I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for belVita. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
Think fast: What did you eat for breakfast this morning? If you are like me and a lot of other moms, you may regularly forget to eat breakfast. My mornings are busy now that school is back in session. I wake up the kids and focus on getting them dressed, fed and out the door on time. I make sure they eat a nutritious breakfast, but often neglect to do the same for myself.
I am much more likely to eat something that I can carry with me on-the-go. belVita Soft Baked Breakfast Biscuits are a convenient way for me to eat a nutritious breakfast. They are made with whole grains and provide 20% daily value of fiber in every biscuit! I like knowing that they do not contain artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, or High Fructose Corn Syrup.
belVita Soft Baked Breakfast Biscuits come in two flavors: Mixed Berry and Oats & Chocolate. I found that I liked both kinds equally. Some days I am more in the mood for a berry flavor, and other days a little bit of chocolate sounds like a delicious way to start my day! My kids took over the Oats & Chocolate belVita box. The belVita Breakfast Biscuits are a good breakfast option for them, too. They are easy to pack in a lunchbox for school snack time.
The belVita Soft Baked Breakfast Biscuits are also a great source of energy-releasing B Vitamins…and I definitely need all the energy I can get to keep up with my kids these days! We are a busy bunch.
WHERE TO BUY:
belVita Soft Baked Breakfast Biscuits
can be found at nationwide retailers on the Cracker/Cookie aisle.
Tips For a Less Stressful Back To School Season
The Back To School season can be a hectic time for both parents and their children. belVita has partnered with Lifestyle Blogger Dana Hilmer to share her great advice on how to keep your stress levels down. Dana’s top ten tips are listed below.
My personal favorites are numbers 2 through 4. I need a reminder to take time to eat a nutritious breakfast so I have the energy needed to get through the morning. I’m doing pretty good on my goal of getting organized every night for the next morning and keeping healthy snacks in sight for after school snacking.
Which of the following tips can you relate to the most? Do you have anything to add? I hope you will share your thoughts in the comments below.
- It’s important to schedule down time for you and your family. Before signing your kids up for this year’s after-school activities, think about your family’s priorities and the impact each activity will have on your schedules.
- It’s just as important for you to have a tasty, healthy breakfast as it is for your kids. Perfect for eating on the go, belVita Soft Baked Breakfast Biscuits come in two varieties, Mixed Berry and Oats & Chocolate, grab a banana and a latte and you’re good to go with nutritious morning energy.
- Take a little time each night to get organized for the following morning. By making lunches and selecting outfits before bed each night, you’ll free time each morning for other things.
- Be sure to keep healthy snacks in the kitchen for after-school snacking. Nuts, crackers and fruit are great to give kids right when they walk in the door to keep them from grazing on unhealthy snacks, or spoiling their appetites for dinner.
- Moms often complain about not having enough time for themselves, but when life gets busy, it’s even more important to carve out that time. Treat “me time” as a priority.
- Start a to-do list with three sections: the priority of the day for yourself, the priority of the day for your family and the priority of the day for your work. Start with these items, and only move on to other less important items once they’re done.
- Use Sunday nights to plan your dinners each week. If you take a few minutes to think about how you can creatively use the leftovers from one night to the next, you can create a full week’s worth of healthy, tasty dinners that your family will enjoy.
- Give yourself the freedom to say no without guilt. Activities or commitments that may not be right for your family are okay to decline. Saying NO gives you the permission to say YES to things that are important to you.
- Back-to-school season is also cold and flu season. You can keep your entire family healthy with these simple habits: eating well, getting enough rest and washing hands regularly.
- Create a network of support for yourself. This network looks different for everyone. Consider asking your partner and kids for support. They can be a great help with tasks you feel comfortable handing over.
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