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Hungry Girl Today: 3.25.13
It's Not Fro Yo. It's Fruyo!
Spotted on Shelves...
Fage Fruyo Nonfat Strained Greek Yogurt - This new line of fruit-packed yogurt excites us! The protein is high, the fat is nonexistent, and the flavor lineup is impressive: seven fruity varieties, including Peach, Pineapple, and Cherry. Each 6-oz. container has 150 - 170 calories, 0g fat, 50 - 90mg sodium, 25 - 29g carbs, 0g fiber, 24 - 27g sugars, and 13g protein (PointsPlus® value 4*). We can't wait to get our spoons into this stuff!
New Varieties! Kashi Steam Meals - Each bag of these newbies in the Kashi Steam Meal line contains TWO servings instead of one. (Steamy date night, anyone?) The Chicken and Chipotle BBQ features Kashi's 7-grain pilaf, plus mango, roasted green beans, and more. The Italian Vegetable Medley Pasta has edamame, yellow squash, and oven-dried tomatoes, all in a creamy marinara. Yum! A 1/2-package serving has 310 - 320 calories, 6 - 8g fat, 620 - 640mg sodium, 49 - 50g carbs, 6 - 8g fiber, 9 - 13g sugars, and 14 - 15g protein (PointsPlus® value 8*). In freezer aisles nationwide.
Silk Fruity & Creamy Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative - Do you dairy avoiders scowl every time you see a delicious-looking yogurt? Scowl no more with this new nondairy yogurt substitute. There are soy-based varieties (Blueberry, Peach Mango, and Strawberry) as well as almond-milk ones (Black Cherry and Raspberry). A 5.3-oz. container has 140 - 150 calories, 2.5 - 3.5g fat, 25 - 120mg sodium, 22 - 29g carbs, 1 - 3g fiber, 16 - 20g sugars, and <1g - 6g protein (PointsPlus® value 4*). Hit the yogurt section, lactose skippers!
Huge Fast-Food News: McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's
Roll Out Promising Picks!
We LOVE that fast-food restaurants are serving up more and more smart menu options. Here are the latest items launching nationwide (many debuted in test markets), plus the need-to-know info...
McDonald's Egg White Delight and Premium McWraps - The lightened-up b-fast sandwich is going national next month! Featuring a whole-grain English muffin, white cheddar, egg whites, and Canadian bacon, each sandwich has 250 calories and 7g fat, plus 5g fiber (PointsPlus® value 7*). That's 50 calories and 5g fat LESS than a classic Egg McMuffin. And starting next week, the meal-sized chicken McWraps will be available everywhere! We suggest the Sweet Chili Chicken variety (Grilled, not Crispy), for just 360 calories and 9g fat (PointsPlus® value 9*).
Burger King's New Veggie Burger and Turkey Burger - The only thing new about the veggie burger is the addition of red onion, but we're still glad for the reminder about this one! It's made with a MorningStar Farms patty, and ordered without mayo, it has 320 calories and 7g fat (PointsPlus® value 8*). The turkey burger is a bit of a food faker, with 530 calories and 26g fat (PointsPlus® value 14*). But skipping the mayo will slim down those stats!
Wendy's Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwiches - The test run must have been successful, because these are getting nationwide distribution! We're excited for the Smoky Honey Mustard variety, with 370 calories and 15g fat (PointsPlus® value 10*). We bet some special ordering could reduce the fat count...
Three cheers for all of today's fast-food chains!
Drive-Thru Done Right!
Freezer-Aisle Innovations: Groundbreaking New Products!
Enlightened The Good-For-You Ice Cream - INCREDIBLE PRODUCT ALERT!!! These new ice cream bars are low in calories and fat and high in protein and fiber. Yes, ICE CREAM that's high in protein and fiber! Each impressively sized bar has 70 calories, 2g fat, 5g fiber, and 8g protein (PointsPlus® value 2*). They come in Fudge (to die for!), Orange Cream (our favorite!), and Coffee (super delicious!). They're currently sold only in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, but they'll be rolling out nationally over the next few months. Ask the manager of your favorite grocery store to order 'em STAT!
Dreyer's/Edy's Outshine Coconut Waters Frozen Bars - Coconut water is everywhere these days, so why wouldn't it be in frozen treats? These bars come in pineapple and banana flavors, and each one has a mere 60 fat-free calories (PointsPlus® value 2*). How refreshing! Click to find...
Tofutti Milk Free Cheese Ravioli - Cheese ravioli for people who can't (or don't) eat cheese? YUP! Choose from Jumbo and Bite-Sized. A serving of either (4 Jumbo or 8 Bite-Sized pieces) has 210 calories and 10g fat (PointsPlus® value 6*). Rav-ulous!
The Hazelnut Macchiato is the newest espresso drink to hit the Starbucks menu, and the stats are pretty sweet! Order a Tall (12 oz.) with nonfat milk, iced or hot, and it'll have only 130 - 140 calories and no fat (PointsPlus® value 3 - 4*). Request sugar-free syrup, and it'll have even fewer calories... WOOO! ***That morning macchiato (or other coffee drink) may do more than help wake you up. A recent study found that subjects who'd had caffeine processed positive words faster than negative or neutral ones. While positive words are generally recognized more quickly than others, that caffeine boost enhanced this process. Maybe that's why we prefer reading the newspaper over a morning cup o' joe... ***Hungry for more Hungry Girl? Check out the April issue of the all-new Redbook, on shelves now! Find out how to double your portions with super-sizing ingredients... guilt-free, of course. Click to see the column online! ***Sad product news: Wish-Bone Salad Spritzers have been discontinued. If you love these sprayable salad dressings as much as we do, stock up IMMEDIATELY, in stores or online. We'll miss you, Spritzers! ***Tune-in alert: See Lisa (HG herself) making onion rings with Marie Osmond! She'll be on Marie's daytime show on the Hallmark Channel THIS Thursday (3/28) at 12pm/11c. And that's all we've got. HG out!
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