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Have A Picky Eater? Try Nutella For Breakfast


Yesterday I was invited to attend a blogger event with Nutella. Confession time: I’ve never tried the spread before because I thought having chocolate for breakfast was a bit indulgent. NEWS FLASH: there is no CHOCOLATE in Nutella! What? All these years I’ve been looking down on those families who enjoyed the tasty treat. For nothing.

That was the first eye opener of the day. Remember when I went to Costa Rica last year with my husband? We were staying in a hotel owned by a couple from Holland. When it was breakfast time, they placed Nutella and bread on the table and I didn’t give it a shot. After yesterday’s meeting, I regretted that decision. I could have been using this product for over a year if I just loosened up a bit. Lesson learned – let’s move on.

Do you have a child who gives you a hard time at breakfast? How about one who doesn’t want to eat whole grains? A tablespoon of Nutella will fix those issues right up.


(24/7 Victoria, Classy Mommy, Next Kid Thing, Complicated Mama)
I was insanely sick yesterday – will post more about that later

Nutella is a tasty unique spread made with quality ingredients, including roasted hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa. That’s what makes it look like chocolate. Very deceptive. Made with more than 50 hazelnuts in every jar, Nutella hazelnut spread does not contain any artificial colors or preservatives.

Have a kid who is allergic to peanuts? No problem!! The spread does not contain peanuts or peanut ingredients, nor does the product come in contact with peanuts during manufacturing.

A jar will run you about $3.49. If you go to a LARGER retailer (like Target or Walmart) you might get it for less.

So what do you think? Will you give Nutella a shot? Are you already using the spread?

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. […] myself to canceling them all. So I took some medicine and off I went. I already wrote about the Nutella breakfast, but that was just the […]

  2. dragonfly311 : March 10, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Honestly, I'm obsessed with Nutella. My 3-year-old daughter loves it too, she calls it her “chocolate toast” for breakfast in the morning. Knowing that it is wholesome is great. Not like I would give it to her every day, but it is great a few times a week, especially if we are on the run.

  3. I love nutella. I like to dip my pretzels in it. I could eat a whole jar in one sitting.

  4. Vera,
    My Grankids Love love love it, Now melt some and dip strawberries and bananas they don't know they are not eating chcolate. Welcome to nutells world

  5. capturinglife : March 11, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Omg, we LOVE nutella! The BEST is to smear it on some crusty french bread. mmmm I had NO idea there wasn't chocolate in it!

  6. Dear Vera,
    I used to love Nutella, I'd put tons of it on bread, I was a real Nutellaholic!
    A few years ago, I stopped eating it in the morning and slowly lost a few pounds, without changing anything else in my diet.
    I still find it good and eat some from time to time, but I don't think it is a good thing to say that Nutella is really healthy for children, at least not on a daily basis.
    There are plenty of calories in it, it's full of modified palm oil, and it certainly isn't organic.
    Quality bread, maybe with some (organic) jam on it, semi-skimmed milk and fruits probably make a better breakfast.
    Which doesn't mean one can't indulge from time to time! (Maybe on days when you are sure that your kids are going to make plenty of exercice?)
    Just saying… Sorry for being such a killjoy!

  7. My kids love love love it specially my 7 year old :o) I do not mind the odd piece of toast with it either!!

  8. […] who told them why (in their view) Nutella makes a healthy breakfast for kids. Of course, many of the bloggers went off and wrote about their experiences and repeated what they’d heard […]

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