I know Nutella love to advertise themselves as a ‘healthy’ nut spread packed with milk and natural goodness, but it’s dangerously addictive. Why is it that I can’t leave the jar alone?

Here’s a closer look at the ingredients list (in order of highest quantity): Sugar, Vegetable Palm Oil, Hazelnuts (13%), Skim Milk Powder (8.7%), Fat-Reduced Cocoa Powder (7.4%), Emulsifier (Lecithins) (Soy), Flavouring (Vanillin). Hum… SUGAR is the first ingredient, meaning it spikes your blood sugar levels and when they drop, you’re left crying out for more. Sugar is swiftly followed by palm oil – don’t even get me started on that one.

So kicking my addiction with something a little less toxic…homemade chocolate nut butter, dip or sauce – whatever consistency you prefer, it should go on everything. Perfect for when sweet cravings hit, the healthy fats from the pure nuts and coconut oil will actually mean you don’t eat that much – it’s really satisfying to stick to just a couple of tablespoons. *eye roll* Just trust me.

I love pancakes, but very rarely do I find a cafe in Sydney that doesn’t smother them in syrup, or bacon, or both. So of course, I made my own – gluten and sugar free, of course. What better combination than the sweetness of fresh strawberries against earthy chocolate to start the day?

Thats right…I eat chocolate for breakfast.

Now I wouldn’t suggest you eat this every day. It’s more of a Sunday brunch kind of deal. But in true Fit Foodie style, this has nothing but natural healthy ingredients that will nourish your body – not to mention put a smile on your face.