|Photo from YumYumDish.com|
Have you heard of Yum Yum Dishes yet? These little beauties were created by a mom (Tracy Adler) who'd just had her second child and was finding that getting back to her pre-pregnancy weight was becoming a challenge...in no small part due to too much snacking. To help moderate her portions, she created the perfect little bowl for indulging in a treat. It's the perfect size for snacking because it holds just enough to satisfy your craving, or meet your snacking needs, but not so much that you'll over indulge in whatever it is that you're eating.
They're also pretty to look at, or maybe a more accurate description would be that they're 'cute!' They come in cheery bright colors, like cherry red, sunshine yellow, pistachio green, and bold blue; and they're made of a nice, thick lead-free ceramic. According to the Yum Yum website they can be microwaved and put in the dishwasher, but we haven't done either with ours yet, and probably won't. They're so simple to hand wash that there's really no need.
We have only had our YumYum dishes a few days, but we've already used them several times. Last night my son wanted a late night snack (as late as you can get for a toddler anyway), so we put some grapes in the bowl and it was the perfect size. Today, after lunch, my son wanted some of the brownies we have in the house, so I cut some off and cubed it for his bowl. Because just a few pieces fill the bowl up, it gives the allusion of being a lot of food, but in reality, it's the perfect amount. One other feature about these bowls that I like is the plastic snap-on lid (the kind with a big lip so you know it's going to stay put). It makes the dish great for travel time (or for preventing spills just going from room to room).
In addition to the bowls, they also have a 9" plate that they offer. The plates are really neat because they have writing on them to indicate which type of food should go in each section (i.e., veggies, protein, carbs). It's a great way to reinforce the importance of food selection/types to the little ones. These plates are smaller than a traditional plate, but not so small that you feel like you're being deprived of enjoying your food, so they're great for a child, but also perfect for an adult-sized meal.
You can see from the following picture how the size of the plate looks in comparison the the bowl:
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Yum Yum Dishes cost either $24.99 for the (4) bowls (with lids), or $34.00 for (4) of the 9" plates (you'll receive one of each color). And...if you make a purchase within the next 14-days, you will receive 20% off of your entire order: Simply type the word SOARING (case sensitive, all caps) into the Coupon Code box at check-out. The code will be active until Sept. 11 (2012).
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