A quick glance through this blog will show what a sweet tooth I have. Mars Bars, Starburst, Peanut Butter Lindt Balls, Macarons & Whoopie Pies…if I could live on a diet entirely of Turkish Delight Easter Eggs, I would. Sadly, man cannot live on chocolate alone (especially when they have insulin resistance and PCOS) so I have to get inventive when the chocolate cravings hit.
I mentioned in my Feb Favourites video on my youtube channel that I’m loving the swiss chocolate Body Science Lo-Carb Bites. The benefits of these little chocolate protein balls are two fold: 1 – they are chocolatey and sweet enough to curb that craving when it strikes and 2 – being a protein ball, I can only ever eat one or two and then I’m full. The perfect handbag snack. About $3 from health food stores.
Something else that helps hold off that 3pm sugar drop is Rafferty’s Garden Old Fashioned Chocolate Custard. Yes, that’s baby food. True story. I think I started eating these a couple of years ago when I read in some crappy gossip rag that Jennifer Aniston ate baby food or something. I’m not sure how healthy they are, but they don’t have that much sugar in them, and if they’re for babies then surely they can’t be too bad, right? (rhetorical: if they’re bad for me, don’t tell me and shatter the illusion) About $1.80 from Coles (I bought 4 for $6 this week – score)
My final handbag treat is ProteinFX Lo Carb Mini Protein Bars. I get the mini ones because I can never eat a whole one, but with flavours like Choc Raspberry, Choc Orange and Choc Mint, they taste like they should be in the confectionary aisle, not the health food aisle. There is a note on the package though that excess consumption may have a laxative effect. Awesome. About $2.80 from Coles.
Disclosurey stuff: I paid for everything mentioned in this blog post. Body Science sent me some products to trial a few months ago, including the protein balls, and I love them so much I keep repurchasing them.