Disclosure: This post was sponsored by belVita through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about belVita, all opinions are my own.
Mornings in my household are an absolute adventure.
The alarm wakes me up and a cruel 5:10am every morning. I immediately wake up the man because he is a “long showerer” (Yes, I totally made that word up!) so while he is in there I either try to grab a few minutes of extra sleep or push myself to get out of the bed early.
My youngest is a very light sleeper just like his mama so any shift in the environment cause him to pop right up and begin animated conversation. Meanwhile my eldest sleeps through it all closely resembling a rock sandwiched between two other rocks.
After I shower I proceed to check the mood temperature of my eldest, some days he does NOT want to be bothered and I assist him with his clothes while he grumbles. The man gets the baby ready.
The night before I have taken care of many save time tasks that include lunch prep, early morning snacks, packed book bags, and making sure shoes, coats and all accessories are present and in one place.
Once I have them both downstairs and ready I have approximately 8 minutes to get dressed and do my makeup. After that my mom is gracious enough to pick us up and take the kids and I to the bus station while dad goes in later.
Did you notice anything missing here?
Breakfast! I never get to have a decent breakfast and according to most healthy living experts I am supposed to at least have something to eat as soon as I get up to get my metabolism roaring for the day.
I was recently introduced to belVita Bites–a new way of taking breakfast to go. They are tasty treats that I can grab and nosh while waiting for my sons’ school bus, or while I’m waiting for the train (s), or even before I hit the gym. It’s easy, tasty and no mess. The cool part about the belVita Bites is that it releases carbs slowly over a 4 hour period so I won’t be completely ravenous during my hectic morning commute.
On our way to the bus stop we all snack on the belVita bites–it’s easy and the boys especially love the chocolate flavor. I am a mixed berry girl myself! We may not be able to sit around the table and eat a full breakfast but this works just as well!