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Hungry Girl Today: 10.27.08





Spotted On Shelves...



Boca Meatless Ground Crumbles in a Re-sealable Bag - Ground-beef-style

soy crumbles are an HG staple. And we enjoy Boca's version as well as the

kind by Morningstar Farms. Boca's are lower in fat, but M. Star's are easier

to find. Well, Boca has just come out with new packaging for their ground

beef substitute -- instead of boxes of 2-serving pouches labeled Meatless

Ground Burger, Boca's stuff now comes in re-sealable multi-serving bags

labeled Meatless Ground Crumbles. Granted, it's a slow day in HG-land when

we're super-excited about this, but WE ARE! YAY, BOCA! WOOHOO! (And

yes, we hope things pick up around here soon.)



Jack Link's Premium Cuts 50 Calorie Snack Packs - You know we get all

giddy over jerky. And yeah, it's pretty low in fat and calories as is. But these

new 50-calorie pouches are PERFECT. Each pack of Original Beef Jerky has

0.5g fat, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, and 9g protein (POINTS® value 1*). We hear the

50-cal packs also come in Teriyaki Nuggets and Prime Rib Tender Cuts.

These packs give you just the right amount to satisfy plus they have that

protein boost you need. Embrace jerky, people!



Gerber Graduates Fruit Twists - Yup, on occasion we like to snack on fruit

snacks meant for babies and toddlers. We even use the stuff in our recipes

sometimes. Make fun of us, point and laugh behind our backs... do what you

need to do to get it out of your system. This stuff is GOOD and we're NOT

giving it up. Enjoy these new Twizzler-ish items in two flavors -- Strawberry

& Grape and Apple & Strawberry. Each Twist contains 35 calories, 0g fat, 8g

carbs, 0g fiber, and 0g protein (POINTS® value 1*). We're (goo goo) gaga

for 'em!







Coming Soon to a Supermarket Near You...



Psssst! We've heard about some new stuff that's on the way. And we're not

great at keeping secrets...



Hostess 100 Calorie Packs, Twinkie Bites - No, they aren't any "healthier"

than regular Twinkies, but these new 100-calorie packs of Twinkie Bites are

going to make A LOT of humans happy. This much we know. You get three

cute little Twinkie cakes (they're round!) per pack for just 100 calories and

2.5g fat (POINTS® value 2*). Sadly, there's no real fiber to speak of (<1g),

but what did you expect? THEY'RE TWINKIES! Look for 'em starting in

November.



Secret Frappuccino Light Drinks - If you're a fan of Starbucks' ready-to-drink

line of beverages, you'll be happy to hear that the folks at The 'Bucks are

planning to add a bunch of new ones to their current line-up. Unfortunately,

they're being VERY hush-hush about these drinks. All we know is that the

new drinks will be light, Frappuccino-y, and on shelves next year. Currently,

SB's only low-cal Fraps on shelves are their Mocha Lite Frappuccinos. We

look forward to seeing what they come up with. How's about a 100-calorie

version of your Caramel Frappuccino, Starbucks? We DARE you to make one

of those!







Cool Things Happening RIGHT NOW...



Lean Cuisine's Famous Komen Lunch Bags Are Baa-aack! - THREE new styles

of the now-famous, limited edition, designer lunch bags from Lean Cuisine

are for sale right now. They are super-adorable, will hold a sizable stash of

guilt-free foods, and are just $9.95 -- great deal! $5.00 of every purchase

goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. How can you NOT click here to check

these out?!



Name That Sandwich and WIN! - Judging by the hundreds of love letters that

have poured in about Arnold Select Sandwich Thins, we know that HG

subscribers are OBSESSED with the cool new bread items. That's why we

HAD to tell you about this fun contest the peeps at Arnold are running. If you

come up with a unique name for sandwiches made on their Sandwich Thins --

like "thin-inis" (only something better and more compelling) -- you could win

$2,500 for yourself AND another $2,500 for your favorite charity. Interested

in taking a stab at it? Click here to enter and here for all the details! And

good luck, you creative bread-loving creature, you.



Fresh Veggies for Every American - The makers of V8 have teamed up with

Feeding America (the organization formally known as America's Second

Harvest) to get more veggies to more people. The vegetable juice makers

will donate more than 30 million servings of fresh veggies to local food banks

across the U.S. during the next six months, and you can help support them

by buying V8 products. Instead of knocking yourself in the head and

saying, "Wow, I could've had a V8," HAVE ONE! Click here for the scoop.







The Buzz...



A new study suggests that collagen proteins found in chicken and chicken

soup could actually lower blood pressure. Unfortunately, the incredibly high

levels of sodium found in most canned chicken soup are likely to counteract

this benefit. So if you have high blood pressure, avoid the canned stuff. And

click here for more info on the study. ***If you have joint pain, you may

want to check out Elations, a 30-calorie fruit-flavored drink that has been

known to help reduce joint pain for the millions who suffer from it. We hear

you can make smoothies, Italian ices and desserts with it! ***From now until

November 11th, Dunkin' Donuts is offering small iced or hot lattes for 99

cents during weekdays between 2pm and 5pm. Just remember to order

yours LITE! ***Want free samples of Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Flavors

for Coffee or Splenda No Calorie Sweetener with Fiber? Click here and you

can get TWO packets, while supplies last. Use 'em in coffee, cereal, or

oatmeal, or just down 'em straight. (We're KIDDING. We do NOT really

recommend eating this stuff straight out of the packet!) That's all we've got.

HG out!





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CHEW ON THIS:

Today, October 27th, is National Potato Day. Do NOT miss tomorrow's recipe

for an insanely good (and guilt-free!) twice-baked potato. Mmmmmm!



HG on TV Alert! Don't miss Lisa on Extra tonight -- Monday, 10/27/08. Click

here to see when it's on!



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