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Hungry Girl Today: 7.29.13
It's a Mac 'n Cheese Mini Meal!
Spotted on Shelves...
Green Giant Just for One Macaroni & Cheese with
Broccoli - WOWOWOW! The big green guy combined two of his greatest hits for one incredible product: heat-n-eat, broccoli-loaded cheesy mac in convenient little single-serve trays! Each one has 110 calories, 3g fat, 290mg sodium, 18g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g sugars, and 3g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). With stats that impressive, you might wanna have two! In freezer cases nationwide.
Kashi Moroccan Minestrone Soup and Savory Chicken Noodle Soup with Kale and Quinoa - Hungry for more freezer-aisle finds? These mega-filling soups are packed with fiber, protein, and lots of veggies. Pair one with a salad for a guilt-free meal! Each serving (half of the package) has 340 - 350 calories, 3 - 6g fat, 770 - 920mg sodium, 67 - 73g carbs, 6 - 12g fiber, 3 - 10g sugars, and 10 - 16g protein (PointsPlus® value 9*). Find 'em at Target locations and select supermarkets nationwide.
Snapea Crisps Harvest Snaps - Check out these unique crunchables! Made with fiber-packed green peas, the delicious baked-not-fried treats come in four cool flavors: Lightly Salted, Wasabi Ranch, Black Pepper, and Caesar. A 1-oz. serving (about 22 pieces) has 120 calories, 5 - 6g fat, 65 - 85mg sodium, 15 - 16g carbs, 3 - 4g fiber, 1g sugars, and 4 - 5g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). Have 'em as a snack, or add some to your salad. Click to find, and check out the Lentil Snaps too...
Veggie-Friendly Chews & News!
New Gardein Breakfast Sandwiches - We love pretty much everything that comes out of the Gardein kitchen, so we're dying to try this new frozen find. Featuring a meatless b-fast patty and vegan cheese on an English muffin, each sandwich has 230 calories and 7g fat (PointsPlus® value 6*). Skip the cheese, and it's got 190 calories and 5g fat (PointsPlus® value 5*).
Chipotle Testing Tofu Option Throughout California - The Mexican-food chain is test-marketing Sofritas, a.k.a. shredded tofu with chilis and spices, in all of its California locations. We'll take ours on a salad with fajita veggies and fresh tomato salsa -- just 195 calories and 10.5g fat (PointsPlus® value 6*). Mmmmm! Maybe we'll see Sofritas nationwide soon...
Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks Announced - PETA recently unveiled its annual list of the best Major League Baseball stadiums for vegetarian fans, and we're impressed! These places aren't just offering veggie dogs... They're serving up meat-free tacos, veggie sushi, and even BBQ faux beef. Citizens Bank Park (home of the Philadelphia Phillies) took the top spot for the second year in a row. Click to see all the winners!
Get Outta Town, Gluten!
Gluten-Free Eats & Deets!
New Vanilla Chex - Another delicious cereal without any gluten is now on supermarket shelves. Have a 3/4-cup serving for 120 calories and 2g fat (PointsPlus® value 3*). Check out all of the other gluten-free Chex varieties too!
Gluten-Free To Go - The folks at GrubHub know which foods America is serving up and which foods Americans are ordering. Detroit restaurants reportedly offer the most gluten-free options, and Seattle residents are the most likely to place sans-gluten orders. Also noteworthy? Pizza and burgers are among the most ordered gluten-free items. Click for more info!
New Betty Crocker All-Purpose Gluten Free Rice Flour Blend - If you're a gluten-free baker, Betty's got your back. This all-purpose flour mix is perfect for muffins, cupcakes, and so much more. A 1/4-cup serving has 110 calories and 0g fat (PointsPlus® value 3*), pretty similar to standard all-purpose flour. Just remember to keep the rest of the ingredients guilt-free and gluten-free!
Good news for nut lovers... Eating more than three servings of nuts per week could lower your risk of death from heart disease. In a recent study of subjects at high cardiovascular risk, researchers found a link between the increased consumption of nuts and a reduced risk of mortality. We'll raise a 100-calorie pack of almonds to that! ***KFC is experimenting with a new fast-casual concept, and the results sound AMAZING. Beginning later this summer, KFC eleven in Louisville, KY, will be serving up salads, flatbreads, and more. The Caribbean Tango Salad with grilled chicken sounds GREAT (hold the tortilla strips and cheese). Fingers crossed for more locations! ***What does your favorite ice cream flavor say about your personality? Baskin-Robbins teamed up with the founder of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation to find out! Click to read the fascinating results. Who knew rainbow-sherbet lovers were such pessimists? ***Finally, let's take a look at some ahead-of-its-time weight-loss advice from nearly a century ago. The article "How to Regulate Your Weight" was printed in the very first Reader's Digest back in 1920, and much of it is surprisingly on-point. One of our favorite tips? "Never let willful appetite or mistaken courtesy lead you to take a second helping of such starchy foods as rice, tapioca, macaroni, or potato." Touché. And that's all we've got... HG out!
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It's National Lasagna Day, July 29th! Make this EZ Cheesy Lasagna for Two... or if you've got a copy of Hungry Girl 300 Under 300, make the no-oven-required Lasagna-Like Egg Mug!
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