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No Worries...That's a 100-Calorie Cupcake!
No Worries...That's a 100-Calorie Cupcake!
Happy B-day to Us!

Hey...Did you know that Hungry Girl is now TWO YEARS OLD?  It was just about two years ago we sent our very first email to a mere 200 subscribers.  And since then, we've grown to have over 100,000 of them!  We just wanted to take the time to say thank you for all of the support, feedback and love you've all given us over these past two years.  Thank you guys...YOU ROCK!  If you're new to HG, check out our site, which archives every single email we've ever sent.  And since it's our birthday, go ahead and celebrate this joyous occasion with a guilt-free treat...Weeeee!
Applebee's Adds Southwest Cobb to Weight Watchers Menu

Points counter alert!  Applebee's, home of the licensed WW-friendly menu, has added a new item to its line-up.  The latest addition is a Southwest Cobb Salad, consisting of grilled chipotle chicken, shredded cheese, broccoli, diced tomatoes, shredded carrots, corn, and black beans served on a bed of mixed greens.  The meal clocks in at 440 calories, 8g fat and 13g fiber, which equals 9 points.  Not bad, especially if you compare it to the Southwest Cobb that Chili's is serving up.  That freakish excuse for a salad has 1186 calories and 86g of fat.  Eeeks!
What About Cobb?
What About Cobb?
Small Snacks = Big Bucks
Small Snacks = Big Bucks
100 Calories of...EVERYTHING!

With the calorie-counting craze booming (and no end in sight), even more companies are scrambling to release portion controlled snacks.  In 2004, there were five 100 calorie snacks on the market. That number jumped to 44 in 2005.  Now there are 14 plus new ones on the way.  They're more expensive, but consumers have happily been paying the same price for 1/3 the amount of food.  So what is it about this type of packaging that makes consumers willing to pay more money? Experts say it's all about control.  Pre-portioned snacks give people license to eat cookies, chips, chocolate and more, without guilt.  And people are willing to pay for that.  Who can blame them?
Spotted on the Shelves...

Nestle Stixx -  90-calorie, cream-filled chocolatey wafers in three flavors - Butterfinger, Crunch and Dark Crunch.  Pssst...these are more of a special treat, than an every day food!

Skinny Cow Ice Cream Cones - 150 calories, 2.5 - 3g fat, 2g fiber.  We haven't tried 'em yet but they look gooood!

Bumble Bee Prime Fillet Pink Salmon Steaks -  In Teriyaki and Lemon & Dill, these are 100% natural, grilled and ready to heat.

Stixx 'Em Up!
Stixx 'Em Up!
Your New Perfect Mates!
Your New Perfect Mates!
The Buzz...

The results are in!  Health Magazine has announced its "Best of Food" award winners.  There are 25 in all, including some HG faves, like Al Fresco Chicken Sausages and Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned Light.  Click here for more info.  ***You voted on the new Coffee-Mate flavors and now they're here!  Starting this month, Coconut Creme and Vanilla Chai Spice will be added to Coffee-Mate's suite of non-dairy creamers.  Let's hope lowfat and sugar free versions of 'em are on the way.  Click for coupons  ***Formerly unhealthy Gangsta Rapper 50 Cent is helping kids shape up. 50 is a spokes-rapper and judge for a nationwide cooking competition aimed at preventing obesity by improving high school students' eating habits.  Student chefs will compete to create the most "nutrient-rich" cafeteria lunch recipe.  That's all we've got. HG out!
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May is National Strawberry Month.  Strawberries are low in calories, and high in antioxidants and vitamins A & C.
 
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