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Hungry Girl Today: 12.11.06
NYC Says Buh-Bye to Trans Fats!
Ok, it's official. New York City's Board of Health has voted to phase out trans
fats from restaurants. This may be good news for people who are interested
in eating healthier foods, but not-so-good news for the hundreds of donut
shops and fast food establishments who'll be forced to start using more
costly, better-for-you ingredients. With all the fattening and horrendously
bad-for-you stuff that Americans (and certainly NYers) happily consume
daily, some find it surprising and random that this law was passed. And even
health-conscious folks are wondering what's next. Will there be a limit to
how much sugar you can put in your coffee or how many pints of ice cream
you can buy? Take our poll to weigh in on this subject NOW!
Herbs & Spices ROCK!
While most people use herbs and spices to flavor their meals (both home-
cooked and prepackaged), few people realize just how good these
antioxidant-packed plant foods are for them. Wanna know which are best (of
course you do!)? Cloves have the highest antioxidant content, followed by
oregano, ginger, cinnamon and turmeric. New studies also show that these
herbs and spices may actually BOOST the antioxidant power of other healthy
foods as well. Need more spicy news? Garlic has been credited with reducing
cholesterol, and rosemary, lemongrass, basil, mint and parsley are some
tasty friends that may aid in the prevention of cancer. Spice things up a bit,
Fun HG Finds:
You Da (Gingerbread) Man! - Make perfect little gingerbread men every
time. But remember to use light ingredients (see cookie book below).
Calorie-Free Kisses - SWAK now means STAMPED with a kiss. These too-
cute stamps celebrate the 100th birthday of HERSHEY'S KISSES. On sale mid-
Cookie-licious! - If you love baked goods but hate fat (ok, that's pretty much
EVERYONE, isn't it?), you'll enjoy One Smart Cookie: All Your Favorite
Cookies, Squares, Brownies and Biscotti...With Less Fat! The book features
over 200 delicious-sounding recipes. Yowsa!
Jamba Juice recently issued a warning that smoothies purchased in Arizona,
Nevada, and Southern California between November 25th and December 1st
may have contained strawberries contaminated with potentially deadly
bacteria. If you feel you may have purchased one of these smoothies, please
call (877) 464-5689. ***A kooky Ukrainian scientist has invented a talking
plate that tells you off when the food on your plate starts to weigh too much.
Silly? Yes! And it also doesn't do anything for those of us who pile on high-
cal foods that don't weigh a lot -- like chips. Still, we want one. Badly. No
word yet on when or if it'll be available in the States. ***Keep an eye out for
perfectly portioned 100 calorie jerky snacks from our friends at Oberto.
These mini bags of dried meats will hit shelves in January. That's all we've
got. HG out!
CHEW ON THIS:
Today, December 11th, is National Noodle Ring Day. Lipton's Soup Secrets
Ring-O-Noodle only has 66 calories a serving. We smell a noodle-y
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