Wednesday, October 27, 2010
A Very Familiar Story
Yum Yum Dishes™ are the creation of Mom and restaurant owner, Tracy Adler. During maternity leave following the birth of her daughter, Rachel, Tracy developed "a strong relationship" with her pantry door. With each visit to the pantry, she found herself saying "I can eat this - I'm breastfeeding," or "I need a few extra calories!" Though she would pop open a jar of peanuts, or a bag of chips for what she intended to be a quick nibble, Tracy inevitably carried the goodies back to the couch and before she knew it, would consume half the bag! What bothered her more than the calories was the fact that she wasn't even consciously aware of how much she was eating. (See anything that is familiar? I sure do)
Tracy's son Elliot was just 3 years old when his baby sister Rachel was born. When Tracy recognized her uncontrolled snacking, she realized that Elliot was also snacking all day long. She regretted having encouraged such negative eating habits in her son, especially in the face of a rising prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States.
Tracy came across some odd-sized little bowls at her restaurant that she took home and used as treat dishes. These little dishes could hold a handful of peanuts or 6 cheese puffs; 7 strawberries or 5 vanilla wafers. No matter what the snack, it was almost impossible to overeat…unless of course she kept refilling the bowl! But, since refills were a conscious act, Tracy found she could better recognize just how much she and her family were snacking.
I know that after the birth of Big J and now Little J (8 months later) I am still struggling to lose weight. I am so ready for it to be gone so I can wear something other then the same couple pairs of pants and few shirts that I am able to fit in to. The Yum Yum Dishes are a wonderful idea and I ask myself why did I not think of them? Ok seriously I received the yellow bowl and it was so cute. So not only is it a great portion size but it is cute enough to keep out. I also love that the Inside of the bowl says Yum Yum Time is Over.
Which is sometimes a reminder that I need to stop and breath and see if I am full or still hungry. I am sure many of you understand when you lead a busy life, with kids or not there are many times that you consume food without really tasting it. This dish is a reminder to me that I need to not only eat smaller portions but take the time to enjoy my food, especially my limited snacks!
Like perhaps this!
Did I mention they are microwave and dishwasher safe? A mom's dream!
Want a set of dishes for yourself?
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Set of 4 Yum Yum Dishes ($22.00) 4 colors, Red, Green, Blue and Yellow.
I received one Yum Yum dish for review purposes. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.