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You probably already know this, but we wanted to make absolutely SURE you were all aware of the fact that there has been a Veggie Booty recall. The popular snack made by Robert's American Gourmet, Inc. has been found to contain a Chinese seasoning that was contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. In addition to Veggie Booty, the company has also recalled their Super Veggie Tings Crunchy Corn Sticks, which are also sprinkled with this potentially tainted seasoning. You may recall Robert's American was "outed" by our pals over at Good Housekeeping in 2002 for having WAY more fat and calories in some of their snacks (Pirate's Booty & Veggie Booty) than the labels stated. Not a good decade for Robert's American Gourmet. You may want to consider switching to Pop Chips. Just a thought...
Spotted On Shelves
Fage Total Fruit 2% - In Cherry, Strawberry and Peach, these cute cups contain Fage's famous Greek yogurt and sweet chunks of fruit preserves (in little side-by-side compartments). Each one has 140 calories and 2.5g fat (3 Points).
Pillsbury Moist Supreme Reduced Sugar Cake - Sugar-counters, listen up! These two new cake mixes in Classic Yellow & Devil's Food have 50% less sugar (9 - 10g) than regular cake mixes. Pssst -- there's reduced sugar frosting now, too!
Quaker Simple Harvest Instant Multigrain Hot Cereal - In Apples with Cinnamon (2 Points), Maple Brown Sugar with Pecans (3 Points) and Vanilla, Almond and Honey (3 Points), this all-natural 150-160 calorie per packet cereal is low in fat and high in fiber (4g per serving).
Fruity News From Fage!
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New For Your Kitchen...
Ziploc Zip 'n Steam Cooking Bags - Microwave steaming is all the rage (as evidenced by the gazillions of frozen steamable veggies and entrees hitting store shelves these days). Now you can steam cook your own healthy veggies and meals with these new bags from Ziploc. Cool! (These will officially hit store shelves next week!)
Cooking Tips Towel Set - How many tablespoons are in a cup? How long can you keep milk in the fridge? These towels are PERFECT for the kitchen-challenged (we already ordered a set). They contain tons of helpful info about cooking and all things kitchen-y. Yay!
Wolfgang Puck All-Natural No-Stick Cooking & Baking Sprays - Hey, Pam, watch out!!! Wolfgang Puck has launched his very own line of cooking sprays. Each one-second spritz of the stuff has less than a gram of fat and under 15 calories. Check out all three varieties -- All-Natural Original Canola Oil Cooking Spray, All-Natural Butter Flavor Canola Oil Cooking and Baking Spray, and All-Natural 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cooking Spray.
Oooooh this is super-exciting. After years in development, the fine folks over at Vitalicious are finally ready to unveil their latest VitaTop. We're really not supposed to tell you the flavor, but we're too excited to keep our traps shut (and how can they get angry with us after all the nice things we say about their muffins?). OK -- are you ready? IT'S CORN!!!! Yes, the brand-new, highly-anticipated 100-calorie, high-fiber Corn VitaTop is here, and it will go on sale in about a week. We'll have a special on 7/17, so be patient! ***Researchers at a hospital in Sweden have found that adding cinnamon to your sweet treats may actually keep your blood sugar levels down.Click for all the spicy details.***Do you have a children's story or book idea that you'd love to see published? General Mills and Cheerios may be able to give you your big break. The Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories Children's Book Contest offers the winner amazing prizes, including a chance to have his or her story evaluated by Simon & Schuster. Click for the 411.***The popularity of Starbucks and other coffee stores may be helping calcium-deficient women drink their milk. A Venti Nonfat Caffè Latte serves up 60% of the RDA of calcium. Good work, Starbucks! That's all we've got. HG out!
And the New VitaTop Flavor Is...
CHEW ON THIS: July is National Picnic Month. So pack up some healthy snacks, your family, some friends and/or your dog, and picnic it up!
HG News You Can Use: Try the New Atkins Advantage Peanut Fudge Granola Bar! It's packed with protein (16g) and fiber (7g), and only has 1 gram of sugar. Woohoo! Click for more info.
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