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Yo! Start Crunching!
Yo! Start Crunching!
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Breyers YoCrunch 100 Calorie Packs - These naturally sweetened little yogurt cups each come with a compartment of perfectly portioned goodies to swirl right in! There's Vanilla with Chocolate Chip Cookie Pieces, Vanilla with Nestle Buncha Crunch Candies, Cheesecake with Graham Cookie Pieces, and Strawberry with 100% Natural Lowfat Granola. Each creamy container, including the mix-ins, has 100 calories, 0.5 - 2g fat, 21 - 24g carbs, <1 - 1g fiber, and 3 - 4g protein (POINTS® value 2*). Mmmmmm... crunchyummyliciousness!

Sunsweet Chocolate PlumSweets - These chocolate-dunked pieces of "dried plums" (folks, they're prunes -- get over it!) ROCK! And they're PACKED with antioxidants from both dark chocolate and the "plums." Double whammy! Each serving (about 14 pieces) has 120 calories, 6g fat, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, and 1g protein (POINTS® value 3*).

Contessa MicroSteam Meals, Shrimp Varieties - There's a reason this company shares a name with Italian royalty -- it RULES! Once again, the frozen-foods co. is bringing us easy-to-prepare dinners for two or three with STARCH-FREE options! Four of the shrimp dishes in this line -- Balsamic Glazed Shrimp, Buffalo Shrimp, Honey Roasted Shrimp, and Tikka Masala Shrimp -- contain two servings per nukeable bag and consist of just shrimp, sauce, and (sometimes) veggies. A serving of each of those has 120 calories, 3 - 5g fat, 5 - 10g carbs, 0.5g fiber, and 12 - 13g protein (POINTS® value 3*). With stats like that, feel free to down the entire package!

Bitty Bites...

Fiber for All and All for Fiber!
Woohoo! Fiber One has officially launched its BRAND-NEW online store! Those hard-to-find baking mixes? The amazing toaster pastries? Every flavor of Fiber One bars under the sun? Yup, they're all there. No more roaming the market aisles and harassing store employees (unless that's what you do for fun). Also AMAZINGLY cool? The Daily Value Bundle! It includes a box of the Original cereal, a pack of Oats & Chocolate chewy bars, and a box of Blueberry muffin mix. One serving of each of the three products amounts to 100% of the fiber you need in a day. Clever! But try to include some fruit and veggies in your diet as well...


Outback Steakhouse Tells ALL!
We got our hands on the calorie info from Outback as soon as NYC started requiring it be listed on menus, but now the Interactive Nutritional Menu Tool on the restaurant's website has it all: fat, fiber, etc. Besides seeing stats for every section of the menu, you can customize each item and then view the total nutritionals for your entire meal. So just how much fat is in an Alice Springs Chicken dinner with Aussie Fries? That would be a whopping 115 grams! AHHHH! But the Grilled Chicken on the Barbie with Fresh Seasonal Veggies, if ordered without the butter on either, has just 387 calories, 3.5g fat, and 4.5g fiber (POINTS® value 7*). Nice! Check out the site, scope out the numbers, and mix-'n-match a perfect meal!
Possibly Preventive, Definitely Delicious!
Possibly Preventive, Definitely Delicious!
Eat Right: Potentially Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we're here with some helpful info. Getting the right nutrients could up your body's cancer-fighting abilities, so here are some fantastic foods that may aid in breast cancer prevention...

Nuts and Seeds - These guys are full of healthy fats and potential anticancer properties. Go for almonds and walnuts (check out Emerald's 100 Calorie Packs of Natural Walnuts and Almonds), flax seeds (we love Kashi's Pumpkin Spice Flax granola bars and thin-crust pizzas made with flax seeds), and pumpkin seeds (give it up for Kashi again, with its delicious seed-sprinkled Mayan Harvest Bake).

Fruits and Veggies - The more, the better. Broccoli, cabbage, spinach, and berries are all excellent sources of phytochemicals, which may assist in disease prevention. BTW, eating your veggies raw or lightly cooked is the best way to retain those good-for-you nutrients.

Whole Grains - Experts say high-fiber carbs might not trigger cell growth in breast tissue the way that white carbs (like flour and rice) could. So go for oats, bran, whole-wheat flour, and brown rice.

For more about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including recipes, resources, and how you can help, click here. Knowledge is power, people!
The Buzz...

Please take a minute to check out this list of the 272 highest-calorie fast food items. Some human spent a lot of time compiling this. (It's not 100% up-to-date, but it's still super-helpful.) It's ranked from highest to lowest, the highest being a 1,680-calorie shake and the lowest being a 700-calorie chicken sandwich. YOWZA! ***Food is great, and food that makes us more attractive is even better! A Japanese research team recently unveiled data that proves blackcurrants not only improve blood flow, but may also reduce dark circles under your eyes. AWESOME! *** D.I.Y. French-fry fanatics, you may want to pay attention. A new product called the ActiFry is now on the market and gets your spuds (and spud swaps) more fry-like than a regular old oven and with a minimal amount of oil. We tried it, and it's pretty cool! Thing is, it's basically a "unitasker" -- meaning it mainly does one thing really well and takes up a lot of space. Plus, it's SUPER-pricey. Those low-fat fries might be worth it, though... ***And finally... WE'VE HIT 800,000 SUBSCRIBERS!!! The lucky winners of a year's worth of Popchips AND VitaTops EACH are Magaly (the 800,000th subscriber herself) and Nina (the awesome friend who referred her). Congratulations, you two, and get ready for some SERIOUS snacking. Now, how on Earth are we gonna outdo ourselves when we hit A MILLION subscribers?! That's all we've got. HG out!
See What Made the List!
See What Made the List!
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This past Saturday, October 10th, was National Angel Food Cake Day. Have a belated celebration with our angelic and delicious 68-calorie Strawberry Shortycakes! All you need is cake mix, whipped topping, sugar-free preserves, strawberries, and a copy of Hungry Girl 200 Under 200!
 
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