Chocolate Protein Bar, Starbucks Summer Fraps, Whole Foods Prices May Drop

Jun 26 2017

Spotted on Shelves…

Special K Chocolate Peanut Butter 12g Protein Meal Bars

1 bar: 180 calories, 6g total fat (3.5g sat fat), 210mg sodium, 22g carbs, 5g fiber, 13g sugars, 12g protein -- SmartPoints® value 7*

If you regularly tune in to our Facebook Live broadcasts with Lisa (Hungry Girl herself!), you may have already heard about this amazing treat. It tastes exactly like a candy bar, but it's packed with fiber and protein and has under 200 calories! It's a great pick if you've got a sweet tooth but need a snack that truly satisfies... Click to find!

Del Monte Fruit & Chia

1 cup: 130 calories, 2.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 5 - 10mg sodium, 25 - 26g carbs, 4 - 5g fiber, 19 - 20g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 6*

We love fruit cup upgrades! These snack cups feature unique flavor pairings and a healthy boost of chia seeds. Try all three options: Mixed Fruit in Tropical Chia, Peaches in Strawberry Dragon Fruit Chia, and Pears in Blackberry Chia. Great for breakfast, snacktime, or dessert! Find 'em in the canned fruit aisle at most retailers.

Boca Bowls

1 package: 280 - 300 calories, 7 - 10g total fat (3.5 - 4.5g sat fat), 370 - 630mg sodium, 40 - 43g carbs, 8 - 9g fiber, 5 - 7g sugars, 12 - 14g protein -- SmartPoints® value 9 - 10*

You might expect these freezer-aisle meals to contain meatless crumbles, but that's not the case. The Mexican Style bowl features black beans, brown rice, veggies, cheese, and a mild sauce. The Mediterranean-Style one offers chickpeas, quinoa, veggies, cheese, and a tangy sauce. Both are minimally processed and made with non-GMO beans. And they taste so fresh! Yaaasss… Stock up for nights when you've got no time to cook.

This Week's 3 Things to Know…

New at Starbucks: Berry Prickly Pear and Mango Pineapple Frappuccinos!

Hello, fruity blended beverages! In these newbies, fruit purees are layered with mango-spiked Frappuccino Blended Crème. The effect is pretty, swirly, and summer-ific. They're sweet, tart, and creamy -- the Mango Pineapple is our favorite! The best way to order one? Get a 12-oz. Tall made with nonfat milk for 160 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 150 - 170mg sodium, 36g carbs, 0g fiber, 34g sugars, and 3g protein (SmartPoints® value 9*). Want to keep your 'Bucks calories even lower? Check out these Hungry Girl picks with 100 calories or less.

Could prices drop if Amazon buys Whole Foods?

By now, you've probably heard that online-retail superstar Amazon plans to purchase grocery-giant Whole Foods, but what does it mean for us? Experts predict Amazon will put pressure on Whole Foods stores to reduce its prices... something we wouldn't oppose! Lower prices on healthy food would put some serious smiles on our faces.

Uh-oh... The FDA indefinitely postpones the deadline for updated nutrition labels.

Last year, the US Food and Drug Administration announced a plan to update the Nutrition Facts labels on packaged foods, one that would help people make better, more informed decisions. Sadly, the deadline for brands to comply has been indefinitely delayed, meaning there is no new deadline and no word as to when it will be enforced. Will food companies update their labels even without the government agency cracking down? Here's hoping.

And that's all we've got. 'Til next time… Chew the right thing!

Chew on this:

Today, June 26th, is National Chocolate Pudding Day. Check out the kind by Snack Pack Naturals: free from artificial ingredients and just 130 calories each!

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