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Fruity & Hole-Free!
Fruity & Hole-Free!
Spotted on Shelves...

Kraft Bagel-fuls, New Fruit & Cream Cheese Varieties - A while back, we told you about Bagel-fuls, Twinkie-shaped "bagels" filled with cream cheese that come frozen and thaw fast for an on-the-go bagel fix. These new ones are stuffed with cream cheese and fruit filling, and the stats are even more impressive than the originals. In Cherry, Strawberry, and Apple Cinnamon (apple filling in a cinnamon & brown sugar bagel!), each one has 190 calories, 3g fat, 34g carbs, 2g fiber, and 6g protein (POINTS® value 4*). Look for 'em in the breakfast section of the freezer aisle.

Blue Bunny Birthday Party Ice Cream Sandwiches - These aren't spun as "light" frozen treats, but each one has just 160 calories, 3.5g fat, 27g carbs, <1g fiber, and 3g protein (POINTS® value 3*) -- and they are SO awesome. You get white-cake-flavored ice cream crammed with sprinkles and frosting, all sandwiched between two tasty vanilla wafers. WORTH it! Yum...

Fiber One Lowfat Cottage Cheese with Fiber - Just when you thought our friends at F1 couldn't possibly cram fiber into anything else, they did. This cottage cheese ROCKS. With 80 calories, 2g fat, 8g carbs, 5g fiber, and 10g protein (POINTS® value 1*) per 1/2-cup serving, this stuff is creamier and more delicious than fat-free cottage cheese with better stats than the regular low-fat kind. Double score!
How SWEET Is It? Stevia Poll!!!

People have been buzzing about stevia and stevia-derived sweeteners these days. There's Truvia, PureVia, Sun Crystals (a sugar-stevia blend), and more. Have you seen or tried any of 'em? All of 'em? Have you noticed that products like Vitaminwater10, Trop50, and 0 Cal SoBe Lifewater are sweetened with the stuff? Do you like it? Hate it? Feel indifferent? WE WANT INFO!!! Click here to take our little pop-up poll about sweeteners. We REALLY wanna know what you're thinking these days, and we know how you love to take polls, so start voicing your opinions. There's power in numbers, people -- HGers could make a difference in what companies put out in the future!
Mouth Off ASAP!
Mouth Off ASAP!
Gettin' Clicky with It!
Gettin' Clicky with It!
Websites Worth Checking Out...

StillTasty.com - Here you can get answers to pretty much any question you could possibly have about shelf life and storing methods for various foods -- and that can save you cash, since wasted food equals wasted money. The Question of the Day feeds you answers to Qs you didn't even know you had, and there are "Shelf Talk" articles to keep you fully informed. Pretty useful! We learned you should never rinse raw chicken. Who knew?!

Shortcuts.com - Sure there are a slew of online sources for coupons out there, but this one's REALLY cool. Partnered with over a dozen supermarket chains, the freebie service links coupons directly to your grocery store savings card. In other words, no printing and cutting necessary. Just show your card at checkout, and savings will be applied. The site is new and still expanding, so if your favorite store isn't included, email in and let them know.

Tweetwhatyoueat.com - This site hasn't been around long and still has some kinks to work out, but we're Twitter-obsessed and think this is cool. Basically, you set up a food diary through your Twitter account, and the site allows you to track what you eat (as well as the calories) using your cell phone or computer. You can also schedule reminders, save frequently chewed foods and their calorie counts, track your weight, and make a Do Not Eat list. (Warning: The site keeps a tally of how many times you slip up and eat foods on your Do Not Eat list!) Try it out and let us know what you think...
The Buzz...

***Oooh, Mickey D's is getting all fancy-schmancy! McCafé, a new line of gourmet coffee drinks, is now being served up nationwide at McDonald's. A small flavored latte or cappuccino made with nonfat milk has 140 - 180 calories and a POINTS® value of 3 - 4*, and a small one made with nonfat milk and sugar-free vanilla syrup (as opposed to regular syrup) or no flavor syrup at all contains just 40 - 90 calories and a POINTS® value of 1 - 2*. Woohoo! ***Do you have an EB-brand fitness ball -- one labeled Bally Total Fitness, Everlast, Body Fit or Valeo? Heads up! About THREE MILLION of these exercise balls were recently recalled after several dozen people reported that their ball suddenly burst during use. Click here for the full story, and be careful! ***Here's some nutty news for you. A study recently published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition compared the heart-health benefits of walnuts and fatty fish (both contain Omega-3s). The results indicate that walnuts are MORE effective in reducing total and LDL (bad) cholesterol than fatty fish. And a separate study, this one just published in the British Journal of Nutrition, suggests that including even a small amount of walnuts in your diet could improve motor skills and cognitive function. WOWSERS! ***A few HG spies have noticed some Weight Watchers chilled meals in the fridge section of their local markets. There are a dozen varieties, including Vegetable Lasagna and Turkey Meatloaf with Garlic Mashed Potato, and each has a POINTS® value of 4 to 6. Well, that's all we've got. HG out!
McD's Coffee News!
McD's Coffee News!
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Today, May 11th, is Eat What You Want Day. But before you get all crazy and consume a bazillion calories, check out our latest restaurant shockers. If you still reeeeeally want something on that list, at least you'll know what you're getting yourself into!
 
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