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12.11.09
 

 
Silent Night isn't really our style, so today we're loudly yapping about our TOP ATE seasonal food finds that are safe for snacking/sipping. We encourage the (moderate, as always) consumption of these goodies...   
Starbucks Caramel Brulee Frappuccino Light Blended Coffee

PER SERVING (Tall, 12 oz.): 150 calories, 0.5g fat, 190mg sodium, 31g carbs, 2g fiber, 21g sugars, 4g protein -- POINTS® value 3*

AHHHH! This beverage is SO, SO good. As for the fact that it's blended and frozen? We solve the "how to stay warm while slurping frozen drinks in the winter" conundrum by staying firmly planted in one of SB's comfy chairs until every drop of the stuff is gone. This is good advice. Take it.
Miss Meringue Meringues in Peppermint Crush

PER SERVING (about 9 cookies): 110 calories, 0g fat, 20mg sodium, 25g carbs, 0g fiber, 25g sugars, 1g protein -- POINTS® value 2*

We're longtime fans of these crunchy, sweet mint treats. Meringues are ALWAYS fun, but we really love this winter-y version. Pick some up and set 'em out for nibbles at a holiday party... or just eat 'em while you watch Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! for the hundred-millionth time.
Torani Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie Syrup

PER SERVING (1 oz., 2 tbsp.): 0 calories, 0g fat, 0mg sodium, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 0g protein -- POINTS® value 0*

Mmmmm! Making crazy drink concoctions in our kitchen is simply not possible without delicious sugar-free syrups. And we're SO happy this seasonal flavor is back again. Mix some into your coffee drinks, create a special milkshake, or try drizzling it over sweet potatoes or butternut squash. We repeat, mmmmm! Click here to track down some Torani.
Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned Light Ice Cream in Limited Edition Holiday Flavors 


PER SERVING (1/2 cup): 110 - 120 calories, 3 - 4g fat, 40 - 55mg sodium, 17 - 20g carbs, 0g fiber, 13 - 14g sugars, 2 - 3g protein -- POINTS® value 2 - 3*

The folks at Dreyer's/Edy's pretty much have all your winter taste requirements covered. Hot Cocoa? Check. Peppermint? Check. Egg Nog? Check, check, check!!! And all with the low stats and the slow-churned creaminess we love so much. These ice creams are AMAZING. Get some before they're gone for another year. (Pssst! You may even be able to find fall's Pumpkin flavor still on shelves!)
Marshmallow Peeps in Snowmen, Trees, Peppermint Stars, Chocolate Mousse Flavored Reindeer, Sugar Cookie Gingerbread Cutouts, and JOY

PER SERVING (3 Snowmen/Trees/Stars/Reindeer, 2 Cutouts, or 1 JOY word): 100 - 120 calories, 0g fat, 10 - 15mg sodium, 24 - 29g carbs, 0g fiber, 23 - 27g sugars, 0 - 1g protein -- POINTS® value 2*

No longer content with Easter, Marshmallow Peeps are getting mixed up in all kinds of holidays! We're fine with that, since it means we get to chomp on sugar-dusted marshmallows in a variety of shapes and flavors (just not all at once).
Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Holiday Tea

PER SERVING (1 tea bag): 0 calories, 0g fat, 0mg sodium, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 0g protein -- POINTS® value 0*

This amazing, decaffeinated, herbalized green tea blend features peppermint leaves, orange peel, cinnamon, and vanilla bean. It may be the perfect fireside companion... but you probably shouldn't tell that to your pet or significant other. They might get jealous.
Pepperidge Farm Holiday Cookie Bites in Ginger Man

PER SERVING (12 cookies): 130 calories, 4g fat, 105mg sodium, 23g carbs, 1g fiber, 12g sugars, 2g protein -- POINTS® value 3*

Don't think ALL holiday cookies are off limits just because you're watching what you eat! Count out a dozen of these li'l "men" -- which are adorable, delicious, and sprinkled with red & green sugar crystals -- and get that gingerbread taste without worrying about how many calories you snarfed down.
Candy Cane Tootsie Pops (a.k.a. Peppermint Tootsie Roll Pops)

PER SERVING (1 pop): 60 calories, 0g fat, 0mg sodium, 15g carbs, 0g fiber, 11g sugars, 0g protein -- POINTS® value 1*

We LOVE candy canes, but what's the LEAST awkward way to eat 'em? Do you start with the straight end or the curved end? How do you avoid getting peppermint smeared all over your chin? To crunch or not to crunch? ACK! The lack of said issues is only PART of the reason we adore THESE safely-stowed-on-a-stick peppermint candy treats. They're also stuffed with a chocolatey Tootsie Roll center. AMAZING!
CHEW ON THIS:
Sunday, December 13th, is Ice Cream and Violins Day. This day STILL doesn't make any sense to us, but we'll eat some Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned Light Ice Cream anyway. (Yay, holiday flavors!) And does ANYONE out there understand this holiday?
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