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Hungry Girl Today: 5.04.09
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Frank's RedHot Wings Sauce in Sweet Heat BBQ - If you love hot sauce and
BBQ sauce, you will FLIP over this stuff. A tbsp. has 20 calories, no fat, and
5g carbs (POINTS® value 0*). We've tried it, and we LIKE it. BTW, while it's
definitely not low in sodium, it does have about half as much sodium as
Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned Snack Size Cups - Our favorite light ice cream
has jumped on the mini-carton bandwagon. In Chocolate, Mint Chocolate
Chip, and Vanilla Bean, these 6-oz. containers have about 60% more ice
cream than a standard half-cup serving. A great option if, like us, you can't
be trusted around the huge cartons. The Vanilla Bean and Chocolate each
have 150 - 170 calories, 5 - 6g fat, 23 - 25g carbs, 0 - 1g fiber, and 4 - 5g
protein (POINTS® value 3 - 4*). The Mint Chocolate Chip has higher stats
and a POINTS® value of 5*.
Annie Chun's Udon Soup Bowl - We don't usually go for bowls of starchy
noodles, but this soup is a keeper. The noodles are chewy (in a good udon-y
way), and the soup is full of flavor. Half a bowl has 110 calories, 0.5g fat,
22g carbs, 1g fiber and 3g protein (POINTS® value 2*). Totally worth the
220-calorie price tag for the whole thing.
Super-Important HG Things You Don't Wanna Miss!
HG on Twitter! - Twitter, the latest in social networking, is gaining bazillions
of members each day. Don't be left in the dust, people. Sign up for free, and
then start "following" HungryGirl (one word, no hyphen). You'll get up-to-the-
minute food finds, HG alerts, and a behind-the-scenes look at all things
Hungry Girl. DO IT!!
200 Under 200 Update - The new Hungry Girl cookbook continues to FLY off
shelves. (Thank you all SO much.) And we're continuing to send out PRIZES
like they're going out of style. Click to see our EXCLUSIVE, official tour tee
(not for sale anywhere)! Send pics of yourself holding the book for a chance
to win one of these super-cute shirts. (And no, the tour isn't really "sold
out.") YES!!! For more chances to win prizes, come out to one of our insanely
fun book-signing events. Tonight's tour stop is DENVER and Wednesday's is
DALLAS! (That's 5/4/09 and 5/6/09.)
Attend a TV Taping Featuring HG! - Next Monday, May 11th, the HG book tour
touches down in the San Francisco area for another rockin' event! And if
you're free earlier that day, come see Lisa LIVE as she appears as a guest
on View from the Bay. Tickets must be reserved in advance, so click here for
all the details. And be sure to mention Lisa Lillien, Hungry Girl, and the May
HG at the Ballgame! - Next Tuesday (5/12) at 7pm, Lisa will be throwing out
the first pitch at the Oakland A's baseball game. Click here for all the game
details! (Psssst... they're playing the Royals, and most of the HG staff will be
New Restaurant Entrees Alert, Create the Next No-Guilt Chip, and 100-
Guilt-Free Kebabs at Romano's Macaroni Grill?! - There's not a whole lot on
the Macaroni Grill menu that's guilt-free, so these new skewered meals --
called Spiedini -- are a welcome addition. Choose from chicken or jumbo
shrimp grilled on rosemary skewers and served with roasted veggies. Fancy!
The Shrimp Spiedini entree has 330 calories and 9g fat (POINTS® value 7*),
the Chicken one has 425 calories and 12g fat (POINTS® value 9*), and both
are packed with fiber. Not bad. There's a beef version, too, but sadly the
stats aren't impressive AT ALL. Anyone out there tried these? If so, let us
know what you think!
Miller Chill Beer Joins the 100-Calorie Club - This light, lime-flavored lager
was recently reformulated and now has just 100 calories per 12-oz. bottle.
Not a HUGE difference from the 110-calorie version, but exciting nonetheless.
It also has just 4 carbs, which is about half the amount in competitor Bud
Light Lime. Find it at stores across the country in pretty new packaging. Just
in time for Cinco de Mayo (a.k.a. TOMORROW)!
What's Your Flavor? - The makers of Baked Classics know good guilt-free
potato crisps. Now they're in search of the next great flavor, and they want
your ideas. So get creative and suggest your fantasy chip flavor. (Ours is
pickle-ketchup-and-mustard.) You'll automatically be entered in a weekly
drawing for a chance to win a case of Baked Classics and a $25 gift card.
Good luck, and may all your potato-chip dreams come true!
***Inhalable calorie-free chocolate?! Yup! The makers of Le Whif (yes, that's
really the name) are banking on the fact that people will be just as satisfied
BREATHING in their chocolate as they are eating it. It comes in four
breathably delicious flavors -- including mango chocolate and mint chocolate.
A 6-pack of Whifs goes for about $13. We're not about to trade in our
chocolate VitaTops, but we're definitely curious... ***Here's an alarming stat.
Only 60% of Americans bother to check their homes for potentially
contaminated products after hearing about a food recall. That means 40% of
you are ignoring warnings about foods you may have at home that could
make you and/or your family very sick. So pay attention and take action,
everyone... this info is VERY important. Click here for our favorite site on this
very subject. ***TCBY is giving out FREE fro yo on Mother's Day (this
Sunday)!!! Grab your favorite mom (which could be yourself!) and head to a
participating TCBY location. Every mom will be treated to a free cup or cone.
How COOL! (Literally.) ***Thanks to our recession-savvy pals at Subway ($5
Footlongs ring a bell?), a price-slashing war among chain restaurants has
begun. Check out the 10 Under $7 menu at Chili's, $5 sandwiches & salads at
T.G.I. Friday's, and The Cheesecake Factory's Small Plates & Snacks menu.
It IS possible to save cash AND calories, but you may want to make some
special requests when ordering. That's all we've got. HG out!
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Today, May 4th, 2009, is Hungry Girl in Denver Day. Okay, it's not an official
holiday or anything, but HG WILL be in Denver tonight for the book-signing
event. Click for tour details!
HG News You Can Use... Holey Donuts! The makers of these super-delicious,
super-low-fat donuts are giving you the chance to get TWO DOZEN of their
donuts for FREE! There will be 15 lucky winners in all. Just click here and
enter your email address in the sign-up box in the lower right corner of the
page. Hurry, you've only got until 5/7/09 at midnight to enter!
Make sure all the moms (and people with moms) in your life know about the
free fro yo offer in today's Buzz... click "send to a friend" NOW!
*The Points® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by
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or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the
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