As soon as the cold weather hits I go into full locust mode. Forget grazing, I strip the fridge and pantry bare as I graze all day long.
In my hunt for a the perfect snack that tastes good and that I don’t need to feel guilty about, I came across Yoplait’s newly launched Bon Appetit, a super-thick natural Greek yoghurt with a layer of real fruit at the bottom. Don’t get fooled by its cute name, Bon Appetit means serious snacking business! It comes in at a very reasonable 110 calories and is loaded with protein to keep you feeling full for longer.
To help launch Bon Appetit, Yoplait has teamed up with author, businesswoman and supermum, Zoë Foster Blake, who I recently caught up.
Snack Attack with Zoë Foster Blake!
How do you like to eat to feel good and have enough energy to get through a busy day?
Constantly. I think it’s ludicrous, for example, not to have a meal between lunch and dinner, which is usually about a seven hour period. So that afternoon mini-meal (‘snack’) is especially important for me and I look for something that’s high protein to keep me feeling fuller for longer. I’ll have Greek yoghurt with fruit (Yoplait Bon Appetit is my favourite, they make it so easy with the fruit already added) fruit, nuts, carrots, whatever is around. And a fair whack of it.
What healthy snacks do you nibble on during the day?
Nuts, Greek yoghurt, fruit, peanut butter and crackers, healthy muffins I make to grab and go, the occasional protein ball, cheese and crackers, pita and hummus… I try to set a good example for my son, too. So no salt and vinegar chips and beer for lunch anymore.
What are the best foods for fabulous skin?
Green tea is good, because of the antioxidants, fish has essential fatty acids which is great for fighting skin-aging inflammation, and in fact all the protein in dairy helps skin be more resistant to wrinkles; so there’s another win for Greek yoghurt.
As a busy mum, author and business woman, what do you do to take care of you?
I’m like a dog, in that I need constant treats as incentive. That might mean a burger and cocktails as a reward for a big work week, or a new pair of shoes for finishing a big project, or a weekly osteopathic massage for constantly picking up an enormous baby.
What exercise do you like to fit into your week?
I walk a lot, and then do a strengthening exercise session twice a week, lots of bodyweight stuff to make my body strong.
Winter Recharge Snack Pack Giveaway – Valued at $170
To celebrate the launch of Yoplait’s new Bon Appetit, I have two Winter Recharge Snack Packs to giveaway. Each prize is valued at $170 and contains:
Yoplait Bon Appetit product
Yoplait Bon Appetit ambassador, Zoë Foster Blake’s, latest book, ‘The Wrong Girl’
Yurbuds for Women headphones
$50 Lorna Jane gift voucher
Slim portable phone charger
To enter, all you have to do is:
- Be a Checks and Spots subscriber (if you’re not already!)
- Leave a comment below sharing what your favourite afternoon snack is.
Competition open to Australian Metro readers (because product needs to be transported by cold courier). Entry closes at 10 pm Thursday 4 June 2015. Good luck!
Edit – Thank you to everyone who entered our giveaway! Congratulations to our winners, Yuki Simmonds and Diana. Stay tuned for more giveaways!