School is right around the corner for us, and with three kids going, a toddler, and a 4 month old, it’s going to get quite hectic.
I will have to wake up at six to get the first two ready and out the door. Then I have a kindergartner who will need to be up at seven and on her way 45 minutes later. It doesn’t sound too hard, but when you add in the demands of a toddler and baby, sometimes it’s hard to even get yourself ready.
I remember last school year when I had just had the baby, I lived off of belVita breakfast cookies. They were easy to grab and tasted delicious. Especially the chocolate ones!
belVita Soft Baked Breakfast Cookies
belVita has recently released a new, soft baked breakfast cookie, and it’s just as tasty and nutritious.
These belVita cookies:
- contain 20% Daily Value of Fiber (contains 7 grams of fat per serving)
- have 11 grams of Whole Grain per 50 gram serving
- are a Good Source of Energy Releasing B-vitamins
- have No High Fructose Corn Syrup
- have No Partially Hydrogenated Oil
- have No Artificial Colors, Flavors or Sweeteners
The Mixed Berry Flavor cookie contains 190 calories and is nice and sweet, crumbly and delicious.
But the Oats & Chocolate Flavor is definitely my favorite. With 200 calories, it is a great quick option for busy mornings. It scratches the chocolate itch and the taste resembles an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Yum!
I know my life is about to get busy and stressful. I always have a love-hate relationship with the beginning of the school year. In case your life is just as hectic as mine, here are a few tips from Lifestyle Mom, Dana Hilmer to help your family get through the school year.
10 Tips For Easing Stress during the Busy Back to School Season
- It’s important to schedule down time for you and your family. Before signing your kids up for this year’s after-school activities, think about your family’s priorities and the impact each activity will have on your schedules.
- It’s just as important for you to have a tasty, healthy breakfast as it is for your kids. Perfect for eating on the go, belVita Soft Baked Breakfast Biscuits come in two varieties, Mixed Berry and Oats & Chocolate, grab a banana and a latte and you’re good to go with nutritious morning energy.
- Take a little time each night to get organized for the following morning. By making lunches and selecting outfits before bed each night, you’ll free time each morning for other things.
- Be sure to keep healthy snacks in the kitchen for after-school snacking. Nuts, crackers and fruit are great to give kids right when they walk in the door to keep them from grazing on unhealthy snacks, or spoiling their appetites for dinner.
- Moms often complain about not having enough time for themselves, but when life gets busy, it’s even more important to carve out that time. Treat “me time” as a priority.
- Start a to-do list with three sections: the priority of the day for yourself, the priority of the day for your family and the priority of the day for your work. Start with these items, and only move on to other less important items once they’re done.
- Use Sunday nights to plan your dinners each week. If you take a few minutes to think about how you can creatively use the leftovers from one night to the next, you can create a full week’s worth of healthy, tasty dinners that your family will enjoy.
- Give yourself the freedom to say no without guilt. Activities or commitments that may not be right for your family are okay to decline. Saying NO gives you the permission to say YES to things that are important to you.
- Back-to-school season is also cold and flu season. You can keep your entire family healthy with these simple habits: eating well, getting enough rest and washing hands regularly.
- Create a network of support for yourself. This network looks different for everyone. Consider asking your partner and kids for support. They can be a great help with tasks you feel comfortable handing over.