If there is one meal of the day that I will always make time for, it is breakfast. I'm one of those people who can't wait around for an hour or two, nonchalantly getting on with a few chores before leisurely chowing down on a carefully crafted feast; I need to eat breakfast pretty soon after I've woken up or I feel grotty.
Therefore I've never really understood people who don't eat breakfast at all. "It's the most important meal of the day!" is the old adage, and while some people may roll their eyes at this, I do believe it to be the case. If the previous night's evening meal was consumed at 6.30pm (the case in most families) then it's more than likely to be twelve hours, possibly longer, since eating. Making the metabolism work in peaks and troughs is no good for the general workings of the body, something I've recently been learning a lot about.
However, modern day family living (where more often than not both parents are working) means that there's not a huge amount of time in the morning to prepare a breakfast, at the minimum to even eat cereal. With almost four billion breakfasts eaten on the go, McVitie's have recognised that time is of the essence in the morning and have created breakfast biscuits which provide a delicious and balanced meal on the go.
The new McVitie's Breakfast Biscuits come in three different flavours (Red Berries, Oat & Honey and Apple, Sultana & Cinnamon) and in each box there are six packets of four biscuits each. They are fortified with vitamins D, B, Iron and fibre, each pack (of the Red Berries, the flavour I tried) contains 229 calories and 1.9g of saturated fat. They are a great alternative to cereal and toast, and I've tried them one morning this week with a banana and a yoghurt; I was certainly full well into the morning, past mid-morning break in school. As filling as my conventional breakfast.
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