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Hungry Girl Today: 10.30.06


Sneaky Snacker Alert!

A shocking 90% of parents admit to sneaking goodies from their kids' candy
bags. 90%!!! So, chances are, if you have kids (or know any!), you'll be
doing some munching. Before sinking your fangs into some Halloween
treats, know your "fun size" facts:

Halloween fun/snack sizes:
Twizzlers - 45 calories
Milk Duds - 40 calories
Butterfinger - 100 calories
Milky Way - 75 calories
Tootsie Roll (Midgee) - 23 calories

If you're handing out candy this year (and who isn't?!), be sure to give out
stuff that doesn't tempt you. If you've mistakenly (yea, RIGHT) purchased
your favorite chocolate bars, get rid of 'em ASAP and stock up on some
other, less appealing stuff. And treat yourself to some of our yummy
pumpkin dessert recipes instead of gobbling up your kid's Halloween stash.
Good luck...and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Chefs Don't Count Calories...

Oh, here's a shocker. It seems most chefs don't care AT ALL about how
many calories their dishes contain. A survey of 300 U.S. chefs found that
only one in six cares about how many calories they place in front of you.
What does matter to them is taste, looks and customer expectations. Both
chefs and restaurant owners insist that it's up to the diners to know when to
stop eating, and therefore it's likely that serving sizes (as well as our pants
sizes) will continue to grow. HG's advice? Be careful...and do your part to
make sure your favorite local eateries become part of (our new favorite website). If we all start
demanding healthy options and detailed nutritional info, we can make a

Spotted on Shelves...

Hershey's 100 Calorie Snacks - We hear the new 100 Calorie Bars from
Hershey's ROCK. Grab an assortment of them in Pretzel, Wafer, and Dark
Chocolate -- in a collectible tin. On shelves now, or order it online.

Tabasco - New Flavors - If you LOVE to spice up your food, check out some
new flavors from Tabasco -- including Garlic, Chipotle and SWEET & Spicy.
(Psssst...The SWEET & Spicy isn't as low-cal as the rest of 'em!)

Kettle Brand Bakes Pita Chips - Move over, Stacy! The new baked pita
snacks from our friends at Kettle Foods come in Salt Kissed and Salt &
Pepper. Each 1-oz. serving has 120 calories, 3.5g fat and 1g fiber. Yum!

The Buzz...

We know we say this all the time, but now there's even more research
showing that eating veggies may actually keep your brain "younger" and
your mind sharper. Click to read more. ***Wow, our turkey-tastic pals
over at Butterball are VERY progressive. They're launching a six-episode
podcast that'll give you very helpful advice for Thanksgiving. Meal-prep,
advice, real-life stories and more will all be part of this first-ever holiday-
meal-themed podcast. It starts this Thursday in the "Holiday Guide" section.
Check it out. ***Have you seen the super-entertaining Diet Coke/Mentos
video yet? It's worth viewing, for sure. ***Ever hear of making an omelette
in a Ziploc bag? Verrrry interesting, easy, and apparently, all the rage.
Click for the 411. That's all we've got. HG out!


Today, October 30th, is National Candy Corn Day. Each 26 piece serving of
the stuff contains a reasonable 140 calories and is completely fat free!

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