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Hi, Hungry Girl!

I tried your Grab 'n Go Breakfast Cookies -- they are great! My question is about the Fiber One cereal that gets ground up into crumbs and mixed into the batter. The recipe calls for 1/4 cup Fiber One. Should I be measuring out that 1/4 cup before I put the cereal in the blender, or after it's been ground into crumbs? I just want to make sure. Thank you!!!

Questioning Cookies

Dear Questioning Cookies,

Thanks for emailing! Glad you like those cookies. I'm a big fan of them, too! For that recipe, you need to measure 1/4 cup of the cereal itself FIRST, and THEN blend it into crumbs. That's typically how it works with our recipes that involve blending up F1 cereal. The ingredients list tells you how much of the whole cereal to start with... and then you blend! It's like that because I want HG recipes to be as user-friendly as possible -- and I think it's much easier if you know how much of the actual cereal you'll need as opposed to how much of the ground cereal crumbs you'll need. But here's a little trick... If you want to make those cookies (or any of our recipes that use F1 crumbs) often, you can blend up a whole bunch of the cereal at once, and then store the crumbs in an airtight container. When you're ready to make your recipe, just measure out HALF the amount of cereal called for -- so if the recipe calls for 1/4 cup cereal, use 2 tbsp. crumbs. Get it? GOOD! Thanks for checking in!



Dear HG,

I recently discovered a DELICIOUS frozen dinner: Stouffer's Green Pepper Steak. The nutrition label says that it only has 240 calories for the whole package, but I looked it up online and found calorie counts ranging from 240 to 330 calories! Help me, HG! Who am I supposed to believe here?

Pepper Steak Perplexed

Dear Perplexed,

Glad you found something new to eat that you love! Sometimes you'll find conflicting nutritional info out there, which is definitely annoying. Your best bet is to always assume that the actual package has the most current and correct nutritional info. (This is what the food companies tell me, anyway!) I checked the official Stouffer's site, and it does say the Green Pepper Steak has 240 calories, just like your box says -- so that's good news! When you look up nutritional stats online, always make sure to check the official company website. You can also try calling the phone number on the package or on the website (typically in the "Contact Us" section) -- the customer service people are usually pretty helpful. Happy chewing!!!

 
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