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WIAW: A Winning Breakfast Combo

by Courtney on April 23, 2014

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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Goooood morning!

We’ve made it to yet another WIAW (I swear, didn’t we just do this song and dance??). Today’s post features most of Monday’s eats, with a slight cheat towards the end of the post. Honestly, I know that there are things missing too, since Monday was somewhat of a hectic one, so there were quite a few random “little bites” of things here or there that went undocumented. But really, you guys get the drift on these by now. ;)

So let’s get to it!

Breakfast

A package of belVita blueberry breakfast biscuits + a vanilla Oikos Greek yogurt.

belvita + oikos

That photo is actually recycled from Sunday, but I had the same thing yesterday (and Monday), just at my desk at work.

Typically, I think you guys know I try my best to do as much prep work as possible for my breakfasts and lunches the night before. It’s honestly the only way I can stay sane in the mornings and even the slightest bit organized. Sometimes, however, life gets the best of me and I need something I can grab quickly. Especially since skipping breakfast is never, ever an option. Ever.

Well this breakfast of Crunchy belVita Breakfast Biscuits + Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt has been a lifesaver for me this week. For realz.

belvita + oikos

While I’ve been a fan of the Oikos Greek yogurt for a while now, with it’s 12g of protein in each cup, I was really excited to try it out with the belVita Breakfast Biscuits, thanks to a partnership through FitFluential.

belvita + oikos

The Crunchy belVita Breakfast Biscuits are available in five flavors – Blueberry, Golden
Oat, Cinnamon Brown Sugar, Chocolate and Apple Cinnamon. My store only had the blueberry but I’m totally intrigued (and on the lookout) for the other flavors (especially the cinnamon brown sugar!).

Each pack contains four biscuits, which are delicious both on their own or crushed up and tossed right into the yogurt…but that shouldn’t surprise you that I’d do that, does it? I love crushing up things and putting ‘em in my yogurt. Or ice cream, for that matter.

belvita biscuits

If it tells you anything, I bought the box of belVitas on Saturday, and they’re already gone. They proved to not only be delish at breakfast, but for snacks too.

In the words of Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro, who’s joined up on the initiative with belVita and Oikos…

  • The secret to a smooth, sane morning is doing as much as you can the night
    before. Leave as little preparation as possible until the last minute – you’ll thank
    yourself in the morning.
  • Spend twenty minutes at the end of each day planning your to-do list. When you
    download the next day’s activities beforehand, you can devote your morning to
    enjoyment rather than stress.

Amen to that. A stress-free morning is where it’s at. Winking smile

Mid-Morning Snack

I planned on having a banana with my breakfast but got busy and didn’t get a chance to have it until a couple of hours later. So I snacked on that with some vanilla almond butter.

Recycled photo, but this snack never gets old.

Lunch

Yummmmm.

salad

Another delish salad with all of the usual suspects + deli turkey, croutons, and feta.

A little while after I finished my salad I also snacked on a bag of sweet potato popchips that were stashed in my desk.

popchips

Early Evening Snacking

As you guys already know, I was rushing around like crazy Monday evening. I was starving while getting Lucas’s dinner settled so I wound up snacking on a few things, including a hardboiled egg white (he was eating the yolk),

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a couple bites of leftover stuffing from Easter,

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and a few pieces of Easter candy. It’s not as if we don’t have enough to spare or anything, right? ;)

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Finally, you guys know I ended up having my bowl of cereal for dinner, so I thought I’d cheat and share last night’s dinner instead. Last night was another whirlwind of an evening, so it wasn’t necessarily fancy, but it still tasted good for being thrown together in about 20 minutes.

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My original plan was to make some Chicken Parm Burgers, but I realized after the fact that I didn’t have the right cheese or sauce. So I improvised and came up with a cheddar, bacon, and bbq chicken burger instead. Minus the fact that the bbq sauce we have is ridiculously spicy, these burgers were actually way more delicious than I expected for having thrown them together without any measuring. Only thing missing was the bun. And it was missed.

Dinner was another late one yesterday so I had a couple more pieces of Easter candy shortly after before calling it a night. I’ll tell ya…I am definitely looking forward to some more low-key evenings with real dinners. I don’t think that’ll be happening until next week though, since we’re headed out tonight to visit with Sarah and Jeff(!), and then I leave on Thursday for a quick trip down to New York City (details to come!).

Happy Wednesday, my friends. I’ll chat with you soon. ;)

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1 Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life April 23, 2014 at 9:16 am

I picked up a box of BelVitas yesterday and am excited to try them! I actually sent a pack with my husband to work today as an afternoon snack lol! For not planning your dinner, that burger looks and sounds delish!

