Supermarket RD’s Pick: SunButter

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.
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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?

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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.

Supermarket RD's Pick: SunButter via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen

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.

Supermarket RD's Pick: SunButter via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen

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.

Supermarket RD's Pick: SunButter via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen

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.