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Hungry Girl Today: 04.28.08

Spotted on Shelves...

Heinz Reduced Sugar Ketchup - This stuff has 75% less sugar and (believe it
or not!) two-thirds fewer calories than regular ketchup -- that's only 5
calories per tablespoon! And it tastes fantastic. WE LOVE KETCHUP, so we
are PSYCHED about this! It's pretty easy to find, too (right there with the
other ketchups!)...

New Sargento Reduced Fat Cheeses - Looking to add variety to the cheese in
your life? These four new additions to Sargento's line of reduced fat cheese
products have decent stats -- and they taste (and melt!) GREAT. There are
Medium Cheddar slices (1 slice = 60 calories, 4g fat -- POINTS® value 2*),
Sharp Cheddar sticks (1 piece = 60 calories, 4.5g fat -- POINTS® value 2*),
Colby-Jack sticks (1 piece = 50 calories, 4.5g fat -- POINTS® value 1*), and
Colby-Jack slices (1 slice = 50 calories, 4g fat -- POINTS® value 1*). The
Colby-Jack stuff is our fave!

Lipton Iced Tea To Go in New Flavors! - Tea fans (fruity drink fans, too!),
check this out. Lipton Iced Tea To Go packets now come in the following new
flavors -- Green Tea with Pink Lemonade, Green Tea with Blueberry
Pomegranate, Green Tea with Raspberry Lime, Green Tea with Citrus, White
Tea with Raspberry, and White Tea with Apple Cranberry. Tea-rific!

Rice Chex Goes Gluten-Free - This is big news for gluten-avoiders. Rice Chex
is now GLUTEN-FREE. We want the world to know. Look for the new gluten-
free label on the front of the box. And FYI, the stuff still clocks in with 100
calories and 0.5g fat (POINTS® value 2*) per cup. Woohoo!

More BIG HG News!

The Hungry Girl news never stops...

HG on The Today Show This Thursday - Tune in to The Today Show this
Thursday, May 1st, to see HG's Lisa promote the brand-new book (she'll be
giving HG-tastic survival strategies). Exciting stuff!

People Magazine Feature, Issue On Sale NOW - AHHHH... a full page in
People magazine!? Can it be? Yup... check out the issue that's on stands
NOW! It's the one with the "World's Richest Kids!" headline. And BTW, the
article implies that we all work out of Lisa's "apartment". We don't! We have
a REALLY cute office (and Lisa doesn't live there!) -- see
pics of it on our MySpace page!

The HG Book Hits Shelves TOMORROW! - Yup, tomorrow is April 29th --
that's the day you can march into your favorite store and pick up a copy of
the HG book (and if you don't see it, ask for it!). And if you're in NYC, you
may want to march into the Borders at Columbus Circle at 7pm to have it
signed by Lisa. Click here for the rest of the book-signing dates.

T.G.I. Friday's Buzz... Nutritionals EXPOSED!

Oh, yikes! Thanks to the on-again, off-again NYC law, all the calorie counts
are now listed on the menus at T.G.I. Friday's locations in Manhattan. We're
in Los Angeles, but our pal swiped a menu for us (thanks, Jenny!). Here are
some highlights...

Salad Shock! Sure there are crazy-high-cal salads on the menu (hello, 1,360-
calorie Pecan-Crusted Chicken Salad), but the REAL shock comes from the
dressing stats themselves. There's Low Fat Cilantro Lime (160 calories),
Italian (280 calories), House Vinaigrette (330 calories), Honey Mustard (470
calories!), Ranch (480 calories!!), Bleu Cheese (490 calories!!!), and -- brace
yourselves -- Balsamic Vinaigrette (590 calories!!!!).

Typo, T.G.I? One thing we're a little skeptical about is the stats on their
Classic Sirloin. While the other 8-ounce and 12-ounce steaks have around
750 calories each, the 10-oz. Classic Sirloin is listed as having 290 calories.
We know sirloin is lean, but unless there's a 5-oz. bone in it, there's no
CHANCE that thing has 290 calories!

Top Shockers! All the stuff you'd expect to be HORRENDOUSLY over-caloried
IS. But, here are some surprising stats that are pretty darn awful...

Cherry Limeade Slush - 510 calories!
Bowl of Broccoli Cheese Soup - 540 calories!
Side order of "loaded" Mashed Potatoes (with bacon and extra cheese) - 960
Jack Daniel's Ribs & Shrimp - 1,910 calories!

Best Bets! Stick with their "Lighter Side" selections (labeled "Low Fat" or "Low
Carb"), and all will be okay. (Even when it comes to the "Right Portion, Right
Price" menu, sticking with the stuff labeled "Low Fat" or "Low Carb" is the
way to go.) There's Dragonfire Chicken and Southwestern Mahi Mahi (each
has 510 calories), Zen Chicken Pot Stickers and Shrimp Key West (370
calories each), Sizzling Chicken & Vegetables (670 calories, although likely
much less if you nix the cheese) and a 330-calorie Chocolate Angel Swirl
Cake. And all the "Low Fat" items have approximately 10 grams of fat. Not
TOO horrendous.

P.S. Click here to check out our reviews from last year of some of
Friday's "Low Fat" and "Low Carb" items. Sadly, some of that stuff is no
longer on the menu (bring back the Lo-Phat Chicken Salad, Friday's!).

For links in this email, please go to:
HG BOOK COUNTDOWN! There's just 1 day left (today) 'til our book hits
store shelves... Don't forget to grab a copy tomorrow. And if you're in NYC,
you can meet Lisa and have your book signed tomorrow night. Click here for
the full details!

Today, April 28th, is National Blueberry Pie Day. Check out the HG cookbook
for our 79-calories-per-slice Topless Triple Berry Pie! (So what if you have to
wait a day to celebrate -- it'll be worth it!)

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