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Hungry Girl Today: 1.26.09
Spotted on Shelves...
Quaker Tortillaz, Zesty Guacamole Flavor - Love guac? And triangular
snacks? These brand-new rice 'n corn crisps are light, crispy, and uniquely
delicious. A 1-oz. serving (about 15 crisps) has 130 calories, 4g fat, 21g
carbs, 1g fiber, and 2g protein (POINTS® value 3*). Also available in Cheesy
Nacho. Watch out, Doritos!
100 Calorie Packs Honey Maid Cinnamon Roll Thin Crisps - If you love
cinnamon buns, this super-new 100-calorie pack will make you happy. With
3g fat, 16g carbs, 0g fiber, and 1g protein, each package has a POINTS®
value of 2*. They're sooo good (and very cute, too, in case that's something
that matters to you).
Pillsbury Pizza Crust, Classic - Here's a hidden gem. There's lots you can do
with this refrigerated dough (recipes coming soon!), 'cuz a little goes a long
way. 1/6th of the package has 160 calories, 2g fat, 31g carbs, 1g fiber, and
5g protein (POINTS® value 3*). But it's easy to stretch the servings
(literally, stretch and roll the dough thin) and make the nutritional stats WAY
better. BTW, don't confuse this with the Thin Crust variety -- that one, oddly,
has more fat. Just a little tip!
Better Off Bread
There are a bunch of new bread products (and some breaking bread news!)
that people have been yapping about lately, so we thought we'd tell you
about 'em (because we like you, and we're nice):
New from Fiber One - If you're lucky enough to find these, TRY THEM. Both
of the new breads -- Country White and Soft Oatmeal -- are fantastic. But
the REAL standouts are the new varieties of F1's english muffins -- in Original
and 100% Whole Wheat. (Sorta funny that one of the new flavors is called
Original, no?) Our advice? If you eat the bread, stick with one piece -- each
large slice has 100 - 110 calories, 1 - 1.5g fat, 24 - 25g carbs, 6g fiber, and
4g protein (POINTS® value 1 - 2*). The e-muffins are a STEAL at 100
calories, 1g fat, 22 - 23g carbs, 6g fiber, and 5g protein (POINTS® value 1*)
Subway's Latest - There's a new bread at Subway -- 9-Grain Wheat -- with a
nice amount of fiber (4g per 6-incher) and less fat and fewer calories than
the Honey Oat (the only other bread with more fiber). Yup, we pay attention
to all the little details. Each 6-inch, 9-Grain roll has 200 calories, 2.5g fat, 40g
carbs, and 8g protein (POINTS® value 3*).
Bread Wars! - You may have seen Domino's recent ads boasting how its new
sandwiches beat Subway's 2-to-1 in a national taste test. Well, the folks at
Subway weren't happy -- their lawyers sent the pizza co. a cease-and-desist
letter demanding Domino's pull these ads. Domino's not only refused to do
so, but they also launched a commercial showing their CEO burning (baking,
actually) the letter! Click here to watch it.
Stuff You Didn't Know You Needed...
Foodie Sneaks - If you're the type that would rather WEAR cupcakes than eat
them, check out this too-cute, customizable footwear from Keds. Soooo
many edibles on soooooo many sneakers. Also available in sushi, gumballs,
Happy Spoons - Why are these spoons so happy? Maybe it's because they're
fun AND functional! Smiley slotted spoons make cooking (and serving) a
more joyous occasion for everyone. Pssst... Use two as salad-servers.
Mobile Foodie Survival Kit - Be daring. Be bold. Spice things up! Here are
more than a dozen organic spices plus a few other goodies that travel with
you wherever you go, helping to transform bland foods into exciting
This is exciting, people! Lisa (a.k.a. HG) will be a special guest this Thursday
(1/29/09) on Bobby Flay Radio! Tune in to Sirius XM Stars Too (channel 108)
at 10am ET to hear Lisa chat it up with the lovable celebrity
chef/restauranteur/grillmaster himself. And if you don't have Sirius Satellite
Radio, we've heard you can get a free 3-day trial to check it out! (Just wait a
day or two to sign up so it doesn't expire before Thursday.) ***After too
many decades to count, Heinz has decided to ditch the small pickle from its
ketchup labels and replace it with a pic of a tomato. As the CEO of the
ketchup company diplomatically put it, "With all due respect to the pickle,
which has served Heinz dutifully since the 19th century, we are shifting the
spotlight to the tomato." It's about time and, frankly, we're shocked it took
this long. ***Chili's Alert! New Guiltless Grill items have arrived -- keep an
eye out for Guiltless Carne Asada Steak, Guiltless Honey-Mustard Glazed
Salmon, Guiltless Cedar Plank Tilapia, and a Guiltless Buffalo Chicken
Sandwich (on a whole-wheat bun). Mmmmmm! BTW, those each have
around 200 - 400 calories and most have 10g fat or less. (The salmon has
20g fat.) Availability varies by location, but click here for a peek at the
menu! ***Good news, coffee-lovers! This Wednesday (1/28/09), Panera
Bread is giving out free cups of its new light and dark roast coffees, as well
as offering free samples of its new breakfast sandwiches and new parfait.
(We checked out the stats on the new food items, and while we won't turn
down the free samples, we don't think we'll be ordering them any time soon.)
That's all we've got. HG out!
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HG ALERT! More and more peanut butter products are being recalled due to
the recent Salmonella outbreak. Click here for the latest, and forward this
info to all your PB-eating pals...
CHEW ON THIS:
January is National Wheat Bread Month, and you've only got a few days left
to partake in the yeasty celebration. We recommend chewing on one of
today's wonderful wheat bread finds!
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