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Hungry Girl Today: 4.19.10

Spotted on Shelves...

Weight Watchers Smart Ones Smart Mini Wraps - Hooray for frozen mini

meals! These wraps are like soft-shelled taquitos and come in a couple of

varieties: Chicken Ranchero and Chicken & Mushroom Florentine. Have two

of 'em (one serving) for 220 calories, 5 - 6g fat, 510 - 590mg sodium, 30g

carbs, 7g fiber, 3 - 4g sugars, and 12g protein (POINTS® value 4). Smart,

indeed! BTW, the Double W also has new Mini Cheeseburgers, but each of

those is kinda tiny for its 200-cal price tag. (White Castle's have fewer


Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Sensuous Slathering Sauce - Okay, "Sensuous

Slathering Sauce" sounds a tad more tawdry than what this actually is: really

good, really guilt-free BBQ sauce. A 2-tbsp. serving has 28 fat-free calories,

177mg sodium, 7g carbs, and 6g sugars (POINTS® value 1*). It's also all

natural and free of gluten. And since BBQ season's quickly approaching,

now's the time to locate a good sauce for, um, sensuously slathering your

chicken breasts. (Sorry.)

Skinny Water - Here we have a beverage line that's full of fun flavors with

added vitamins and intended benefits. For example, the Orange Cranberry

Tangerine drink has calcium, potassium, and 250 percent of the daily value

of vitamin C, and it's dubbed the "Wake Up" water. All six varieties have

neither sugar NOR calories, but it's hit or miss with the flavors. We like the

Lemonade Passionfruit (a.k.a. Total-V) most. Click here to track down the

slender thirst-quenchers, and let us know what you think.

Are You Ready for a Food Revolution!?

If you haven't yet seen Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution on ABC, here's the

scoop: British celeb-chef Jamie Oliver is sort of playing health-food fairy

godmother to America's most obese population, the residents of Huntington,

WV, by attempting to stop the poor nutrition habits of children in their tracks.

Now, you know we're more into food than politics here at HG. (Priorities,

people!) But when food meets politics and involves a REVOLUTION, we'll

meet you at the picket line. Okay, maybe not, but we're definitely on board

with a show dedicated to changing the way Americans eat. Jamie's main

tactic is reforming what schools are serving up for lunch by healthifying

standard lunchroom recipes -- essentially teaching our kiddies to CHEW THE

RIGHT THING. We LOVE that! And while you may not find us with protest

signs in hand, we're showing our support by signing Jamie's petition to

promote cooking and improve school food. If you want in on the food

revolution, you can do the same by clicking here! While you're on his site,

check out the healthy recipes he came up with for the Huntington school

cafeteria. We LOVE the sound of his cheesy cornbread... But for a recipe that

doesn't feed 480, you may want to make our Cheesy-Good Cornbread

Muffins instead!

Bitter-Sweet Study Findings...

So, do you want the bitter or the sweet news first? Let's get the bitter out of

the way! A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer

Institute suggests that eating fruits and veggies doesn't reduce the risk of

cancer as much as was previously believed. Sure, we're bummed that our

Fujis and broccoli slaw aren't cancer-combating ninjas, but this doesn't mean

we should go bananas and abandon our apples! Fruits and veggies are

essential to OVERALL health, which happens to play a huge role in cancer

prevention. So keep chompin' on that crudité! On to the sweet news... A

study recently published in the journal Appetite indicates that low-cal

sweeteners don't increase our hunger levels or cause us to eat more,

contrary to past reports. Subjects were given either real sugar, natural sugar

substitutes, or artificial sugar swaps. The subjects who consumed low-calorie

sugar substitutes -- natural or not -- reported hunger levels similar to those

of the subjects who consumed real sugar... yet the former took in fewer

calories. WOOHOO! We may be living, breathing (and eating!) proof of this

finding here at HG -- we're HUNGRY with or without our Splenda!

The Buzz...

Super-unique food-find alert! In Original and Peanut Free varieties, NuttZo

Multi-Nut Butter is packed with TONS of nuts and seeds: flaxseeds, hazelnuts,

and Brazil nuts, to name a few. It's not low in calories or fat (similar to

standard PB), but it IS full of good stuff and tastes AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS.

While the prices aren't exactly slim, the NuttZo folks are offering HGers free

shipping on orders over $25 with coupon code: FreeShip. (Expires 4/26.)

Click here to order. Yay! ***Oh boy, Oberto! The jerky people just launched

a new Steak & Cheese snack line, combining (what else?) meat and cheese!

It comes in bags of bite-sized bits and single-serving sticks, and an ounce of

the stuff has about 80 calories and 3.5g fat. We're intrigued! ***CRAZY

goings-on at Jamba Juice! From buy-one-get-one smoothies to daily specials

to new menu items, it's madness over there. Keep your eyes open in the

next few weeks for a southwestern grilled chicken salad, a ginger-soy grilled

chicken salad, and a couple of pasta side salads. We're curious to see the

stats... and taste the salads, of course! ***We pinched ourselves twice after

hearing about this new product: PRETZEL M&M's!!! We haven't tried 'em yet

but are PSYCHED, 'cuz we love pretzels 'n chocolate... and because they'd be

SO good in our Cocoa Loco Krispymallow Treats! ***Come see Lisa (Hungry

Girl herself) at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend in

Southern California! She'll be on the Cooking Stage at 11AM on Saturday,

4/24. The event's free and there will be lots of other fun food personalities in

attendance. That's all we've got. HG out!

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Today, April 19th, is National Garlic Day. We can think of at least 216 ways

to celebrate, but let's go with Sweet-Garlic Butternut Fries!!!

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