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Hungry Girl Today: 6.21.10
Spotted on Shelves...
34º Whole Grain Crispbread - Don't get all confused by the
word "crispbread" -- these things are basically super-light, super-thin
crackers with the wafery consistency of flat-bottomed ice cream cones. And
with an INCREDIBLY low 35 calories, no fat, 110mg sodium, 7g carbs, 1g
fiber, 0g sugars, and 1g protein (POINTS® value 0*) for NINE crackers, they
ROCK!!! Click to find or buy online.
Litehouse Tangy Orange Citrus Dressing, Sauce & Marinade - See that
name? This award-winning find DOES IT ALL. The flavor is perfect, and it's
not just for salads and slaws; it's also great on grilled chicken or fish! A 2-
tbsp. serving has only 50 calories, 0g fat, 190mg sodium, 13g carbs, 0g
fiber, 12g sugars, and 0g protein (POINTS® value 1*). It's THICK, so feel
free to add a little water for a more dressing-like consistency. Look for it in
the fridge section. Get it now!
New Varieties! Morningstar Farms Veggie Entrées - Meatless munchers, get
excited! MF's first foray into entrée-land was SO deliciously successful, our
heads nearly fell off when we tried the meals. So when we heard there are
MORE... Let's just say we can't wait to taste the Chik'n Enchilada (with
seasoned brown rice) and the Sesame Chik'n (with edamame, snap peas,
and sesame noodles)! Each has 280 - 310 calories, 7 - 9g fat, 520 - 530mg
sodium, 46 - 47g carbs, 4 - 6g fiber, 6 - 16g sugars, and 12 - 14g protein
(POINTS® value 5 - 6*). Yippee!
Sodium Slim Down! How Low Can You Go?
As far as food trends go, low-sodium seems to be the hot thing these days.
One of our new friends in the fight against high sodium levels? AlsoSalt!
Here's the scoop. AlsoSalt Sodium Free Salt Substitute -- a versatile salt
swap in original, butter-flavored, and garlic-flavored varieties -- has been
around for a while. But lately, it's been cropping up in low-sodium versions of
popular products! Heinz No Salt Added Tomato Ketchup uses it to achieve its
5mg-per-tbsp. sodium level, and our pals at La Tortilla Factory are using it in
their Smart & Delicious Low Fat/Low Sodium Tortillas. We'd like to take this
opportunity to BEG the company to make a low-sodium version of our
beloved 80-calorie Smart & Delicious Low Carb/High Fiber Tortillas. We love
those wraps and want less salt. Let's all email LTF and request that they
make it happen!!! And if any other makers of guilt-free foods want to step up
to the plate, we'd loooove to hear about it...
AlsoSalt = Sodium-Slashin' Superhero!
Approved for All Appetites!
These Menu Finds Are Rated G... for Guilt-Free!
Last week, we served up some of the most explicitly offensive stats from
CSPI's 2010 Xtreme Eating Awards. So this week, we've got new restaurant
items you can chew without fear. Read on...
Applebee's Pick 'N Pair Lunch Combo: Asian Crunch Salad with Chicken
Tortilla Soup - Match this new salad with the Mexican-inspired soup, and
you'll have a satisfying meal for 380 calories and 11.5g fat. YAY! As for other
good options on the weekday Pick 'N Pair lineup? The Black Bean and
Chicken Noodle soups and the Grilled Shrimp 'N Spinach Salad. (Heads up:
Make sure one of these soups is the Soup of the Day.)
Romano's Macaroni Grill Aged Beef Tenderloin Spiedini - We really like those
rosemary skewers they've got going on over there, and the folks at the Grill
have released a couple of new versions. We love this lean beef option -- only
410 calories and 12g fat, including the roasted veggies. There's also a
Center-Cut Lamb one with 500 cals and 24g fat. Not bad!
Ruby Tuesday Crab Cake Dinner and Barbecue Grilled Chicken - We found
TWO guilt-free newbies at Ruby Tues'... BUT they require a little swapping in
the sides department. Skip the heavy succotash and cheesy mashies, and
choose two from steamed broccoli, sugar snap peas, and sautéed
portabellas. Then your crab cake meal will have about 465 calories and 28g
fat, and the entire chicken dinner will have just around 515 calories and 14g
TCBY Ruby Red Grapefruit Frozen Sorbet and Butter Pecan Frozen Yogurt -
Two AMAZING-sounding seasonal items from the classic fro yo joint. The
sorbet has 100 calories and no fat per 1/2-cup serving, and the Butter Pecan
soft-serve has only 120 calories and 2g fat in half a cup. Enjoy, but watch
those portion sizes...
There's still time to bid on a VIP visit to the Hungry Girl HQ! Proceeds benefit
Project Angel Food, a group that delivers healthy home-cooked meals -- free
of charge -- to people affected by life-threatening illnesses. Do good things,
and you might GET good things... like a chance to hang out and chew items
with us! ***According to new research, coffee drinkers may have a disease-
fighting edge. A study recently published in the Journal of Agricultural and
Food Chemistry found that coffee helped improve insulin sensitivity and
reduce the risk of high blood sugar in lab mice. This means java-drinking
humans could be at lower risk for developing diabetes -- as long as that joe
isn't loaded with sugar! ***Want another way to decrease your likelihood of
getting diabetes? Eat brown rice. Researchers in Boston recently announced
these findings: Among nearly 200,000 subjects, consumption of more white
rice was linked to a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, while a high
intake of brown rice was associated with a lower risk. Whole-grain stuff is
better for us, anyway, so eat it (in moderation, of course)! ***Big week
coming up, people. Hungry Girl Happy Hour arrives in stores tomorrow,
Tuesday, June 22nd! Catch Lisa on Good Morning America tomorrow
morning, and see her on The Joy Behar Show Wednesday night. And click
here to find out about our upcoming book-signings and cocktail parties. This
week... NY and PA! Hope to see you there! That's all we've got. HG out!
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our Just Peachy Cobbler... topped off with LOTS of fat-free whipped cream!
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