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Mushroom Madness!
Mushroom Madness!
Happy Mushroom Month...Win $5,000!!!!

If you read your HG emails carefully, you already know that it's National Mushroom Month (woohoo!). To help celebrate, the Mushroom Council (yep, it really exists) is giving $5,000 to the winner of their "Make It With Mushrooms" contest. If you're a pro with a portabella or know your way around a shiitake, think about entering. If you haven't cooked with these squishy veggies before, give 'em a whirl -- they're low in calories, free of fat, and an excellent source of nutrients including several B vitamins, copper, potassium, and the antioxidant selenium. Mushrooms are our spongy friends! Good luck...

Look...Books!

The Amazing Mackerel Pudding Plan: Classic Diet Recipe Cards from the 1970s - Wow, we love this book! It's jam-packed with hysterically funny retro recipes from Weight Watchers. In need of a recipe for "Surprise Chowder" or "Fish Balls"? You're in luck. Even funnier than the names on the cards are the hideous pictures (FYI, we own a set of the original cards here at the HG HQ). Click to see more.

 

The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood - The tagline for this book is "Dr. Sears's Ten Ways to Get Your Family on the Right Nutritional Track." Are your kids' eating habits out of control? With healthy recipes, tips and an easy-to-follow eating plan, this book may be just what your family needs. Click for more.

 

Mindless Eating - Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think is a real eye-opener. It'll help you figure out why you overeat without realizing it and how to change dangerous eating habits. And remember, no snacking while you read it... Click for details.

 

 

Holy Mackerel...Pudding?!?
Holy Mackerel...Pudding?!?
Splenda Just Got Better!
Splenda Just Got Better!
Spotted on Shelves...

Splenda Flavor Blends for Coffee - Yowsa...French Vanilla, Hazelnut and Mocha flavored Splenda?! Toss these in your purse and you can turn a boring old cup o' joe into a fancy-schmancy coffee indulgence -- anywhere, anytime. And the best part is, they're calorie-free!

 

Snyder's of Hanover 100 Calorie Pretzel Packs - Stop yourself from devouring an entire bag of pretzels (a semi-dangerous HG trigger food!) with these packs. Available in Minis, Snaps and Sticks.

 

Lil'FIJI - No, Lil'FIJI isn't a new rapper; it's a portable, 11-oz. version of FIJI Water that actually fits into cup holders. Weeeee!

The Buzz...

Breaking (and very exciting) news from the world of CocoaVia. Next month, they'll release a line of MILK CHOCOLATE snacks that have the same level of flavanols (heart healthy compounds) as the dark chocolate ones. Keep checking cocoavia.com for details and info. ***We've been warning you about our suspicions that the nutritional info on Trader Joe's Banana CRISPS is off. According to test results from two independent labs, these supposed 40-calorie, 1g-of-fat snacks were found to have about FOUR times the calories and SIX times the fat as the package states! This information was sent to us by subscribers, along with the lab results. We're just reporting the info here, people. ***The results of two new studies show that mandarin oranges may be good for your liver. Scientists believe that carotenoids (vitamin A compounds in oranges) are responsible. ***TV Land, that groovy network crammed with classic TV shows, wants you to pledge to eat dinner with your family on September 25th. To find out more about Family Day, click here. That's all we've got. HG out!

Coming Soon...Milk Chocolate CocoaVia!
Coming Soon...Milk Chocolate CocoaVia!
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Today, September 18th, is National Play-Dough Day. Whip out some colorful clay and mold it into the shape of your favorite guilt-free snack. But don't eat it!

 

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