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Hungry Girl Today: 4.27.09

Spotted on Shelves...

Best Foods/Hellmann's Low Fat Mayonnaise Dressing - This brand-new mayo
is a FIND for people who don't like the fat-free kind but would rather skip the
three grams of fat found in each tbsp. of "light" mayo. With 15 calories, 1g
fat, and 2g carbs (POINTS® value 0*) per tbsp., this stuff ROCKS and tastes
great! Feel free to use it in any HG recipe that calls for fat-free mayo (just
adjust stats accordingly).

Al Fresco All Natural Chicken Sausage, Roasted Pepper and Asiago - Al
Fresco makes chicken sausage in fantastic flavors, and this latest one is no
exception. In fact, it's pretty amazing -- cheesy, smoky, and not too spicy.
One large link has 140 calories, 8g fat, 1g carbs, and 15g protein (POINTS®
value 3*). Click here to find a store near you that sells Al Fresco products.
(P.S. Pork-avoiders should know that these are made with pork casing.)

Crystal Light Skin Essentials - We're not entirely convinced (yet!) that these
latest on-the-go drink mix packets will actually improve our skin, but they're
refreshing and they taste good. Developed with dermatologists, these contain
nutrients from plant extracts plus lots of antioxidants. Fancy! In Pomegranate
Lemonade and White Peach Tea, each packet has just 5 calories and no
sugar. We wouldn't recommend swapping your fancy creams and
moisturizers for 'em -- but if you're looking for a tasty new way to get your
non-fizzy drink on, these are definitely worth a try.

Almond Breeze Alert! HG Subscribers Did It AGAIN!!!

fans know that Blue Diamond Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze is the
world's best beverage to use in cereal, shakes, smoothies, and pretty much
anywhere else you'd use milk. It's delicious, creamy, vanilla-y, has just 40
calories a cup, yada yada yada -- we've been obsessed with it for years.
Well, a few months back, the Blue Diamond folks announced they were
releasing refrigerated cartons of sweetened Almond Breeze, to be stocked
where the regular milks are found. Big news considering the entire line had
only been available as shelf-stable boxed stuff found in the natural-foods
aisle, making it harder for shoppers in search of a low-cal milk swap to
locate. But sweetened flavored AB has more than twice as many calories as
the unsweetened kinds (bummer). When we learned Blue Diamond had no
plans to put out a chilled version of the Unsweetened Vanilla, we begged you
to write to the company and request it. THOUSANDS of you did just that...
and it worked! Refrigerated Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze has started
popping up in select markets, and it'll likely hit stores nationwide very soon.
THIS IS HUGE, PEOPLE! Truly! Thanks for being so responsive -- you really
made a difference. YOU ALL ROCK (every last one of you)!

Coffee Talk...

A recent national study found that while overall coffee consumption in the
States remains steady, the number of people getting their coffee fix at home
is GROWING. Not exactly a shock in this economy, considering how pricey
coffee chains can be. Since we love saving cash (almost) as much as we love
saving calories, we're ALL for this! Here are a few of our picks that allow you
to indulge in DELICIOUS coffee at home and for less...

Starbucks Via Ready Brew - If you can't start your day without high-quality
coffee on the go, check out these individual packets of instant coffee. Not
cheapie-cheap, but definitely less expensive than buying daily cups from
The 'Bucks.

Dunkin' Donuts Whole and Ground Coffee Beans - We LOVE Dunkin' coffee,
and stores everywhere (supermarkets, Target, etc.) are now carrying this
stuff. Brew it up at home and save big. And if you're hooked, you can save
even more by signing up for a customizable subscription.

Swappuccinos - HG's DIY coffee recipes are hard to beat. They save you
cash AND calories. Click here for a great list of our money-saving staples
(including the cheapest at-home coffee option, instant coffee) and some of
our favorite Starbucks-style swaps. Also check out the "Shivering Sips"
chapter of Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 for even more recipes for guilt-free
coffee drinks, including our new-and-improved Joe Cool Java Freeze. Mmmm!

The Buzz...

We're going to be shameless by congratulating ourselves and bragging for
just one minute. Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 is DEBUTING ON THE NEW YORK
TIMES BEST SELLERS LIST IN THE #1 SPOT!!!! It's also featured in this
week's People magazine (the 5/4 issue with the black cover), and Hungry
Girl was on the cover of The Washington Post last Friday. AHHHHHHHH!!!
Click here for a peek inside the book, here to see Lisa promoting it on Good
Morning America, and here to see her on Good Day Atlanta. Thank you ALL
for supporting HG! ***Baseball season is upon us, and that means you may
very well find yourself at a stadium in search of munchies. This recently
released, horrifying information about Yankee Stadium snacks may be of
interest to you. Chances are, the stats for stadium snacks in your state are
similarly scary. Apparently, one of those giant bags of peanuts has 1,360
calories, a chicken slider has 1,340 calories, a "souvenir" bucket of popcorn
has 2,473 calories, and a giant soft pretzel clocks in with 630 calories. All we
can say is this: If you're gonna be tempted by carby junk food, SMUGGLE in
your own guilt-free (or portion-controlled) versions! ***We told you KGC
(Kentucky Grilled Chicken) was on the way, and now it's finally here. With
just 70 - 180 calories and 4g fat (POINTS® value 2 - 4*) for a wing, breast
or drumstick, this stuff is a welcome addition to the world of fast food. (FYI,
the grilled thighs have a lot more fat.) You can try a piece for FREE today
(4/27/09) at participating KFC locations. That's all we've got. HG out!

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This Week's HG Tour Stops! - The "Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 Tour" is
coming to Chicago TOMORROW night (Tuesday, 4/28). And Lisa's heading to
the Minneapolis area for another super-fun book-signing event on Thursday
(4/30). Be there or be square.

Today, Monday, April 27th, is UNFry Day (according to the folks at KFC!). So
don't forget to stop in to a participating KFC location to get your FREE piece
of grilled chicken. Yay!

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