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Hungry Girl Today: 8.26.13
NEWS



Put a Ring on It!
Spotted on Shelves... 
Gourmet Basics Pop Rings - The makers of Smart Fries have a new snack, and this one will obliterate onion-ring cravings! In Original, Hatch Chile, and Mediterranean Herbs, each 1-oz. serving (about 32 rings!) has 110 calories, 1.5g fat, 160 - 290mg sodium, 22 - 23g carbs, 0g fiber, 0 - 1g sugars, and 2g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). And there are single-serve bags! Find them in East Coast stores, or order online. Hello, Funyuns swap... 




Vita Coco Kids - Why are we frequently drawn to kid-oriented foods and drinks? Petite portions, fun flavors, and (let's face it) cute packaging. These fruity coconut waters have all three! Choose from Apple Island, Paradise Punch, and Very Cherry Beach. Each pack (about 6 oz.) has 35 calories, 0g fat, 15mg sodium, 9g carbs, 0g fiber, 8g sugars, and 0g protein (PointsPlus® value 1*). Find them at Target and Wegmans locations, or order through FreshDirect or Amazon. 




YoCrunch Yopa! Authentic Greek Nonfat Yogurt, Raspberry with Toasted Almonds - YoCrunch has been dishing up creamy yogurt with crunchy add-ins for ages, and we LOVE that there's now an entire line of Greek treats. One of the latest varieties pairs swirls of raspberry goodness with toasty bits of Blue Diamond Almonds! Each container (about 5.3 oz.) of this newbie has 200 calories, 8g fat, 70mg sodium, 20g carbs, 2g fiber, 16g sugars, and 15g protein (PointsPlus® value 5*). Check out the new Key Lime with Graham Cracker Pieces and Pineapple with Toasted Coconut options too.




Meat Alternatives... They're Not Just for Vegetarians! 
According to new research, more than a third of Americans are eating meat alternatives... but only 7 percent are vegetarians! As meat-eating lovers of many meatless products, this makes total sense to us. Check out a few more interesting points the study uncovered... 




Some of the top reasons consumers are trying meat alternatives? Perceived healthiness and taste. Plus, 31 percent reported buying meat alternatives as a way to reduce meat consumption.




Meatless burgers take the lead! Sans-meat burger patties are the most popular choice. (Boca Original Vegan is our go-to meat-patty swap.) Meatless breakfast alternatives are also mega-successful among frequent chewers of meatless products. Click here for all our favorite meat substitutes! 




The best-selling brand in the biz? MorningStar Farms, commanding over 60 percent of sales. Speaking of MF, new product alert! Check out the Parmesan Garlic Wings -- have five for 190 calories and 7g fat (PointsPlus® value 5*). Pass the marinara!








Much Love for Meat Swaps!




Edamame, Minis, and Mamma!
Unconventional and AWESOME Snack Packs with 100 Calories or Less! 
Seapoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame 100 Calorie Snack Packs - These crunchy snacks are CRAMMED with protein and fiber. They come in two flavors -- Lightly Salted and Spicy Wasabi -- and each pack has 100 calories and 3 - 3.5g fat (PointsPlus® value 2*). Find 'em in stores and online. P.S. We also love this brand's steamable 90-calorie packs of frozen soybeans in the pod.




Wholly Guacamole 100 Calorie Minis - WG's snack packs of guac now come in super-convenient li'l cups, perfect for baked-chip or veggie dipping. And get this: They come in Classic, Spicy, and AVOCADO RANCH. Whoa. Each 2-oz. mini cup has 100 calories and 9g fat, plus 3g fiber (PointsPlus® value 3*). There's also a Wholly Avocado version, which is avocado only. Break out the baby carrots! In grocery stores now. 




Mamma Chia Organic Chia Squeeze Vitality Pack - If you need to squeeze (har-har) some extra nutrition into your day, give these tasty treats a try! Each 3.5-oz. pouch has just 70 calories and 2g fat, not to mention 4g fiber (PointsPlus® value 1*). Slurp on Strawberry Banana, Green Magic, Apple Cinnamon, and Blackberry Bliss. Click to find, or buy online.




The Buzz... 
LIVE CHAT ALERT! Get ready for a Q&A with Lisa (a.k.a. Hungry Girl herself) on the StarKist Facebook page this Wednesday, 8/28! She'll be yapping about quick-meal staples, easy recipe ideas, and more. Come with your questions, and HG will answer. Plus, five lucky chatters will receive a signed copy of HUNGRY GIRL TO THE MAX! It all goes down Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT. Be there! ***Oh no! Recall alert from one of our favorites: Justin's Nut Butter. Certain 16-oz. jars of the Chocolate Hazelnut and Maple Almond are being recalled due to the possible presence of metallic fragments. Click here for the full info, and check your jars. ***Exciting fast-food news: At Sonic, America's Drive-In, you can now order any egg-based breakfast item with egg whites! The switch will save you up to 60 calories. We suggest the Jr. Breakfast Burrito. ***Listen up, coffee maniacs... If you drink more than four cups of regular java (not decaf) on a daily basis, you might be at a higher mortality risk. From what? From anything and everything, apparently, suggests a recent Mayo Clinic study. We'll stick with two cups or less, just to play it safe... ***Lastly, in things-that-are-good-for-you news, GARLIC. Recent study findings show that eating raw garlic could help prevent lung cancer. Just remember to pop a mint afterward, because raw garlic can be stinky. And that's all we've got. HG out!




HG + Charlie 4EVER!



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CHEW ON THIS:
Happy National Cherry Popsicle Day, August 26th. Wind down the summer with a Cherry, Grape & Tangerine variety box of Dreyer's/Edy's Outshine Fruit Bars. Each cherry pop has just 45 calories!


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