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Monday, January 14, 2013

PRODUCT REVIEW: belVita Breakfast Biscuits

It's no mystery that I am a die hard Weight Watchers member.  Having lost 200+ pounds on the program by eating healthy, filling foods and taking up running has made a tremendous difference in my life.  Part of what I think works well for me is the variety of foods that you can eat and I try to change up what I eat fairly often so that I don't plateau.  When an opportunity came out to try the belVita Breakfast Biscuits I was definitely on board!  I think breakfasts are difficult because there are only so many oatmeal or scrambled egg dishes that I can handle.  When I received this box of treasures in the mail I was delighted and couldn't wait to rip into them!  But first... a little info about them:

  • belVita Breakfast Biscuits were created in France more than a decade ago and are the first of their kind in the U.S.
  • belVita Breakfast biscuits come as a package of 4 biscuits and provide 18-20 grams of whole grains, 3 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein.  They are specially baked to release energy regularly and continuously, giving you nutritious sustained energy all morning.  belVita Breakfast Biscuits are available in five flavors (Blueberry, Golden Oat, Cinnamon Brown Sugar, Chocolate and Apple Cinnamon).  Each package of the biscuits, for those also on Weight Watchers, is 6 PointsPlus
  • You can find belVita Breakfast Biscuits in the cookie/cracker aisle of your local grocery store at a suggested retail price of $3.69 per box.
Along with the product I received some balanced breakfast ideas:
  • belVita Breakfast Biscuits with low-fat or non-fat Greek yogurt and berries
  • belVita Breakfast Biscuits with an orange and a low-fat or non-fat latte
  • belVita Breakfast Biscuits with apple slices and low-fat cheese
  • belVita Breakfast Biscuits with ½ pt carton of milk and banana or pear
Definitely a new favorite snack for me
I first tried a package of the Cinnamon Brown Sugar (actually shared them with Dan on the day they arrived) alone and they were delicious.  Another time I decided to use them as a workout recovery snack so I grabbed 2 of the Cinnamon Brown Sugar biscuits and put a little yogurt on one and placed the other biscuit on top.  I put them in the freezer while I went to the gym and came back to a healthy frozen treat!  Since I spent 20 minutes on the elliptical and then did speed work on the treadmill I was definitely excited to come home and snack on this.  I was glad I put in the effort because this refueling snack was awesome!  I'd used a lemon cream pie flavored yogurt for the filling and it was delicious - I wish I'd made more of these little sandwiches!  It was cool (which was awesome because I was hot and sweaty), tasted sinfully rich and yet the biscuits were crispy, even after the yogurt was on them for over an hour.  I'd worried that the biscuits would get soggy but they were still crispy and fresh.  YUM!

All in all I think the belVita breakfast biscuits are delicious.  I generally don't spend 8 PointsPlus on breakfast (which would be the "cost" of a full package of the belVita biscuits and a yogurt) but eating two of the four biscuits with a yogurt is definitely "affordable" and a delicious addition to my breakfast options.  The thing that I really love these biscuits for is as a snack after my work out.  It feels like I'm eating cookies and I will definitely add this to the list of things I use as a snack because they will keep me satisfied for a long time.

Fitfluential LLC compensated me for this campaign.  All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I just tried these for the first time too. I had the chocolate. I think they are delicious. Had them for a quick lunch on the run with an orange. If I'm not starving in an hour or two then they have my vote!
    Enjoyed your post..have a great day..Tami

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