Having a child that is allergic to peanuts presents a variety of challenges. One of these challenges is lunch. Our state requires that kids have a certain amount of protein in their lunch every day. This can come in the form of meat, meat substitute, beans, or of course peanut butter. For a while we made Jonathan a mean sandwich every day, but lets face it that gets tedious really fast. Then I heard about Sunbutter. I went to my local natural foods store and there it was sitting on the shelf. When I found it I'm pretty sure I heard angles singing and the jar actually started to glow a little. This product is fantastic. Its made in a nut free facility and they test each batch just to make sure that there is no nut protein in the product. It has as much protein as peanut butter and is just as easy to spread on bread with jelly. I think it tastes strange because I've had peanut butter but for a kid who has never had peanut butter he'll never know the difference. I haven't yet tried baking with it but they say that it can be used just like peanut butter for cookies and other baking.
There are other sunflower butter products on the market but this is the only one that is totally peanut safe. My son loves it and I have the peace of mind knowing that it is safe for him to eat.
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