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Hungry Girl Today: 4.17.09
You asked for it, YOU GOT IT! Here's an entire HG email devoted to NATURAL
FOOD FINDS. Preservatives, you have the day off... Go see a movie.
Flanigan Farms Natural Foods Traveler Snack Sampler
PER SERVING (1 oz., 1/4 cup): 130 - 180 calories, 8 - 15g fat, 0 - 5mg
sodium, 5 - 12g carbs, 1 - 4g fiber, 0 - 7g sugars, 4 - 7g protein -- POINTS®
value 3 - 4*
This is good, honest snack food right here. Nothing schmancy or trendy --
just wholesome nuts, fruits, seeds, and snack mixes. We're TOTALLY into the
Traveler Snack Sampler -- an assortment of 15 personal-sized packages,
perfect for throwing into your purse, briefcase, or lunchbox. (Some packages
DO have more than one serving, so read labels carefully.) If you're into
strictly single-serving stuff, check out the Nuts 'N' Fruit 5-pack of 1-oz.
packages. Heads up: Some of the company's pistachios were involved in the
recent recall, but no potentially tainted nuts will be sent out. Instead of
pistachios, the sampler pack will feature dried persimmons. (Yum! Those are
fat-free with 90 calories per oz. and a POINTS® value of 2*.) BTW, the
company's got a school fundraising program that promotes healthy eating for
kids. Look for this stuff in select southern CA stores or order online
nationwide. Bonus! Order online before 5/31/09, and save 20% on ANY
product -- at checkout, just enter customer code: hungry. You'll also get a
free single-serving bag of trail mix with that code. Woohoo!
Organic Bistro Whole Life Meals
PER SERVING (one meal, salmon meals excluded): 330 - 490 calories, 6 -
17g fat, 140 - 400mg sodium, 43 - 57g carbs, 6 - 9g fiber, 5 - 15g sugars,
12 - 35g protein -- POINTS® value 6 - 10*
For those of you who are constantly in a hurry and bemoaning the
questionable stuff found in other frozen meals, dinner (or lunch) is served!
This company prides itself on providing nutritious food that tastes great.
AND, for you salt-watchers out there, these meals have impressively low
sodium stats (for pre-made frozen dinners). We've tried a slew of them, and
they are really good, wholesome, and worth seeking out. Click here to find
out where they're sold near you or here to order some online.
PER SERVING (1 tbsp.): 20 calories, 0g fat, 75mg sodium, 4g carbs, 0g fiber,
3g sugars, 0g protein -- POINTS® value 0*
When we first heard that someone had put our beloved butternut squash into
KETCHUP, we thought it had to be a joke. But it's actually true. Krazy
Ketchup is organic, made with veggies, sweetened with agave nectar, AND it
comes in a recyclable bottle. WOWOWOW. And the best part? It totally tastes
like regular ketchup. So if you're into super-natural stuff (super-natural as in
healthy, not supernatural as in Heroes), click here to see where to buy it or
here to get it online. BTW, Heinz also makes a good organic ketchup.
Healthy Choice All Natural Entrées
PER SERVING (one entrée): 270 - 380 calories, 4.5 - 7g fat, 410 - 600mg
sodium, 38 - 75g carbs, 5 - 12g fiber, 2 - 19g sugars, 8 - 13g protein --
POINTS® value 5 - 7*
These days, all-natural foods are a pretty big draw, and convenient kinds are
even better. That's probably why the folks at Healthy Choice are giving Lean
Cuisine a run for its money with these all-natural meals, some of which are
eerily close to the ones LC is dishing out. Verrrry sneaky. We've tried a
bunch, and they're FANTASTIC (but not super-low in sodium). Try the Sweet
Asian Potstickers, Mediterranean Pasta, Portabella Marsala Pasta, Portabella
Spinach Parmesan, Pumpkin Squash Ravioli, and Tomato Basil Penne.
(Pssst... Everyone's FREAKING over the Pumpkin Squash Ravioli!)
Amy's Chili & Cornbread Whole Meal
PER SERVING (entire meal): 340 calories, 6g fat, 680mg sodium, 59g carbs,
10g fiber, 14g sugars, 11g protein -- POINTS® value 7*
Yeah, yeah, we never shut up about Amy's. Get over it. One of the new
Amy's entrées on the market is this wholesome offering. Who DOESN'T want
cornbread with their chili? Plus, it comes with a side dish of brown rice and
veggies. And ALL for just 340 calories and 6g fat (not to mention 10g fiber).
Comfort food at its finest! Find it in your grocer's freezer.
NATURAL HG STAPLES
If you think most of our favorite things are loaded with chemicals, guess
again, people. Here's a list of some of our absolute faves that happen to be
completely NATURAL. There are more, but we can't list 'em all!
Blue Diamond Unsweetened Almond Breeze - Best non-dairy milk EVER.
House Foods Tofu Shirataki - These noodles rock our world!
La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb/High Fiber Tortillas -
Superstars of "wrap." (Get it?!)
Amy's Organic Chunky Tomato Bisque - Super-versatile and AMAZING!
Mann's Sunny Shores Broccoli Cole Slaw - True, it's just shredded veggies.
But we're addicted...
Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt - Our plain yogurt of choice for recipes.
Popchips - YEAH! They're natural, too!
Sensible Portions Multigrain Crisps - Crunchy fun... naturally!!!
Justin's Nut Butters - Portion-controlled PB = AHHHHHHH!
Vitalicious VitaTops - Fiber, vitamins, natural ingredients, and deliciousness!
Kashi Products - Cereals, entrées, pizzas, and more. Kashi just rules.
All Natural Almond Accents - A sprinkle of thinly sliced almonds in fun flavors
makes anything better.
Freeze-Dried Fruits and Veggies from Just Tomatoes, Sensible Foods, and
Crispy Green - Say no to additives. Yes to flavor.
Libby's Pure Pumpkin - 100% natural and 100% delicious. Add it to plain
oatmeal for an all-natural b-fast or snack!
And don't forget about all those fruits (go, Fujis!!), veggies (we enjoy frozen
steamable ones!), and natural lean proteins we're always talking about. EAT
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HG Book Tour Alert! Don't miss Lisa in Atlanta TONIGHT. She'll be signing
books and hosting an HG-fest with prizes and free snacks. Then she's headed
to Florida for events next Monday and Tuesday. Click here for the full 411!
CHEW ON THIS:
Friday, April 17th, is National Cheeseball Day. We're going to be TOTAL
cheeseballs and mention that our brand-new cookbook, Hungry Girl 200
Under 200 (available in stores and online), has cheesy recipes like Cheesy-
Good Breakfast Tartlets, Four-Cheese Stuffed-Silly Mushrooms, and Just
Fondue It (a big pot of hot cheese)!
HG on GMA! Did you see Lisa (a.k.a. Hungry Girl!) on Good Morning America
yesterday? Click here to check it 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.
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