Wednesday, April 27, 2016

BelVita Breakfast Biscuits to the Rescue: A Review

BelVita Breakfast Biscuits came to my rescue this morning.  I had hardly slept all night because of health problems. Sometime during the night I started having mild heart palpitations and I had to keep changing positions because sometimes my sleeping position aggravates them.

I woke about 6 am with a call of nature and took the pills I need to take on an empty stomach.  I keep them handy in a small pill organizer in the bedroom for convenience. Then I went back to sleep.

I woke up again about 9:45. This time, as I was waking, I got one of those very painful leg cramps in my calf. Of course, nature was also calling urgently again, but I couldn't walk right away. I had to hold my hands over the cramp to keep it warm so it would relax, while at the same time I was trying to flex those leg muscles. The cramp finally relaxed enough so I could walk to the bathroom, but I was still feeling faint from the pain I'd been in. I used the walker for support.

While I was on the white throne, I almost passed out. I thought my husband had gone to church,  but he heard me after I had finally made it back to bed and came to check on me. I still felt weak and faint and didn't dare get up. I knew part of my problem was that I hadn't eaten anything for about twelve hours. I needed energy and water, quick. I asked Hubby  to bring me a package of BelVita Biscuits, a banana, a cup of tea, and a glass of water, and he did.

BelVita Breakfast Biscuits to the Rescue: A Review
BelVita Breakfast Biscuits by My Bed,  © B. Radisavljevic

I raised the head of my bed so I could sit and eat the makeshift BelVita breakfast and drink the tea. The banana was too hard to peel and didn't really sound good anyway, so I skipped it. I sat and absorbed the nutrients so I'd gain some strength. 

It worked. In about fifteen minutes I was able to go to the kitchen and drink a lot of water and have a bit more food. You'd better believe I'll be leaving a pack of BelVita cookies beside my bed from now on, just in case, along with what's left of a small bottle of water the dental hygienist gave me on Tuesday.  I can refill as needed. I hope I won't need these again, but better safe than sorry.

Big Box of BelVita Breakfast Biscuits in My Pantry,  © B. Radisavljevic


We first discovered BelVita Breakfast Biscuits at Costco in a box like the one above, except they were the blueberry flavor.  I always read labels, and I was pleased to see that these breakfast "cookies" have only 320 calories for the four breakfast biscuits contained in an individually wrapped package. There is no high fructose corn syrup. Each package contains 4 grams of protein and three grams of fiber, so when you need breakfast fast and portable, one can just add some  milk or yogurt or nuts and some fruit and be ready to eat.

When quince and apples are in season, I make a fruit compote with them and that is a perfect accompaniment for the breakfast biscuits. You can see how I prepare it in my post Quince Fruit from Blossom to Table. I often pair the BelVita cookies and the fruit compote as a bedtime snack, as well.

BelVita Breakfast Biscuits to the Rescue: A Review


The BelVita biscuits are cookies you don't have to feel guilty about eating. They are delicious without being overly sweet. They pair well with apples or pears or sweet strawberries. As I experienced this morning, they provide the boost of energy and nutrients on needs to start the day.

BelVita Breakfast Biscuits come in many flavors.  Kosta likes blueberry  best, but they no longer carry any flavor but Cinnamon Brown Sugar, so we buy that. I recently discovered that Smart and Final and Food 4 Less had started carrying BelVita and had more flavors, but they were in smaller packages that made them more expensive. I did try the chocolate flavor, but didn't like it as well as the other flavors I had tried. Kosta thinks he might like to try the Cranberry Orange variety. We will probably buy at least some of our BelVita at Amazon now, since they currently have a good deal on the Blueberry flavor.

 belVita Cinnamon Brown Sugar Breakfast Biscuits (15 pk. 4 ct.)
These are just a sampling of all the Belvita varieties available. There are so many sellers and packaging configurations one has to read the boxes and descriptions carefully to make sure of getting the best deal. Whichever size box you get of BelVita, though, you can be sure that the contents will be yummy. If your local stores don't offer this brand, order some at Amazon so that you will be prepared with something healthy next time you need to grab breakfast in a hurry. BelVita Breakfast Biscuits can also  come to your rescue next time you have a hunger emergency.




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7 comments:

  1. Very sorry to hear about your health problems, Barbara, and wish you well. I've seen BelVita in the store, but I've never tried it. I'll have to do that, though, since I love, love, love cookies for breakfast! Eating a healthy cookie that tastes good but includes nutrients is a very good idea. Hope you definitely keep BelVita and water next to the bed from now on. Be well!

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  2. Hope you are feeling better now Barbara. The heart palpitations would scare me to death. I'm glad your husband was around to care for you and to bring you a light breakfast in bed. I don't believe I have ever heard of BelVita. Our local grocery store often does not carry the products I desire, so I do end up ordering from Amazon a lot. I'll have to try your little cookies. I think the cinnamon brown sugar would probably be my first choice. Thank you so much for introducing me (us) to BelVita! You never know when we might need that extra punch of energy to get us started on morning.

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  3. Oh Barbara, sorry that you are having issues with your heart. I love cookies, so this would be a great choice for me. Not too many calories and sounds really good. Thanks for your review, I will have to get some of these to keep by my bedside. But as for the banana, you should have eaten that too. Banana has some really good nutrients and is heart healthy. Hope you stay on the road to mend.

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  4. I did some research on the internet. The serving size if 4 biscuits and there are 220mg of sodium per serving.

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  5. Heart palpitations and feeling faint are such scary feelings! So glad the cookie snack and helpful husband helped. Take care.

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  6. Good review of an emergency snack needed immediately. Hope you are feeling better now and that the BelVita breakfast cookies helped so quickly.

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  7. Wow, so sorry to hear about all the health issues that hit you like that! Scary! I totally understand how important it is to have food on hand like that - I'm a bit the same way. Good tip on the biscuits, I'll have to remember these. I used to pass out on the subway train here in Toronto when I was a young girl (blood sugar issues - made people late for work more than once!) and I would carry food in my purse for emergencies - these would have worked well. Hope you're feeling better?

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