I’ve always been terrible about making sure I have breakfast. Mornings are always so rushed, even if I set the alarm earlier, there’s always something that seems to monopolize that extra time. Murphy and his Law seem to enjoy stalking me.
I make sure the kids are fed a well-balanced breakfast, but me? Not so much. Sure, I make sure I have my morning coffee every day, but the copious amounts of French Vanilla creamer isn’t quite the right direction for ‘well-balanced’. Ahem.
I had the opportunity to try Nabisco’s new belVita Breakfast Biscuits:
belVita is a whole grain breakfast biscuit with nutritious benefits to give you sustained energy for the whole morning. They come in a box of 5 packets, each containing 4 biscuits. Available in 3 flavors (Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, and Golden Oat) and look like cookies – delicious crunchy
cookies biscuits perfect for on-the-go. Princess Nagger thought I actually was eating cookies for breakfast one morning and was a little jealous.
These are easy to grab and eat no matter how rushed I am, and they’re sweet and delicious – my favorite are the Blueberry ones, with the Apple Cinnamon coming in a close second. I did find they left me satisfied, as I wasn’t ravenous by lunchtime like I usually am (and end up eating too much to quell the hunger pangs).
Since belVita contains no high fructose corn syrup, no partially hydrogenated oils, and no artificial flavors or sweeteners, I happily let Princess Nagger try them for breakfast one morning and as an after-school snack on another day (the day she had them as an after-school snack she ended up not rummaging through the refrigerator trying to find something to snack on, which always ruins her dinner appetite). They contain 18-20g whole grains per serving – a good source of fiber, and four B vitamins.
The calories are comparable to eating two pieces of whole-wheat toast, but much more convenient to take with you in the morning. If you’re looking for a low-carbohydrate snack or breakfast item, this isn’t it with 36 grams of carbohydrates. And depending on how picky you are with calorie counting, these have between 230 to 240 calories, so one whole pack may be too much for some (unless like me, you only eat these and don’t add anything to your breakfast indulgence). If eating them along with something else, maybe only eating half a pack and saving the rest would be a better idea.
These are unique in that Kraft says they have sustained energy release, a result from a combination of specially selected ingredients and a carefully controlled baking process that helps preserve the integrity of the grain, so the carbohydrates are released regularly and continuously to fuel the body:
I did find I had more energy throughout the morning after eating these for breakfast, so there may be something to that. Considering I rarely – if ever – eat breakfast I can’t say for certain. But it’s a nice thought. If you’re jonesin’ to find out more about them, you can find that here.
Are you a breakfast person, or do you ‘forget’ to eat like I do? What are your favorite ‘on-the-go’ breakfast options?
Note: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of belVita Breakfast Biscuits and received belVita Breakfast product samples to facilitate my review, and a promotional item to thank me for participating. All opinions are mine and not influenced by outside sources. See my Disclosure Policy here.