Side Street Style: Starting the day the happy way with Nutella

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05/09/2018

Starting the day the happy way with Nutella


Breakfast toast


Anyone else starting to feel that back to school anxiety creep in, oh how we have enjoyed being able to lie in a little and I will be the first one to admit that I am not one of the organised moms. In fact, school runs are usually somewhat of a manic mess in our house and how we manage to get out the door in one piece is really an accomplishment in itself so anything that makes the mornings easier and smoother is a massive win in my books. 

Usually we can't find the shoes or I have forgot to make the packed lunch the night before or I've lost the car keys, there is always something… But the one thing I always try and make sure is that my eldest has something he likes to eat, so at least I know he has had something to eat before heading out to school. He isn't the biggest eater and not the fastest either, so having something special for those days when I know he just wants something quick and easy can make my life a little less stressful. 

Despite having a somewhat haphazard start to the day, this doesn't mean I am not mindful and making sure we have a varied diet and meals while also ensuring my boy gets a breakfast that he likes. Nutella combined with seeded or wholegrain bread, some fruit and lemon water is a perfect breakfast for a busy day. When you’re in a rush having something on hand you know they are going to eat is key and I know he loves Nutella on toast as it's so delicious. I make sure to stick to the recommend portion size of 15g - which is one heaped teaspoon – it’s a great way to get your day started in a happy way. 


balanced breakfast


Unlike cereal, toast is portable when we are being really pushed for time and besides, I think it's important to mix things up and keep breakfast time interesting. I try to not make the same thing day after day because let’s face it, anyone would lose interest. So keeping it varied but still simple is key to getting your kids to eat what is seen as the most important meal of the day. 

Breakfast has always been and will always be my favourite meal of the day and one I cannot miss. Nutella is not only a hit with the kids but with my partner as well, and I'm not going to lie I am partial to spreading my own heaped teaspoon onto toast and topping it with cut up banana, paired with some herbal tea. This is my happy start to the day, which gets me ready for a usually busy day from start to finish.

When you become a parent life is all about enjoying the moments, making some compromises and covering all your bases and making your life that little bit easier where you can, so starting the day happy and as stress-free as possible is something I try and aim for daily.


breakfast time

In collaboration with Nutella 

10 comments:

  1. I don't like cereal or any milky breakfast, so I always eat something bread. Nutella is a great weekend morning treat for me.

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    1. I totally agree, I am hit and miss with cereal and often opt for yogurt or toast and this is really good for something quick that will give you energy to start the day

      Laura x

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  2. I love nutella and it's always my favourite thing to have on pancakes, although for some reason I'm not as keen on it being on toast x

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    1. It's so delicious on pancakes isn't it!! Thats our Sunday morning treat

      Laura x

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  3. My daughter adores Nutella - she would probably eat the entire jar if I let her

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    1. It is very tasty isn't it! I love just how quick it is to do in the morning

      Laura x

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  4. Nutella with sliced banana. Why have I never thought of this before???? :D

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  5. Awesome article.

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  6. Oh we love Nutella in this house :)

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  7. I'm not a big fan of Nutella but with banana I think I'd prefer it. I've never thought of trying that before and now I'm definitely going to. Thanks for inspiring me!

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