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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Nutella for Breakfast? Sure, Thanks to MommyParties

I'd heard a lot of talk about Nutella on twitter- mostly from people who seem to love it. But, I had never tried it until recently.

MommyParties sent me a party pack with Nutella samples and coupons, tumbler mugs, nutella spreaders, breakfast tips and other info cards for guests, as well as a jar of Nutella to use in recipes.

The idea behind this MommyParty was that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that a little Nutella could encourage your kids to eat breakfast. A little, like 1-2 tablespoons.  I wouldn't just hand my kids the jar of Nutella and let them have at it.

A little Nutella on a whole-grain waffle or English muffin might make them more likely to eat their breakfast: you can then top the Nutella with fresh fruit. 

Another idea, one that I made and shared, is to spread a whole wheat tortilla with Nutella and then put fruit on it and roll it up. Dried fruit like cherries and apricots were suggested, but I tried it with fresh strawberries and it was a hit!

I've also made Nutella cookies- not that this has anything to do with breakfast, but they are SO GOOD.  Another way to enjoy Nutella is with pita chips. Someone on twitter suggested cinnamon sugar pita chips, but I used salted one and love the combination of the salty and the sweet.

Just a few facts about Nutella:
  • There are more than 50 hazelnuts in one jar of Nutella spread
  • Nutella does not contain peanuts or peanut ingredients, nor does it come in contact with peanuts during manufacturing.
  • Nutella dos not contain any ingredients derived from gluten containing cereal

Have you tried Nutella? What do you think of it? How do you use Nutella?

You can click here to get a $1.00 off coupon for Nutella.

Thank you to MommyParties for sending me a Nutella party kit. All opinions are my own and I was under no obligation to blog about this.

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Blogger C.Mom said...

I grew up with nutella. It was the Italian breakfast of choice. My grandfather continued to eat it until just before he died in his 80's. Now, it is my go to indulgence. Love love love. :)

March 27, 2011 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger blueviolet said...

I discovered that in Paris! I love it! While I would actually like to immerse myself inside the jar like your son did, I haven't...yet.

March 27, 2011 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

LOVE Nutella! The kids LOVE it too!!

March 27, 2011 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

I've been hearing so much about Nutella. Sadly, I'm can't remember to buy any when I'm in the store. I do want to try it!

March 27, 2011 at 4:51 PM  
Anonymous heidi @ wonder woman wannabe said...

i first had nutella while studying abroad in oxford as a college student.

we've had it again just lately! um, YUM!!! i would totally eat it with a spoon, oh yes i would! ;)


March 27, 2011 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I love Nutella. I like it spread on a croissant. Unfortunately that doesn't really fit into my current eating plan.

March 27, 2011 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger kmcaffee said...

LOVE Nutella! I have always eaten it as well, but so going to use your roll-up recipe! Great way to get the kids to eat healthy foods!

March 27, 2011 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger Expats Again said...

In Paris they make Nutella and banana crepes. Yum!

March 27, 2011 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Brittney said...

bailey loves it :) its low in sodium too which is great!

March 27, 2011 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I just discovered Nutella in the last few months and I LOVE it... I can't keep it in the house or I eat it all straight from the jar with a spoon!

March 27, 2011 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Hubby ate it when he was a kid and lived in Germany. My boys love it. Hubby always ate it on regular bread... bleck. I just can't eat it that way. We (me and the boys) like it in crepes, on pancakes, or on graham crackers. :)

March 27, 2011 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Mama Jules said...

The first time I had Nutella was my junior year in high school. I brought it back from Paris and no one else knew what it was.

Given a choice, I would so eat it right out of the jar! But I love it on toast.

March 27, 2011 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

My husband loves it right out of the jar!

March 27, 2011 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

mmm...now I am craving it! thanks!

I discovered Nutella through my French hubby. We slap some on a slice of crusty, French bread. Makes the most fabulous breakfast EVER!!!!

March 27, 2011 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger Not a Perfect Mom said...

Nutella is a gift from God...I love it...spread on a crusty baguette or a croissant...so yummy...but I never eat just the 1-2 tbsp serving size

March 27, 2011 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Nutella is SO awesome. We have been out of it for a while. I think I need to change that.

March 27, 2011 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger John and Allie Fields said...

I think it's time I try some!

March 27, 2011 at 9:28 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

My best friend in fourth grade's parents were from Australia and she always brough Nutella sandwiches to school for lunch. I wasn't a fan in 4th grade, and since then I haven't tried it again.

March 27, 2011 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

When I was on my way to "study" in Australia for 6 months, we stopped in Figi. My first breakfast, I liberally spread on what I thought was Nutella. Come to find out after the first bite....it was Vegemite! GROSS.

March 27, 2011 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger Andrea (ace1028) said...

Love it! I thought I was seeing double since my most recent post is almost the same thing! ;) I'm psyched you won one, too. Yum for Nutella!

March 27, 2011 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Helene said...

I seriously feel like the last person on earth who hasn't tried Nutella. I'll have to put it on my shopping list so I can remember to pick some up next time! And thanks for the link to the coupon!!!

March 28, 2011 at 12:14 AM  
Blogger Anastasia said...

i love nutella, just on soft white bread folded over. nom nom.

March 28, 2011 at 3:08 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Our house is nutella addicted! We try it on anything: pretzels, crepes, fruit

March 28, 2011 at 3:51 AM  
Anonymous Megan (Best of Fates) said...

I admit, I'm not a Nutella fan.

I'm quite the societal outcast.

March 28, 2011 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

I could bathe in Nutella

March 28, 2011 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger From Tracie said...

I could eat Nutella every day, with pancakes, in a cookie, straight out of the jar.........if Nutella is involved, I'm in! Yum!

March 28, 2011 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Lourie said...

I have a love hate relationship with Nutella. It is sooo good, but I just can't control myself when it is around.

March 28, 2011 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger jayayceeblog said...

I used it as a filling between layers of cake and it was really good!

March 28, 2011 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Red said...

I just had Nutella covered bananas and strawberries for lunch!!

So So good.

Can not believe there are people who have tried it!

March 28, 2011 at 11:28 PM  
Anonymous Christina said...

I am one who raves about Nutella on Twitter. I oh, so love it. I gave up sweets for Lent so Nutella & I are on break. Not a Ross & Rachel kinda break. Cold turkey, no Nutella.
Okay, I need to stop talking about the Nutella. Good stuff, glad you are on the team.

March 29, 2011 at 10:11 PM  

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