High-Protein Snack Finds, Watermelon Water, Wendy's Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Nov 16 2015

Protein-Packed Snack Finds

Jennie-O All Natural Turkey Breast Sticks Is turkey the new string cheese? These individually wrapped lean poultry snacks come in Oven Roasted, Smoke House, Cracked Pepper, and Sweet BBQ, and they are SO good. Each stick has 25 calories, 0.5g fat, 85 - 135mg sodium, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, and 5g protein (PointsPlus® value 1*). Fantastic for snacking or boosting the protein in a meal. Find these refrigerated snacks at select supermarkets including Walmart, Hannaford, and Meijer.

Tillamook Country Smoker Pineapple Teriyaki Turkey Jerky Who cares that there are a billion jerkies out there? We're always happy to discover a yummy new option, especially one with a sweet 'n savory fruity twist! Pineapple, teriyaki, and turkey always snag our attention, and they come together magically in this super-tasty treat. An ounce has 70 calories, 1g fat, 480mg sodium, 7g carbs, 0g fiber, 7g sugars, and 9g protein (PointsPlus® value 2*). Perfect emergency snack for your purse or desk drawer... We spotted it at Target!

Hillshire Snacking Grilled Chicken Bites Who hasn't found themselves grabbing cold chicken out of the fridge, dipping it in some sauce, and calling it a snack? (If you haven't, you're missing out.) This product makes it easier, portable, and portion controlled. The chicken is minimally processed with no artificial ingredients, and the sauce options rock: Teriyaki, Spicy Chipotle BBQ, Honey Mustard, and Mango Habanero. Snack on a pack for 120 calories, 2 - 3g fat, 560 - 780mg sodium, 5 - 8g carbs, 0g fiber, 3 - 7g sugars, and 15g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). Available at supermarkets nationwide.

Is Watermelon the New "It" Water? We Tried It!

Similar to coconut water, WTRMLN WTR Cold-Pressed Juiced Watermelon isn't flavored H2O -- it's essentially watermelon juice. Here's more need-to-know info...

The Stats

An 8-oz. serving has 60 calories, 0g fat, 0mg sodium, 15g carbs, 1g fiber, 12g sugars, and 1g protein (PointsPlus® value 2*). BTW, that sugar count comes only from the fruit itself; there's no added sugar in this sipper.

The Benefits

Since it's cold pressed, the juice retains more nutrients and enzymes than it would with traditional juicing methods -- vitamin C, lycopene, electrolytes, and more. It's also Earth friendly, since the brand uses melons that would otherwise be discarded for aesthetic blemishes.

The Official HG Take

Super yummy! It is a bit sweet, but that's not a bad thing... We diluted it with water, making those 60 calories go even further. Perfection! Oooh, and it would also be great mixed with sparkling water. 

Click to find, or buy some online. Then let us know what you think.

3 Things to Know About Right Now…

1. Wendy's is testing a mega-nutritious Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad. We're talking chicken, hummus, sun-dried tomato quinoa, feta cheese, tons of veggies... WOW. Before dressing, the full-sized salad has 340 calories, 10g fat, 960mg sodium, 26g carbs, 7g fiber, 8g sugars, and a whopping 39g protein (PointsPlus® value 8*). Impressive! The light balsamic adds 90 calories and 4g fat. It's only in select locations for now, but we really hope it makes the cut and becomes a regular menu item.

2. A cheaper Whole Foods chain is becoming a reality. Earlier this year, we reported that a less-expensive Whole Foods spinoff was on the way, and now more details are rolling in. 365 by Whole Foods Market will feature everyday low prices on natural and organic products across the country. Beginning next year, locations will start sprouting up in Washington, Texas, California, Ohio, and Oregon. As lovers of both nutritious eats and good bargains, we're super excited about this!

3. When you combine pumpkin pie, cannoli goodness, and ice cream cones, the results are mind-meltingly delicious. And when you do it HG style, they're completely guilt-free... only 145 calories each! Check out our latest video to see how it's done... then click here for the full recipe.

Chew on this:

Today, November 16th, is National Fast Food Day -- before you hit that drive-thru, check out last week's handy post on healthy fast-food finds.

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