Pasta Chips, Cure for the Avocado Shortage, HG Recipe Videos

May 15 2017

Authentic Italian Pasta Chips Baked Fresh Pasta Snack

1 oz.: 120 calories, 4g total fat (0g sat fat), 150 - 190mg sodium, 19g carbs, 1g fiber, 0 - 1g sugars, 3 - 4g protein -- SmartPoints® value 3*

Pasta meets chips in a healthy snack? This line has got our attention! Made with semolina flour and baked (not fried), the crunchy snacks come in Mediterranean Sea Salt, Marinara, Garlic Olive Oil, Rosemary, and Alfredo. Yum! Click to locate. The company also makes Pasta Bow Ties puffs and Veggie Pasta Chips... Check out all the cool snacks!

Market Pantry Cotton Candy 1.5% Milkfat Lowfat Yogurt Pouches

1 pouch: 90 calories, 1.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 55mg sodium, 15g carbs, 0g fiber, 14g sugars, 5g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

Creamy yogurt that tastes like cotton candy, comes in convenient on-the-go pouches, and has no high-fructose corn syrup... Bullseye, Target! This tasty treat is sold exclusively at the retailer, and we love this helpful tip from the chain's website: "Freezable: Thaws by lunch." We're sure this was intended for kids, but we'll be making use of that idea...

Skinny Pop Popcorn Microwave Pop-Up Boxes

1 oz. unpopped (about 4.5 cups of popped): 120 calories, 5g total fat (2 - 2.5g sat fat), 250 - 330mg sodium, 18g carbs, 3g fiber, 0g sugars, 3g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

If you love popcorn but are leery of the ingredients in some microwave options, take note! This microwave popcorn has no artificial ingredients or preservatives. It's also non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, and comes in a chemical-free pop-up box! Available in Sea Salt and Butter flavors (yup, dairy-free), this find is definitely worth stocking up on. Click to find, or buy online.

This Week's 3 Things to Know…

Worth ordering online: Dash Mini Waffle Maker

As lovers of adorable food, we're pretty much obsessed with this kitchen appliance that churns out tiny waffles. Plus, it's super affordable and comes in half a dozen colors! HG tip: To keep the calories down, use unsweetened almond milk and egg whites with your waffle mix. Order one now!

This California horticulturist could save us from running out of avocados!

Like everyone else, we panicked a few months ago when we heard of an impending avocado shortage. Well, good news, fellow avo' enthusiasts! Researcher Mary Lu Arpaia is reportedly on a mission to save our avocados, and she may have already done it! Arpaia has been searching for an avocado tree that can handle Central California's weather swings (i.e. frost in the winter and scorching heat in the summer). There are three varieties that may fit the bill... Go, Mary Lu, go!

In case you missed it: New Hungry Girl recipe videos have arrived!

Do you love a good hands-on recipe demo set to snappy music and served up in around a minute? Then you'll love our recipe videos! Check out our latest: Instant Pot Adobo Turkey Chili, Cutie-Pie Cauliflower-Crust Pepperoni Pizzas, and Double Chocolate Cheesecake Dip. To never miss a video, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Yay!

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

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It's National Chocolate Chip Day, May 15th, and we've got so many recipes ready for the celebration!

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