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Hungry Girl Today: 10.14.13
Eat Your Phil'!
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Philadelphia 2X Protein Cream Cheese Spread - MAJOR protein find! Not only does this new product contain twice the protein of ordinary cream cheese spread, but it also has FEWER calories and LESS fat than reduced-fat kinds! In Regular and Honey, each 2-tbsp. serving has 50 - 60 calories, 3g fat, 95 - 110mg sodium, 2 - 3g carbs, 0g fiber, <1 - 3g sugars, and 4g protein (PointsPlus® value 1*). We've tried it, and it is SO good! Find some STAT.
Mrs. Dash Salt-Free Seasoning Packets - We love Mrs. Dash's traditional bottled seasonings. (The Original Blend is FANTASTIC!) And now Mrs. D has an entire line of seasoning packets in varieties like French Onion Dip and Taco Seasoning... Just like typical packets lining the supermarket shelves, but with NO sodium. Each serving (3/4 tsp. - 1 tbsp.) has just 5 - 20 calories, 1 - 4g carbs, 0 - 2g sugars, and 0 - 1g protein (PointsPlus® value 0 - 1*). We need them all!
Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips - More faux meat has entered the arena. This chicken swap (with an amazingly accurate texture!) is gluten-free, vegan, and made from soybeans and peas. Totally unique! Available in Grilled, Lightly Seasoned, and Southwest Style (our fave!), a serving of about 7 strips has 120 calories, 4.5g fat, 270 - 290mg sodium, 5g carbs, 3g fiber, 0g sugars, and 18g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). Click to find!
HG Spotlight: Calorie Count!
If you're unfamiliar with Calorie Count, prepare to have your world rocked. CC is an HG partner, and one we LOVE. The award-winning health and wellness site is an INCREDIBLE resource for all things calorie related. In addition to easily accessible nutrition info (in the form of a MASSIVE database of generic foods and brand-name specifics), a super-informative blog, and a friendly online community, you can also find a ton of official HG recipes in the database (click and scroll). PLUS, members can access nutrition-tracking tools (food logging has seriously never been simpler), and it's free to sign up. AND there are Calorie Count apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, so you can have the info you need everywhere you go. Check it all out, and get familiar! You'll be glad you did...
HG LOVES Calorie Count!
HG Favorites Get Nutritional Upgrades! (Less Calories, Fat & Sodium!)
Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze - With less than half the calories of fat-free dairy milk, this creamy and flavorful stuff has always had impressive nutritional stats. And now it's gone from 40 to 30 calories and from 3.5g to 2.5g fat per 1-cup serving (PointsPlus® value 1*). AMAZING! Click for more on our favorite milk swap.
The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Cheese Wedges - This HG staple underwent a sodium reduction a couple of years ago, and the salt content has been quietly slashed once again! (So quietly, in fact, that it happened a little while ago and we just noticed.) Each delicious wedge has gone from 210mg sodium to 180mg. We'll be enjoying some on a Fuji apple in celebration. More ways to rejoice with the Cow are just a click away!
Which retro diet food is making a comeback? Melba toast!!! We recently got our hands on countless flavors of Old London All Natural Melba Toast and Melba Snacks, and these things are SO GOOD. They come in Sourdough, Roasted Garlic, Spicy 3 Pepper, and more! Three of the toasts have 60 - 70 calories and 1.5g fat or less (PointsPlus® value 2*); four of the smaller snacks have 60 calories and 1 - 2g fat (PointsPlus® value 1 - 2*). Snag some STAT. ***On to less fun news. The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a public health alert due to concerns that raw chicken products produced by Foster Farms are the cause of a current salmonella outbreak. Nearly 300 illnesses were reported in 18 states, predominantly in California. Click here for all the information, and be careful! ***Get this: The TomTato, a plant that produces both white potatoes and cherry tomatoes, is now available for UK home gardens. We're feeling very envious of our British pals right about now... We'd use it to make our Mashie-Topped Meatloaf Cupcakes topped with cherry tomatoes! ***HG event reminder: This Friday afternoon (10/18), Lisa will be in Albany, NY, for a book signing! She'll be answering Qs, giving out prizes and, of course, signing books at the University at Albany SUNY campus. Click for details! And that's all we've got. HG out!
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