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.