I am newly obsessed with Nutella.  For those of you who are not familiar with the product, it is comprised of three main ingredients: hazelnuts, skim milk and cocoa.  Think chocolate peanut butter and multiply the delicious factor by 1,000.  

Two tablespoons have 200 calories, 11 grams of fat (3.5 grams of saturated fat), and 3 grams of protein — plus there are no artificial colors or preservatives.   The only thing I am not super keen on is the sugar content — it is the first ingredient listed which means there is a lot, 21 g per serving.  However, I consider Nutella to be a tasty treat — so don’t be concerned — as long as you are eating it in moderation.  

How should you eat Nutella, you may ask?  Well, it’s a delicious spread on just about anything, bananas, berries, crumpets, crepes and the list just keeps going.  Just be sure to measure it out — two tablespoons is a lot more than you think.  When I’m craving something delicious but don’t want to go overboard, 99.9% of the time Nutella hits the spot!

– Nicole

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