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Stand by Meat!
Stand by Meat!
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Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Hearty Sausage Crumbles - Holy perfect-egg-mug-add-in, Batman! This crumbly seasoned turkey makes getting a protein-packed breakfast a little easier. A 2/3-cup serving has 90 calories, 4g fat, 500mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, and 11g protein (POINTS® value 2*). Jimmy is giving our beloved soy crumbles some competition...

Ocean Spray Dried Blueberries - Our cranberry-obsessed pals at the OS are branching out! If you need some new dried fruit in your life, try this snack. Each 1/3-cup serving has 140 calories, 0g fat, 5mg sodium, 32g carbs, 3g fiber, 27g sugars, and <1g protein (POINTS® value 2*). Ocean Spray's fruity lineup also now includes Dried Cherries and Jumbo Dried Cranberries -- SWEET!

Butterfinger Snackerz in Fun Size Pouches - As we inch closer and closer to Halloween, it's gonna be harder and harder to resist those little bags and bars of candy. Here's a find that will satisfy your sweet tooth without much damage to your diet. Have two pouches for 150 calories, 7g fat, 75mg sodium, 21g carbs, 1g fiber, 13g sugars, and 2g protein (POINTS® value 3*). Or, you know, have one pouch for half that. Just make SURE to get the Fun Size pouches, because the other packs have higher stats.
International House of Menu Makeovers!

IHOP has been giving people the runaround on nutritional info for quite some time, but now it's all out in the open -- the pancake chain has posted its stats online! Click and see. Not only that, but IHOP just debuted its Simple & Fit menu, calling out menu items that are under 600 calories. For example, the Simple & Fit Veggie Omelette with fresh fruit has 320 calories, 10g fat, and 8g fiber (POINTS® value 6*). If you want a BIG breakfast, try the Simple & Fit Whole Wheat French Toast Combo -- complete with scrambled egg substitute and two strips of turkey bacon -- for 490 calories, 15g fat, and 5g fiber (POINTS® value 10*). And for a basic morning meal, grab the new Simple & Fit Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Bowl, which comes sprinkled with granola and has 330 calories, 3g fat, and 7g fiber (POINTS® value 6*). WAY TO GO, IHOP!
Fit to Be Tried!
Fit to Be Tried!
Quite a Vita!
Quite a Vita!
BREAKING NEWS: Vitalicious Breakfast Sandwiches Are Here!

Are they morning sandwiches made of chocolate muffin tops?! No, silly! The EggNCheese VitaSandwich -- in a standard variety and a "with Veggies" version -- is a classic morning 'wich from the brilliant minds and taste buds behind VitaTops. Each 4.5-oz. sandwich features a whole-wheat English muffin and has a mere 150 calories, just 2g fat, a very reasonable 340 - 356mg sodium, 23g carbs, a whopping 7g fiber, 3g sugars, and 14 - 15g protein (POINTS® value 2*). Click here to see how these impressive stats stack up to those of similar sandwiches. Currently, the new b-fast treats are not sold online, but they ARE beginning to pop up in freezer aisles at Stop & Shop, Publix, SuperTarget, and Giant grocery stores. If you see 'em, grab a box and try 'em out! And hold on to that box; enter the code on the inside tab HERE, and get $5.00 off your next online Vita order. BTW, you DO know that more and more Target locations are carrying VitaTops, right? Those Vitalicious folks are just bursting with good news!
The Buzz...

Bigtime product find, people! An astoundingly tasty and low-calorie swap for queso dip that's... VEGAN?! It's true! Nacho Mom's Ultimate Vegan Queso is really good and has just 10 fat-free calories per serving... and only 160 calories IN THE WHOLE JAR. We don't know how they did it, but we're glad they did! Click here to order it online or, if you're lucky, find it in very select stores. We can't believe it's not queso! ***RECALL ALERT: Several store-brand products containing frozen green peas have been called back, as they may contain glass fragments. Click here for all the info. ***Extra, extra! The first 250,000 people to "like" Extra Dessert Delights gum on Facebook and submit a request will each receive a FREE pack of the delicious gum. Just CHEW it! ***Could too much light be causing you to pack on pounds? If you're a mouse, the answer is yes. A recent study found that when mice lacked a standard light/dark cycle (a.k.a. day/night sequence), their natural metabolic signals were disrupted and weight gain occurred. Researchers believe this could mean there's a link between exposure to nighttime light and the current obesity issue faced by humans. So lights out at bedtime, people! ***If you've been dreaming of Wonka-style multi-course chewing gum since childhood, you might soon be able to taste some of that pure imagination. Scientists at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich, England, are planning to use new technology to make gum that goes from tasting like tomato soup to roast beef to blueberry pie. We just hope they leave out the part that makes you turn into a giant blueberry... ***Playing video games could help more than your finger strength. A study from the Georgia Tech College of Computing suggests that health-oriented games could help adults make smarter food choices. After three weeks of playing a game that challenges users to choose the healthiest options among various food selections, participants began incorporating better foods into their diets. Game on! That's all we've got. HG out!
It's Nacho Mama's Cheese Dip...
It's Nacho Mama's Cheese Dip...
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Cheer up, Monday mopers! Today, October 18th, is National Chocolate Cupcake Day -- the perfect opportunity to make our Death by Chocolate Cupcakes or Gooey-Good German Chocolate Cupcakes. Hooray!
 
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