious. The company is re-introducing its AppleBerry Vitas -- and instead of using dried apples, the new-and-improved Tops are made with fresh juicy apple pieces. We've tried 'em and the verdict is in... THEY ROCK! As always, each VitaTop has 100 calories of low-fat, fiber-packed deliciousness and a POINTS® value of 1*... Woohoo! ***More good news about coffee. Research shows that just the SMELL of freshly brewed coffee can help relieve stress caused by sleep deprivation. No wonder those Starbucks baristas are so smiley and relaxed all the time, despite those massive lines. Come to think of it, you rarely see impatient and irritated customers WAITING in those lines to shell out four bucks for a cup of coffee. It's all beginning to make sense... ***Looking for a fast-food salad that contains WARM chicken? As of July 7th, the folks at Wendy's made the switch and are offering the Grilled, Homestyle, and Spicy chicken served on their salads warm rather than chilly. AWESOME! ***Want to take in fewer calories and, at the same time, make your meals more satisfying? CHEW SLOWLY!A recently published study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association suggests that chewing slowly could help people eat less food, feel full sooner, and enjoy their food more. So slow down, Chompy! ***Ummm, a gentleman named Chris has been collecting condiment packets since 2003 and wants you to see his prized packet possessions.Click here to view said packets and learn how you can actually contribute to his ever-growing archive of flexible portion-controlled packaging. Just remember to use padded envelopes when sending. Otherwise... SPLOOOSH! That's all we've got. HG out!
Fresh Apple Chunks Inside!
CHEW ON THIS: Today, July 28th, is National Milk Chocolate Day. We are celebrating by staring lovingly at containers of Almond Breeze Chocolate -- in both Sweetened and Unsweetened. Ahhhhhh...
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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.