Back to school time is just around the corner. Is your child’s school a peanut free zone? Learn about SunButter, the perfect nut free alternative why it’s #RDapproved making this a Supermarket RD’s Pick.
Peanut butter and jelly is the classic lunchbox favorite, especially for picky eaters, but what if you now are unable to bring peanut butter into school because it’s a peanut free zone?
Peanuts and tree nuts are part of the top 8 food allergens. It’s a major concern for schools to be cautionary for their students, that they often make the school a peanut-free school zone.
What do you do with your picky eater now? When I was younger, I would pack a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a piece of fruit every single day to school. It was quick and easy for my mom to prepare and I was a happy camper.
Enter: SunButter – a sunflower seed spread. SunButter is a peanut and tree nut free alternative to peanut butter. Plus, it’s free of other food allergens making it a very child friendly choice.
SunButter is made similar to a nut butter. They roast the sunflower seeds to make a more bold flavor and blend them into a spread. You can simply use SunButter for a “SunButter & Jelly” sandwich or check out this recipe section to try other creations.
SunButter also provides a little bit of a different nutrition profile compared to it’s nut butter counterparts. They contain 1/3 less saturated fat than peanut butter. SunButter also has double the fiber, the same amount of protein, more vitamin E and no trans fats. SunButter is also high in iron, phosphorus, and zinc.
Disclosure: SunButter did not sponsor this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own to share healthy items found in your grocery store to RDelicious Kitchen readers.