I was invited along with Lil H and Baby G to Stockley Farm by Nutella during February half term – Nutella, Stockley Farm and Child Care during half term … you had me at Nutella! The whet our appetites literally Nutella sent us us an amazing basket of breads and a jar of Nutella.
We arrived and Lil H was off with his blogging posse from previous events enjoying a morning of party games and goat racing. Mummies, daddies and the babies and toddlers settled down to discuss the challenges of feeding little people nutrious balanced diets. Things we discussed:
- A love of eating Nutella with just a spoon
- A love of eating Nutella with just your finger (come on, I am not the only one that does this!)
- Nutella is NOT a chocolate spread
- Nutella is a HAZLENUT spread (the clue is in the name NUTella – I was shocked too!)
- Is Nutella bad for you
- Is Nutella good for you
- Ways of handling childrens eating challenges
My take on the session was that Nutella is better than some breakfast options, worse than others. If it is a vehicle to get a child to eat wholemeal toast rather than white bread toast then that is a better dietary choice. Kate over at The Five F’s Blog wrote a great and very thorough post about the nutritional content of Nutella definately worth a read. Its not chocolate spread – that was news to me I’ll be honest, in fact there’s only a dash of cocoa in a 15g portion and its the hazlenuts which are the dominant flavour and give Nutella its colour. Be honest didn’t you think it was chocolate spread? I stand corrected!
You can make loads of lovely things for breakfast with it not just spread it on toast. We made smoothies, here is Lil H putting the PR and his very lovely “I have this because I don’t have children” suit through its paces! Thanks for all your help Scott x
Here’s the receipe for Nutella Super Smoothie if you want to have a go yourself, it will serve 6-8 depending on glass size.
- 6 tbsp nutella
- 1 large pot (500g) low-fat vanilla yogurt
- 110ml skimmed milk
- 568ml/1 pint mixed fruit, frozen (tip into measuring jug)
- 1 large banana, cut into 2.5cm/1-inch pieces
- Put all ingredients in a blender or put into bowl if using hand held blender and purée for 2 minutes or until smooth.
- Pour into glasses. Garnish with fresh berries.
Tip: experiment with different fruit such as an exotic mix or mixed berries
We also made very delicious nutella breakfast roll ups which are a tortilla wrap spread with nutella, rolled around a banana which is then cut into thick disks – yum! Replacing the tortilla wrap with pancakes was how was ate ours on Shrove Tuesday – nom, nom nom! My personal recommendation is to stir a teaspoon into a milky coffee for a hazlenut latte start to the morning.
Then we were off out to meet the animals, enjoy the great adventure playground and enjoy a tractor ride to finish off our day down on the farm.
We were so lucky with the weather, it was seriously the best day of the year we’d had so far and we had a great day. Thank you so much to Nutella for putting on a great event and Stockley Farm for hosting – we had a brilliant day.
We spent the day with familiar and new friends who blog. You can read their posts about Nutella and the day on the links below: