Snack Makeover, HG & WW Surprises, Chew-worthy Causes & More!

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Hungry Swirl!
Hungry Swirl!
Spotted on Shelves...

Yoplait Greek Frozen Yogurt Bars - So what if it's getting colder outside? These freezy treats are too cool to ignore! In both Honey Caramel and Raspberry, each bar features a beauteous swirl of deliciousness. Enjoy one for 80 - 90 calories, 1.5g fat, 50 - 55mg sodium, 12 - 13g carbs, 0g fiber, 12g sugars, and 5g protein (PointsPlus® value 2*). In freezer aisles at Walmart Supercenters and select markets.

Quaker Popped Rice Snacks - Quaker Quakes, those lovable little crispy snacks, have been given a new name and a new look. And they're just as tasty and amazing as ever! Chomp on 13 - 18 mini cakes for 110 - 140 calories, 0.5 - 5g fat, 100 - 410mg sodium, 21 - 27g carbs, 1g fiber, 1 - 9g sugars, and 0 - 2g protein (PointsPlus® value 3 - 4*). Bonus: There are some new flavors, including Sweet & Salty Mix -- caramel corn and cheddar cheese snacks mixed TOGETHER. Wowowow!!!

StarKist Tuna Creations Single Serve Pouches - These new perfectly portioned pouches of our favorite seasoned tuna are a dream come true. (Assuming you dream of tuna. We do.) They're IDEAL for packed lunches and meals for one! In Sweet & Spicy, Hickory Smoked, Zesty Lemon Pepper, and Herb & Garlic, each 2.6-oz. pouch has 80 - 110 calories, 0.5 - 4g fat, 290 - 390mg sodium, 0 - 4g carbs, 0 - 1g fiber, 0 - 3.5g sugars, and 16 - 19g protein (PointsPlus® value 2 - 3*). Now at Walmart, and in grocery stores nationwide by the end of the month!

Calling All Weight Watchers Members: Exclusive HG Tour Contest & Special Goodies for You!

Just when you thought we couldn't POSSIBLY have any other exciting news about the upcoming book release and tour for HUNGRY GIRL TO THE MAX!... there's MORE! We LOVE Weight Watchers, and we know that lots of you do too, so we've put together a special contest and surprise giveaway for WW members who attend the HG tour events! At each event, every single Weight Watchers member with proof of membership (username or membership card) will receive an exclusive surprise goodie! IT GETS BETTER. At the end of the tour, we'll tally up the number of WW attendees from each city. The Weight Watchers community (by meeting location or leader) with the MOST people at an HG event will get a BIG box of HG fun -- t-shirts, books, hats... the works! Click here for the tour schedule. Then pass along this info to all your WW buddies, and start planning your group outing! And if you haven't yet, there's still time to pre-order HUNGRY GIRL TO THE MAX! The Ultimate Guilt-Free Cookbook -- click around for GREAT deals! P.S. If you're NOT a WW member, worry not -- you will still be treated to a snack bag PACKED with incredible HG-approved treats!!!

Are You Down with Double W?
Are You Down with Double W?
Shop Pink!
Shop Pink!
Think Pink & Chew for the Cause!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many of our favorite food companies are embracing the cause...

Yoplait Save Lids to Save Lives - This ubiquitous program has expanded to include many more General Mills brands! Click here to see the participating products list, and then start collecting those lids -- send 'em in, or redeem codes online. For every lid, General Mills will donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, up to $2,500,000! We plan to lick many lids as part of our contribution...

Healthy Ones Lunchmeat - For every tub of lunchmeat or pound of deli meat sold this month, Healthy Ones will donate 5 cents to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, up to $50,000. Just another reason to love HO's tasty turkey slices!

Caribou Coffee - The coffee chain is selling its Amy's Blend coffee, tea, and other products as a tribute to roastmaster Amy Erickson, and 10 percent of the sales will go to the nonprofit organization CancerCare. The products are available in stores and online through November 7th. Plus, for every "Like" that Caribou's Facebook page receives, the coffee co. will donate an additional dollar. We'll raise a mug to that!

The Mushroom Council - The mushroom industry has teamed up with City of Hope to support breast cancer research by selling mushrooms in pink containers this month and donating $50,000 to the organization! Click here for OODLES of mushroom recipes.

Way to go, food-industry peeps!!!

The Buzz...

When it comes to popular fall ingredients, pumpkin is pretty much homecoming queen. Good thing pumpkins will reportedly be readily available this season (unlike past years) and less than half the price they were last fall! We hear the availability will trickle down to our beloved canned pure pumpkin from Libby's... Yes! ***Emmys, schmemmys... Results of the Zagat 2012 Fast-Food Survey are here, ranking restaurants based on popularity, food, décor, and more! Top overall pick in the mega-chain category went to Wendy's, followed by Subway and Pizza Hut. In-N-Out Burger snagged the top slot in the large-chain sector. In the full-service category, Cheddar's was number one overall, and Caribou Coffee landed on top of the quick refreshment list. Click for more winners! ***Does size really matter? It does when it's printed on a food label! In one study, subjects were given cookies labeled either "medium" or "large" -- but all the cookies were the same size. And, as you may have guessed, people ate more of them when they were labeled "medium." Think before you chew... ***Lastly, a little something for HGers of the legal drinking age... Check out Three Olives Loopy Vodka! Judging by its tropical fruity flavor and the colorful O's on the bottle, we're pretty sure it's meant to taste like a certain b-fast cereal that rhymes with Cute Bloops. We hope a spirit inspired by Cinnamon Toast Crunch is next... And that's all we've got. HG out!

No Problem Finding Pumpkin!
No Problem Finding Pumpkin!

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Today, October 8th, is Columbus Day. It's also National Fluffernutter Day! Spread some reduced-fat peanut butter and marshmallow creme onto a caramel-flavored rice cake -- YUM!

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