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Hungry Girl Today: 7.13.09
Spotted on Shelves...
StarKist Tuna Salad Sandwich-Ready Pouches - Don't have the energy to mix
up some tuna salad? Good news, Lazy! StarKist has done it for you -- and it's
great (i.e. delicious and not overly mayo-y). In Chunk Light and Albacore,
each 3-oz. pouch has 90 - 100 calories, 2.5 - 3.5g fat, 4 - 6g carbs, 1g fiber,
and 11 - 13g protein (POINTS® value 2*). They're pretty fun and exciting,
thanks to some relish, water chestnuts, and other tasty ingredients. Way to
go, Charlie -- you've still got it after all these years...
Quaker Crispy Oat Bars - FUN NEW BAR FIND!!! With fruity filling and sweet
crunchy oats on top, these are kinda like a crispy version of Nutri-Grain bars.
They come in Apple Cinnamon and Strawberry. Each bar has 100 calories,
2g fat, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, and 2g protein (POINTS® value 2*). Quaker
delivers again. (But no surprise there!)
Lean Cuisine Wood Fire Style Bacon Alfredo Pizza - BACON. ALFREDO.
PIZZA. Need we say more? (We know we don't need to, but we will anyhow.)
It's a thin-crust personal pizza with spinach, tomatoes, bacon, reduced-fat
mozzarella, and creamy Alfredo sauce. YUM! The 6-oz. pie has 320 calories,
9g fat, 42g carbs, 2g fiber, and 17g protein (POINTS® value 7*). Tried it
yet? Report back with the details ASAP!
Macaroni Grill Cuts Calories, Cost, and Other Things Beginning with C
As part of its new Italian Mediterranean menu (currently available at select
California locations), Romano's Macaroni Grill has cut MAJOR calories (25 to
65 percent!) from thirteen menu items. The Grill also rolled out some brand-
new options, including a 550-calorie Pollo Caprese and a 250-calorie Simple
Lemon Pound Cake. As an added bonus, ten of the new or improved items
are under $10 each. WOWOWOW! Check out our picks for Most Improved
Scallops and Spinach Salad
- Was 1,270 calories (Boo!)
- Now 390 calories (YAY!)
- Was 1,120 calories (Yikes!)
- Now 570 calories (HOORAY!)
- Was 1,170 calories (Lame!)
- Now 560 calories (YIPPEE!)
The only bummer is that the menu additions and calorie-reduced dishes are
only available in thirty-two locations, all of them in California. Many of them,
however, are scheduled to hit restaurants nationwide next month. Click here
for all the details. And in the meantime, check out some light options already
offered at most locations by clicking here. As for those other items being cut
that begin with C? Crazy amounts of sodium and countless grams of
saturated fats. (Thankfully corners and customer service were left off that
New Stars at The 'Bucks...
If you think there aren't many guilt-free chewing options at Starbucks, think
again, humans. The coffee co. just launched a SLEW of light and healthy new
food items. It's the LARGEST food launch in the company's history, in fact.
The 'Bucks also simplified a bunch of its existing food recipes and added
more real, wholesome ingredients. Here are a few standouts:
Dark Cherry Yogurt Parfait - With real cherries, vanilla granola, and fat-free
cherry yogurt, this has 320 calories, 5g fat, 58g carbs, 2g fiber, and 11g
protein (POINTS® value 6*).
Marshmallow Dream Bar - This fun little treat has 210 calories, 4g fat, 43g
carbs, 0g fiber, and 1g protein (POINTS® value 5*). Not bad.
Farmer's Market Salad - This has bleu cheese, almonds, dried cranberries,
apples, carrots, and all-natural balsamic vinaigrette, all over romaine lettuce
(our favorite!). It's got 300 calories, 20g fat, 24g carbs, 4g fiber, and 8g
protein (POINTS® value 7*) -- without the dressing, it comes to just 220
calories and 12g fat (POINTS® value 5*).
Turkey & Swiss Sandwich - With wheat bread and light mayo, it clocks in at
390 calories, 13g fat, 36g carbs, 2g fiber, and 34g protein (POINTS® value
Let's take a moment to enjoy the fact that the world is becoming a more HG-
friendly place. We're tearing up...
***Here's some caffeine news for you. Two recently published studies found
that caffeine significantly reversed memory loss in mice bred to develop
symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are hopeful that the popular
chemical compound -- considered relatively safe -- can someday be used to
treat people with symptoms of the disease. Follow-up research showed that
caffeine did not boost memory in "normal" mice. Interesting stuff, but we're
still in shock over the fact that there are mice being bred to develop
symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. ***We interrupt this week's Buzz for some
very important HG reminders! Don't miss the extended leg of the
official "Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 Tour"... this week only! There are two
super-fun book-signing events -- one will take place TOMORROW (Tuesday,
7/14) in Cherry Hill, NJ, and the other will be this Thursday (7/16) in
Norwalk, CT -- click for details! And tune in to QVC TOMORROW to see Lisa
and some very special guests (recipes from 200 Under 200!!!). She'll be on
QVC This Morning at 7am ET and on Kitchen Ideas at 3pm ET. Call in to say
hi! ***Crazy-delicious tomato sauce alert! If you happen to see Dei Fratelli
Pasta Sauce on shelves at a store near you, BUY SOME. It's our new favorite
sauce line, and we can't stop thinking about it. ***Did you know that more
than half of Americans are actively trying to lose weight? Yup, it's true. Some
other interesting findings from this year's Food & Health Survey? A whopping
47 percent of those surveyed overestimated the amount of calories they
should be consuming daily, 94 percent said they consume at least one snack
per day, and 70 percent reported they're concerned with their weight. All
reasons why everyone in the USA should subscribe to Hungry Girl. So pass
along the emails and tell everyone you know about HG. Okay, now we're
done. Really. That's all we've got. HG out!
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CHEW ON THIS:
Today, July 13th, is National French Fries Day. Honestly, French fries are one
of the best foods on this planet. But celebrate the guilt-free way with our
Bake-tastic Butternut Squash Fries or some LesserEvil Krinkle Sticks.
The "send to a friend" button is one of life's greatest pleasures. SO CLICK
IT... right now!!!
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