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Hungry Girl Today: 7.8.13
Turkey + Apples = BFFs!
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Butterball Turkey Nuggets Made With Real Apples - Jerky and other meat snacks are GREAT for on-the-go protein fixes. And now one of the top names in turkey has launched a brand-new (super-exciting) treat... these fruit-infused turkey bites! A 1-oz. serving has 80 calories, 3g fat, 300mg sodium, 5g carbs, 0g fiber, 4g sugars, and 8g protein (PointsPlus® value 2*). Find 'em at Walmart (coming soon to supermarkets), and look for more turkey snacks from our pals at Butterball too...
New Varieties! Kashi Steam Meals - Thinking about dinner already? We are, and we've got Three Cheese Ravioli and Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto on the brain! These new steam-in-the-bag entrées are really good, especially since you can eat half of the 2-serving package for 310 - 330 calories, 10 - 11g fat, 590 - 650mg sodium, 48g carbs, 5 - 7g fiber, 4 - 9g sugars, and 12 - 13g protein (PointsPlus® value 9*). Find 'em in freezer cases across the country.
Good Natured Selects Baked Multigrain Crisps - To say we're in love with these snacks would be an understatement. Think Sun Chips meet Special K Cracker Chips. (Yeah, we know... INSANE!) In Original Grains with Sea Salt, Cheddar Cheese, and Tuscan Garden Medley, each 1-oz. serving (about 17 chips) has 110 - 120 calories, 2.5g fat, 170 - 280mg sodium, 21 - 22g carbs, 1g fiber, 2g sugars, and 2g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). Available in select stores and online!
Stuff You Didn't Know You Needed!
Amco One-Step Corn Kerneler - Anyone who has ever attempted to slice off corn from the cob knows that the process can be a total mess (and a little dangerous). This thingamabob removes the kernels and neatly collects them in a plastic donut, all in one fell swoop! Brilliant...
Chef'n GarlicZoom - What's the easiest way to chop garlic? Play with a toy car! Okay, not just any toy car... this little kitchen gadget on wheels. Pop the peeled cloves inside, and roll the device around on your counter. Tada! Playing with your food is officially acceptable.
Zing Anything Aqua Zinger - This is so cool... Remove the bottom section of the water bottle, and fill it with fruit. When you screw it back on, the fruit gets ground into pulpy bits. Add water and shake, and those bits will flavor up your water while remaining safely secured in the bottom section of the bottle. Perfect for anyone who has trouble drinking eight glasses of plain H2O a day!
Talisman Designs Cherry Chomper - This is pretty much the cutest kitchen helper ever. (Sorry, GarlicZoom.) Just pop a cherry into the little guy's gaping grin, press down, and the pit is popped out. His "protective tooth" even keeps your fingers safe from pitting components! This works on olives too, but Olive Chomper doesn't have quite the same ring to it...
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What's In Store: Top Natural & Organic Food Trends
Recent market research identified ten hot trends in the food world. Here are a few we're TOTALLY on board with...
Allergen-Free Pea Protein - Protein rules, but soy and dairy allergies are common. That's why we're thrilled that pea protein is picking up steam. Our product picks? Larabar ALT (a.k.a. the Alternative Protein Bar) and So Delicious Dairy Free Almond Plus 5X Protein! Milk. Yup, both boosted with pea protein!
Good-for-You Sweet Treats - We're always excited to see innovations in nutritious sweets, and this trend is all about functional nutrition. We sampled ProYo High Protein Frozen Yogurt earlier this year, which boasts probiotics, fiber, and TWENTY grams of protein per serving! And let's not forget about everyone's favorite vitamin-packed muffin tops... Vitalicious VitaTops!!!
Greens: Not Just for Salad - Veggies like kale and spinach are everywhere these days, from snacks to sips. Packaged kale chips are all the rage, but we prefer ours DIY-style! And if you're feeling adventurous, try adding some spinach to your smoothie... We dare you!
Better Nut Butters - Plain peanut butter is soooo 2012! For a spread packed with various seeds and nuts, check out NuttZo Seven Nut & Seed Butters. And we love Justin's Nut Butters, which now come in jars made with 47 percent less plastic. PB&YAY!
Click here to download the full top ten list!
Pizza delivery is getting a crispy-licious makeover... Check out Pizza Hut's new Firebaked Style Flatbread Pizzas! With a light 'n crunchy crust, the basic tomato variety has 340 calories, 12g fat, and 3g fiber per flatbread (PointsPlus® value 9*). Not bad! They come six to a box, so call up some pals. By the way, P. Hut will make any of its pizzas "easy on the cheese." Love that! ***When you reach for a snack, what's your top priority? According to reported new data, indulgence is the number one snack motivator for women in the US and several countries in Europe. Health ranks... ELEVENTH?! Eeeks. We like our snacks indulgent and good for us, thankyouverymuch! ***Skipping out on gluten these days? The good news is that by the end of this year, Dunkin' Donuts will offer certified gluten-free cinnamon sugar donuts and blueberry muffins at participating locations. The bad news is that these won't necessarily be any lower in calories and fat than standard donuts and muffins. Check those stats! ***Cuteness alert: Doggie food trucks are officially a thing! No, these aren't meals-on-wheels driven around by Spot (although, seriously, how adorable is that mental image?)... They're foodie trucks that are serving up goodies for your furry BFFs! Click for options across the country, from Austin's Bow-Wow Chow to Chicago's Fido to go. And that's all we've got. HG out!
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