Biscuit of the Week – #MorningWin

*drum rolls* Here comes the jingle of joy….

OK, so the fact that I have recorded my own biscuit jingle is a bit of a clue to my biscuit loving nature. I have long considered biscuits to be a perfectly respectable breakfast food (and lunch and dinner for that matter) so imagine my glee when belVita launched their breakfast biscuit range a few years ago, with a special recipe to give you slow release energy to keep you going through the morning. Now I could legitimately enjoy my favourite food stuff for brekkie with no fear of condemnation!

Mornings are a bugger aren’t they? I do not function that well first thing, and having three kids to hoover out of the house by 8.20am is not my idea of fun. This is how our morning goes generally….

  • Alarm goes off
  • Snooze Alarm
  • Alarm goes off
  • Snooze Alarm
  • Toddler Wakes Up
  • Snooze Toddler.ย (I wish you could actually do that…)
  • Stagger downstairs and blearily switch on kettle while simultaneously crossing my legs in the hope that whoever is in the loo hurrys up.
  • Shove cereal at kids.
  • Shout at teenager to get up.
  • Inhale coffee.
  • Make packed lunches, because despite repeated promises to get organised and do them the night before I am incapable of that level of organisation.
  • Shout at teenager to get up.
  • Hunt the house for school/pre-school clothes which the children have trailed behind them as they undressed the night before.
  • Shout at teenager to get up.
  • Begin hunting for a pair of socks. Discover toddler has 17 odd socks, which must defy the laws of probability. Eventually locate two that are ‘close enough’ to class as a pair.
  • Teenager appears 1 minute before she needs to leave for college, shove packet of belVita biscuits in her hand for her to eat on the way.
  • Look for shoes.
  • Look for shoes.
  • Look for shoes.
  • Find second toddler shoe down back of sofa cushions.
  • Dash out of house, only 3 minutes late.
  • Drop off big son, then small son.
  • Walk home.
  • And relax.

You have to take pleasure in the little victories that the morning offers you – the days when your toddler cleans his teeth without a meltdown, the school run walks when the sun shines on you, and the days when you make it on time without having to run. The mornings where you manage to finish a cup of coffee AND have time to brush your own hair are big winners in my house.

Once everyone is safely ensconced in their various educational settings, I finally have time for my own breakfast – more coffee (I am powered by coffee), belVita Biscuits, and (for the purposes of pretending to have a healthy balanced breakfast and cos it made a nice photo) some Madagascan vanilla yoghurt and strawberries. (I don’ t really eat the yoghurt and strawberries, I just cram in biscuits, but you know, got to pretend to have an ‘aspirational’ lifestyle when blogging!).

The new belVita Breakfast Crunchy range isย really yummy, available in choc chip, apricot and hazelnut, they are very tasty, definitely live up to their crunchy promise and stand up to a good solid dunk without falling in your coffee (I hate having to fish bits of biscuit out of my beverage!). Biscuits for breakfast? That’s my morning win!

morningwin belvita

Love Miss Cisco XXX

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  1. October 2, 2014 / 12:46 pm

    My friend swears by biscuits for breakfast. They are nice biscuits mind.
    Best of luck.
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  2. October 2, 2014 / 6:12 pm

    For a minute there I thought you had a snooze button on your toddler and I wanted to know immediately where I could get one!!
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  3. Betsy
    October 2, 2014 / 10:27 pm

    # aspirationalbreakfast

  4. October 6, 2014 / 11:49 am

    Enjoyed the insight into your mornings and I too struggle first thing. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.
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  5. October 6, 2014 / 8:30 pm

    Ha ha that sounds like my morning…every morning…except I normally get home and then realise something I should have sent one of my little ones into school with and haven’t…again!!
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