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Hungry Girl Today: 3.30.09
Spotted on Shelves...
Trop50 - Tropicana has replaced its sweetened-with-Splenda Light 'n Healthy
juice drink line with the brand-new stevia-sweetened Trop50 line. With 50%
less sugar and calories than regular OJ, this stuff is available in Pulp Free,
Pulp Free with Calcium & Vitamin D, and Some Pulp. An 8-oz. serving has 50
calories, 0g fat, 13g carbs, 0g fiber, and <1g protein (POINTS® value 1*).
Our pick is the version with pulp -- it's great and worth the 50-calorie price
tag! BTW, don't let the company's new packaging fool you -- it's still
Tropicana. Pssst... Click here and sign up to get a coupon!
Kashi Mexicali Black Bean Thin Crust Pizza - Keep those creative pizza
flavors coming, Kashi. We love 'em! This latest one has a spicy black bean
and tomato sauce blend, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, fire-roasted corn,
peppers and more. Each serving (1/3rd of the pie) contains 210 calories, 7g
fat, 27g carbs, 4g fiber, and 13g protein (POINTS® value 4*). Yay!
Hershey's 100 Calorie Whipped Vanilla Bars - The thought of these vanilla-
licious portion-controlled candy bars has US whipped up. We've yet to spot
these on shelves personally, but we hear they have 3g fat, 18g carbs, 0g
fiber, and <1g protein (POINTS® value 2*) each. Have you tried 'em? Let us
know what you think. And Hershey's, feel free to send some our way.
Deals of the Week!
Vivi's Original Sauce - CRAZY DEAL! If you've always wanted to try our
favorite condiment on the planet, Vivi's Original Sauce Classic Carnival
Mustard, here is your BIG chance. (Even if you already know and love the
stuff, this deal ROCKS.) We convinced Vivi to offer a 6-jar special for $25
with FREE SHIPPING. (Offer expires 4/7/09.) This is an insanely good offer
(cheaper than retail value!). The sauce can be stored for a LONG time in
your pantry, so order all 6 for yourself or chip in with some friends. This truly
is our favorite condiment ever. (All the flavors are good, but the Classic is
the best.) And if you haven't tried it, you need to! So CLICK HERE to order
this very special offer. THIS IS A HUGE DEAL, PEOPLE!!! TAKE ADVANTAGE
40 - 65% Off Amazon Grocery Special - Oooh, this is a good one. You can
save BIG on over 1,000 items by clicking here. But wait... it gets better! We
scavenged through Amazon's massive list and put together one of our own,
with HG-approved finds only! The savings have already been applied, so no
special code is needed. Click here to see our list and here for the entire
Grocery Gift Cards - If you do your grocery shopping at Acme, Albertsons,
Bigg's, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher's, Jewel-Osco, or Shaw's/Star
Market, here's a way to score free goods. As part of the "Refund Rewards"
program, when you buy gift cards in $250 or $300 increments at those
Supervalu retail stores, you'll get $20 or $30 (respectively) added to the
card. The offer's good through 4/15/09, so don't miss out. Good stuff!
Know of an AWESOME deal? HAVE an awesome deal (or want to offer one)?
Tell us! If we like it, we'll spread the word!
Little Town, Biggest Loser
We LOVE this story. Residents of the itty-bitty town of Fossil, OR, have joined
forces to help each other lose weight in what they're calling the "Biggest
Loser" campaign, despite facing a whole lot of obstacles. With no fitness
centers for miles, participants gather at the local grade-school gym for
workouts, where their "equipment" is as bare bones as it gets. Before
ordering cheapie resistance bands off the Internet, they improvised by using
water bottles filled with sand for hand weights. Instead of hopping on stair-
climbers, they climb actual stairs. A local restaurant offers lightened up
versions of its usual menu items and provides calorie counts, and the only
grocery store in town is adding healthier stuff to its shelves. At weekly weigh-
ins, everyone cheers each other on. And unlike the $250,000 grand prize
offered by TV's The Biggest Loser, these people are competing for six
hundred bucks and a fake pound of fat to signify the accomplishment.
Residents are shedding pounds, getting healthier, and coming together as a
community. How awesome and inspirational are they?! We can all learn A
LOT from these people. Like...
1. No matter where you live or how bad the economy gets, you can ALWAYS
find ways to get physical activity in.
2. It's easier to lose weight if you're doing it with buddies. So seek out pals
with similar goals and give each other support.
3. It doesn't take a chance at winning a quarter-million bucks to get
motivated. Setting up mini rewards can be effective, too.
Here at HG, since we're so inspired by this story, we've decided to donate
some HG cookbooks and other weight-loss resources to the Fossil
community. For more info about the Fossil folks, click here!
We are sad to report that Lightfull Foods -- the company that makes those
super-delicious Satiety Smoothies -- is going out of business. If you're a fan
of the smoothies, head on over to Amazon to grab some at a discounted
rate, while supplies last. ***Hey, looking to meet up with people for reasons
other than dating? Need someone to make guilt-free recipes with? Want a
hiking buddy? Check out not4dating.com, a brand-new website that hooks
people up for (you guessed it!) reasons OTHER than dating. It's not PACKED
with members yet, since it's so new, but you and the rest of the HGers can
help change that. ***Have an idea for a coffee drink or food item you'd like
to see at Starbucks? Go to mystarbucksidea.com and mouth off. While you're
there, demand that The 'Bucks start offering fat-free whipped topping for its
bevs. There's strength in numbers, people! ***Keep an eye out for a WHOLE
SLEW of all-new Weight Watchers snacks on store shelves. We've
spied the new Chocolate Brownies (120 calories, 3.5g fat, and a POINTS®
value of 2 each) and Peanut Butter Soft Cookies (90 calories, 3g fat, and a
POINTS® value of 1 each). And yes, the PB cookies are safe to chew (not
included in the PB recall). We can't WAIT to sink our teeth into the Double
W's new Ice Cream Candy Bars (150 calories and a POINTS® value of 3
each). Mmmmmm! That's all we've got. HG out!
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HG Tour Update! HG's Lisa will be throwing the first pitch at the Oakland A's
game on Tuesday, 5/12/09. (How cool is that!?!) The San Francisco book tour
event originally scheduled for that date has been rescheduled for Monday,
5/11/09. If you're in the area, come out for the game AND the book signing!
Click for tour info and RSVP so we know how many snacks to have on hand.
CHEW ON THIS:
Today, March 30th, is Turkey Neck Soup Day. Instead of eating soup made
from the necks of turkeys, we'll be enjoying our very own Turkey Taco Soup
(click & scroll for that recipe). Celebrate in YOUR own way -- we encourage
creativity, and consuming turkey necks is not mandatory!
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