Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Quick & Healthy Breakfast; a great alternative to fast food!

 
I have partnered with belVita and Dannon to help promote the belVita and Dannon partnership. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, which includes writing about the promotion and product. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

Happy Easter, friends! He is risen! The weather is gorgeous here in Delaware and I am spending the day with my husband and our sweet fur-kids. It is a nice, quiet, relaxed day and for that I am so thankful. I have been running around like a crazy person the last few weeks and am looking forward to a day of quiet, book-reading, relaxation!

The day started off like any other Sunday. Polo and I took a walk around the neighborhood, chatted with some of our neighbors, and picked up the Sunday paper from the end of the driveway. D wanted to go out to brunch but I have been struggling with my weight lately and I knew that we would be going out to dinner so I didn't want to do brunch as well.

I am really trying to make smarter choices when it comes to food and this has become a very big challenge for me since I have let myself go. I often find myself skipping breakfast in the morning because I am in a hurry or simply have no idea what to eat. I struggle to choose healthy options over what my mind is telling me I really want.

This morning I accomplished a small step in the right direction. I picked up a bagel sandwich and strawberry croissant from our favorite local cafe for Dave and I stuck with my plan of eating Oikos yogurt and Belvita cookies for breakfast with a side of fresh strawberries.





Dannon Oikos is greek yogurt made from a traditional greek straining process that provides great taste and creamy, thick, yogurt. Greek yogurt contains twice the amount of protein compared to regular lowfast yogurt and is about 80 to 130 calories per 5.3 oz, depending on the flavor.
Dannon Oikos greek yogurt comes in a gazillion flavors. I picked up apple pie flavor as a special treat. It was so thick, creamy, and delicious that I felt like I was eating dessert for breakfast! Paired with the apple cinnamon flavored belvita cookies, my breakfast was filling, tasty, and delicious. Both Dannon Oikos greek yogurt and belvita cookies are also weight watchers friendly options for a quick breakfast or snack on the go.


While shopping at my local grocer, I was suprised that the Belvita cookies were not in the breakfast aisle. I found them in the cookie aisle. Your local grocer may have them located in the cookie aisle as well.
belVita breakfast cookies are versatile. What I mean is that you can eat them for breakfast, but I also like to grab a pack and take them with me to snack on in the late afternoon before dinner. They satisfy the 2pm candy craving that is continuously a challenge for me.

By trying out belVita, I realize that eating breakfast every day does not have to be complex. It can be as simple as grabbing a pack of breakfast cookies while running out the door and snacking on them on the drive to work or throughout the morning. Laura Stack, the Productivity Pro has partnered with Oikos and belVita to share some great tips on how to get the most out of your morning:
*The secret to a smooth, sane morning is to prepare and do as much as you can the night before. 
*Spend 20 minutes at the end of each day planning your to-do list. 
*Remember to start your morning with a nutritious breakfast that will help you sustain energy.
Laura says specifically that, "Together, the nutritious steady energy of belVita and 12 grams of protein in Dannon Oikos Greek nonfat yogurt, along with a piece of fruit will help you get more out of your morning."

Will you give Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt and belVita cookies a try?

Learn more about Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt & belVita by visiting their websites, chatting with them on twitter, or facebook. 
Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt WebsiteFacebook & Twitter
belVita Breakfast Cookies WebsiteFacebook & Twitter 
Disclaimer: I have partnered with belVita and Dannon to help promote the belVita and Dannon partnership. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, which includes writing about the promotion and product. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.
 

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