Healthy Cassava Chips, Crunchy Seaweed Snacks, Peanut Puffs

Apr 3 2017

Spotted on Shelves...

Larabar Crunchy Nut & Seed Bars

1 bar: 190 - 200 calories, 14 - 16g total fat (3 - 4.5g sat fat), 45 - 50mg sodium, 12 - 14g carbs, 4g fiber, 6 - 8g sugars, 5g protein -- SmartPoints® value 7 - 8*

We're big fans of classic Larabars, which are chewy and fruit based. As the name implies, this new line takes things in a deliciously crunchy and nutty new direction! The newbies come in Maple Cinnamon, Dark Chocolate Almond, and Honey Almond Cranberry, and they're really yummy. Find 'em at Whole Foods!

Cassava Crunch Yuca Root Chips

28g (about 16 - 18 chips): 140 calories, 7g total fat (0.5 - 1g sat fat), 100 - 190mg sodium, 20 - 22g carbs, 2g fiber, 0 - 1g sugars, 1g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4 - 5*

We have some new favorite chips, people! These crunchy snacks are made from cassava (a.k.a. yuca, a root veggie), which is popping up in more and more prepared foods. They're available in Sea Salt, Seeds, Cheddar, Kale, and Beet with Goat Cheese... The Cheddar is our hands-down favorite! Find them in grocery chains like Stop & Shop, Giant, and Shaw's. They're also available in natural food stores like Lassen's and Plum Market. (Check the site's store locator!)

Ocean's Halo The Seaweed Strips

10g (about half a bag): 50 - 60 calories, 3 - 4g total fat (0 - 3g sat fat), 15 - 25mg sodium, 3 - 5g carbs, 1 - 2g fiber, 0 - 2g sugars, 1 - 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 2*

Oooh, there's a new crispy seaweed snack in town, and you can eat an entire bag for 120 calories or less! Try the Coconut, Almond, Almond & Chocolate, and Coconut & Chocolate flavors... We love 'em all! Click to locate, or order online. And if you see Ocean's Halo's standard seaweed snacks on shelves, grab those too... the Maui Onion is particularly awesome.

This Week's 3 Things to Know

Is your salad more fattening than a burger? Survey says...

We always tell you that salads aren't necessarily the smartest options on the menu, and new data backs us up. Computer analysis from Noom (a digital health coach app) compared quick-service salads to fast-food burgers and found that the salads are often higher in calories than the burgers! Wendy's Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad, for example, has 720 calories, while a Burger King Whopper has 630 calories. Researchers also pointed out that restaurant salads marketed as healthy sometimes contain more calories than ones sold at fast-food chains. Get some solid salad advice here, and always check the nutritional info!

Catch Lisa TODAY (Monday, 4/3) on The Dr. Oz Show! Tune in or set your DVR...

That's right... HG Lisa is back with her pal Dr. Oz, and this time she's got a SLEW of recipes to share! Lisa has the 411 on surprising ways to use oats and THREE low-calorie ingredients you're not using (but should be). Click for showtimes, and get all the recipes here. Wanna attend a taping of The Dr. Oz Show in NYC? Click for free tickets!

Online find of the week: P-nuff Crunch Baked Peanut Puffs!

1 oz. (about 28 pieces): 130 calories, 6g total fat (1g sat fat), 160mg sodium, 17g carbs, 3g fiber, 2g sugars, 5g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

Imagine the best peanut butter cereal you've ever had. Now make it twice as good. Now add fiber and protein, courtesy of baked-in navy beans (which you cannot taste). You just envisioned this miracle snack! We're obsessed. It's available in a few stores in the Northeast, but your best bet is to order through Amazon. Trust us... You'll be glad you did!

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Oh good, it's National Chocolate Mousse Day (April 3rd)! We've got a chocolate cream pie that will satisfy your chocolate mousse cravings and then some...

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