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Fiber One 90 Calorie Chewy Bars - HUGE news in the world of no-guilt snack bars! These are the perfect size for a quick chew and (as expected) taste AMAZING! In Chocolate and Chocolate Peanut Butter (both sooooo good!), each 90-calorie bar has 2 - 2.5g fat, 95mg sodium, 17g carbs, 5g fiber, 5g sugars, and 1g protein (POINTS® value 1*). Yes, yes, YES! (Sorry. We're a little excited.)
Nabisco 100 Cal Mister Salty Yogurt Flavored Pretzels - You already know we're nuts about salty snacks coated in chocolate, but we also love 'em dunked in yogurt. Trust us, these pretzels ROCK. Each pack (about 13 pieces) has 100 calories, 4g fat, 160mg sodium, 16g carbs, 0g fiber, 7g sugars, and 1g protein (POINTS® value 2*). Get them NOW!
DiGiorno 200 Calorie Portions Pizza - Emails have been flooding in about these portion-controlled freezer-aisle pies -- you LOVE 'em! (Why don't you MARRY them?) A 200-calorie serving has 9g fat, 440 - 520mg sodium, 21 - 22g carbs, 1g fiber, 2 - 3g sugars, and 9 - 11g protein (POINTS® value 5*). Try Chicken with Peppers & Onions, Pepperoni, Cheese & Tomato... or ALL of the above.
The Kewlest Kid on the Block!
Reed Alexander is our new BFF! Not just because he plays the hysterically evil Nevel on iCarly (that IS pretty awesome, though), but also because he has launched his very own website called KewlBites, targeted at helping everyone -- especially teens -- eat smarter and feel better. Oh, did we mention that Reed is 14 years old? Yeah. He's not a nutritionist or Doogie-Howser-type doctor, he's just smart: He did a bunch of research and lost about 15 pounds, and now he wants to share his newfound knowledge. We think his site is totally worth passing along to middle/high school students... but really, anyone could benefit from this info. GO, REED!
Reed to the Rescue!
Nifty & Under 550!
The Apple of Our Hungry Eyes!
Way to join the party, Applebee's! The casual neighborhood chain has finally released a line of lightened-up meals -- all-new entrées under 550 calories. We've tried them, and they're ALL incredible. Every single one. (Pinky swear!) BTW, we nabbed the individual calorie counts from our California menus, and the highest-cal meal tops out at 500! Here they are now...
Grilled Dijon Chicken & Portobellos (450 calories) - Grilled chicken is topped with those portobellos as well as roasted red peppers, cheddar cheese, and a Dijon sauce. AND it comes with steamed herb potatoes and a side of veggies. We love this!
Spicy Shrimp Diavolo (500 calories) - For those who like it HOT, this meal of chilied-up shrimp, spicy tomato-basil sauce, veggies, and Parm-sprinkled whole-wheat pasta should give your hunger a fiery kick to the curb.
Asian Crunch Salad (490 calories) - Greens, sugar snap peas, roasted red peppers, and cukes are topped with grilled chicken, sliced almonds, and an Asian vinaigrette dressing. AMAZING!
Asiago Peppercorn Steak (390 calories) - This grilled sirloin with cracked peppercorn and melted cheese is crazy-good. Piles of mixed veggies and potatoes accompany it. WOWOW, it's good.
Grilled Shrimp & Island Rice (290 calories) - You get skewers of seasoned shrimp over tropical rice, plus a lovely assortment of veggies on the side. Mmmmm.... so much delicious shrimp!
Good news for residents of California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona: VitaTops are now being sold at select Costco locations, for a limited time only... And at great prices! As for everyone else? Don't miss an amazing Vita special coming up in tomorrow's HG email! ***Pop quiz, hotshot! Celestial Seasonings has launched its PossibiliTEAS Facebook quiz, and for each person who takes the quiz, CS will donate a dollar to protect tropical forests. A mere $15 saves a whole acre, so take the test and pass it on! ***Dunkin' Donuts is REALLY getting into the guilt-free game! You can now order ANY of DD's breakfast wraps or sandwiches with egg whites. A Bacon, Egg White & Cheese Wake-Up Wrap has 180 calories and 8g fat! Were so proud... Now come to CA already!!! ***Reader's Digest recently polled 16,000 people in 16 countries worldwide to find out opinions on dieting and body-consciousness. Nearly 70% of American women think our culture focuses too much on weight, yet 85% have tried to lose weight at some point. Click and read more about who feels the most pressure to be thin, who pops the most diet pills, etc. ***Anyone freaked out by the Red Robin burger in our recent Yahoo! story on 1,000-calorie meals? Check out the Customizer feature on the chain's website to make sure that if you DO end up there, you DON'T end up with a 1,000-cal meal. We'll be playing around with this fun feature in our free time... That's all we've got! HG out!
Vitas Invade Costco!
CHEW ON THIS: Everyone knows that today, January 18th, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day... But did you know that tomorrow is National Popcorn Day?! Grab a 100-calorie bag of your favorite 94% fat-free microwave popcorn (we like Jolly Time Healthy Pop) and enjoy!
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