Nutella: Socially Acceptable Junk Food for Lunch
I know I am not alone when I loudly exclaim my love for Nutella.
Take a moment for yourself and just enjoy this photo
Growing up, I never had Nutella. My parents never bought it. It wasn’t until my teens that I discovered it at a friend’s house. They may have found me, cowering in the corner of the bathroom, with nothing but Nutella and a spoon. Ok, that is an exaggeration, but it could happen. Nutella makes even the craziest situations possible.
Not only is it basically a liquified chocolate bar, but it is socially acceptable to consume it for a meal. It is categorized in the same family as peanut butter. This means that you can spread some on toast, slice up a banana with it, and call it a day. A very, very delicious day.
But it is not nearly as nutritious as natural peanut butter. Its main ingredients are sugar and vegetable oil. 1 tablespoon has 100 calories, 11 grams of sugar, and only 1 gram of protein.
Because of this, I never buy it. I just eye it longingly in the grocery story aisle. Immediately after giving birth, though, my mother-in-law brought over a bunch of grocery staples, including a jar of this.
It has been a wonderful – albeit overly sweet and somewhat unhealthy – five and a half weeks.
But I am trying not to sweat it. I am viewing it as a temporary, postpartum treat. Sure, I just ate a completely filling dinner, but toast with nutella for dessert makes sense, right? And then another piece an hour later? That is normal! Surely you agree (PLEASE SAY YES).