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Get Your Fizz On!
Spotted on Shelves...
Fizzy Fruit - Whether you have a kid that won't eat enough fruit, or you're just looking for a new way to add some zazzle to your own fruit snacking, these carbonated fruit snacks may excite you. They're cups of grapes, apples or pineapples with added fun 'n bubbles but no added sugar! Find 'em NOW at select Wal-Mart and 7-Eleven stores and even some school cafeterias. They'll be available coast to coast by spring.
Fiber One Chewy Bars - Though we can't find references to them ANYWHERE and haven't been able to locate these on OUR supermarket shelves, emails have been POURING in about the new Fiber One snack bars. We hear they have 140 calories and 9 grams of fiber each and TOTALLY ROCK. Of course, we've yet to taste them, which makes us very sad.
Snyder's of Hanover MultiGrain Snacks - If you're looking for a new and delicious way to crunch on some more whole grains, check out Snyder's of Hanover's new line of MultiGrain snacks, with pretzels, sunflower chips, cheese snacks and tortilla chips. There are 13 varieties in all and they contain up to 20 grams of whole grain per serving and 0 grams of trans fat. Heads up! These are NOT reduced calorie snacks, so be careful not to go overboard with them.
Fun Stuff to Do...Woohoo!
Create Jelly Belly Recipes & Win! - Jelly Belly is looking for some GREAT new jelly bean recipes to add to their insanely creative list that already includes Banana Split and Blueberry Muffin. You know the drill -- combine two or more famous Jelly Belly flavors to create a teeny tiny new dessert. Their contest launches at 3pm (PT) TODAY, so check it out! You can win $10,000 or another one of the 100,000 prizes up for grabs! (Pssst... J Bellys have 4 calories per bean.)
American Idol Update - Voting for the actual contestants may not have started yet, but you can cast your ballot for which AI Slow Churned Light Ice Cream flavor you want added to the Dreyer's/Edy's permanent line-up. There are five flavors to choose from, but you MUST vote for Take the Cake. You MUST. Just DO IT! (How's that for abusing our power?!)
Will It Blend? - If you're dying for a fancy schmancy high-speed blender to make smoothies 'n shakes, check out Blendtec's Total Blender. If you doubt this thing can chop ice to perfection, just see what it can do to iPods, Coke cans, golf clubs and lightbulbs. You have to see it to believe it, so CLICK HERE NOW!
The Diet Detective's Count Down - If the idea of seeing 7,500 foods and what you'd need to do to burn them off excites you, you'll be giddy over this one, people. Warning: Unless you weigh exactly 155 lbs., you'll have to do a little math to figure out how you fit into the equation. That being said, this book is still fun to flip through. This one comes to us from public health advocate Charles Stuart Platkin.
The Reverse Diet - We've been hearing a lot about this backwards eating trend. No, it has nothing to do with turning around and not facing your plate (which could actually help reduce your calorie intake); it's got to do with eating smaller meals as the day goes on. This book is also packed with food lists, meal plans and prep tips. Good stuff! From authors Tricia Cunningham and Heidi Skolnick.
A new German study suggests that drinking your tea with milk could destroy its health benefits. The polyphenols found in tea are believed to help arteries relax and create smoother blood flow, but the casein proteins found in milk may actually prevent that. ***While we're on the subject of caffeine-y beverages, another new study has found that drinking the equivalent of two cups of coffee before a workout may actually decrease post-workout muscle soreness. They do, however, say this works much better on people who DON'T regularly consume a lot of caffeine. ***Apple Juice Alert! Cloudier apple juice, though not as beautiful as the clear stuff, likely packs more of an antioxidant punch than the clear stuff. That's all we've got. HG out!
**Yes, it's true. We had a completely HUMILIATING typo in last Friday's email. We used the word "weather" instead of "whether." Of course we know the difference. Every now and then a typo squeaks by (grrrrrr). But thank you for the dozens of emails -- it's good to see that you guys are reading and paying close attention.
HG CONGRATS! Maggie & Rochelle are the lucky winners of our 200,000th subscriber contest. They've each won a year's supply of VitaTops from our pals at Vitalicious. Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who has taken the time to spread the word about Hungry Girl. YOU ROCK!
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