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Hungry Girl Today: 5.6.13
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Guilt-Free Ice Cream
May Result in Blown Minds.
Spotted on Shelves...
Limited Edition Flavors! Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned - You already know this ice cream line from Dreyer's/Edy's is one of our FAVORITES. The latest flavors to hit shelves serve as THREE reasons to love it even more: There's new German Chocolate Cake Spectacular, new Sunny Salted Caramel Pretzel, and returning favorite Take the Cake!!! No shocker here -- they're AMAZING! A 1/2-cup serving has 110 - 120 calories, 2.5 - 4g fat, 35 - 105mg sodium, 18 - 19g carbs, 0 - <1g fiber, 12 - 15g sugars, and 2 - 3g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). Available nationwide, but only through August. Stock up!

Barbara's Organic Snackimals Cereal - Breakfast food inspired by kid-friendly cookies? Yes, please! This new cereal appeals to our inner child and outer adult. Both the Cinnamon Crunch and the Vanilla Blast are sweet and yummy, and a 3/4-cup serving has 110 calories, 0.5g fat, 80mg sodium, 26g carbs, 3g fiber, 7g sugars, and 2g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). In major supermarkets and natural-food stores across the US (and online).

Weight Watchers Smart Ones Classic Favorites Thin Crust Pizza - HOORAY for any and all guilt-free pizza options! These slim pies aren't super low in fat, but the fiber and protein counts more than make up for it. In Cheese and Pepperoni, each freezer-aisle pizza has 280 - 300 calories, 9 - 10g fat, 480 - 610mg sodium, 34 - 36g carbs, 4g fiber, 4g sugars, and 16 - 17g protein (PointsPlus® value 7 - 8). We'll be topping ours with veggies... YUM!

ON SHELVES TOMORROW: Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 Just Desserts!
It's almost here! The first-ever ALL-DESSERTS cookbook from HG -- Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 Just Desserts: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories -- hits stores everywhere TOMORROW! AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! We've got some key information to mention before it does, so pay attention...

FREE VITATOPS! There's still time to get in on our "Buy 2 Copies of 200 Under 200 Just Desserts, Get Coupons for 2 Free Boxes of VitaTops!" promotion. Don't miss out! And for the first time ever, you do NOT need to order books online to enter. Buy 'em in stores, if you like! P.S. You'll also get exclusive and adorable recipe cards, featuring Banana Split Whoopie Pie and Caramel Pretzel Whoopie Pie recipes. CLICK NOW! (Promo deadline 5/12/13.)

ONLINE PHOTOS & POINTSPLUS® VALUES*! Click here for a deluxe look inside the new book! The book site features the chapter titles, plus names, photos, and nutritional info -- including the PointsPlus® values* -- for ALL of the recipes! Ogle the cake pops, admire the cream fluff cups, and obsess over the brownies! By the way, there are DOZENS of full-color photos inside the book...

MEET LISA LIVE AT HG BOOK SIGNINGS! Attention, East Coasters! Lisa (HG herself) is celebrating the book launch this week and next with a bunch of wildly fun events in PA, NJ, and NY! (There will also be an event in Southern California on 5/19.) Get ready for TONS of free treats (Fiber One brownies, VitaTops, and Funky Monkey freeze-dried fruit snacks, to name a few!), BIG prizes (including a YEAR'S SUPPLY OF VITATOPS and HG swag!), and so much more. Click for details! Tomorrow's event: ALLENTOWN!

We LOVE this new book and think you will too, so get yourself a copy STAT! Did we mention there are NO repeat recipes from other books, and that you can save up to 40 percent when you order online? So sweet!!!


So Close, We Can Taste It...

Walk It Off!
How Far Would You Walk for a Splurge? Exercise Equivalents Could Be Better Than Calorie Counts on Menus
Calorie counts have been popping up on more and more menus, from fast-food joints to sit-down restaurants. It makes us happy, because we love to have nutritional info handy before ordering. But the question remains... For most people out there, does the presence of calorie counts lead to making better choices? Survey says: NO. One reason could be that people don't know what those calorie counts really mean out of context. A recent study tried a new approach, replacing the calorie counts with times indicating how much brisk walking it would take to burn off the calories in each menu item. Participants were each given one of three lunch menus: one with calorie counts, one without any special info, and one with the number of minutes it would take to walk off the calories. Guess what? While there was no significant difference between the first two groups, the subjects given the activity-related times ordered and consumed the fewest calories! What do you think? Would knowing it takes a brisk three-hour walk to burn off that cheesecake lead you to order the fruit salad instead, or would you rather just see the calorie counts? Let's have a convo about it over on Facebook!

The Buzz...
Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Good news: Starbucks is serving up savings on Frappuccinos! This week from 3 to 5 p.m., get half off any Frappuccino at participating Starbucks locations! There are lots of light options, so order up! ***It can be SO stressful going from store to store, looking for a specific product and it's JUST. NOT. THERE. Crystal Light is making it easy to find your favorite flavor with its new online store! Check out online exclusives (oooh, Pomtini), and enjoy free shipping on your first order of four items or more with coupon code FSTSHIP6. (Expires 6/1/13.) How refreshing... ***That ice-cube tray of yours can make more than tiny icebergs to chill your drinks. Check out these 23 ingenious ways to use an ice-cube tray! P.S. We totally made the cheesecake bites YEARS ago. ***Now, some bittersweet news. Ball Park's fat-free and lite beef franks are no more. But don't fret! The fat-free turkey dogs are still around. Ball Park also has new lean pork and beef franks, each with 70 - 80 calories and 5g fat. Click here for our favorite hot dog finds! ***Tune-in alert: Don't miss The Dr. Oz Show tomorrow (Tuesday, 5/7)! Lisa's whipping up dessert recipes from the new book and solving common food frustrations. Check back tomorrow for the recipes seen on the show. And that's all we've got. HG out!


Frappy Hour!



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