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Finally, Vitaminwater We Approve Of!
Finally, Vitaminwater We Approve Of!
Spotted on Shelves...

Glacéau Vitaminwater10 - This new low-calorie, naturally sweetened line of water is MAJORLY impressive. There are four flavors -- Energy Tropical Citrus (good), Essential Orange-Orange (really good), Multi-V Lemonade (really, really good!), and XXX Acai-Blueberry-Pomegranate (good, but not as good as the others). An 8-oz. serving of each has just 10 calories -- that's 25 calories per bottle. A new HG staple.

Butterball Thin & Crispy Turkey Bacon - Looking for turkey bacon with more flavor than the extra-lean kind but fewer calories and less fat than regular turkey bacon? Well, here it is. A 3-slice serving of these skinny strips has 50 calories, 3.5g fat, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, and 5g protein (POINTS® value 1*). These crisp up really well and have pretty lacy edges, too!

Zoe's Granola Cereals - Attention, granola-munchers. Not only does this stuff taste fantastic (seriously, it's GOOD), but it also has great nutritional stats. That's because the humans over at Zoe's are smart, and they bulked up their oats with clusters of rice and soy crisps. So you get a nice 3/4-cup serving for 190 calories, 4.5 - 5g fat, 32 - 34g carbs, 7 - 8g fiber, and 8g protein (POINTS® value 3*). Check 'em out in Cranberries Currants, Honey Almond, and Cinnamon Raisin. Click here to see where they're sold and here to order online. P.S. Check out this free-shipping deal on a sampler pack!
Calorie-Counters Got It Goin' On!

We've been saying this for a bazillion years (okay, since May of 2004), but there's no magic bullet that can change the simple facts of weight loss. The formula is pretty simple, chewers: It's calories in vs. calories burned. And a recent study (the largest of its kind) has confirmed this. Participants followed various diet plans (low-carb, high-protein, etc.), but each plan cut the same amount of calories from the participant's normal intake. Turns out that it really didn't matter what they ate, just how many calories they consumed -- every diet group lost about the same amount of weight. We say, if you're trying to shed lbs., it's up to YOU to figure out what helps you achieve a lower calorie lifestyle. We're all about eating, so we tend to stick with stuff we can eat large portions of without taking in a huge number of calories. More protein, less starchy carbs, less fat, more fiber -- all great ways to get more bang for your calorie buck. The takeaway here is that cutting calories, along with finding the stuff that keeps you satisfied, is the way to go for weight loss. And, while we're on the subject of calorie-counting, here's a friendly reminder that our new book, Hungry Girl 200 Under 200, (out 4/14/09) features 200 recipes, each under 200 calories per serving. To meet your calorie needs while chewing LOTS of delicious food, mix and match 'em 'til the cows come home!
Magic Weight-Loss Secret? Count Calories!
Magic Weight-Loss Secret? Count Calories!
Ooooh... Schmancy!
Ooooh... Schmancy!
Frozen Food Trends: Super-Low-Sodium, Organic, Gluten-Free, and All-Natural Options!

If you're looking for healthier selections in the freezer aisle, you've come to the right place...

Organic Bistro Whole Life Meals - These flash-frozen entrées have a LOT going for them. Besides being organic and kinda fancy, they're also crazy-low in sodium (as little as 80mg and no more than 400mg) and gluten-free. The line includes Spiced Chicken Morocco, Jamaican Shrimp Cakes, Pasta Puttanesca, Savory Turkey, Sockeye Salmon Cakes, Chicken Citron, Wild Salmon, and Ginger Chicken. Most of these meals have 330 - 490 calories, 6 - 17g fat, 43 - 57g carbs, 6 - 9g fiber, and 12 - 35g protein (POINTS® value 6 - 10*) each -- only the salmon ones have higher stats. Lots of unique flavors and ingredients here -- a cinnamon-apricot sauce, ginger-scented edamame, a green tea glaze, and more. We tried a whole bunch of these meals, and we're fans. They can be purchased online and found at select supermarkets, like many Whole Foods locations. Click here to locate a store near you that stocks these or here to order online.

Healthy Choice All Natural Entrées - Check out this new line of high-fiber, preservative-free, meatless frozen meals. There are six varieties -- Sweet Asian Potstickers, Mediterranean Pasta, Portabella Marsala Pasta, Portabella Spinach Parmesan, Pumpkin Squash Ravioli, and Tomato Basil Penne. Each has 270 - 380 calories, 4.5 - 7g fat, 38 - 75g carbs, 5 - 12g fiber, and 8 - 13g protein (POINTS® value 5 - 7*). We're looking forward to trying them all... especially the Pumpkin Squash Ravioli!

Happy Frozen Food Month!!!
The Buzz...

Wanna win a day's worth of food for free?! eDiets is giving out 350 days of free food (50 winners a day!) between now and Sunday (3/22/09). Check out the details here, and read all about the fresh prepared meal delivery service. FYI, the food is delicious (especially the lasagna... YUM!). ***Heard of Slender Wine? Sweetened with a 0-calorie natural sweetener, it's the world's only sweet wine with no sugar and no carbs. We've heard the calorie count is pretty similar to dry wine. LOTS of people are yapping about this stuff. To buy and try, click here (IL, IN, MN, & NM) or here (select other states)... and then let us know what you think. And by the way, if you're the type that needs a little help controlling your wine servings, check out these Wine-Trax glasses with portion-control lines at the 4-oz., 6-oz., and 8-oz. marks. VERY cool! And don't worry -- there are no numbers actually imprinted on the glasses. So you won't look like you're drinking out of a long-stemmed measuring cup. ***Are you a fiber know-it-all? Prove it! Play Fiber One's Fiber Friend Face-Off game, and you could win great prizes like a spa trip, camcorders, and cash cards. And snag a $1.00-off coupon while you're there. Woohoo! ***Our "pre-order two copies of the new HG book and get 24 VitaTops FREE" offer is happening RIGHT NOW. In case you haven't read about it, click here for all the details! And speaking of VitaTops, our next FREE-SHIPPING Vita special is happening TOMORROW. Don't miss it, people! That's all we've got. HG out!
Fresh Food... FREE?!
Fresh Food... FREE?!
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Today, March 16th, is National Artichoke Heart Day. Celebrate with a big bowl of our Crazy-Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip. Yum!
 
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