Thursday, July 17, 2008

Raspberry Nutella Toast


This has been a favorite breakfast item for Bart and Lisa lately - ever since they started demanding fresh berries with every meal! While I don't think it qualifies as "really healthy" it beats any toaster pastry, too-sugary granola bar or a bowl of Sugar Frosted Chocolate Marshmallow Crunchy Sugar Sugar Bombs. Throw in a little glass of milk and you've got one little balanced meal there.

I've met a few people who are not on board the Nutella wagon and, if you are one of these, feel free to hop on right now.
Nutella was discovered in 1812 when Ponce de León sailed his fleet of three ships - the Nina, the Pinto and the San Diego Padres to the New World in search of.... wait...

OK, Nutella was actually created in Italy during WWII when imported things like chocolate were seriously limited. To make the precious chocolate go further, a genius named Pietro Ferrero blended the chocolate with a hazlenut spread - and Nutella was born. Originally an Italian staple, it is now enjoyed all over the world. Nutella is about as healthy as peanut butter (you get some healthy fats) but remember that has sugar and calories and all things that are delicious. Everything in moderation right?

To make this feel like a good breakfast, I do start with some great bread. Homemade, wheat, oatmeal, 7-grain... whatever. I am lucky that my kids have developed a taste for wheat and whole grain breads. Toast the bread lightly and spread a thin layer of Nutella while the bread is still warm. Top with some fresh raspberries and enjoy. My kids usually like simple shapes on their toast - hearts, smiley faces or letters.

love, etc...

jeri

4 comments:

Kiersten said...

You've met people who don't like Nutella? I don't believe it!

jeri said...

Not so much "don't like it" as "never heard of it". So that's OK.

The Mathews Four said...

Mmmmm yummy! I love anything hazelnut. You know tossing some Nutella into chocolate fondue makes it just a little bit extra tasty!
-Jessica

Jenny said...

Mmmm nutella. I'm eating it on crepes for breakfast friday. Also, are you sure your kids like the bread and not just what you slather on it? : )