Our morning routine – the calm before the storm!

I was lucky enough to receive three packets of belVita Breakfast biscuits in return for posting about our #MorningStories. I thought I’d take the opportunity to post now while it’s just Libby and I getting ready in the mornings. As soon as we throw a baby into the equation our nice little morning routine is going to be so different!

Libby and I are not morning people. At all. Unlike most toddlers, Libby rarely gets up before 8 am, it’s usually a bit later. For me, this is great because I do my work when she’s sleeping so when I’m busy, I end up working until quite late at night and get a bit of a lie in each morning. However, it also means that we are usually in a hurry, particularly on a Wednesday when ballet starts at 9.15, and on a Friday when Libby goes to nursery at 9. This is exactly why I think the belVita Breakfast biscuits are such a good idea. 

Most mornings, we get up, I change her and then she plays in her cot bed with some books while I have a shower. When we get downstairs, I cook us some porridge and Libby insists that this has to have raisins and / or banana in it. The porridge is what causes us the problem, it takes a while to cook and it takes quite a while for Libby to eat it. There’s then a few minutes of cleaning up before we can go anywhere. 

This morning, we were running late for ballet as usual. Libby of course demanded porridge, but was easily swayed when I said that she could have biscuits instead. This morning, we tried both the Milk & Cereals and the Fruit & Fibre flavours. I opened a packet of the Milk & Cereals for us to share, but when Libby scoffed half of them, I opened a packet of the Fruit & Fibre as well. I ate half of this packet before ballet and saved the rest for a mid-morning snack. As you can see, Libby was delighted about being allowed biscuits for breakfast! 

The beauty of breakfast biscuits is that when Libby didn’t eat them all before I had to usher her out of the door, she was able to take the remainder of her biscuit in the car with her and polish it off on the way to ballet. The biscuits definitely kept us going for the morning, I didn’t get hungry at all despite us doing ballet and then walking the dogs. When we got back from our dog walk, we shared the rest of the Fruit & Fibre biscuits as a snack to give us the energy to go swimming. 

Unfortunately, the other flavour that we were sent, Yoghurt Crunch, isn’t vegetarian so I said that hubby could have them to take to work. This was a bit of a godsend for him, as he has been moaning about not having time for breakfast. All he has to do now is grab a packet of biscuits on his way out of the door and he can eat them in work. 

It’s safe to say that we’re all converts to eating biscuits for breakfast, I also love that they make a healthy snack for any time of the day. 

This post is an entry for the #MorningStories Linky Challenge sponsored by belVita Breakfast. 



  1. Marianne Hopwood
    May 1, 2014 / 1:53 pm

    Not sure I’d have much luck swapping my porridge obsessed boys in the morning but we do sometimes get these for travelling food 🙂

    • Natalie Ray
      May 1, 2014 / 4:13 pm

      That’s what I thought Maz but it turns out biscuits and fruit are even better than porridge 😉

  2. About JollyJilly
    May 2, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    I like the biscuits as they are fruit in them tastes good! Your picture is so cute someone is looking forward to eating those lol

    • Natalie Ray
      May 2, 2014 / 6:39 pm

      Thank you, yes she was delighted to be allowed biscuits for breakfast!x

  3. SarahMummy
    May 5, 2014 / 6:13 pm

    Oh no, the yogurt crunch isn’t vegetarian! I ate those 🙁
    We love Belvitas in our family though.

  4. Natalie Ray
    May 5, 2014 / 8:25 pm

    I’d also taken a bite out of one before I realised Sarah 🙁 I love the concept though, so handy.x

  5. May 7, 2014 / 7:50 pm

    HUSband and son loves the variants with choc chips on them. I agree with how easy it is to carry around for when you are in a hurry in the mornings. We eat this all day tho =P #MBPW

    • Natalie Ray
      May 7, 2014 / 8:18 pm

      Yeah it seems my hubby has been eating them all day as well, they are now all gone! ;(

  6. kateonthinice
    May 14, 2014 / 6:29 pm

    I am not a morning person either, one of my biggest parenting challenges is the mornings and all they entail. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

    • Natalie Ray
      May 15, 2014 / 11:08 am

      Thanks Kate, now that new baby has arrived I think mornings are set to get even more chaotic!x

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