Crave Healthy: A Yummy Snack for the Pregnant Mom

I remember my last pregnancy like it was just yesterday: the nausea, emotional rollercoaster ride, and the incessant craving for potato chips!  It was extremely difficult for me to keep that craving for salty food in check, because I knew that I was battling against what was good for a pregnant mom like me.

Lucky for pregnant moms today, there is a snack called Crave Healthy.  It’s dubbed as “the first snack product in the Philippines that is specifically designed for the pregnant woman by doctors and nutritionists.”

Needless to say, it’s nutritious with a capital N, because it’s packed with essential nutrients such as folic acid, calcium and iron.  These minerals are crucial in fetal development.   This snack has less salt, and has just enough calories to provide the mom with the energy she needs.

Crave Healthy is sure to satisfy any pregnant mom’s cravings, as it comes in a delicious Sweet Corn flavor, without any aftertaste or those nasty nutrient fortifications normally found in your garden variety junk food.

This snack is also perfect for a breastfeeding mom like me.  Now, I can indulge myself in a yummy snack, and not worry about preservatives and whatnot.



A pack of Crave is worth Php 25.00 at 30 grams each. It’s available online at, select Med Express branches, and select Robinsons Supermarket outlets.

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Athena: Health and Wonder in a Glass

If there’s one thing I learned last year, it’s that all this talk about work-life balance really is what it’s cracked up to be.  People toss the topic around a lot, and for good measure. I realized that if I wanted to be the best mom for my kids, I had to essentially take care of myself first.

Fortunately for us moms born in this lifetime, there is a yummy beverage that helps us meet our nutritional needs. It’s called Athena. Here’s a breakdown of the good stuff in it:

  • Calcium- your bones will thank you for the high calcium content in Athena.
  • Vitamins D, K, Magnesium and Phosphorous- nutrients that help maintain strong bones. Again, your bones will be grateful.
  • Antioxidants (Vit. A, E and Zinc)- We moms are suckers for anything that gives us healthy, glowing skin. And the immunity boost will definitely help.
  • (Low) Fat- Emphasis is on “low”. We can have this delicious drink without worrying about packing on the pounds.

Since the closest I’ll ever get to be a Wonder Woman like Gal Gadot is by being healthy, I will do whatever it takes to achieve that. With an easy-to-prepare drink like Athena, I can easily meet my health and fitness goals. And when I’m healthy, I’m happy, and end up being a more effective parent to my kids. Then, I’ll be my own Wonder Woman.


Athena comes in two flavors – Milk (180 grams – Php 130.00; 400 grams – Php 273.00) and Choco (180 grams – Php 130.00). It’s available online at and in-store at Mercury Drugstore, Watsons, and Southstar.

#Athena #Unilab