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Me-Time In The Morning #MyBixMix

#myBixMix | Welcome To The Zoo

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  But sometimes breakfast just doesn’t happen for me.

Getting four kids to wake up, get dressed, eat breakfast, brush their teeth, wash their faces, and make the beds, while packing lunches, checking homework, and getting dinner in the crockpot, all before the bus arrives just doesn’t always leave much time for Mom to eat.

But I would like to make a conscious effort to eat more wisely, so I accepted the Weetabix Challenge #my BixMix – 7 days of Weetabix for breakfast, with as many different and creative toppings as possible.

Weetabix has been around for awhile, and it has a proven track record.  It’s high in fibre and whole grains, and it’s low in sugar and calories (ding, ding, ding – we have a winner!).  It’s filling too, so you don’t find yourself hungry at mid-morning, anxious to stuff your mouth with whatever junk food you can find.

So here’s how my 7 Day Challenge went:

The first morning I almost forgot, but I managed to squeeze it in.

Day 1 - Raspberries and Blueberry Yogurt

Day 1 – Raspberries and Blueberry Yogurt

The second morning I was looking forward to sitting down and enjoying breakfast.

#myBixMix | Welcome To The Zoo

Day 2 – Tropical Dried Fruit & Nut Mix and Milk

The third morning, it started to become a ritual.

#myBixMix | Welcome To The Zoo

Day 3 – Nectarines, Honey and Milk — SO yummy!

The fourth morning, I almost forgot again.  But thankfully I remembered in time, which is great because I had a crazy busy day and needed the energy to last me til dinner.

Day 4 - Bananas and Strawberry Yogurt

Day 4 – Bananas and Strawberry Yogurt

The fifth morning was back on track.

Chopped Apples, Raisins, Fresh Ground Cinnamon and Sugar, and Milk - my favourite so far!

Chopped Apples, Raisins, Fresh Ground Cinnamon and Sugar, and Milk – my favourite so far!

The sixth morning, I was finding all sorts of amazing recipes for Weetabix.  Who knew you could use it to make muffins?

Strawberries and Grapes, dusted with white sugar - yum!

Strawberries and Grapes, dusted with white sugar – yum!

The seventh day I was excited to realize that I had chosen a healthy breakfast without trans-fats, artificial preservatives or added colours every single day of the past week.  What an accomplishment!

Raspberries and Blueberries - a taste of summer!

Raspberries and Blueberries – a taste of summer!

Eating breakfast really is important for your health and even your mood throughout the day.  But not just any breakfast will do.

Eating a cereal like Weetabix with fruit, yogurt, or nuts is the kind of breakfast that will not only take away the hunger pains, but will give your body the nutrients, fibre and energy it needs!

How would you “Mix Your Bix”?

What toppings would you add to your Weetabix?

 

*I was compensated for my participation in the Weetabix challenge and received product in exchange for my review. 

As always, all of my opinions are my own.*

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Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!

26 Comments

  1. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I’m a big fan of fruit in the morning, so I think I’d to the Bix and fruit route. These look really tasty. Thanks!

  2. Robin Masshole mommy

    I love to get up extra early in the morning so that I have time to get my stuff done before the kids wake up. That’s my time to relax and have coffee.

  3. Liz Mays

    Your breakfasts are so much better than mine! Yum, that looks so good with the fresh fruit!
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  4. Nancy

    I like these types of posts. Gives me great ideas for breakfast ideas especially – since I’m not the hugest morning person and am incredibly lazy until at least 10am lol

  5. Kathy

    All of those look so good. I’m going to have to try something like this for breakfast. I do love my fruit!

  6. Trisha Haas

    As you stated, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I am sure if you keep eating it you’ll see a positive change in your daily life routines.
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  7. Christy Maurer

    That really looks good! We don’t have that exact brand, but we’ve got something similar. I’ll have to try your suggestions. I did find a really healthy cereal that I love and have been having it in the mornings.
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  8. Diana Villa

    Everything looks so yummy and healthy, I need try to make one of those plates every day! Thanks 😀

  9. Sandy SK

    I have never heard of this brand before. Where would I find it at? A health food store? I would like to try it. As you did a great job of making it look and sound good.
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    • Megan Elford

      You should be able to find it at most grocery stores or a Target or Walmart. When you do try it, let me know what you think – I’d love to hear your impressions!

  10. rochkirstin

    My mom should be able to read this to become more inspired to establish her me time especially in the morning when all of us are busy and she is taking care of our things. Are there also vegetarian recipes in Weetabix?

  11. Jeanine

    Wow! This all looks incredible and most definitely puts my morning toast to shame! It all looks so good!

  12. Fi Ní Neachtáin

    I’d really love to begin eating breakfast cereal like this again. It’d be so lovely with Greek yogurt and berries 🙂

  13. Alli

    I love all the fresh fruit toppings! I might add just a little peanut butter – all-natural of course.
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  14. Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies

    Each of those breakfasts look so delicious! Sometimes it’s hard for me to get some variety for my breakfast, so thanks for the ideas!
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  15. Carly Brydon

    I’ll be honest – I eat breakfast maybe once or twice a week, IF that. I’m just not a big breakfast eater. I love how you added fresh fruit to these!
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  16. Cherri Megasko

    That looks really good. I’ve never seen it before though, so I’m guessing they don’t have it where I live.

  17. Ann Bacciaglia

    These breakfasts look so delicious. I would love to try Weetabix with fresh fruit like strawberries and frozen blueberries.

  18. Krystal

    Bananas and strawberry yogurt look SO good. I would love to try this myself!
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  19. christina aliperti

    Great job! I think I would eat them with fruit or yogurt. I would definitely like to make those muffins you mentioned.
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  20. Rebecca Swenor

    These sounds and look really good indeed. I would add to my Weetabix blues and bananas which are my favorite fruits for cereals etc. Thanks for shairng.

  21. valerie g

    I love raspberries especially in yogurt. It’s my favorite smack and breakfast.

  22. celebbabylaundry

    This is such a great meal to start your day off! Very healthy as well, I would have something very similar to this myself!

  23. lisa

    I have to have breakfast within a half hour of waking up or I get nauseous. These breakfast options all look so good. I love fruit and yogurt in the morning.
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  24. Yona Williams

    I have heard of this, but have never had it before. It looks good. I would love to try it some day. It’s nice to see there are so many different ways to eat it.
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  25. Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations

    OMG, those mixes look amazing. Especially the one with the peaches. So yummy!

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