Tuesday, April 13, 2010

More news from "Hungry Girl"

Spotted on Shelves...

Kraft Singles Melt Downs - What's your favorite way to enjoy cheese? If you said, "melted," you're in luck. These new reduced-fat cheese slices come in flavors inspired by melty classics: Pizza, Taco, and Nacho. WOW. Each slice has 45 calories, 2.5g fat, 240mg sodium, 1 - 2g carbs, 1g sugars, and 4g protein (POINTS® value 1*) and promises to melt in mere seconds in the microwave. We've tried them, and they're pretty good!

Crystal Light Pure Fitness - This new on-the-go drink mix is perfect for those looking to hydrate with a low-cal option that's free of artificial sweeteners. It's lightly sweetened with a combo of cane juice, sugar, and Truvia, plus it has added electrolytes. The packets come in Lemon Lime, Grape (which tastes GREAT!), and Strawberry Kiwi. A half-packet serving makes 8 oz. and has 15 calories, 35mg sodium, 3g carbs, and 3g sugars (POINTS® value 0*). Refreshing!

The Skinny Cow Low Fat Ice Cream Cups - That Skinny Cow REALLY knows what she's doing when it comes to delicious, guilt-free frozen treats. Grab a li'l cup of Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Dulce de Leche, Strawberry Cheesecake, Caramel Cone, or Cookies 'N Cream ice cream! Each portion-controlled mini carton has 150 - 170 calories, 1 - 3g fat, 65 - 90mg sodium, 29 - 33g carbs, 4g fiber, 17 - 24g sugars, and 4 - 5g protein (POINTS® value 2 - 3*). YAAAY!!!

MINI-MANIA... Small Is the New Large!

Have you noticed that we're EXTREME here in the U.S.? First, portions were GINORMOUS (and still are, for the most part). Now, they're SHRINKING in the best way possible -- one that prevents us from having to be rolled out of our favorite restaurants. Dairy Queen has announced that it'll begin selling Mini Blizzards in August, which will be about half the size of the current Small Blizzard (but probably STILL way too high in fat and calories!). Pinkberry is debuting cones and mini cups, each of which will hold a 3-oz. serving of fro yo. And have you seen the ads for the new Mini Meals at McDonald's? Think Happy Meals without the plastic toys. Each Mini Meal includes a Snack Wrap, McChicken sandwich, or Double Cheeseburger with a small order of fries and a small drink (which can be swapped out for Apple Dippers and a bottle of water at no additional cost). Finally, we want to give a shout-out to the miniature desserts offered at sit-down places: Chili's Sweet Shots, Applebee's Dessert Shooters, P.F. Chang's Mini Desserts... Keep downsizing those crazy-big portions, food people!
Way to go, Hungry Girl!!! :)

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