This post was sponsored by ZonePerfect – but the thoughts, pictures and love for chocolate treats are all my own!
Y’all, pregnancy is tough. I always thought that I wanted two or three kids, but the thought of having to do this all over again makes me physically ill. And I can say that because I am pretty much nauseous all the time. I was told “Oh, at 12 weeks you will feel better!” Then it was “14 weeks is the magic week – you will definitely feel better this week!”
Hellooooo week 15. Shouldn’t this morning sickness, which I am beginning to know as “mourning sickness” – shouldn’t it be letting off soon?! Yes, I guess, technically, it has gotten a bit better. I have gone from force feeding myself every hour and a half, to now, a full three hours! It may not sound like much to you but THAT’S A REALLY BIG DEAL! (If I go one minute past three hours though – look out world.)
So with such a strict, must-eat-or-else deadline, I have had to seek out something quick, easy, healthy and delicious to carry with me at all times. Please allow me to introduce the ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple nutrition bars. Before I proceed, let me stress that these are not paleo and they are not Whole30 compliant. But they are delicious! (Unfortunately paleo foods, while I am 100% craving and wanting them, baby is not. So I have had to seek alternative, healthy options like these bars!)
Not only are they gluten free, but these healthy treats are loaded with protein and are only 200 calories. While they have a handful of flavors, the two I am most obsessed with are the Almond Toffee Crunch and the Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk. (The other two flavors you can try are Bing Cherry & Almond and Roasted Cashew & Dark Chocolate.)
As I was snapping these pictures, my mom came in and wanted to try both flavors. She tried one bite of the Almond Toffee Crunch and quickly proclaimed “THESE ARE GLUTEN FREE?? These are soooo good!”
Which flavor Perfectly Simple bar do you want to try? What can you recommend to me to me to help with the “mourning sickness?”