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Dip it Good!
Dip it Good!
Spotted On Shelves...

Handi-Snacks Honey Maid Grahams 'n Apple Dip - Sticks of graham crackers that you dip in yummy apple goo?! People are FLIPPING over these new 2-gram-of-fat, 90-calorie snack packs (POINTS® value 2*)!

Kashi GOLEAN Crunchy! Bars, Chocolate Pretzel and Cinnamon Coffee Cake - Kashi welcomes TWO new fun flavors to their GOLEAN Crunchy! bar line. Each one has 160 calories, 3 - 4.5g fat and 5g fiber (POINTS® value 3*).

Orville Redenbacher's SmartPop! Mini Bags, Now With 30% Less Sodium - What's better than 94% fat-free microwaveable popcorn bags in fun flavors? That's easy -- 100-CALORIE PRE-PORTIONED 94% fat-free microwaveable popcorn bags in fun flavors THAT CONTAIN LESS SODIUM! And Orville's so sure you'll like the new lower-sodium version, he's offering a refund if you don't. Yay!
Quiznos Adds Nutritionals to Menu!

In a surprising turn of events, Quiznos, one of the fast food sandwich chains known for keeping their nutrition information hush-hush, has FINALLY gone public with their nutritional stats. The good news is, now you can check out their site and decide which items work for you and which ones you should avoid. Just click on a food category under "MENU", scroll to the bottom of the page, and hit "Show Nutrition Information". The bad news is, we found some shockingly horrifying stats there... be prepared to cry real tears, people:

Honey Mustard Dressing - OMG! Each serving of this stuff ALONE has 500 calories and 50g fat!!!! AHHHHHH! We're too freaked out to say anything else about it.

Tuna Melt Sub - A large one has 2,090 calories & 175g fat!!!!! Ummmm... that is the most frightening tuna stat EVER.

Flatbread - If you order one of their Flatbread Chopped Salads, know that the bread alone adds 330 calories and 12g fat to your meal, so don't eat all FOUR pieces (yikes!).

Need a little help? Here's a list of items for calorie-counters. Each one has less than 500 calories, but be sure to read the fine print carefully -- sometimes substitutions are called for (like using reduced fat dressing instead of regular) or certain ingredients aren't included (like the flatbread).
Quiznos Fesses Up!
Quiznos Fesses Up!
Live it Up... the South Beach Way!
Live it Up... the South Beach Way!
South Beach... er, LIFESTYLE?!

Yeah, we've been saying it here at HG for years. Making smarter food choices is not about being "on a diet" -- it's really more about changing your lifestyle... FOR GOOD. Well, it seems like Kraft is catching on, 'cuz they're renaming their South Beach DIET line -- it'll soon be called South Beach LIVING. The bottom line is this -- fewer and fewer people these days are claiming to be "on a diet", yet consumption of reduced fat and lower calorie foods is on the rise. Dieting is temporary, but making smarter eating choices should be a permanent change. Whether or not Kraft's decision was made to change the way people think about food or to simply move more product off the shelves, we applaud it -- and we may even celebrate with a South Beach Living pizza...
The Buzz...

Wanna curb your hunger? Sniff, suck and chew PEPPERMINT! Recent studies have found that people who inhale or consume peppermint take in far fewer calories than people who have no contact with the stuff. SOOOO INTERESTING. And yet another reason to brush your teeth right after dinner. ***COMING SOON -- Diet Dr Pepper Cherry Chocolate. This limited edition stuff sounds exciting and delicious, but it could SO easily be horrible, too. Only time will tell. ***Have those Girl Scouts been harassing you, yet again, to buy their calorie-packed cookies? Instead of shooing them away this year, you may want to check out their 100-calorie packs of Cinna-Spins (POINTS® value 2*). Yep, even the Girl Scouts have jumped on the 100-calorie bandwagon (availability depends on the council). (BTW, we love Girl Scouts and know they don't actually harass people!) ***Fish REALLY can make you smarter. A study out of Norway found that people who eat fish daily outscored the non-fish-eating folks on a whole bunch of mental skills tests. Click here to read all about it. Then go out for sushi (but check out our survival guide first!). That's all we've got. HG out!
Put Some PEPP into Rotation!
Put Some PEPP into Rotation!
CHEW ON THIS:
Today, November 19th, is National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day. Sounds like a bizarre thing to celebrate, but whoop it up with a Coke Zero. Yay!
 
Do NOT miss our fantabulous apple pie swap -- coming up TOMORROW! Woohoo!
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*The Points® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the Points® registered trademark.