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Spotted On Shelves...
Portion-Controlled Quakes - If you're the type who can't help but scarf down the entire multi-serving bag of Quaker Quakes Rice Snacks, you'll LOVE this find. You can now get a ginormous sack (or an even larger box!) stuffed with oodles of individually packaged bags -- half of them full of Caramel Corn Quakes and half of 'em with Cheddar Cheese ones. You get about 12 Quakes per bag for 90 - 100 calories, 0.5 - 3g fat, 14 - 23g carbs, 0g fiber, and 1g protein (POINTS® value 2*). Quake it up, baby!
Del Monte 50% Less Salt Vegetables - Love the convenience of canned foods but not all the sodium? Check out this new line of canned veggies from Del Monte. With just 180 - 190mg sodium per 1/2-cup serving, these have more flavor than no-salt-added versions with a lot less sodium than regular canned veggies. In Whole Kernel Corn, Sweet Peas, and Cut Green Beans, a 1/2 cup contains 20 - 60 calories, 0 - 1g fat, 4 - 11g carbs, 2 - 4g fiber, and 1 - 3g protein (POINTS® value 0 - 1*). Nice!
Pepperidge Farm 100 Calorie Pouches of Soft Baked Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - Not sure if these are new or not, but they're definitely worth mentioning. Each pouch serves up around 10 bite-sized cookies for 100 calories, 3g fat, 16g carbs, <1g fiber, and 2g protein (POINTS® value 2*). We love cute, little, soft, chewy things in calorie-controlled packs. And these are soooo good!
Soup Wars... Heating Up (No Pun Intended)
We CANNOT believe what's going on in the world of soup. Here's a brief recap. Progresso launches a line of light soups in 2007. Fast-forward about a year (to last month)... the folks at Campbell's launch a line of copycat soups and come out SWINGING with ads that boast how much healthier their light soups are and how theirs don't contain MSG. The Progresso peeps, who had been minding their own beeswax (and who incidentally have the far better tasting light soup line), have no choice but to point out that while Campbell's LIGHT soups are MSG-less, 95 (yes, NINETY-FIVE) of Campbell's OTHER soups DO in fact currently contain MSG. So, with the two companies ripping each other to shreds in ad campaigns, people FREAK out, and soup sales go down. Which brings us to the latest news of all! Progresso has announced that they are phasing MSG out of ALL of their soups. YAY! GREAT NEWS! What will happen next? Will Campbell's follow suit and ditch MSG from its 95 soups that contain it? Will the nastiness and spoon-pointing ever stop? Only time will tell. In the meantime, the Progresso folks are so sure you'll love the taste of their soups that they're offering coupons and a money-back guarantee. Click here for more on that.
Soup Opera Digest!
Grocery Tips & Tricks...
The Grocery Cart Makeover - This is a good one, humans! Our close personal pal Heather Jones has put together an eBook called The Grocery Cart Makeover: Changing Your Diet One Aisle at a Time. This handy companion guide will help you shop in a SMART and HEALTHY way at the supermarket. Need more answers and less confusion, so you can eat better than you've ever eaten before? Want help reading and deciphering labels, info on foods that fight disease and aid weight loss, and tips on bargain-shopping? LOOK NO FURTHER -- Heather is here! Click NOW for the full scoop... Weight Watchers IncrEdible Rewards - Have you heard about this? Stock up on Weight Watchers food products, earn IncrEdible Credits and cash 'em in for things like desk lamps, video games, cameras, music, magazines, and more! This is a GREAT idea. Just be careful not to eat TOO many WW treats at once -- this is not an excuse to down box after box of 1-POINT cakes 'til all of your holiday shopping is done. Click here to check out all the fun. Weeeeee!
You know all about Yoplait's Save Lids to Save Lives initiative, right? For every pink lid you send in by 12/31/08, the fine folks at Yoplait will donate 10 cents (up to $1.5 million!) to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. So start eating lots of Yoplait Light! (The cake flavors rock -- check out our video featuring 'em. Woohoo!) Yoplait even held a FREE Sheryl Crow concert here in Los Angeles last week -- concert-goers just needed to bring 10 lids to the show to support the cause. Sheryl ROCKED -- we know 'cuz we were there! (Click here RIGHT NOW to see the HG staff at the show, along with some other behind-the-scenes fun from HG-Land!!!) So keep eating yogurt and sending in lids, peeps. APPLE TURNOVER YOPLAIT LIGHT RULES! ***Another HG friend doing good things to help fight breast cancer is Celestial Seasonings. Check out the yummy new Cranberry Pomegranate Green Tea and Tropical Grapefruit Green Tea, featuring box art designed by breast cancer survivors. Cool stuff! ***New research suggests that people make better decisions on a full stomach. If you skip meals, you'll be more likely to be overcome by emotion and make bad choices.Click here to read all about it. ***Remember to check out our fun little behind-the-scenes page to see what's been happening in HG-Land lately. DO IT! That's all we've got. HG out!
CHEW ON THIS: Hey! It's still National Chili Month. Get all the chili info you need RIGHT HERE!
HG News You Can Use!Click here to check out all that's new in the world of Atkins. Sweet, Sexy, Science. (Great bars -- YUM!)
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