Tuesday, 30 September 2014

My #MorningWin with belVita

As part of the recent BritMums #MorningWin Challenge I was sent three boxes of the new belVita Breakfast Crunchy biscuits - Chocolate Chip, Hazelnut and Apricot to taste and incorporate into our ever increasing busy mornings.

It's funny how something seeming inconsequential becomes such a lifesaver but these three little boxes of joy became just that over the last 2 weeks. Our normal routine was forgotten in an instance when we had to deal with the death of a close family member. Mealtimes were forgotten and appetites disappeared. For the first week Sion was away in Bristol making arrangements and I found that my normal breakfast of granola & yogurt was forgotten about. Come mid morning I'd be getting hungry, but luckily I had taken a selection of the biscuits to work so I could dip in and slowly eat a few biscuits with a cup of tea.

Perhaps it was because my appetite was reduced but they easily sustained me through until lunchtime. The new belVita Breakfast Crunchy biscuits are generously packed with delicious ingredients to make a bigger and crunchier biscuit. They are the only breakfast biscuits proven to slowly release carbohydrates over four hours as part of a balanced breakfast (such as a portion of fruit, a serving of dairy and a drink).

Of the three flavours Hazelnut was my favourite, followed by Choc Chip. The Apricot was just a little too sweet for me, first thing in the morning.

This past week Sion is now back at work as slowly gaining his appetite. I feel much happier knowing he takes a packet of these to work with him along with his fruit and it gives him a good base to start the day.

Sunday was our first free day at home for three weeks. The early morning sun was shining through into our conservatory and while Sion caught up on some much needed sleep I actually took the time to make a "proper" coffee and a simple, balanced breakfast. Using the hazelnut biscuits I layered low fat cream cheese and sliced kiwi fruit & strawberries.

Such a small Morning Win but a sign that life is slowly returning to a more manageable pace. At least I know that when life throws it's next curveball we will be able to keep our energy up with belVita Breakfast Crunchy biscuits.

This post is an entry for #MorningWin Linky Challenge sponsored by belVita Breakfast. Learn more at http://bit.ly/belVitaUK

1 comment:

  1. So sorry to hear of your loss. Take care. Thank you for posting. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part