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Hungry Girl Today: 1.28.08

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Weight Watchers Smart Ones Fruit Inspirations - The first line of nutritious
frozen meals made with real fruit, lean protein, and veggies. There are FOUR
varieties of these fruity entrees -- Honey Mango Barbeque Chicken,
Pineapple Beef Teriyaki, Orange Sesame Chicken, and Cranberry Turkey
Medallions. Each one contains 240 - 350 calories, 3.5 - 8g fat, 0 - 4g fiber,
and a POINTS® value of 5 - 7*.

Betty Crocker Fiber One Premium Muffin Mix - Yep, it’s true -- this limited
edition, bake-at-home muffin mix has been spotted on shelves across
America in Apple Cinnamon. Each serving of the dry mix (1 muffin's worth)
contains 130 calories, 3g fat, and 5g fiber (POINTS® value 2*). Prepared
according to the package directions, each muffin would have 190 calories, 9g
fat, and 5g fiber (POINTS® value 4*). But we say get creative and
experiment -- you could probably save lots of calories and fat grams using
ingredients like canned pure pumpkin, egg whites, and Unsweetened Almond
Breeze instead!

100-Calorie Packs of Kettle Bakes Potato Chips - What a find! Kettle Bakes
ROCK, and now the Lightly Salted Potato Chips are available in 100-calorie
bags. Each 0.8-oz. bag has 2.5g fat and 2g fiber (POINTS® value 2*). Just
be careful not to eat five bags at once.

American Idol Slow Churned Light Ice Cream -- It's BACK!

A new season of American Idol is upon us, people. And you know what that
means… it’s SLOW CHURNED IDOL ICE CREAM TIME! Like all of the
Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned Light Ice Cream flavors, these have
awesome nutritionals -- a half-cup serving of each has 100 - 120 calories, 2 -
4g fat, and 0 - 1g fiber (POINTS® value 2 - 3*). Here are the FIVE flavors
being offered up this time around:

Cheesecake Diva - Cheesecake-flavored light ice cream, with brownie
chunks and pretty fudge swirls.

Cookies 'n Dreamz - Chocolate light ice cream crammed with crunchy pieces
of chocolate cookies.

Mint Karaoke Cookie - Mint-flavored light ice cream mixed with chunks of
chocolate cookies.

Most Orange-inal - Vanilla light ice cream with swirls of orange sorbet.

One Split Wonder - Banana-flavored light ice cream with swirls of fruit and
gooey fudge.

And yes, you’ll get to vote on which one stays in the line permanently. Last
year, we helped Take The Cake win by encouraging all of you to vote for it
repeatedly. This year, Cheesecake Diva’s our early favorite…
Rockin’ New Slow Churned Light Ice Creams!

More Americans Ditching Diets

Recent studies show that Americans are slowly changing their eating habits
for the better as opposed to “dieting”. In other words, they’re living their
lives HG style! That’s one of the reasons Kraft decided to rename its South
Beach Diet line South Beach Living. We’re totally on board with this. The SB
Living line features a SLEW of new products, including TWO you can get free
samples of right now -- the Granola Clusters (each portion-controlled pack
has 130 calories, 4g fat, 6g fiber and a POINTS® value of 2*), and the Tide
Me Over Drink Mix (each serving contains 30 calories, no fat, 5g fiber and a
POINTS® value of 0*). Click here to get your sample kit, while supplies last!
(Pssst... if they're out of samples, try back the next day. Or try scoring your
freebies here!)


We interrupt this HG news to bring you an insanely cute photo of a crocheted
frozen dinner. We’re obsessed with this item (and desperately want to cheer
up the salisbury steak). For more work from the genius behind it, click here
(and do NOT miss the cannoli!). ***February is American Heart Month, and
February 1st is National Wear Red Day. So sport some red this Friday to
show the world that you support Go Red For Women, the movement founded
by the American Heart Association to improve women’s heart health and
save lives. Click for more on this. ***Speaking of heart health, it’s been
more than a decade since the FDA began officially backing claims that
oatmeal reduces cholesterol. Now new research shows that oatmeal may do
even more for us, like reduce blood pressure, weight gain and the risk of
type 2 diabetes. Click here to read more about why oatmeal ROCKS. Then
go eat some! Mmmmmm! ***Jack in the Box has some new lighter menu
options, the most impressive being their GRILLED Chicken Strips! A four-strip
serving has only about 180 calories and 2g fat (POINTS® value 4*). But go
easy on the teriyaki sauce it's served with (that adds about 60 calories per
oz.). Also keep an eye out for the company's new "Smart Choice" logo,
which'll point you in the direction of their lighter options. That’s all we’ve got.
HG out!

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Today, January 28th, is National Blueberry Pancake Day. Click here for our
awesome recipe. Then celebrate... Woohoo!

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*The Points® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by
Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe
or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the
owner of the Points® registered trademark.

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