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Hungry Girl Today: 09.18.06

NEWS

Happy Mushroom Month...Win $5,000!!!!

If you read your HG emails carefully, you already know that it's National
Mushroom Month (woohoo!). To help celebrate, the Mushroom Council (yep,
it really exists) is giving $5,000 to the winner of their "Make It With
Mushrooms" contest. If you're a pro with a portabella or know your way
around a shiitake, think about entering. If you haven't cooked with these
squishy veggies before, give 'em a whirl -- they're low in calories, free of fat,
and an excellent source of nutrients including several B vitamins, copper,
potassium, and the antioxidant selenium. Mushrooms are our spongy friends!
Good luck...


link: http://www.makeitwithmushrooms.com/


Look...Books!

The Amazing Mackerel Pudding Plan: Classic Diet Recipe Cards from the
1970s - Wow, we love this book! It's jam-packed with hysterically funny retro
recipes from Weight Watchers. In need of a recipe for "Surprise Chowder"
or "Fish Balls"? You're in luck. Even funnier than the names on the cards are
the hideous pictures (FYI, we own a set of the original cards here at the HG
HQ).

The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood - The tagline for this book is "Dr.
Sears's Ten Ways to Get Your Family on the Right Nutritional Track." Are
your kids' eating habits out of control? With healthy recipes, tips and an easy-
to-follow eating plan, this book may be just what your family needs.

Mindless Eating - Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think is a real
eye-opener. It'll help you figure out why you overeat without realizing it and
how to change dangerous eating habits. And remember, no snacking while
you read it...

For links in above section please go to:

www.hungry-girl.com/mondaypreview.php?newsletterid=916


Spotted on Shelves...

Splenda Flavor Blends for Coffee - Yowsa...French Vanilla, Hazelnut and
Mocha flavored Splenda?! Toss these in your purse and you can turn a boring
old cup o' joe into a fancy-schmancy coffee indulgence -- anywhere,
anytime. And the best part is, they're calorie-free!

link:
http://splenda.com/page.jhtml?id=splenda/products/flavor_blends_coffee.inc

Snyder's of Hanover 100 Calorie Pretzel Packs - Stop yourself from
devouring an entire bag of pretzels (a semi-dangerous HG trigger food!) with
these packs. Available in Minis, Snaps and Sticks.

link: http://snydersofhanover.stores.yahoo.net/100capa.html

Lil'FIJI - No, Lil'FIJI isn't a new rapper; it's a portable, 11-oz. version of FIJI
Water that actually fits into cup holders. Weeeee!


The Buzz...

Breaking (and very exciting) news from the world of CocoaVia. Next month,
they'll release a line of MILK CHOCOLATE snacks that have the same level of
flavanols (heart healthy compounds) as the dark chocolate ones. Keep
checking cocoavia.com for details and info. ***We've been warning you
about our suspicions that the nutritional info on Trader Joe's Banana CRISPS
is off. According to test results from two independent labs, these supposed
40-calorie, 1g-of-fat snacks were found to have about FOUR times the
calories and SIX times the fat as the package states! This information was
sent to us by subscribers, along with the lab results. We're just reporting the
info here, people. ***The results of two new studies show that mandarin
oranges may be good for your liver. Scientists believe that carotenoids
(vitamin A compounds in oranges) are responsible. ***TV Land, that groovy
network crammed with classic TV shows, wants you to pledge to eat dinner
with your family on September 25th. To find out more about Family Day,
click here. That's all we've got. HG out!


link: http://www.tvland.com/familytable/ft_home.jhtml
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CHEW ON THIS:
Today, September 18th, is National Play-Dough Day. Whip out some colorful
clay and mold it into the shape of your favorite guilt-free snack. But don't eat
it!


HG HEADS UP!!! We've got another FREE SHIPPING promotion with
Vitalicious coming up tomorrow...DON'T MISS IT!!! Share this muffin-tastic
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