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01.28.05
 
 
If Hungry Girl can help it (and she can!), you've spent your hard-earned cash on some of these overpriced, awful "diet" foods for the very last time!
 

Down For the Count!

 
Carb Countdown yogurt is so heavy and thick, it left a coat of yogurt residue on our tongues.  Ewww.  And the flavors are very weak and not sweet enough.  What can we say?  They just taste bad.  In fact, after sampling several low carb yogurts we decided that yogurt needs carbs in order to taste good. Get over it.  And when you realize that carbs aren't the enemy, head over to your supermarket and get some Yoplait Light. Yum!
 
Dread 'n Butter!
 
We'd say Atkins Nutritionals Bread Mix tastes like cardboard, but we wouldn't want to insult the cardboard. This dry and expensive breadtastrophe has a weird texture and an even weirder taste.  For a low carb bread fix, try Bageltime's low carb bagel bars!
 
Chocolate Loss!
If it's delicious-tasting, low cal chocolate sauce you're after, don't bother with the Walden Farms or Sweet 'n Low versions.  Neither of them are good (trust us, that's an understatement).  A much better option is Hershey's Lite Syrup (Genuine Chocolate Flavor). It does have 50 calories per 2 tablespoon serving, but that breaks down to just 8.3 calories a teaspoon.  And all you really need is 1 or 2 teaspoons. Control yourself, willya?!

Not Worth a Penne...

If you miss the pasta you've cut from your diet, do not, we repeat, DO NOT buy Darielle's Low Carb Pasta as a substitute. Their so-called pasta's spongy, rubber-band-like texture is gummy and gross.  Sauteed bean sprouts or spaghetti squash taste much, much better and contain hardly any calories or carbs.  If you really need that noodle fix, try Crum Creek's Soy Pasta. It's packed with soy protein -- and it tastes great!

Chip Wreck!
At first bite, Doritos Edge chips don't seem so bad.  But as you keep chewing, the nasty soy aftertaste gets stronger and stronger. Other chips that earned themselves a big fat "thumbs down" from Hungry Girl are Atkins Crunchers.  They're chalky and they taste horrible.  If you're hit with a craving for crunch, chip it up with Wise Choice Snacks, or Guiltless Gourmet tortilla chips.
CHEW ON THIS:
Today, January 28th, is National Blueberry Pancake Day.  Here's an interesting recipe. Try it and let us know how you like it!
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