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Hungry Girl Today: 06.29.09
Spotted on Shelves...
Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats - If you've fallen for Arnold Select/Oroweat
Sandwich Thins, you'll be THRILLED to know that Pepperidge Farm just
launched its own version of the 100-calorie bread items. In Soft 100% Whole
Wheat, 7 Grain, and Soft Oatmeal, these each have 100 calories, 1 - 1.5g
fat, 19 -
20g carbs, 5g fiber, and 6g protein (POINTS® value 1*). They're currently
sold at major supermarkets in the Mid-Atlantic area, and hopefully they'll go
national soon. This is great news -- the more high-fiber, low-calorie bun-like
options we have, the better. Woohoo!
Lean Cuisine Baja-Style and BBQ Chicken Quesadillas - There's no shortage
of creative (and delicious!) ideas in that Lean Cuisine kitchen. LC has JUST
released two brand-new quesadilla options, each with 260 - 280 calories, 7 -
8g fat, 34 - 35g carbs, 2 - 8g fiber, and 16 - 18g protein (POINTS® value
5*). These chicken-studded, cheesy meals are popping up in freezer aisles
RIGHT NOW, so start hunting for 'em. Mmmmmm!
New Flavors of Blue Diamond Almonds - If you like your nuts with a dusting
of intense flavor, you MUST check out the latest from the folks at Blue
Diamond (THE almond people). They just put out almonds in three new
flavors -- Bold Habanero BBQ (not as spicy as it sounds, and SO good),
Garden Herb (ridiculously tasty with a garlic kick), and Natural Oven Roasted
Honey (sweet and delicious). A 1-oz. serving (about 24 - 28 nuts) contains
160 - 170 calories, 13 - 15g fat, 5 - 9g carbs, 3g fiber, and 5 - 6g protein
(POINTS® value 4*). While we're yapping about flavored nuts -- Everybody's
Nuts! (our favorite pistachios on the planet) now come in a zesty South of the
Border flavor. Hooray for new and delicious nuts!
Condiment Contests -- Pickles & Mustard RULE!!!
Dill-icious News - Who's got the CUTEST CRUNCH? If you think it's YOU, your
spouse, or your kid, take a pic and send it in. You could win a thousand
bucks, a trip to NYC, and a year's supply of Vlasic pickles. Click for the full
scoop on that. And in other unrelated pickle news, Subway, in an effort to
keep sodium counts down, has decided to remove olives and pickles from its
standard sandwich build. Just a little FYI.
25K Up for Grabs!!! - Have a FANTASTIC original recipe that features one of
the French's products? (Go, mustard, go!) If so, enter French's Cook-Off
2009 contest. Twenty semi-finalists will be chosen -- ten by judges, and ten
by online votes. Five finalists will compete LIVE in NYC for a chance to win
$25,000. Not bad! Click now for the 411. And if you DO enter, tell your pals
to vote for you... and try not to use those crazy-fatty French's Fried Onions in
your recipe, K?
S.O.S.! Are Light Menu Items in Trouble?
A recent survey of American restaurant consumers found some conflicting
information when it comes to what people SAY is important to them and what
they actually order. Even though over 75% of adults said they'd want to see
more healthy items on the menu, about half admitted they don't usually
order the healthier options. And despite 80% claiming it's very or somewhat
important to them to eat healthy, only 20% said they consider health to be
an important factor when ordering a restaurant meal -- taste is what's most
important to them. Bottom line? If we want restaurants to offer more healthy
stuff, we need to actually order it! That being said, we're pleased to
announce that Mimi's Cafe has officially launched its Fresh & Fit Menu. Check
out a few of the offerings below. We recently had the turkey dinner, and it
was GOOD! (We saved calories and upped the fiber by getting double
veggies and no rice.)
Ham, Cheddar, and Broccoli Egg White Omelette - 268 calories, 12g fat, 6g
carbs, 2g fiber, 34g protein (POINTS® value 6*)
Chicken, Fruit and Baby Greens Salad - 425 calories, 7g fat, 52g carbs, 5g
fiber, 40g protein (POINTS® value 8*)
Slow Roasted Turkey Breast - 610 calories, 13g fat, 76g carbs, 4g fiber, 21g
protein (POINTS® value 12*)
OMG!!!! A ridiculously cool person has taken pics of every page in a hard-to-
find calorie-listing Cheesecake Factory menu guide, and it's ALL online for
you to view. Prepare to be horrified. Never mind the 1,500-calorie+
desserts -- we found an ahi tuna entree with 1,750 calories and a bowl of
soup with calories in the quadruple digits! Click here to see the menu in its
entirety, and then send this email to everyone you know. ***Cook your
carrots? Hear this! New research suggests that the anti-cancer properties are
more potent if the carrots are kept whole while cooking. Scientists found
that "boiled before cut" carrots contained 25% more of the good cancer-
fighting stuff than carrots chopped up and then cooked. Interesting! ***Hey!
Did you know that Vitalicious recently launched a line of coffee!? It's called
Strong & Gentle, and it's pretty smooth and fantastic. It's especially good
when you pair it with a Triple Chocolate Chunk VitaTop. Mmmmmmm!
***Guess what?! According to a survey from SeatGuru.com (awesome site,
BTW), U.S. airlines serve THE worst food of all. According to the results,
American, United, and US Airways serve the most unappealing food.
Singapore Airlines nabbed the top spot for best food, but, um, who's flying to
Singapore?! The bottom line is this: Bring your own food on board! ***Pick
up the next issue of People magazine (hits stands Thursday!) to see our
Chicken Fajita Pita recipe. Exciting stuff!!! Sadly, that's all we've got. HG out!
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TWO NEW HG BOOK EVENTS!!! Catch Lisa (a.k.a. Hungry Girl) at Wegmans
in Cherry Hill, NJ, on Tuesday, 7/14, and at Stew Leonard's in Norwalk, CT,
on Thursday, 7/16. Meet Lisa and have your HG books signed! CLICK HERE
for the details...
CHEW ON THIS:
Today, June 29th, is National Almond Butter Crunch Day. We recommend
pairing a Justin's Maple Almond Butter Squeeze Pack with a large (and
CRUNCHY) Fuji apple!
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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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