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Hungry Girl Today: 8.23.10
Spotted on Shelves...
Yoplait Splitz - These new naturally sweetened, sundae-inspired yogurts
come in three crazy flavors: Rainbow Sherbet, Strawberry Banana Split, and
Strawberry Sundae. Each container (about 3 oz.) has 90 calories, 1g fat,
60mg sodium, 17g carbs, 12g sugars, and 3g protein (POINTS® value 2*).
Yoplait, we know they're geared toward kiddies, but can we have some
anyway? Pretty please with a cherry on top?!
Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo - Oooh... Fun new flavored mayo options! The
reduced-fat varieties in this line -- Horseradish-Dijon, Chipotle, and Garlic &
Herb -- are worth checking out. A 1-tbsp. serving of each has 40 calories,
3.5 - 4g fat, 100 - 120mg sodium, 2g carbs, and <1g - 1g sugars (POINTS®
value 1*). Just avoid the high-calorie Hot & Spicy. Spread the word,
Thomas' Chocolatey Chip Mini Bagels made with Whole Grain - Chocolate +
fiber = happy time! These little bagels are studded with chocolate chips and
packed with good-for-you grains. Each one has 120 calories, 1g fat, 260mg
sodium, 24g carbs, 2g fiber, 4g sugars, and 4g protein (POINTS® value 2*).
Survey Says? The Fast-Foodies Have Spoken...
Wondering which restaurant chain has the best burgers and which has the
best breakfast sandwiches? The results of the 2010 Zagat Fast-Food Survey
are officially IN. Here are the conclusions we find the most useful, exciting,
and all-around good to know...
Best in Salads... In the straight-up fast-food category, Panera Bread took top
honors, followed by Wendy's and Cosi. The Cheesecake Factory secured the
top spot among full-service chains; runners-up include Olive Garden and
CPK. Remember, not all salads are calorie-friendly, so do your homework.
(Click on the links above for our survival guides!)
The Grilled Chicken Award Goes to... Chick-fil-A! KFC nabbed second place
in this fast-food category, El Pollo Loco came in third, Panera Bread came in
fourth place, and Chipotle landed spot number five. Oooh, Burger King got
Overall Food Honors... The top-rated large chain is In-N-Out Burger. (Get the
protein-style burger with onion, ketchup, and mustard for 160 cals!) The top-
rated mega chain is Wendy's, followed by Subway, KFC, Taco Bell, and
Burger King. Better luck next year, McDonald's!
Not a Rock of Love Finalist, Just HG's Lisa w/ Bret!
Rockin' Beverage News, Plus Bid for a Cause!
We're SO excited to report that our favorite iced tea in the universe -- Diet
Snapple Trop-A-Rocka, created with LOVE by HG's new BFF Bret Michaels --
is being produced beyond its original limited-time-only run. Yayayayay!
Apparently, people love it so much that stores can barely keep it in stock.
We're not surprised (and hope our pleas for you to email Snapple helped!).
The peachy, mango-y, cinnamon-kissed, 5-cal-per-serving tea blend rocks
our faces off! Additionally, Snapple's teaming up with Bret for a silent auction
via Facebook, in support of the American Diabetes Association. Bid on items
autographed by the Poison rocker, from cowboy hats to a customized guitar.
The auction's happening right now (ends 8/28/10), and all proceeds will be
donated to the ADA. Click now, and sip for a cause, people!
In recall news, nearly 400 million eggs have been called back due to
potential Salmonella contamination. Click here for all the need-to-know
info... ***We love a good sweepstakes, especially one that takes next to no
time to enter and offers great prizes! The boxed-grain gurus at Near East are
giving away a week-long Mediterranean cruise as part of their Around the
World in 5 Minutes sweepstakes. Monthly giveaways include lots of goodies.
Click 'n enter! (Ends 8/31/10.) ***Love Vitaminwater so much that you want
the taste to linger on your lips all day? Check out Vitaminschtick, a line of lip
balms that come in flavors like Power-C Dragonfruit and Focus Kiwi-
Strawberry. For actual ingesting, though, stick with Vitaminwater Zero. ***If
you use the heart-healthy reputation of chocolate as an excuse to chomp on
candy bars daily, here's some food for thought: Results from a recently
published nine-year study suggest that just one to three servings of high-
quality chocolate per month could lower a woman's risk of heart failure by 26
percent. One to two servings per week could lower the risk by 32 percent.
But consuming chocolate daily does not appear to have a protective effect;
the risks associated with potential weight gain outweigh (no pun intended)
the benefits. ***Good news from the world of Justin's Nut Butter: The new
chocolate flavors -- in squeeze packs as well as jars -- will soon be available
in Whole Foods stores nationwide. Hooray! That's all we've got. HG out!
Egg Recall ALERT!
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CHEW ON THIS:
Today, August 23rd, is National Sponge Cake Day. Twinkie lovers, celebrate
with Weight Watchers Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling... Only 80
calories and a POINTS® value of 1 per treat.
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