Hungry Girl Goes... In Search of Fun Finds for Cookouts!
Fire up the grill and get ready to kick things up a notch with these new guilt-free BBQ eats!
Farmer's Garden by Vlasic
There's just something about biting into a cool 'n crisp pickle that screams, "Summer is here!" And while these pickles won't actually talk to you, they're really special. The jars look like something you'd find at a farmer's market, and in addition to pickled cucumbers, you'll also find carrots, garlic, and red peppers inside. How gourmet, Vlasic!
Each 1-oz. serving (about 1 spear or 3 chips) has 0 - 20 calories, 0g fat, <1 - 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein, and a PointsPlus® value of 0.
Heinz Tomato Ketchup Blended with Balsamic Vinegar
Plain ketchup is great, but sometimes you just need a little bit more flavor. For those times, this new classy condiment from Heinz is ready to help. It tastes a little bit like BBQ sauce (read: slightly tangy)... Just what your burger requested! I'm glad this once-limited-edition ketchup will be sticking around for good.
Each 1-tbsp. serving has 25 calories, 0g fat, 6g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 1.
Smartfood Selects Popped Chips
Look — popped chips are getting fancy! These all-natural crisps come in savory flavors, like Feta Herb Hummus, as well as sweet varieties, like Cinnamon Brown Sugar Multigrain. Totally unique, fun, and smart!
Each 1-oz. serving (about 16 - 22 chips) has 130 - 140 calories, 4.5 - 5g fat, 18 - 21g carbs, 1 - 3g fiber, 2 - 3g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 3 - 4.
Sargento Ultra Thin Slices
While I typically go with reduced-fat or fat-free cheese for topping my burgers, there's no need to give up the flavor of full-fat cheese with these brand-new thin slices from Sargento. They're not reduced in calories — they're reduced in size. Brilliant! Choose from Colby-Jack, Mild Cheddar, Provolone, and Swiss. Although a serving is 3 slices, you don't need that many to add a little cheesy goodness to your food.
Each 3-slice serving has 120 - 130 calories, 9 - 11g fat, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 7 - 9g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 3 - 4.
Crystal Light Mocktails
Did you miss getting to try these limited-edition sips last summer? Don't fret; they're back — not going anywhere — and they rock! The multi-serving packets make full pitchers — perfect for parties! And it's up to you whether you want to sip 'em straight or use them as cocktail mixers. Appletini, Margarita, Mojito... They're calling your name. (And so is that inflatable pool lounge!)
Each serving (1/8th of a packet; 8 fl. oz. prepared) has 5 calories, 0g fat, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 0.
Veggie Patch The Ultimate Meatless Burger
While Boca makes my favorite meat-free patties, there's always room for more delicious guilt-free burgers in my life! These are vegetarian-friendly, yet they have that hearty grilled taste of a real beef hamburger. You can find them refrigerated in the produce section and also in the freezer aisle.
Each burger has 110 calories, 4g fat, 7g carbs, 2g fiber, 12g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 3.
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