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Hungry Girl Today: 8.20.09


We're the queens of guilt-free breakfast recipes. But sometimes you just
want someone else to cook for you. Here are your best, best options for
breakfast OUT...




Jamba Juice Hot Oatmeal (w/o Brown Sugar Crumble)

PER SERVING (one container with fruit topping and without brown sugar
crumble): 240 - 250 calories, 2.5 - 3g fat, 20 - 30mg sodium, 49 - 52g carbs,
5 - 6g fiber, 16 - 18g sugars, 8 - 9g protein -- POINTS® value 4*

Starbucks, you're no longer the only grab 'n go oatmeal game in town. (But
we love you anyway!) Jamba Juice is doing the oats thing, and it's fantastic.
This oatmeal comes with one of three fruity toppings: Fresh Banana (good),
Blueberry & Blackberry (very good), and Apple Cinnamon (so good we
almost passed out when we first tried it). The berry and apple toppings are
sweet, gooey, and delicious, like pie filling. And the oatmeal itself is creamy
(thanks to soymilk) and wholesome-tasting (courtesy of steel-cut oats). And
you really don't need that "brown sugar crumble" -- if you want, just add a
little no-calorie sweetener to the banana one (the others are sweet enough).
Our only concern? The toppings aren't as portion-controlled as Starbucks',
and we suspect our smoothie operator was a little heavy-handed with 'em.




Dunkin' Donuts Egg White Veggie Flatbread

PER SERVING (1 sandwich): 290 calories, 9g fat, 680mg sodium, 39g carbs,
3g fiber, 4g sugars, 11g protein -- POINTS® value 6*

If you're lucky enough to have a Double D location near you, seek this
sandwich out STAT! It's got an egg-white patty crammed with red and green
peppers, green onions, roasted mushrooms, shredded potatoes, Monterey
Jack cheese, and Swiss cheese. Add a layer of reduced-fat cheddar and
toasty multigrain bread, and you've got one completely unique and delicious
breakfast sandwich. P.S. There's also an equally delicious Turkey Sausage
version with spinach and mozzarella -- that has 280 calories and 6g fat
(POINTS® value 6*). Pleeeease come to California, Dunkin'!
PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE?!




IHOP Spinach, Mushroom & Tomato Omelette (on the IHOP For Me menu)

PER SERVING (1 order): 330 calories, 7g fat, 660mg sodium, 37g carbs, fiber
n.a., sugars n.a., 30g protein -- POINTS® value 6 - 7*

Kudos to IHOP for offering a guilt-free omelette that requires no special
ordering. Made with fat-free egg substitute (a.k.a. Egg Beaters), it's stuffed
with spinach, mushrooms, onions and Swiss cheese, topped with diced
tomatoes, and served with a side of fruit. It even has a small amount of
pancake batter in the mix for added fluff factor. One word of advice, though:
Be SURE to specify that you want the "IHOP For Me" omelette -- the standard
Spinach & Mushroom Omelette has 980 - 1,620 calories and 30 - 41g
saturated fat (and the total fat is likely WAY higher than that). Eeeeks!




Starbucks Egg White, Spinach & Feta Wrap

PER SERVING (1 wrap): 280 calories, 9g fat, 1,140mg sodium, 35g carbs, 8g
fiber, 4g sugars, 19g protein -- POINTS® value 6*

This is our hands-down favorite breakfast option at The 'Bucks. In fact, it was
love at first bite. This thing is flavor-packed and filling, thanks to spinach and
feta, two types of tomatoes (sun-dried and roasted), and an INCREDIBLE
sun-dried tomato cream cheese, all wrapped up in warm wheat lavash bread
(which is like a tortilla, in case you didn't know). Quite simply, it rocks... a
lot. Pssst! Check out the swap we whipped up when this item temporarily
disappeared from stores!




Starbucks Perfect Oatmeal

PER SERVING (1 container, nothing added): 140 calories, 2.5g fat, 105mg
sodium, 25g carbs, 4g fiber, 0g sugars, 5g protein -- POINTS® value 2*

There is room on our list for two oatmeals! We love them each for different
reasons. This one's great because it starts off plain and unsweetened, with
little extras on the side for you to add as you like: a 100-calorie pack of
assorted nuts, 100 calories' worth of dried fruit, and a 50-calorie packet of
brown sugar. (Click here to see how the stats add up with each of those.) We
recommend adding half of each add-on -- then your b-fast will clock in with a
total of 265 calories and 7g fat (POINTS® value 5*). Save the leftover nuts
and fruit for midday snacking!





Honorable Mentions...

McDonald's Egg McMuffin w/o Cheese and a Fruit 'n Yogurt Parfait w/o
Granola
PER SERVING (one sandwich without cheese and one parfait without
granola): 380 calories, 11g fat, 640mg sodium, 54g carbs, 2g fiber, 21g
sugars, 19g protein -- POINTS® value 8*

If you need a filling day-starter straight from the drive-thru, this slightly
modified match is a pretty good option. You'll find the parfait on the dessert
menu, but it's totally appropriate for an AM meal. If you want something a
little lower in calories and fat, opt for an English muffin with grape jam or
strawberry preserves instead of the McMuffin -- then your little b-fast combo
will come to 320 calories and 5g fat (POINTS® value 6*). Not bad!



Jamba Juice Jamba Light Smoothie with Whey Protein Super Boost
PER SERVING (16 fl. oz. with 1 boost): 205 - 215 calories, 0 - 0.5g fat,
250mg sodium, 35 - 37g carbs, 3 - 4g fiber, 26 - 33g sugars, 17g protein --
POINTS® value 3 - 4*


Anyone familiar with HG knows that we'd much rather chew our meals than
sip 'em. So if we're gonna slurp breakfast through a straw, we have a few
requirements. 1. It has to be reasonable in the calorie and fat departments.
2. It must have a respectable amount of protein and fiber, so that it actually
leaves us feeling full. And most importantly: 3. It needs to taste fantastic.
Luckily for us all, Jamba Light smoothies fit the bill, especially once you add
the protein-packed boost. These smoothies are made with a reduced-calorie
dairy base, some fruit juice, and lots of real frozen fruit. They come in three
great flavors: Berry Fulfilling, Mango Mantra, and Strawberry Nirvana. Nicely
done, smoothie-chain people!





Hungry for more? Click here for our must-have Breakfast Out Survival
Guide! And don't miss next Friday's email (8/28)... We'll be reviewing a slew
of new food offering from Starbucks and Jamba Juice!





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Today, August 20th, is National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day. Like we need an
excuse to chew one of our favorite Luna bars...

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