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Hungry Girl Today: 4.12.10
Spotted on Shelves...
Kraft Singles Melt Downs - What's your favorite way to enjoy cheese? If you
said, "melted," you're in luck. These new reduced-fat cheese slices come in
flavors inspired by melty classics: Pizza, Taco, and Nacho. WOW. Each slice
has 45 calories, 2.5g fat, 240mg sodium, 1 - 2g carbs, 1g sugars, and 4g
protein (POINTS® value 1*) and promises to melt in mere seconds in the
microwave. We've tried them, and they're pretty good!
Crystal Light Pure Fitness - This new on-the-go drink mix is perfect for those
looking to hydrate with a low-cal option that's free of artificial sweeteners.
It's lightly sweetened with a combo of cane juice, sugar, and Truvia, plus it
has added electrolytes. The packets come in Lemon Lime, Grape (which
tastes GREAT!), and Strawberry Kiwi. A half-packet serving makes 8 oz. and
has 15 calories, 35mg sodium, 3g carbs, and 3g sugars (POINTS® value 0*).
The Skinny Cow Low Fat Ice Cream Cups - That Skinny Cow REALLY knows
what she's doing when it comes to delicious, guilt-free frozen treats. Grab a
li'l cup of Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Dulce de Leche, Strawberry
Cheesecake, Caramel Cone, or Cookies 'N Cream ice cream! Each portion-
controlled mini carton has 150 - 170 calories, 1 - 3g fat, 65 - 90mg sodium,
29 - 33g carbs, 4g fiber, 17 - 24g sugars, and 4 - 5g protein (POINTS® value
2 - 3*). YAAAY!!!
MINI-MANIA... Small Is the New Large!
Have you noticed that we're EXTREME here in the U.S.? First, portions were
GINORMOUS (and still are, for the most part). Now, they're SHRINKING in
the best way possible -- one that prevents us from having to be rolled out of
our favorite restaurants. Dairy Queen has announced that it'll begin selling
Mini Blizzards in August, which will be about half the size of the current Small
Blizzard (but probably STILL way too high in fat and calories!). Pinkberry is
debuting cones and mini cups, each of which will hold a 3-oz. serving of fro
yo. And have you seen the ads for the new Mini Meals at McDonald's? Think
Happy Meals without the plastic toys. Each Mini Meal includes a Snack Wrap,
McChicken sandwich, or Double Cheeseburger with a small order of fries and
a small drink (which can be swapped out for Apple Dippers and a bottle of
water at no additional cost). Finally, we want to give a shout-out to the
miniature desserts offered at sit-down places: Chili's Sweet Shots,
Applebee's Dessert Shooters, P.F. Chang's Mini Desserts... Keep downsizing
those crazy-big portions, food people!
New Food Finds for Spring...
The season of fresh new things is upon us! And along with all the sprouting
plants, blooming flowers, and adorable baby animals is a SLEW of new snack
items. The Larabar people have new flavors in the works: Peanut Butter
Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Brownie, Carrot Cake, and Chocolate Chip
Cookie Dough. We got a sneak chew, and they're REALLY delicious; look for
those to start hitting shelves soon, if you're into the whole "bar" thing. Joining
the classic Raisinets and their cranberry counterparts are Cherry Raisinets.
But be careful -- those bags are big, and a 1/4-cup serving has 200 calories
and 8g fat. (SO good though!) Our pal Annie Chun has some crispy new
Seaweed Snacks, in Sesame and Wasabi flavors. We just wish the company
sold them through its online store. (Get on it, Annie!) And we've saved the
best for last... CocoPop All Natural Multigrain Snacks. They're kind of like
giant, flat rice cakes, and they're fat-free with just 16 calories a pop (no pun
intended). They've been spotted at select stores, but we're still waiting for
the online store to be up and running... WE WANT COCOPOPS! Keep an eye
out for copycats that are almost as good and have similar stats, and keep
checking your HG emails for the latest updates on these up-and-coming
BREAKING NEWS: Our new cookbook, Hungry Girl 1-2-3: The Easiest, Most
Delicious, Guilt-Free Recipes on the Planet, is debuting at NUMBER ONE on
The New York Times Best Sellers list!!! Thanks to EVERYONE who went out
(or went online) and bought the book! ***Searching for a safe and tidy way
to eat dinner on your couch while watching Dancing with the Stars? Grab a
Lappers Distinct Dining Tray! With indentations for plates and cups, anti-slip
mats, and an adorable array of patterns to choose from, Lappers RULE.
They're also dishwasher-safe, BTW. Pick one up from Delight.com and get 15
percent off everything on the site with promo code: HungryGirl0410 (case
sensitive; offer ends 4/23/10). WOOHOO! ***Tub-of-yogurt alert! Costco is
now selling SUPER-LARGE containers of Fage Total 0%, our favorite Greek
yogurt (which is sometimes pricey). Be sure to get the 0% kind, and stock up
on Boca Big Burgers and Laughing Cow 4-packs while you're there. GREAT
DEALS! ***Look who's joining the lower-cal entrée party: Outback
Steakhouse. Meals with under 500 calories each are set to hit the menu
sometime this month. Looks like the chain's saying "g'day!" to guilt-free
eating... ***Oooooooh! YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR HG'S FIRST
OFFICIAL LIVE STREAMING SPONSOR EVENT TOMORROW (TUESDAY, 4/13).
At noon PT (3PM ET) sharp, we will be chewing and discussing three of Lean
Cuisine's new Spa Cuisine offerings. Tune in to hang with us at our official
HG HQ dining room table. Access the event at hungry-girl.com or at
facebook.com/hungrygirl. That's all we've got. HG out!
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ATTENTION, ARIZONA! Don't miss the Hungry Girl book-signing event THIS
Friday (4/16) at 7PM in Phoenix. There will be FREE snacks, BIG prizes, and
TONS of HG 1-2-3 fun! Click HERE for details!
CHEW ON THIS:
Today, April 12th, is the 102nd day of the year. Celebrate with a VitaTop
squirted with a tablespoon of Fat Free Reddi-wip... that's about 102 calories'
worth of deliciousness!
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