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04.17.09
 

 
You asked for it, YOU GOT IT! Here's an entire HG email devoted to NATURAL FOOD FINDS. Preservatives, you have the day off... Go see a movie.   
Flanigan Farms Natural Foods Traveler Snack Sampler

PER SERVING (1 oz., 1/4 cup): 130 - 180 calories, 8 - 15g fat, 0 - 5mg sodium, 5 - 12g carbs, 1 - 4g fiber, 0 - 7g sugars, 4 - 7g protein -- POINTS® value 3 - 4*

This is good, honest snack food right here. Nothing schmancy or trendy -- just wholesome nuts, fruits, seeds, and snack mixes. We're TOTALLY into the Traveler Snack Sampler -- an assortment of 15 personal-sized packages, perfect for throwing into your purse, briefcase, or lunchbox. (Some packages DO have more than one serving, so read labels carefully.) If you're into strictly single-serving stuff, check out the Nuts 'N' Fruit 5-pack of 1-oz. packages. Heads up: Some of the company's pistachios were involved in the recent recall, but no potentially tainted nuts will be sent out. Instead of pistachios, the sampler pack will feature dried persimmons. (Yum! Those are fat-free with 90 calories per oz. and a POINTS® value of 2*.) BTW, the company's got a school fundraising program that promotes healthy eating for kids. Look for this stuff in select southern CA stores or order online nationwide. Bonus! Order online before 5/31/09, and save 20% on ANY product -- at checkout, just enter customer code: hungry. You'll also get a free single-serving bag of trail mix with that code. Woohoo!
Organic Bistro Whole Life Meals

PER SERVING (one meal, salmon meals excluded): 330 - 490 calories, 6 - 17g fat, 140 - 400mg sodium, 43 - 57g carbs, 6 - 9g fiber, 5 - 15g sugars, 12 - 35g protein -- POINTS® value 6 - 10*

For those of you who are constantly in a hurry and bemoaning the questionable stuff found in other frozen meals, dinner (or lunch) is served! This company prides itself on providing nutritious food that tastes great. AND, for you salt-watchers out there, these meals have impressively low sodium stats (for pre-made frozen dinners). We've tried a slew of them, and they are really good, wholesome, and worth seeking out. Click here to order some online and here to find out where they're sold near you.
Krazy Ketchup

PER SERVING (1 tbsp.): 20 calories, 0g fat, 75mg sodium, 4g carbs, 0g fiber, 3g sugars, 0g protein -- POINTS® value 0*

When we first heard that someone had put our beloved butternut squash into KETCHUP, we thought it had to be a joke. But it's actually true. Krazy Ketchup is organic, made with veggies, sweetened with agave nectar, AND it comes in a recyclable bottle. WOWOWOW. And the best part? It totally tastes like regular ketchup. So if you're into super-natural stuff (super-natural as in healthy, not supernatural as in Heroes), click here to see where to buy it or here to get it online. BTW, Heinz also makes a good organic ketchup.
Healthy Choice All Natural Entrées

PER SERVING (one entrée): 270 - 380 calories, 4.5 - 7g fat, 410 - 600mg sodium, 38 - 75g carbs, 5 - 12g fiber, 2 - 19g sugars, 8 - 13g protein -- POINTS® value 5 - 7*

These days, all-natural foods are a pretty big draw, and convenient kinds are even better. That's probably why the folks at Healthy Choice are giving Lean Cuisine a run for its money with these all-natural meals, some of which are eerily close to the ones LC is dishing out. Verrrry sneaky. We've tried a bunch, and they're FANTASTIC (but not super-low in sodium). Everyone's FREAKING over the Pumpkin Squash Ravioli.  Also try the Sweet Asian Potstickers, Mediterranean Pasta, Portabella Marsala Pasta, Portabella Spinach Parmesan, and Tomato Basil Penne.
Amy's Chili & Cornbread Whole Meal

PER SERVING (entire meal): 340 calories, 6g fat, 680mg sodium, 59g carbs, 10g fiber, 14g sugars, 11g protein -- POINTS® value 7*

Yeah, yeah, we never shut up about Amy's. Get over it. One of the new Amy's entrées on the market is this wholesome offering. Who DOESN'T want cornbread with their chili? Plus, it comes with a side dish of brown rice and veggies. And ALL for just 340 calories and 6g fat (not to mention 10g fiber). Comfort food at its finest! Find it in your grocer's freezer.
NATURAL HG STAPLES

If you think most of our favorite things are loaded with chemicals, guess again, people. Here's a list of some of our absolute faves that happen to be completely NATURAL. There are more, but we can't list 'em all!

Blue Diamond Unsweetened Almond Breeze - Best non-dairy milk EVER.

House Foods Tofu Shirataki - These noodles rock our world!

La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb/High Fiber Tortillas - Superstars of "wrap." (Get it?!)

Amy's Organic Chunky Tomato Bisque - Super-versatile and AMAZING!

Mann's Sunny Shores Broccoli Cole Slaw - True, it's just shredded veggies. But we're addicted...

Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt - Our plain yogurt of choice for recipes.

Popchips - YEAH! They're natural, too!

Vitalicious VitaTops - Fiber, vitamins, natural ingredients, and deliciousness!

Sensible Portions Multigrain Crisps - Crunchy fun... naturally!!!

Justin's Nut Butters - Portion-controlled PB = AHHHHHHH!

Kashi Products - Cereals, entrées, pizzas, and more. Kashi just rules.

All Natural Almond Accents - A sprinkle of thinly sliced almonds in fun flavors makes anything better.

Freeze-Dried Fruits and Veggies from Just Tomatoes, Sensible Foods, and Crispy Green - Say no to additives. Yes to flavor.

Libby's Pure Pumpkin - 100% natural and 100% delicious. Add it to plain oatmeal for an all-natural b-fast or snack!

And don't forget about all those fruits (go, Fujis!!), veggies (we enjoy frozen steamable ones!), and natural lean proteins we're always talking about. EAT UP!
CHEW ON THIS:
Friday, April 17th, is National Cheeseball Day. We're going to be TOTAL cheeseballs and mention that our brand-new cookbook, Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 (available in stores and online), has cheesy recipes like Cheesy-Good Breakfast Tartlets, Four-Cheese Stuffed-Silly Mushrooms, and Just Fondue It (a big pot of hot cheese)!
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