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Hole-y Bite-Sized Bagels, Batman!
Spotted On Shelves...
Little Lender's Bagels - Thanks to our bagel-baking pals at Lender's, you can now have holey bread items in all different sizes and calorie counts. There are Little Lender's (70 calories and a PointsPlus® value of 2* each), Lender's 100 Calorie (PointsPlus® value of 3* each), and Lender's Mini Bagels (140 - 160 calories and a PointsPlus® value of 4* each). The itty-bitty 70-calorie ones are adorable, but chances are you'll wanna pop a bunch at a time, so be warned! Look for the Little and 100 Calorie ones in the fridge section, and find the Minis with the shelf-stable bread products.
GNC be-Nourished Nutritional Bars - The bar market is overcrowded, for sure, but these new 140-calorie offerings from GNC are REALLY good. We've tried the Chocolate Soy Crisp, Cinnamon Almond Crunch, and Peanut Caramel Crisp -- thumbs up to all those flavors, but the Cinnamon Almond Crunch rocks the most. With 3.5 - 4g fat and 14 - 17g carbs, each one packs in 2 - 3g fiber and 10 - 12g protein. Impressive!!!
Mishima Clear Noodle Soup - It may be too hot outside to write about soup, but this particular SOUP is way too hot to NOT write about. In Miso/Soy Bean Paste, Szechwan Style/Spicy Sesame Paste, Teriyaki Soy Sauce Flavor, and Thai Style/Tom Yam Kung Flavor, each container of this just-add-water instant soup has only about 90 - 100 calories, 0 - 2g fat, 18 - 21g carbs, and 2 - 3g protein. Just an FYI, they're a bit high in sodium. We're not sure if these have saturated markets nationally yet, but we CANNOT wait until they do. In the meantime, they can be found at Japanese markets. (Or click here to order online!) Run -- don't walk -- to the store and stock up on these glass-noodle-filled instant soup cups. TWO YUMS UP, PEOPLE!!!
OMG! Insane Savings, HG Style...
Okay, all the hard work's been done for you, humans. We've scoured the web in search of the bestest bargains and coupons, and we found some great stuff...
Amazon Manager's Special - They've STILL got it! Over 2,500 goodies on sale -- everything from Popchips and Zoe's Granola to 100 Calorie Packs and Genisoy Soy Crisps. Click around and check out all the spectacular offers. The savings have already been applied, so no special code is needed. And don't be lazy -- there's TONS here!!!
Coupons.com - Our cost-cutting buddies over at Coupons.com are offering $1.00-off coupons for a bazillion HG-friendly items. Like what, say you? Like Crystal Light, Jell-O (the Sugar Free stuff!), Bagel-fuls, Cool Whip (Cool Whip Free!) and SO MUCH MORE! Move your mouse this way and CLICK, HGers!
HG Stuff, Cheap or Free... WEEEE!
WW Wows the WWW!
Weight Watchers Alert! New & Improved Website and Top-Secret Guilt-Free Snacks... YAY!!!
eTools Got a Makeover! - Weight Watchers just got even better. Their brand-spankin'-new eTools site setup is FANTASTIC -- MUCH more user-friendly than before. A large graphic toolbar displays the POINTS® Tracker, POINTS® Calculators, and other tools for easy access. Another section makes searching the recipe database super-simple. You can browse by keyword, POINTS® value, or meal type. There are also interactive cheat sheets, fitness demos, and more, all right there on the member homepage. Big improvement, Double W!
Shhhh! Secret Snacks - More kudos to WW for their insanely delicious snacks that are ONLY sold at meeting locations -- including to-die-for Pretzel Thins and Multigrain Crisps, which each have about 100 - 110 calories, 1.5g fat, 21g carbs, 1 - 2g fiber, and 2 - 3g protein per pouch (PointsPlus® value 3). AHHHHHHH, so good! (Psssst... You don't need to be a WW member to buy 'em, so head on in to get some ASAP!)
Big, BIG news, people. A brand-new version ofthe delicious Fiber One Yogurt is debuting next month. Same amazing flavors (and taste!), but with only 50 calories, zero grams of fat, and a whopping five grams of fiber per 4-oz. cup (PointsPlus® value 1*)! We've tried these and love them so much that they'll now feature Hungry Girl and our seal of approval ALL OVER the pack. They go into production this month, so expect to see them on store shelves soon! ***Know anyone who owns or manages a restaurant? Send them to Welltech Bistro, a company that will not only convince them it's important to provide nutritional info for customers, but it will also help them obtain that info and figure out the best ways to present it. WE HEART WELLTECH BISTRO and want to spread the word about it. Click here for more on that. And share the link with food-industry people EVERYWHERE. ***Want to take in fewer calories? Change a light bulb! According to one color-psychology expert, changing the bulb in your fridge from white to blue, giving your food a blue-ish tint, may very well cause your food to look less appetizing and result in you eating less. We don't make this stuff up; we just report it. Click to read more about this bizarre concept. ***Check out our latest video to hit the web! It's HG's Lisa throwing out the first pitch at an Oakland A's baseball game! (That catcher should've dove and caught the ball. Check it out and see if you agree.) ***Did you know cooking some veggies could actually cause them to become healthier?! Tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, spinach, and peppers are just SOME of the veggies that may be better for you if they're boiled or steamed. Click for the full story. And... that is ALL we've got for you this week. HG out!
Cute & Creamy!
CHEW ON THIS: Today is June 1st, which means it's the first day of National Iced Tea Month. Check out Zhena's Gypsy Tea, a FANTASTIC line of teas we just discovered. Then sip and celebrate!
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