Sunday, March 27, 2011

MommyParties sponsored by Nutella

I was recently given the chance to host a Nutella Party courtesy of MommyParties.  I was so excited!  I LOVE Nutella, and I was glad to be given the chance to let others try it as well.  I was sent a huge box of awesome stuff (sample of Nutella, coffee mug, coupons, etc) to share with other moms. 

So what is Nutella?  Nutella is a "hazelnut spread with skim milk and cocoa."  I know, that may not sound great to those of you who don't like skim milk (I'm definitely in the no skim milk group), but let me tell you Nutella tastes great!  It is very smooth and chocolately tasting, great on toast, bagels, etc.  I love to put it on toast and add fresh fruit like bananas.  Nutella contains no artificial colors or preservatives, and you can spread it on whole wheat bread and have a glass of orange juice for a balanced breakfast.  I'm not a huge breakfast person, so knowing that I can have this as a simple (healthy) meal makes me feel a lot better. 

Taken from Nutella's website HERE:
A 2005 article summarizing the results of over 30 studies on breakfast consumption by children and adolescents and its relationship with nutritional adequacy and academic performance revealed, among other things, the following:1
  • Kids who eat breakfast are more likely to meet their nutrient intake recommendations over the course of the day than their breakfast-skipping peers.
  • Eating breakfast may positively benefit cognitive function related to memory, academic performance and school attendance.
  • Skipping breakfast has been linked to increased snacking during the day or higher intake of high fat snacks.
We all understand that breakfast is important, but that doesn't make it any easier to get a wholesome breakfast fixed and fed to our kids, right?  That's where Nutella comes in handy!  You can put it on toast or a waffle for a quick, simple reakfast (even on-the-go)!  Sydney LOVES Nutella, and isn't a big breakfast eater either.  This helps make breakfast a no-brainer, especially when we have somewhere to be in the mornings.  I wish I had taken pictures of Sydney after she ate her last Nutella "sandwich" - she ends up with Nutella all over her face!  So far, I've only come across 2 people that didn't love the taste - my stepdad and my younger sister.  They thought it was too chocolatey...and I told them they may be crazy!

Be sure to visit the Nutella website for more information, tips, and even a coupon!
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