Well, OK it's 2017. The kids are back to school, that means back to lunches. Almost every kid I know loves their peanut butter and jam. Becasue of allergies peanut butter is a no go in a lot of classrooms and day cares. I get around it by using Sunbutter. Sunbutter is sunflower seed butter and is safe for people with peanut allergies. It is free from the top eight allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, fish, shellfish, soy and is non-GMO). I think it is the best tasting peanut butter alternative by far. I use it anywhere that I would use peanut butter. My kids love it, they don't even notice a difference. So all their favorites are good to go. Hudson does not have to be peanut free but I still use it in his lunches, that's how much we love it.
My favortite place to use Sunbutter is in No Bake Protein Bombs.
1 cup oats
1/2 cup Sunbutter
1/2 cup ground flax meal
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup honey
I always make a double batch, they go fast around here. You can modify this recipe in so many ways. Add in nuts, seeds or dried fruit instead of chocolate chips, use any nut or seed butter you want. I love having these on hand because they are high in protein and healthy fat so they fill tummies for a good stretch.
And the best part: I have partnered with Sunbutter to giveaway three jars of Sunbutter! Head over to my Instagram account to enter (*this giveaway is now closed).
Tiffany McFadden, RD