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Healthy Pizza... Yay!
Spotted on Shelves...
Kashi Thin Crust Pizzas - Yum! These new pizzas have a super-thin crust made of Kashi's signature Seven Whole Grains & Sesame blend and flax seeds. They're available in Roasted Vegetable, Mushroom Trio & Spinach, and Tomato Garlic Cheese. One third of each large pizza has 270 - 280 calories, 9g fat, and 5g fiber (POINTS® value 5 - 6*).
Newman's Own Natural Salad Mist - There are new spray dressings in town, and they ROCK. These ALL-NATURAL sprays come in Tuscan Italian, Asian Sesame, and Balsamic. A 10-spritz serving has 10 - 15 calories, 0.5 - 1g fat, and a POINTS® value of 0*.
Smart Balance Omega Light Buttery Spread with Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Like the original light spread, this stuff has less than half the calories and fat of regular butter. But the new formula also contains lots of good-for-you Omega-3 fatty acids. A tablespoon has just 40 calories, 4.5g fat, and a POINTS® value of 1* (not bad for some heart-healthy buttery goodness!).
Whole Grains = A Whole Lotta Good for You!
A recent study conducted by researchers at Penn State found that diets including lots of whole grains might help people lose weight and reduce their risk of developing chronic illnesses, like diabetes and heart disease. That's great news, especially since so many food brands are now adding whole-grain products to their lineups. We've recently spotted whole-grain Pop-Tarts in both Brown Sugar Cinnamon (200 calories, 7g fat) and Strawberry (190 calories, 5g fat). Each of these toaster pastries has 3g fiber and a POINTS® value of 4*. We say if you need a Pop-Tart fix, you might as well get some fiber with it! FYI, one of our favorite whole-grain-happy brands is Kashi (see awesome Thin Crust Pizzas above). And click here if you'd like to read more about the Penn State study.
Eat Up Those Whole Grains!
New Stuff to Chew and Sip at Subway!
Dining Out News You Can Use!
Two new 6-inchers have hit Subway's Fresh Fit menu -- Black Forest Ham and Tender Roast Beef. Each sub has 290 calories, 5g fat, and 5g fiber (POINTS® value 5*). In addition, Subway is now serving Coke Zero (our personal favorite diet soda!). Also making its debut, a brand-new item on the Weight Watchers menu at Applebee's -- the Grilled Chili-Lime Chicken Salad (260 calories, 6g fat, 6g fiber -- POINTS® value 5*). It's got seasoned grilled chicken, spinach, roasted red peppers, two types of cheese, and other fun stuff (including a snazzy chili-lime vinaigrette!). And while we're saying hello to these great new options, we need to say a tearful goodbye to Starbucks' hot b-fast sandwiches, including our morning obsession -- the Spinach, Roasted Tomato, Feta & Egg Wrap. The 'Bucks will be phasing them out in upcoming months. Seems the eggy aroma was competing with coffee smells. So sad. We'll conjure up an HG recipe replacement soon. In slightly happier (but also slightly frightening) news, Red Robin has finally gone public with their nutritional info. Just check out "The Customizer" on their site for the 411. Happy chewing!
New research suggests that the reddish-blue, purple-y color of some fruits and veggies may help prevent obesity. The same study found that ingesting the EXTRACT of those foods could be more effective than actually eating the entire fruit. Click for more on that. ***Hey! Do you wanna get ahead in the workplace? Check out WORKS. Our pal, author Nicole Williams, runs this AWESOME, sassy brand that helps women achieve their career goals.Check out her site -- and sign up for her weekly e-newsletter, too. ***Good news! Our friends Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy have re-launched their website, and it's got lots of FANTASTIC new features, including an application that helps you track your calorie intake and calorie-burning. VERY COOL! Also, click here to listen to a recent interview they did with HG's Lisa. ***Did you know that chewing ice is a new trend? It seems a bit weird to us, but it is what it is! Check out the deets here. ***There's still time to vote in our HG Tour Poll!Click here to weigh in and pick tour cities. Woohoo! That's all we've got. HG out!
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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.