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Hungry Girl Today: 07.25.11
NEWS


Spotted on Shelves...

Lean Cuisine Casual Cuisine Dips with Pita Bread - These dip + pita combos rock, and the fact that they're portion controlled is fantastic. (Who DOESN'T go overboard with bread and dip?) Choose from Spinach Artichoke, Garden Vegetable, and Broccoli Cheddar dips. Each serving (1 pita pocket & 1 dip) has 190 - 200 calories, 5 - 6g fat, 420 - 460mg sodium, 29g carbs, 2g fiber, 4g sugars, and 6 - 7g protein (PointsPlus® value 5*).

Kashi TLC Zesty Salsa Pita Crisps - Crunchy snack alert! Now, it's not that we don't like the Original 7 Grain with Sea Salt variety. (We do!) It's just that these Zesty Salsa crisps are SO AMAZINGLY GOOD, we have a hard time remembering the other ones are around. An 11-crisp serving of this salsa-fied snack has 120 calories, 3g fat, 180mg sodium, 22g carbs, 5g fiber, <1g sugars, and 3g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). Chomp 'til you drop!

Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars - Find the tang of some Greek yogurt a little harsh? Fear not -- these bars are mild in taste but have that Greek yogurt creaminess. Plus, no fat! Indulge in frozen goodness on a stick with the Raspberry, Blueberry, or Strawberry flavor; each bar has only 70 calories, 0g fat, 35 - 40mg sodium, 11 - 13g carbs, 0g fiber, 10 - 12g sugars, and 6g protein (PointsPlus® value 2*). Click here for stores that carry them -- they're not nationwide yet, but they're on their way...


Lab Trip! Restaurant Nutritionals Are Put to the Test...

Occasionally we'll hear about a food item from a chain restaurant that's sent to a lab for nutritional analysis, only to find out that it has way more calories and fat than claimed. But typically, only one item from one location is tested -- with so many factors affecting the stats, the results could be inconclusive. Well, according to research recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 269 dishes from 42 popular chains were sent to the lab for nutritional evaluation. Here are the top three most interesting finds, in our hungry... er, humble opinion...

1. Fast-food calorie counts tended to be more accurate than those for sit-down-restaurant meals. Good news for drive-thru chewers!

2. More than HALF of the dishes tested came in UNDER their reported caloric content. Perhaps companies wanted to be prepared for scrutiny...

3. After testing On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina's chips and salsa FOUR times, the actual calorie count came to an average of 1,000 calories MORE than the 430-calorie claim. ACK!!!

Click here to read more findings from the study. Knowledge is power, people!

True or False?


Sweets Get Sweeter!

Get a Pastry Fix Without the High-Calorie Price Tag!

Extra Dessert Delights, Apple Pie - The newest addition to the sugar-free gum line has the flavor of classic apple pie. For those times when you need a little something sweet but aren't actually hungry (BEEN THERE!), this (along with other flavors in the line) is a great pick! Just 5 calories per stick!

Goldfish Flavor Blasted Grahams, Vanilla Cupcake - The adorable shape of Goldfish crackers infused with the irresistible flavor of cupcakes? It sounds like something we dreamed up, but it's for real! A 35-piece serving has a mere 140 calories and 5g fat (PointsPlus® value 4*).

Luna Bar, Chocolate Dipped Coconut - Macaroon fans, take note! This super-decadent bar from the brilliant minds at Luna WILL rock your socks off. (Our socks are nowhere to be found.) Each filling bar has 190 calories, 7g fat, and 3g fiber... plus 9g protein (PointsPlus® value 5*). Go, Luna! Go, Luna!


The Buzz...

Coming soon: Hungry Girl Exclusive Flatout Foldits! Yup, we partnered with our pals at Flatout on these foldable flatbreads (including a SLIDERS variety!) -- complete with HG suggestions and recipes right on the package! WE ARE SO EXCITED. Find the adorable HG packaging in the deli section at all Walmart Supercenters, beginning August 8th! ***Grab-n-go ice cream alert -- Baskin-Robbins is now offering customizable packs of Mini Cones! Flavor options include Mint Chocolate Chip, Very Berry Strawberry, Rainbow Sherbet, and Gold Medal Ribbon. For a limited time, there's also a special Captain America pack. Each 1-oz. ice cream cone has just 35 to 100 calories -- thanks, BR! ***According to new research from the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, the way you think about your body could play a role in your weight-loss efforts. The study found that women who attended weekly sessions on improving body image lost weight more successfully than women who didn't attend sessions. Don't hold yourself back -- love yourself! ***Who needs a menu full of pictures? A restaurant in London has kicked things up a notch by projecting menu items right onto your plate before you order! However, this could make dessert tougher to turn down... ***And finally, Jelly Belly has launched more fun flavors... and these beans taste like Snapple! Flavors like Kiwi Strawberry and Pink Lemonade are in the mix -- no word as to whether they're "made from the best stuff on Earth." And that's all we've got. HG out!

We Know When to Hold It and When to Foldit...




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Here's some good news: July 25th (today) is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day! Before you get crazy with heavy toppings, try out our HG Style Hot Fudge 'n Brownie Sundae. It's soooo good...


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