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Hungry Girl Today: 2.18.13
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Crystal Light Liquid Drink Mix - Liquid mixes for H2O are all the rage -- customize the flavor intensity by adding as few or as many drops as you like. Crystal Light's new line of mixes (which come in multi-serving mini bottles) is pretty impressive: Pomtini, Strawberry Lemonade, Peach Bellini, Mango Passionfruit, Blueberry Raspberry, and Iced Tea! Each 2-ml. serving (about 1/2 tsp.) has 0 calories and 0 - 30mg sodium (PointsPlus® value 0*). FYI: These mixes contain sucralose instead of the aspartame used in powdered Crystal Light. Drop it like it's YUM...
New Flavors! Blue Diamond Almonds - Our pals at the Diamond are getting SUPER creative! The latest nuts? Two flavors of Coffee Almonds (Mocha and Roasted Coffee!) and Blueberry Flavored Oven Roasted Almonds. And they are ALL SO GOOD. A 1-oz. serving (about 24 nuts) has 160 calories, 12 - 13g fat, 25 - 30mg sodium, 7 - 9g carbs, 3g fiber, 3 - 6g sugars, and 5 - 6g protein (PointsPlus® value 4 - 5*). BTW, those Coffee Almonds pack some caffeine! Look for these on store shelves...
Chobani Greek Yogurt Bite - This line of li'l cups from our pals at Chobani is new and definitely snack-worthy. Check out the decadent flavors: Coffee with Dark Chocolate Chips (our favorite!), Caramel with Pineapple Chunks, Raspberry with Dark Chocolate Chips, and Fig with Orange Zest. AHHHHH!!! Each 3.5-oz. container has 100 calories, 1 - 1.5g fat, 40mg sodium, 12 - 13g carbs, 0 - <1g fiber, 12 - 13g sugars, and 8g protein (PointsPlus® value 2 - 3*). Grab your spoons! On shelves now...
Where in the World Is Hungry Girl? Everywhere! (More Ways to Get an HG Fix)
Need a little more HG in your life? We're here to help!
First up, EXCLUSIVE recipes! Click here for Hungry Girl recipes featuring tasty tuna from StarKist! Love that Too-Good Tuna 'n Apple Slaw...
Next, did you know that there's an HG column in every issue of Redbook magazine? It's true! Click here to see a bunch of these columns online. And don't miss the March issue, on shelves now, for HG's supermarket picks 'n skips! (Pink is on the cover, and Pink ROCKS.)
And listen up, Weight Watchers enthusiasts: There's a new "Hungry Girl Goes..." column every single week over on WeightWatchers.com -- click here to see where she's been and where she's going!
In TV news, don't miss Lisa on The View today (Monday, 2/18)! She'll be celebrating Presidents' Day with decadent recipes from HUNGRY GIRL TO THE MAX!, so tune in at 11am/10c.
Last but not least, a book-signing event! If you are in San Francisco (or can get there this week!), don't miss the Hungry Girl event this Thursday (2/21)! Join Lisa at the Safeway on Marina Blvd. from 6 - 8 p.m. for free snacks, fun prizes, Q&A, and MORE. Hope to see you there!
Get Your Snack Fix from the Internet!
Worth Ordering Online: Crispy Snack Edition!
Combining the thrill of online shopping with the joy of guilt-free snacking, here are our favorite recent food finds worth nabbing online...
Bell Plantation PBthins Peanut Butter Crackers - We just tried these cookie-like items last week and, OH BOY, we're in love. They're made by the same folks behind PB2 powdered peanut butter, which means you can purchase both at once! Each single-serving packet has only 100 calories and 4g fat (PointsPlus® value 3*). Order up!
BettaSnax Original Biscotti - These crunchy, nutty cookie slices are great paired with coffee or tea! A 1-oz. serving (about 9 biscotti) has just 90 calories and 3g fat (PointsPlus® value 2*). If you're buying online, we suggest going in on an order with some buddies, since each bundle includes 12 multi-serving bags. However, you can find them in some gourmet and natural-food stores!
The Original Carlsbad Oblaten Classic Dessert Wafers - Looking for something a little different? These super-thin wafers NEED to be in your life. They're light, sweet, and all-around amazing. There are many flavors to choose from: Strawberry, Cinnamon, Chocolate, and more. The Caramel flavor is our fave! Eat 7 wedges for only 60 calories and 1g fat (PointsPlus® value 2*). Bonus: There's a variety of package sizes available, including a single-serving (1-oz.) option! Order online, or look for them at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls locations.
ALERT! Select packages of Lean Cuisine Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli have been recalled. Nestlé Prepared Foods issued the voluntary recall due to the possible presence of glass fragments. Click here for all of the info, and check your "proof of purchase" panel before you dig in. ***Sure, we know men and women are different, but what are the differences when it comes to DESSERT? GrubHub analyzed takeout orders from the last six months and found that women are 25 percent more likely to order dessert than men. When it comes to dessert preferences, men chose milkshakes and cookies more often than the ladies, and women were more likely to order frozen yogurt, ice cream, and fried desserts. The great equalizer? Cake, which accounted for more than 25 percent of all dessert orders. ***Eggs are shaking their bad dietary reputation! Researchers recently examined studies including subjects in the hundreds of thousands and found no evidence that eating an egg a day increased a person's risk of heart disease or stroke. An exception was found when it came to heart disease for subjects with diabetes, but there were too few diabetics in the study for conclusive results. Egg-ceptionally interesting! ***The day is coming -- the deadline for the Food and Drug Administration's rule requiring nutrition labeling for standard menu items in chain restaurants and similar food establishments is THIS April. Plenty of chains are on it already, but those stragglers better pull it together fast... We'll be waiting! And that's all we've got. HG out!
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Happy Presidents' Day, fellow Americans! Check out this page of presidential favorite foods. Apparently George Washington LOVED fish and nuts -- bet he would've loved some Berry-Good Almond-Panko Tilapia!
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