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2 Brynn April 23, 2014 at 9:16 am

I love quick, healthy and easy breakfast options. Some mornings get hectic but I have to have my breakfast. I’ve never tried belVita, I’ll have to keep my eyes out to snag some!
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3 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 23, 2014 at 9:19 am

There is NOTHING wrong with cereal for dinner…share all you want! ;)
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4 Britt@MyOwnBalance April 23, 2014 at 9:21 am

I am excited to try out the BelVita breakfast biscuits! Your burger looks delicious!
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5 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl April 23, 2014 at 9:29 am

I’m working on a post for BelVita and Dannon too and I have to say, I’m really enjoying the combo! I have had BelVita cookies many times, but this was my first time trying Dannon Greek yogurt and I’m really loving it… not as tart as some of the other brands.
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6 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat April 23, 2014 at 9:34 am

I’m absolutely loving that quick, easy and healthy breakfast option! I haven’t tried either of those brands before, so I’m anxious to pick some up at the store this weekend and plan on taking it to work with me for breakfast!
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7 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries April 23, 2014 at 9:51 am

I’m all about stress free mornings! Easy breakfasts throughout the week are the name of the game for me. Looking forward to trying out those BelVita biscuits!

Your burger sounds awesome! Great idea to add some barbecue sauce!
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8 Becky@TheSavedRunner April 23, 2014 at 9:55 am

My husband loves belvita bars, and I like them too. I think the blueberry is my favorite! Seeing your picture reminded me that I really need to try Justin’s almond butter. I have never gotten Justin’s, but I hear that it’s amazing! I never see it in stores though.

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9 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List April 23, 2014 at 10:00 am

Popchips…Justin’s…Belvita! A few of my favorite things all in one day.
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10 Lauren April 23, 2014 at 10:19 am

I’ve had those Belvita biscuits before and they do rock! What a great breakfast combo.
And nothing wrong with cereal for dinner sometimes, but those burgers do look pretty fab!

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11 Sara @ LovingOnTheRun April 23, 2014 at 10:44 am

Yummmm! Love Oikos and Belivta – great combination!
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12 Suzanne @ Mrs Mix It April 23, 2014 at 10:52 am

How funny, my husband has been eating a pack of Belvita cookie/crackers and a Dannon Greek yogurt everyday for breakfast for a month now! He leaves for work super early so it’s an easy grab and go breakfast for him. I like to eat them, too!!
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13 Shawna April 23, 2014 at 11:08 am

totally dig the sweet potato pop chips (and Justin’s almond butter of course!). i haven’t had Belvita as i try not to eat much gluten, but that looks like a nice lil bfast combo you got going there.

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14 Kim @FITsique April 23, 2014 at 11:31 am

You are making me hungry! I am currently cutting out gluten to see if some symptoms I have been having could be related to a sensitivity so unfortunately until I figure it out there’s no breakfast bars or chips or stuffing for me :( But the burger looks pretty delicious. I will have to try a similar combo!
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15 ellie @ fit for the soul April 23, 2014 at 11:34 am

Ohhhh those Belvitas are pretty yummy! One time I was out running errands with my husband and my pregnant stomach demanded that I eat something, so I bought a pack of those and saved my sanity. :P And I never thought to give my daughter boiled eggs before! I usually scramble it but I’m curious to see how she likes ‘em boiled. Thank you!
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16 Ali April 23, 2014 at 11:47 am

I used to love Oikos yogurt, but I don’t eat dairy anymore, so that’s not in my diet anymore.

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17 Polly @ Tasty Food Project April 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm

The BelVita cinnamon brown sugar sounds yummy! I have yet to try Justin’s butter but I’ve heard great things about it!
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18 Marielle April 23, 2014 at 1:42 pm

okay now I want to stock up on some Easter candy!!
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19 Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine April 23, 2014 at 3:26 pm

I can NOT keep my hands out of the Easter candy either. The blueberry Belvitas are my favorite! Love them!

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20 Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit April 23, 2014 at 3:42 pm

I’ll take cheddar, bacon, bbq over chicken parm any day!! YUM!
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21 Kelly April 23, 2014 at 4:23 pm

I am possibly a LITTLE bit obsessed with the Apple Cinnamon belVita biscuits, I like have them for “dessert” sometimes. And the latte and the caramel macchiato flavors of the oikos greek yogurt….? Dying. So good.

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22 Linz @ Itz Linz April 23, 2014 at 5:20 pm

yeah i haven’t had many real meals either lately – i graze all day and eat when i can!
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23 Sarah @ Sarah Sincerely April 23, 2014 at 6:02 pm

My mom loves those belvita breakfast cookies. I’ve yet to try them, but I need to remember to put them on my grocery list. Like you, all my breakfasts and lunches need to be assembled the night before, or it’s not a pretty morning around here!

Don’t you just love it when an improvised recipe actually turns out good?! Those burgers/chicken patties sound delish!
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24 Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment April 23, 2014 at 11:14 pm

Love Justin’s Almond Butter! Can’t wait to hear about your NYC trip!

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25 Irving April 24, 2014 at 8:38 am

Courtney,
The Oikos Greek yogurt I’ve had and love it. But I’ve never tried the BelVita biscuits. This looks like a really great combination. Also your hamburger looks really good to! Thanks for your post, now I’m really hungry, LOL!
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26 Andrea @ pencils and pancakes April 24, 2014 at 12:16 pm

I hate when I start making a recipe and then realize I don’t have x, y or z! Happens all the time
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