I’m participating in the Britmums belVita #MorningStories Challenge. This Challenge is in partnership with belVita Breakfast biscuits, which I received three packets free to try. I also received a surprise Costa giftcard, so I can enjoy coffee with my belVita.
I hadn’t previously heard of belVita who make Breakfast biscuits in 13 flavours. The challenge stated that they are the only breakfast biscuits proven to slowly release carbohydrates over four hours as part of a balanced breakfast. They contain at least five wholegrains, are rich in cereals, are a source of fibre and contain a selection of vitamins.
Even though I do some preparations the night before like checking the boys’ school bags and putting their clothes out, breakfast is usually a rush in our house as we have a deadline to get the boys to the bus-stop. Frequently the boys are slow to wake and dress, so not a lot of time left for breakfast. To make sure we are on time, I break the early morning down into segments and call out time warnings to the boys. So they are supposed to have 15 minutes from their alarm to get dressed, 15 minutes for breakfast, 10 minutes to get washed, plus 15 minutes slack. But in fact they seem to often spend 30 minutes getting dressed, as they take ages to get out of bed and then get distracted. Usually we try to squeeze in cereal and either yoghurt, fruit or bakery product. So I can see the attraction of belVita to fit in with our busy morning, especially as belVita biscuits are wrapped in portion packs. If push came to shove, you could even eat them after leaving the house. So they would definitely be great for me to take to work on days when I’m working an early shift, as I leave home at 6:15am without time for breakfast.
However they are recommended to be eaten as part of a balanced breakfast, along with a portion of fruit, a serving of dairy and a drink. So we followed this guideline, but I have to say that I felt hungry again after 2 and a half hours, although I resisted the urge for a snack and instead had an early lunch at the 4 hour point. I asked the boys if they had got hungry during the morning at school but they said they were okay. They do take a piece of fruit for mid-morning snack anyhow.
The three flavours we received were fruit & fibre, milk & cereal and cocoa yoghurt crunch. We all agreed that they were very tasty. I’ll certainly be looking out for these in the supermarket.
This post is an entry for #MorningStories Linky Challenge sponsored by belVita Breakfast. Learn more at www.facebook.com/belVitaUK.
Disclosure. This post is a review of products I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.