Athena: Milk for Women

Milk has always been my breakfast staple ever since I was young. Thus, constant exposure to it eventually made me love milk more than coffee. So unlike many people, I am not a coffee drinker.  

Now that I am a mother who is always multi-tasking and trying to balance time for myself, the family and work, I still rely on drinking milk everyday for my needed nutrition. 

One milk brand that I like is Athena. It is a milk that is especially formulated to meet women’s special nutritional needs. 

Athena Milk contains the following:
1. High Calcium, which is essential for optimum bone health. 
2. Vitamins D and K, Magnesium and Phosphorus,  nutrients to help maintain strong bones. 
3. Anti-oxidants such as Vitamins A, E and Zinc to help maintain healthy skin and promote optimum immune function.

It is also low in Fat so enjoying this beverage gives no risk of high caloric intake. 

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

So for moms on-the-go, check out Athena Milk and give yourself that nutritional boost your active lifestyle needs. 

Crave Healthy Snack for Moms-to-Be

As a pregnant mama on her seventh month, I finally enjoy eating again. But I now have this unusual hunger for junkfood and it is so hard to resist. It is even harder when the husband snacks on our usual go-to chips. But since I am convinced that it is a no-no for pregnant mamas as it will bring no good to my growing baby, I have to control myself and not give in. 

Good thing, I discovered Crave Healthy chips during one Mommy Mundo Expo Mom. Crave Healthy is the first snack product in the Philippines that is specifically designed for the pregnant woman by doctors and nutritionists.

It actually claims to be:
NUTRITIOUS because it contains essential nutrients – Folic Acid, Iron, and Calcium that are critical for both the mom and her growing baby. It also has reduced salt and just the right amount of calories that give the pregnant woman that extra energy she needs daily.

I attest that is:
DELICIOUS because it tastes just like the regular snack. It is available in Sweet Corn flavor and does not have any aftertaste of nutrient fortifications. It helps support the nutritional needs of pregnant women and their developing fetus.

I agree that Crave Healthy is a: 
HEALTHY WAY to satisfy hunger and food cravings of pregnant women. 
A pack of Crave Healthy is worth Php 25.00 at 30 grams each. It’s available online at, select Med Express branches, and select Robinsons Supermarket outlets.

So if you are a craving preggo like me, no need to suffer simply looking at unhealthy snacks. Go ahead, give Crave Healthy munchies a try and finally satisfy those cravings the healthy way. 

Make Yummier Snacks with Gardenia Delicia

There is no doubt that kids easily get tired of the snacks we serve them. They are always looking for other options other than what they are used to eat. 

Fortunately, Gardenia, our favorite brand of bread recently launched Gardenia Delicia, a chocolate spread that comes in two variants, hazelnut and milky flavors. 

Who would not want a choco spread? The fact that it is chocolate will make it a sure hit to kids of all ages. 

Now, making yummier and more enticing snacks is easier with Gardenia Delicia.

Here are 3 ideas that you may want to try:

Sandwich, waffle, pancake with banana and choco spread
You may also try adding banana or strawberries. You may also spread it in hot pandesal or as substitute to honey in pancakes. You may also use the chocolate spread to write letters and shapes.  

Mallows dipped in chocolate
You may even put candies and graham crumbs. You may also design it according to the season: Christmas, Halloween or  Valentines.

Fruits and choco fondue
You may also mix other fruits in kebab style or add cookies/biscuits. 

Go ahead and give your kids happier, yummier and healthier snacks! Unleash the creative ideas in you and enjoy preparing snacks for your kids. 

You may find Gardenia Delicia in major supermarkets nationwide. You may also check for more information.