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Hungry Girl Today: 10.12.09
Spotted on Shelves...
Breyers YoCrunch 100 Calorie Packs - These naturally sweetened little
yogurt cups each come with a compartment of perfectly portioned goodies to
swirl right in! There's Vanilla with Chocolate Chip Cookie Pieces, Vanilla with
Nestle Buncha Crunch Candies, Cheesecake with Graham Cookie Pieces, and
Strawberry with 100% Natural Lowfat Granola. Each creamy container,
including the mix-ins, has 100 calories, 0.5 - 2g fat, 21 - 24g carbs, <1 - 1g
fiber, and 3 - 4g protein (POINTS® value 2*). Mmmmmm...
Sunsweet Chocolate PlumSweets - These chocolate-dunked pieces of "dried
plums" (folks, they're prunes -- get over it!) ROCK! And they're PACKED with
antioxidants from both dark chocolate and the "plums." Double whammy!
Each serving (about 14 pieces) has 120 calories, 6g fat, 19g carbs, 2g fiber,
and 1g protein (POINTS® value 3*).
Contessa MicroSteam Meals, Shrimp Varieties - There's a reason this
company shares a name with Italian royalty -- it RULES! Once again, the
frozen-foods co. is bringing us easy-to-prepare dinners for two or three with
STARCH-FREE options! Four of the shrimp dishes in this line -- Balsamic
Glazed Shrimp, Buffalo Shrimp, Honey Roasted Shrimp, and Tikka Masala
Shrimp -- contain two servings per nukeable bag and consist of just shrimp,
sauce, and (sometimes) veggies. A serving of each of those has 120
calories, 3 - 5g fat, 5 - 10g carbs, 0.5g fiber, and 12 - 13g protein (POINTS®
value 3*). With stats like that, feel free to down the entire package!
Fiber for All and All for Fiber!
Woohoo! Fiber One has officially launched its BRAND-NEW online store!
Those hard-to-find baking mixes? The amazing toaster pastries? Every flavor
of Fiber One bars under the sun? Yup, they're all there. No more roaming the
market aisles and harassing store employees (unless that's what you do for
fun). Also AMAZINGLY cool? The Daily Value Bundle! It includes a box of the
Original cereal, a pack of Oats & Chocolate chewy bars, and a box of
Blueberry muffin mix. One serving of each of the three products amounts to
100% of the fiber you need in a day. Clever! But try to include some fruit
and veggies in your diet as well...
Outback Steakhouse Tells ALL!
We got our hands on the calorie info from Outback as soon as NYC started
requiring it be listed on menus, but now the Interactive Nutritional Menu Tool
on the restaurant's website has it all: fat, fiber, etc. Besides seeing stats for
every section of the menu, you can customize each item and then view the
total nutritionals for your entire meal. So just how much fat is in an Alice
Springs Chicken dinner with Aussie Fries? That would be a whopping 115
grams! AHHHH! But the Grilled Chicken on the Barbie with Fresh Seasonal
Veggies, if ordered without the butter on either, has just 387 calories, 3.5g
fat, and 4.5g fiber (POINTS® value 7*). Nice! Check out the site, scope out
the numbers, and mix-'n-match a perfect meal!
Eat Right: Potentially Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we're here with some
helpful info. Getting the right nutrients could up your body's cancer-fighting
abilities, so here are some fantastic foods that may aid in breast cancer
Nuts and Seeds - These guys are full of healthy fats and potential anticancer
properties. Go for almonds and walnuts (check out Emerald's 100 Calorie
Packs of Natural Walnuts and Almonds), flax seeds (we love Kashi's Pumpkin
Spice Flax granola bars and thin-crust pizzas made with flax seeds), and
pumpkin seeds (give it up for Kashi again, with its delicious seed-sprinkled
Mayan Harvest Bake).
Fruits and Veggies - The more, the better. Broccoli, cabbage, spinach, and
berries are all excellent sources of phytochemicals, which may assist in
disease prevention. BTW, eating your veggies raw or lightly cooked is the
best way to retain those good-for-you nutrients.
Whole Grains - Experts say high-fiber carbs might not trigger cell growth in
breast tissue the way that white carbs (like flour and rice) could. So go for
oats, bran, whole-wheat flour, and brown rice.
For more about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including recipes,
resources, and how you can help, click here. Knowledge is power, people!
Please take a minute to check out this list of the 272 highest-calorie fast food
items. Some human spent a lot of time compiling this. (It's not 100% up-to-
date, but it's still super-helpful.) It's ranked from highest to lowest, the
highest being a 1,680-calorie shake and the lowest being a 700-calorie
chicken sandwich. YOWZA! ***Food is great, and food that makes us more
attractive is even better! A Japanese research team recently unveiled data
that proves blackcurrants not only improve blood flow, but may also reduce
dark circles under your eyes. AWESOME! *** D.I.Y. French-fry fanatics, you
may want to pay attention. A new product called the ActiFry is now on the
market and gets your spuds (and spud swaps) more fry-like than a regular
old oven and with a minimal amount of oil. We tried it, and it's pretty cool!
Thing is, it's basically a "unitasker" -- meaning it mainly does one thing really
well and takes up a lot of space. Plus, it's SUPER-pricey. Those low-fat fries
might be worth it, though... ***And finally... WE'VE HIT 800,000
SUBSCRIBERS!!! The lucky winners of a year's worth of Popchips AND
VitaTops EACH are Magaly (the 800,000th subscriber herself) and Nina (the
awesome friend who referred her). Congratulations, you two, and get ready
for some SERIOUS snacking. Now, how on Earth are we gonna outdo
ourselves when we hit A MILLION subscribers?! That's all we've got. HG out!
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CHEW ON THIS:
This past Saturday, October 10th, was National Angel Food Cake Day. Have
a belated celebration with our angelic and delicious 68-calorie Strawberry
Shortycakes! All you need is cake mix, whipped topping, sugar-free
preserves, strawberries, and a copy of Hungry Girl 200 Under 200!
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