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Hungry Girl,

Let me start out by saying I love your newsletters. They are short, fun and to the point. But so many of the great new things that you let us know about are so hard to find, and I am not much for ordering them off the internet. I wish you could find some great stuff that is easier to come by. I am still waiting for those shirataki noodles to get a little closer to me. Keep up the great work!

In Search of Local Goodies
Dear In Search,

Thanks for the kind words about HG. Believe it or not, you're not alone in how you feel. There are many others who would rather just shop locally for foods and don't want to deal with the hassles of ordering online. The good news is, due to the popularity of many of the items that were formerly pretty much only available online, many of them now are sold in stores. CocoaVia can now be found at WalMart and Target, Shirataki Noodles are at select Whole Foods, Trader Joes and Wild Oats stores, Vitalicious Muffins are getting better distribution in supermarkets (even on the west coast!) and more. And, from what I hear, Hungry Girl has had a lot to do with this. In the meantime, check out my supermarket list for a whole slew of my favorite items you can easily find. And one more thing -- you shouldn't be scared to order online. There are so many fantastic items available only on the internet, that it's really a shame to miss out on them. Check out's Hungry Girl approved section to see a whole bunch of 'em!

Hey, HG!

Everyone tells me that pork is "the other white meat", but how does it compare to chicken or turkey in the calorie and fat departments?

Dear Pork-Obsessed,

People have been calling pork "the other white meat" for quite some time now. And the public is often confused by this statement. Partially because pork has a reputation for being extremely fatty. But the truth of the matter is, that over the past 20 years, due to changes in feeding and breeding techniques, pork is actually 31% leaner than it used to be. (So the next time you hear anyone calling someone a pig, it's not as insulting as it sounds!)  And some cuts of pork are actually as lean as skinless chicken. Many have as little as 3-6g of fat per serving. Cuts with the words "loin" or "round" in the name are the leanest.  And, you'll be happy to know that pork tenderloin has the same amount of calories per serving as skinless chicken breast (139 for 3 ounces). Go, pork! For more info on pork, as well as recipes, and cooking tips, check out this pork-tastic website.

Today, June 7th, is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. Celebrate with a calorie-friendly, chocolicious frozen treat like Healthy Choice's NSA Fudge Bars, or Dreyer's Slow Churned Light Ice Cream in chocolate. Weeeeee!
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