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Hungry Girl Today: 3.31.14
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Food Should Taste Good Pita Puffs - We're always happy to find new natural snacks, and the star of the show here is the Cinnamon Sugar flavor -- it's like eating crunchy bites of perfectly sweet cinnamon toast! There are also Multigrain, Chive, and Pesto varieties. Have 34 - 41 puffs for 120 - 140 calories, 4.5 - 5g fat, 160 - 220mg sodium, 18 - 19g carbs, 2g fiber, <1 - 3g sugars, and 3g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). In grocery stores nationwide.
Inglehoffer Extra Hot Sriracha Mustard and Beaver Brand Bread & Butter Pickle Mustard - Here at HG, we love a good guilt-free condiment -- maximum flavor for minimal calories. These brand-new mustards from Beaverton Foods definitely fit the bill, and we're obsessed with them both. Each teaspoon has just 10 - 15 calories, 0g fat, 55 - 105mg sodium, 1 - 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 1 - 2g sugars, and 0g protein (PointsPlus® value 0*). They're just now hitting stores, so be on the lookout...
Jones Naturally Hickory Smoked Canadian Bacon - This find isn't new, but it's definitely newsworthy. It has less fat and sodium than similar products, and the taste is amazing. A 3-slice serving has 60 calories, 1.5g fat, 460mg sodium, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, <1g sugars, and 11g protein (PointsPlus® value 2*). Have one or two slices with your a.m. egg mug! In stores nationwide.
Huge Hungry Girl Diet News: HG's First App (It's HERE), a Food-Tracking Online Community, and More!
If you're still super-excited about the launch of The Hungry Girl Diet, we're about to make your head spin with MORE great news...
The Hungry Girl Diet Companion App: Since food shopping can be one of the hardest parts of sticking to a diet, we're offering a FREE smartphone app that can be used with the book -- it generates custom shopping lists and helps you plan and track your food! It's currently available for iPhone and coming soon for Android. It takes all the guesswork out of grocery shopping, and we hope you love it as much as we do!
Calorie Count's Community for The Hungry Girl Diet: Logging your food is a great way to stay on course, and our pals and partners at Calorie Count are making it simple! You can easily track meals and snacks from The Hungry Girl Diet (as well as any other foods in the CC database). Plus, connect with others on the diet plan: swap success stories and more. Check it all out here. Then sign up for a free Calorie Count account (say that three times fast) to get started. So cool...
The Tour Continues This Week in Chicago and Dallas: Hungry for free snacks, fun prizes, and helpful Q&A with HG herself? Come to these insanely fun, no-purchase-needed book-signing events! All attendees will walk away with goodies from Flatout, StarKist, Quest, House Foods, Vitalicious, Old London Melba Toast, Quaker, and Wonderful Pistachios. WOW. Tomorrow night's tour stop is Chicago, and Thursday's signing is in Dallas. Next week, Lisa's off to Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Denver. Get all the info here, and bring a group of pals for a chance to score extra goodies!
We Tried It: Veggetti, The Veggie Noodle Maker!
We gave this gadget a test drive, and the results are in...
What Worked Great: The Veggetti effortlessly churned out "noodles" from zucchini, potatoes, and cucumbers. Score!
What Didn't: Carrots -- they just kind of crumbled after they went through the slicer.
Official HG Grade: An enthusiastic A-. We're big fans of using veggie noodles to replace pasta or boost serving sizes, so we love this simple slicer. Use it to make Zucchini-Ribbon Salad, super-sized fettuccine, or a noodle-icious spin on sunomono salad.
More HG gadget reviews are right this way!
A new veggie hybrid has just hit the market... BrusselKale, a leafy green, is a cross between Brussels sprouts and kale, with a milder flavor than either. It boasts double the vitamin B6 and vitamin C in regular Brussels sprouts! Impressive. We're also impressed with its resealable microwave-safe bag -- open, season, seal, and steam! It's currently available in select stores on the East Coast... We can't wait for the nationwide rollout. ***Did you know that Google can not only serve up speedy nutrition info, but it can also compare the stats for two foods for you? Wanna see a side-by-side comparison of butternut squash and sweet potatoes? DONE. Careful, it's addictive... ***We've always known eating fruit is good for us, and now it turns out that just smelling it could be beneficial. According to the Daily Mail, psychologists conducted a study to see if a fruity fragrance could affect peoples' food choices. Compared with the control group, subjects exposed to a pear-scented room spray before being faced with a buffet were less likely to choose chocolate brownies and instead favored an apple-based dessert. We'll throw out our chocolate brownie spray right now... ***Finally, if you're a world traveler (or want to be), read up on this list of dining etiquette from around the globe. Apparently, it's très gauche to split a check in Paris. And that's all we've got. HG out!
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March 31st, also known as today, is National Clams on the Half Shell Day. Pretty specific, but we've got a recipe for you... Our Baked Clam Halfsies are where it's at.
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