Don’t we all?
I never used to care for chocolate. Or anything sweet, really. Then I became pregnant, and all of a sudden I was nosing through the cupboard at night wanting a little something sweet after dinner. And when mid-morning hit, when I’d normally have a bagel or some toast, I was all about the Pop-Tarts and Tim Tams. Who had I become?
Someone who got excited at easter, for the first time since about 1992, that’s who.
And even though I’ve been using my entire body’s resources to feed a small and seemingly-constantly-hungry child, and have every right to eat extra calories without fear or favour, I still felt guilty when a block of chocolate was nothing but scraps of tin foil and torn packaging only two days after I bought it. Chocolate’s not healthy, I thought. I should be eating a handful of nuts and an apple, and instead I’m eyeing off the M&Ms.
Then I was told about Table of Plenty’s Mini Rice Cakes and the European chocolate that could be entering my mouth and leaving the guilt at the door. Wholegrain rice cakes and European chocolate sound like awkward dinner companions, but I’m happy to say it works. They sent me some to try, and 15 calories a cake meant I could eat a bag (and I totally did) and feel like I got a dose of healthy with that chocolate. A dose of gluten-free healthy. And a dose of gluten and lactose AND fructose free healthy with the dark chocolate variety. Win!
If chocolate’s not for you, they also come in Triple Berry – a pure cocoa butter berry yoghurt coating. I wasn’t quite as sold on those, but I think that’s entirely because I don’t like berry-flavoured things. I have a weird dream I once had featuring strawberry-flavoured YoGos to thank for that.
I really love the idea behind Table of Plenty – bringing “products with life, education, innovation and style that stand out from the ordinary” to supermarkets. These products use healthy ingredients, and are quick and easy. They even give back by supporting organisations for children and people with disabilities, and via the creator, Kate Weiss, work to bring education and tools for self-development to women and girls worldwide.
You can read more about Kate’s story and how she founded Table of Plenty after her own child was diagnosed with a disability here.
Food with a heart! I love it.
They’re $3.99 a pack at Coles, but I have three lots of all three flavours to give away… just leave a comment telling me what your favourite pregnancy snack was (and if you’re a dude, then just go ahead and tell me what your favourite snack is!) and I’ll get random.org to find three lucky recipients.
And if your favourite snack was a strawberry flavoured YoGo, then we can’t be friends…. 😉
Giveaway closes Monday September 19 at 10am xx
Congratulations to Amanda Elizabeth, Becci Swan and Queensland Girl. Look out for your email!