belVita breakfast biscuits: my favorite pairings

Whether you’re a mom or not I think you can all relate to the mornings where you are rushing to get everything you need to leave the house for the day. For me it is usually, dress B and get all his food, snacks and drinks packed. Make sure I am reasonably put together, get out of the house…ON TIME. The one thing for me that is usually a casualty to time management? Breakfast. I know, you don’t have to tell me, the worse thing to do, especially when trying to lose weight, is miss breakfast. So how do I remedy this?

Introducing belVita breakfast biscuits:

I have been keeping packages of belVita in my car and purse. Each package contains 4 biscuits, and each package has 18-20 grams of whole grains, 3 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein. The biscuits are baked to release energy continuously and that gives the consumer nutritiously sustained energy all morning. So how’d they stand up for me?

The first morning I had already prepared my oatmeal, so I shared a packet with my main man. We shared the Cinnamon Brown Sugar flavor, two biscuits for him and two for me.

I took mine and broke them into pieces and let them sit in my oatmeal while the peanut butter melted. While this is not one of the suggested pairings of the belVita biscuits, I can see myself eating this often (and if you love oatmeal you should try it). Since, I let my oatmeal cool/the peanut butter melt into the oatmeal, what ended up happening was that the biscuits sort of also melted into the oatmeal and the flavors mixed with the oatmeal was amazing. B also chowed down on his biscuits, paired with half a banana, he was very happy with his breakfast. I have to say this flavor, hands down, was my favorite.

The next flavor I tried was the Apple Cinnamon, I was in a rush and I needed something quick and easy. I paired the biscuits with an Apple Cinnamon Greek Yogurt.

I loved this pairing, I ended up using the biscuits almost as a spoon, and the yogurt as a dip. For someone who is in a real rush, this is a great way to get in a healthy breakfast, and one that will keep you full and satisfied all morning. Plus if you use the biscuits as a spoon you don’t have to dirty any dishes. That’s what I call a win!

Next I tried the Blueberry flavor paired with blueberries and raspberries, and while this wasn’t bad, I preferred my biscuits with yogurt. Next up, the golden oat flavor with banana and a small amount of peanut butter. Here is the only snag I hit. The first package I opened had a piece of gravel in it. Not something I want to bite down on. The representative at belVita felt awful and sent me a replacement box immediately. They even included a sweet note about their quality control and making sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else. Things that make me love companies, excellent customer service. BelVita is exactly that, they were apologetic and gracious, and 100% ensures that I will buy the product from my local store.

The last flavor I had was Chocolate. I try to have my sweet snacks at night, it’s my little treat. I paired this flavor with a greek yogurt and honey. For me this was a wonderful sweet treat at the end of the night. I wouldn’t necessarily eat this for breakfast, but could envision it as a snack or dessert again.

I also paired it with a banana and peanut butter, unpictured but delicious.

Since I was adding the biscuits to another part of a meal, I never ate the whole packet, 2 was usually enough, I think if only had the biscuits to eat, I would eat the entire packet, but for the instances I listed I always had another component.

So where can you find belVita breakfast biscuits? They are in your Cracker & Cookie aisle in your local grocery store. They are available in 23 countries, so even if you live outside the United States, you might still be able to try them.

To read more about how you can check out RacingTale’s Pear Tart recipe or Tina’s Protein Chocolate Cookie Crumble Ice Cream.

Have you ever had belVita breakfast biscuits, what was your favorite flavor?

FitFluential LLC compensated me for this Campaign. All opinions are my own.

Guest Post: Favorite Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Dessert from StudioEats

My last guest post for this stretch is from Jamie at StudioEats, she blogs great recipes, and she offered to put together some of her favorite recipes! As always, show some love and maybe leave some of your favorite healthy recipes and follow her on twitter.

Hi everyone! My name is Jamie and I blog over at StudioEats. I am a Health Coach living in New York City and I blog about healthy and easy recipes, thoughts on living a balanced lifestyle, and how to have a lot of fun along the way. I am a huge believer that being healthy can be fun and easy. After gaining 25 pounds in college and subsequently losing it, I have gained a lot of strategies about losing weight and maintaining it in a really easy, stress-free, way.

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When Kelly asked for guest blogs, I thought it would be a great opportunity to put together something I’ve been meaning to for a while. People always ask me what my favorite recipes on my blog are, and I always stumble on the answer. So, here I have put together my favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipe that I have made so far on the blog. The best of the best, if you will!

Breakfast:

Toast with Yogurt and Grilled Peaches

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This is very typical of something I like to make. It’s SUPER simple, yet also special for a weekday breakfast. Simply take toast, add some greek yogurt, and grill up some peaches or another type of your favorite fruit. Drizzle a little honey on top and you have yourself a decadent breakfast in minutes. Coffee on the side, of course!

Lunch:

A Not Boring Veggie Sandwich

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Again, this is all about taking something really simply but making it a little more interesting. I’m not a vegetarian by any means, but I do like a good amount of meatless meals. This is taking a veggie sandwich and sprucing it up a bit by adding pumpkin, some oregano, a hefty dose of hummus, and making it on Cinnamon Raisin bread. SO much flavor!

Dinner:

Eggplant, Fig and Ricotta Pizza

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I love me some pizza. I actually make pizza quite frequently. Pizza was one of the first things I made this year and put on the blog, and I guess I’ve never stopped loving it. It’s SO fun to make, and the possibilities are endless. I usually just buy some Whole Wheat pizza dough from the grocery store, roll it out, and add whatever toppings are on my mind. This pizza recipe was probably my favorite. Again, meatless, but you can add sausage or chicken or even steak to this. Yum!
Dessert:

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Don’t forget about dessert! I try to usually have some healthy dessert on hand, because I have a strong sweet tooth and I refuse to tame it. These healthy cookies are the best I’ve made. No sugar, butter, or oil. But chocolate is still included, obviously. Can’t skimp on that!

I hope you like these recipes and check out many more on my blog. Cheers to health made easy, baby!

What looks good to you? My favorite is the toast with yogurt and grilled peaches, yum!

March Photo a Day, Week 4

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Check out weeks one, two and three.

Friday, March 23 – Moon

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Me & the Moon – one of my favorite Something Corporate songs

Saturday, March 24 – An Animal

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even boys can wear animal pajama pants

Sunday, March 25 – Breakfast

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every breakfast starts with coffee, usually homemade

Monday, March 26 – Key

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my keys

Tuesday, March 27 – Your Name

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My Alpha Gam pod with my maiden name

Wednesday, March 28 – Trash

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I watch a lot of trash tv. Including some of the Real Housewives franchise, although not all, some of them really suck.

Thursday, March 29 – Feet

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Momma & baby feet. Neither of us like socks.

Friday, March 30 – Toy

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B & his talking Greek bear

Saturday, March 31 – Where you relax

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The couch

Join April’s Photo a day with a new hashtag. #photoadayAPRIL

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