DISCLAIMER: I was provided with product samples to facilitate this post, however all opinions are my own and yours may differ. I make no claims of the safety of this food in diabetic diets, I can only attest to my own experience.
Being pregnant at 35 was very hard on my body to say the least. I developed gestational diabetes rather early and ended up on meds before it was over. It was no fun at all, but to make sure I had a healthy little one, I followed the Doctor's instructions and watched my carb and sugar intake very closely. I had an amazing support system and some really good nutritional counseling and through it all, I was able to find new ways to eat and snack, while still being compliant to my dietary restrictions. My main issue was mindless snacking on sweet foods and with GD, that is a huge no-no, so I had to find a snack that was low enough in carbs, yet still satisfied my sweet cravings.
My nutritionist suggested I check out the Zone Perfect nutrition bars and try eating a half of one, with a tablespoon of peanut butter to see if that calmed the craving, while not spiking my blood sugar and sure enough, it worked. This was three years ago and we still love the Zone Perfect bars today. They make a perfect snack or in my case, a perfect breakfast. Yes, I often get busy and I forget to eat breakfast, or I am too busy (lazy) to fix something, so I grab a bar and call it even. When I was pregnant, my fave was the strawberry yogurt bar, in my head, I was eating white chocolate covered strawberries. (I was pregnant, don't judge me) I was super excited to find out the Zone Perfect people heard my silent wishes and came up with these new Greek Yogurt covered bars.
There are 3 new Greek Yogurt flavors, *each one more yummy than the next (*depending on which order you eat them, I recommend Chocolate then raspberry then vanilla berry). Each bar is nutritionally balanced to give you the most bang for your snack buck. With all natural ingredients like cranberries, apple puree, nonfat milk and all natural fruit juice for flavor, you can snack without guilt. These bars are a hit in my book, but you don't have to take my word for it, the nice folks at Zone Perfect have generously offered to give one lucky reader a case (4 bars of each flavor, 12 total) of the new Greek Yogurt bars. Entering is super easy, simply visit the Zone Perfect website and tell me another flavor you'd like to try, in the comment section below and that's it. To join Zone Perfect's VIP savings club, sign up here, for exclusive coupons and more, like new product announcements.
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