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A Bigtime Soup Scoop!
A Bigtime Soup Scoop!
Zero-Point Soup Alert!!!!

Here's some super (or should we say SOUP-er) exciting news for you. While we were at the FMI Show (a huge food event in Chicago) YESTERDAY, we learned that Progresso will soon introduce "Progresso Light", an entire line of Weight Watchers endorsed soups. There will be FIVE veggie-licious varieties in all -- and they are as follows (drumroll, please): Italian-Style Vegetable, Vegetable and Noodle, Savory Vegetable Barley, Homestyle Vegetable and Rice, and Southwestern-Style Vegetable. A serving of each will have just 60 calories, contain less than 1g of fat and pack in 4 grams of fiber. That means these soups will technically have ZERO POINTS per serving and only 2 Points for an entire can. This could very well be the most exciting soup news the world has ever seen. The only thing is, you'll have to wait 'til August to try 'em. Good thing it'll be too hot to think about 'em before then...
Fun Food News!

Diet 7UP Taste Challenge - The super-confident folks over at Diet 7UP are so sure you'll like their newly revamped recipe more than other leading brands of diet lemon-lime soda, they'll actually send a little kit to you to prove it (complete with samples of competing products)! Are you up for some bubbly fun? Click here and you'll soon be hosting your very own taste test in your kitchen. FREE STUFF ROCKS!

Popsicle Slow Melt Pops - This sounds like something straight out of Willy Wonka's world but it's not. We'd expect to find slow-melting pops right up there with fizzy lifting drinks and lickable fruity-flavored wallpaper -- but this isn't some crazy fantasy, people. These are actual long-lasting ice pops that eliminate the need to inhale your entire Popsicle in ten seconds flat on a hot day. No more super-melty treats that leak sugary drippings on your cute T-shirts, people. Plus they're fat-free with just 40 calories per pop (1 Point). YAY! (Oh, they're great for kids, too!)

A Healthy Bagel? - If you're anything like us you typically run screaming from bagels (ok, sometimes we just ignore them instead of yelling) -- but you may have to give holey b-fast bread another chance now that Lender's New York Style 100% Whole Wheat Bagel has been chosen as one of the best breakfast foods of 2007 by Health Magazine. The doughy delight beat out other bagels because it has 11 grams of protein & 10 grams of fiber! It does contain 270 calories (5 Points), but it's a BAGEL so what did you expect? If you are gonna splurge on a bagel, it may as well be one that has lots of protein and fiber, right?
Put It To The Test!
Put It To The Test!
You Say Tomato...
You Say Tomato...
Win Trips & Stuff!

Heinz "Top This" TV Challenge - Is ketchup your topping of choice? Do you love it so much you dream of it day and night? Ok, if you said yes to that, you're weird. But your ketchup obsession could pay off, 'cuz Heinz (the only people on the planet who 'get' ketchup) is giving you the chance to create the next fantastic ketchup campaign. All you have to do is submit your 30-second ketchup commercial and you could win $57,000 and see your commercial on TV. Click here for the details and you should hurry -- people have already started on their entries so you better KETCH-UP. (Hee-hee!)

Be a Flavorologist - Calling all creative 6 - 12 year olds! If you know any clever kids who can conjure up some fun 'n wacky frozen pop ideas, tip 'em off to this awesome contest from Nestlé. Winners will be flown to California (along with a bunch of family members) to be "Flavorologists" for a day in Nestlé's "Top Secret Flavor Lab". They'll also win frozen snacks, a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond and other things, too! How cool is that?! (No pun intended.) Click here for the 411.
The Buzz...

PAY ATTENTION!!! Campbell's Soup and the U.S. Postal Service will join forces this Saturday, May 12th, for the nation's largest single-day food drive. All you need to do is leave a sturdy bag containing nonperishable food (like canned stuff, rice or cereal) next to your mailbox prior to your regular mail pick-up on 5/12 (just be sure to check that your local post office is participating). Help stamp out hunger! Click here for all the details and do not forget this VERY important day! ***After three years of planning and prepping, KFC FINALLY came through; their fried chicken now has 0 grams of trans fat per serving. Don't be fooled into thinking it has fewer calories or fat grams -- it doesn't -- but ridding itself of icky trans fats is definitely a start. Nice going, Colonel! ***Ever wonder what a 300-calorie meal looks like? This handy website will show you. It's a GREAT way to help you determine what realistic serving sizes look like. Heads up! ***New research shows that pistachios may actually aid in lowering cholesterol. Read more about that nutty news here. Well, that's all we've got. HG out!
Remember To Help Stamp Out Hunger This Saturday!
Remember To Help Stamp Out Hunger This Saturday!
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May is National Asparagus Month. Asparagus is an excellent source of vitamin K, the B vitamin folate, vitamin C, and vitamin A. It's also crazy-low in calories and delicious!
 
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