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Spotted on Shelves...
The Skinny Cow Truffle Bars - Yeah, we know it's cold outside... blah, blah, blah... but we spotted these and got VERY excited. In both Chocolate and French Vanilla, these chunky ice cream bars are beautifully drizzled with chocolate. Each bar has just 100 calories, 2g fat, 12 - 19g carbs, 3g fiber, and 3g protein (POINTS® value 2*). Turn up the heat and enjoy them all year round.
Del Monte SuperFruit - Check out all three flavors of these new antioxidant-packed fruit cups, people -- Mixed Fruit Chunks in Mango Passion Fruit Juice, Peach Chunks in Pomegranate Orange Juice, and Pear Chunks in Acaí Blackberry Juice. They sound all fancy-schmancy but they're just low-key fruit in natural juice. Each 8-oz. container has about two 1/2-cup servings, with 60 - 70 calories, 0g fat, 15 - 18g carbs, 2g fiber, and 1g protein per serving (POINTS® value 1*). Oooh, and click here for a coupon. Sweet!
Quaker Oatmeal Pancake Mix - Oatmeal flavor and whole-grain goodness in your pancakes! Worth checking out if you're pancake-obsessed. A 1/3-cup serving of the mix alone (about two 4-inch pancakes' worth) has 150 calories, 2g fat, 31g carbs, 4g fiber, and 5g protein (POINTS® value 2*). Bonus -- the directions on the box use fat-free ingredients (skim milk and egg whites). Save even more calories by using Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze instead of skim.
Things to Never EVER Feed Your Dog...
We're always giving you the lowdown on what we think you should chew and what we think you should avoid. Well, we decided to change it up a bit and give you some super-helpful info about foods your DOG should never swallow... not because they're fattening, but because they can be DANGEROUS.
1.Grapes and Raisins. Contain a toxin that can cause kidney damage.
2.Bread Dough and Yeast. Can expand in the digestive system and cause severe damage.
3. Chewing Gum. Sugar-free gum sweetened with xylitol can be deadly. (Same goes for any food containing xylitol.)
4. Macadamia Nuts. Can upset the digestive and nervous systems.
5. Chocolate. Contains caffeine and theobromine, which affect the heart and nervous system and can be toxic.
6. Onions and Onion Powder. Contain sulfoxides and disulfides, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia. (P.S. Keep garlic out of reach for the same reason.)
We're MAJOR animal-lovers here at HG. So while we're on the subject... Remember to spay or neuter your pet, and if you're looking to add a furry friend to your household, please consider adoption. Visit local animal shelters or check out petfinder.com.
Warning: Don't Feed These to Fido!
Stuff You Didn't Know You Needed...
Cupcake Dental Floss - Protect your gums and kick a cupcake craving all at once! This waxed floss tastes like FROSTING. What's next? Cookie dough toothpaste? (Mmmmmm!)
The Original Perfect Pizza Sectional Slicing Pan - If you're obsessive and want to make pizza in evenly sized slices, get a load of this pan. It's sectioned so you can bake up a pizza in perfectly portioned slices. It also allows you to customize each slice, so your pepperoni-loving pal can enjoy her (or his) favorite topping, while your meat-loathing friend has nothing to worry about. If you are, however, the person who reaches for the BIG slice and pretends "a slice is a slice," this kitchen gadget may bum you out.
Mix N' Stir Liquid Mixing Pitcher by The Carefree Kitchen - Know how you make a pitcher of some drink and all kinds of stuff settles to the bottom? This snazzy item will change your life (or at least your pitchered beverages). It's got propeller action that stirs things up and keeps your liquids properly mixed with just a few pumps. Fantastic!
Wanna win a trip for two to San Fran to shop (with $2,500 in gift cards!) and hang with the ridiculously adorable celebrity chef Tyler Florence? Enter the Macy's Keeps America Cooking contest by submitting a short video of yourself cooking. If you're not up for all that (or you don't have a video camera or cooking skills), just click here to read our exclusive interview with Tyler. He is very cute and told us very cute things. So CLICK. ***A recent study found that even in these tough economic times, more than 20% of Americans still feel awkward about using coupons. 57% of those surveyed said they couldn't care less about what other people think as long as they themselves are saving money. We love coupons and use them proudly and often. ***Click here to see an awesome little chart of 100 foods that can improve your productivity. It's really cool and useful. ***Wanna know how to prepare foods safely in your microwave? Microwaveovenfacts.com is a new site that answers any and every Q you might have on the subject. Go there and see for yourself. ***Oooooh... Next week we're announcing a whole slew of exciting stuff about the new HG book and tour. You do NOT want to miss next Monday's News! In the meantime, check out this podcast of Lisa (HG herself) on the Vicky and Jen "What Really Matters" show. That's all we've got. HG out!
What's in Tyler's Fridge?
HG Heads Up! In Friday's email we featured grapefruit recipes, tips, and tricks. Grapefruit juice can affect the potency of several kinds of medication, increasing the strength of the drug up to 4 times and raising the risk of side effects and accidental overdose. So if you're on any medication, ask your doctor about that, and be careful!
CHEW ON THIS: Today, March 2nd, is National Banana Cream Pie Day. Click & scroll & celebrate with HG's Topsy Turvy Banana Cream Pie!
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