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Sport Beans, Energizing Jelly Beans, Fruit Punch

(1 package: 100 calories, 0g fat, 80mg sodium, 25g carbs, 0g fiber, 19g sugars, 0g protein = 2 Points)

 

Ok, we have no idea whether or not these beans from the makers of Jelly Belly really prep you for a workout (you're supposed to eat 'em 30 minutes before exercising) and we really couldn't care less. We're not pro athletes or people who workout vigorously for hours on end. But we do like jelly beans. And these babies ROCK. Slightly larger than regular Jelly Bellys, these beans are INSANELY fruit punchy -- the intense flavor alone is enough to energize you. Each 1-oz. mini pack has 14 JBs inside for 100 calories. It's really the perfect amount of candy 'cuz you're left feeling completely satisfied yet not overly full. And even though the sugar content is VERY high, you can get rid of some of the guilt by reminding yourself that these beans are infused with vitamins B & C.

Overall Score: 7.5.  They taste great and are pretty unique, but they ARE candy so we don't recommend adding them into regular rotation.

 

Disney Breakfast PizzOmelette, Double Cheese

(1 PizzOmelette: 140 calories, 7g fat, 490mg sodium, 6g carbs, 0g fiber, 3g sugars, 13g protein = 3 Points)

We know this is made for and marketed towards kids, but we can't tell you how excited we were to find this in the freezer aisle of our local Wal-Mart Supercenter. Not because we're in need of healthier breakfasts for kids (though there is a shortage of those for sure!), but simply because now we have an excuse to eat pizza for breakfast! The idea is genius. Take an egg white pizza-shaped crust, smother it with tomato sauce and a low-fat soy/ cheese blend, and voila -- you have a 140-calorie, super-delicious, fast, guilt-free breakfast. It looks and tastes like pizza, and it cooks in your microwave in under two minutes. Kids, shmids -- YOU will love this!

 

Overall Score: 9.5. We're HUGE babies. What can we say?

 

Hostess 100 Calorie Packs

(1 pack: 100 calories, 3g fat, 100 - 150mg sodium, 19 - 22g carbs, 3 - 5g fiber, 10 - 11g sugars, 2g protein = 1 - 2 Points)

Wow! We were totally shocked (pleasantly, of course) when we came face to face with a ginormous display of 100-calorie packs of Hostess cupcakes at the market the other day. So we snapped up all three flavors (carrot cake/cream cheese frosting, yellow cake/chocolate frosting, and chocolate cake/chocolate frosting) and rushed home to try them. These things are cute, for sure. And they're all creme-filled (an added bonus!). They're basically mini versions of Hostess frosted cupcakes that come three (teeny tiny cupcakes!) to a pack and taste pretty much like you'd expect them to. In all honesty, we're not crazy about the yellow or carrot cake versions -- they're too sweet. But the chocolate ones (with just 1 Point a pack!) are pretty tasty; the cake is super-chocolatey and the icing doesn't disappoint.  We just wish they had the famous Hostess CupCake squiggle on top, but they don't. Oh well.

 

Overall Score: 8. But only for the chocolate ones.  The others don't rate nearly as high.

 

Coke Cherry Zero

(1 can: 0 calories, 0g fat, 40mg sodium, 0g carbs, 0g sugars, 0g fiber, 0g protein = 0 Points)

 

We love Coke Zero so much! That's why we did a little happy dance when we learned that this cherry version of Coke Zero was on the way. And that dance turned into a full on jig when we actually tasted it. This soda is phenomenal. Just like regular Coke Zero, there's no weird aftertaste, and the cherry and cola flavors work REALLY well together. It doesn't taste fake or overly sweet --  it's PERFECT. We think anyone who likes cherry cola (and some people who don't!) will flip for it!

 

Overall Score: 9. A fizzy-good time!

 


 

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Today, March 8th, is National Peanut Cluster Day. We're skipping the festivities this year and opting for some of our PB recipes instead. Yee-haaaaa!

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