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Hungry Girl Today: 8.30.10
Spotted on Shelves...
Quaker Mix-Up Creations Instant Oatmeal - First there was mix-n-match cold
cereal; now Quaker has brought personalization to the instant oatmeal game.
It's SO easy: Get a box of assorted flavors, mix two packets, and enjoy a
made-just-for-you oatmeal bowl! Flavors include Banana Slamma, Blueberry
Blast, Mapl-icious, and more. Have two pouches for 160 calories, 2 - 2.5g fat,
65 - 180mg sodium, 32 - 34g carbs, 3 - 4g fiber, 9 - 13g sugars, and 4 - 5g
protein (POINTS® value 3*) -- or make a single-flavor mini bowl with one
packet. Hot stuff!
StarKist Low Sodium Albacore White Tuna in Water Pouches - YAY!
Convenient packs of low-sodium tuna make us wanna do the salt-slashing
dance. (Note: This dance may or may not actually exist.) A 2.6-oz. pouch
has 90 calories, 1g fat, 70mg sodium, and 21g protein (POINTS® value 2*).
Lean protein + portability - excess salt = happy times!
Tropicana Trop50 Farmstand Apple - Coming soon to the refrigerated juice
section is the latest stevia-sweetened drink from the low-cal gurus behind
Trop50. We love their other flavors, so we can't WAIT to try this apple stuff.
An 8-oz. serving has 50 calories, 15mg sodium, 12g carbs, and 12g sugars
(POINTS® value 1*). We're excited to heat it up with a cinnamon stick when
the temps get low! (P.S. Sleek new bottles are also on the way.)
Lookie, Lookie, Here Come Bookies!
Here's some new reading material to help keep you well rounded (your
brain, not your body!) and well informed. Check these out...
Read It Before You Eat It: How to Decode Food Labels and Make the
Healthiest Choice Every Time - This brand-new book by HG bud and
registered dietitian Bonnie Taub-Dix hits shelves tomorrow, 8/31, and it
TRULY is a must-read. If you have a hard time interpreting crazy food labels
at the supermarket, you'll find this book ridiculously helpful. Learn EXACTLY
how to look beyond the hype and choose the best foods for you, no matter
where you shop. Bonnie, we heart you BIGTIME.
The Doctors 5-Minute Health Fixes: The Prescription for a Lifetime of Great
Health - Think that making an effort to become healthier means a major time
commitment... one you're not prepared to make? Then pick up this book by
your favorite on-air docs at The Doctors! (It won't hit shelves for a few more
weeks, but you can pre-order now.) Learn how to make positive changes for
your health and well-being, five minutes at a time. Pssst... It even includes
an HG tip that Lisa shared on the show -- NEATO!
Fight Now: Eat & Live Proactively Against Breast Cancer - How much does
author Dr. Aaron Tabor want you to know the important info in this book? So
much that he's giving the book away FOR FREE -- just pay postage or sign up
for his newsletter to get the online edition. For more from Dr. T, tune in to his
upcoming QVC appearance (click for details). Eat right and fight breast
Eat, Fix, Live.
Hello, Ruby Tuesday...
New Chews from Ruby Tues!
The chain restaurant mostly known for ribs and other such comfort foods,
a.k.a. Ruby Tuesday, has revealed a new side... a lighter one! Menu items
marked with the Fit & Trim symbol each have 700 or fewer calories. Better
yet, each listing will include the exact calorie count. Here are some
Vegetarian Pasta Marinara (487 calories) - When you want pasta, you want
pasta. Luckily, the numbers on this brand-new dish are low enough to keep
you from regretting it. This one has 10g fat and 10g fiber.
Petite Lunch Salads (248 - 436 calories) - We're psyched about these all-new
options... Same delicious salads, smaller calorie-slashed portions! Just
choose your dressing wisely: balsamic vinaigrette (35 cals), GOOD; blue
cheese dressing (180 cals), BAD!
HG Tip! While the Fit & Trim icon is GREAT for identifying lower-calorie
choices, know that you can save 169 calories and 10g fat if you ditch the
cheesy mashies that many of the Fit & Trim entrées include. Just a little
Our nutty buddies over at My Mixed Nuts are celebrating National Trail Mix
Day by offering a whopping FORTY percent discount on all orders placed
between now and next Monday (9/6/10). Create your own mix and see the
stats as you go, or pick a featured mix. (Check out the new single-serving
packs!) Ten percent of the proceeds will go to the National Park Foundation.
Just use the promo code: PARKS. That's good news for EVERYBODY!
***Want more great snack food you can chew for a cause? Keep an eye out
for select flavors of Food Should Taste Good's ROCKIN' chips in limited
edition pink bags; five cents from the sale of each bag will benefit breast
cancer organizations. All those nickels add up. Good for you, FSTG!
***Alright, on to less virtuous food items... Burger King is set to debut its NY
Pizza Burger -- with a reported 2,520 calories! -- at the Whopper Bar in
Manhattan. MADNESS! Supposedly it serves six, but we're pretty sure that
not everyone who orders it will be rolling in with five buddies. ***Clearly,
exercise's key role in the world of weight loss is that of a calorie burner. But
new research suggests it might also help "reset" your brain in a way that
influences you to eat less. Sounds weird, but a study with rats as subjects
found that after swimming or spending time on the treadmill (this mental
image does make us giggle a bit), obese rats ate less than the overweight
rats that remained sedentary. (Lean rats showed no change in consumption,
active or not.) WOW! That's all we've got. HG out!
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CHEW ON THIS:
Today, August 30th, is National Toasted Marshmallow Day. It's still a bit too
hot for our Gimme S'mores Hot Cocoa, so we suggest chowing down on a
batch of Old Time Rocky Road Fudge!
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