When we first found at that Brody tested positive on his blood test to peanuts, we looked for a peanut free substitutes and tried Sunbutter (which is made from sunflower seeds). I used this for a little while, but I thought it had a strong taste and it wasn't as rich and creamy as peanut butter (which I missed), so I was hoping to find another option.
After purchasing The Food Allergy Mama's Baking Book (which I highly recommend making egg, milk and nut free baked goods), I noticed that she preferred to use SoyNut Butter. I thought I would give it a try and we really like it!
I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter is peanut free and is made with Non-GMO (which means non-genetically modified...if you have watched Food Inc., you will know about this). I love the creamy texture (we like the Original Creamy) and I find that it is not as strong as the Sunbutter. I feel it is a pretty close comparison to peanut butter.
I.M Healthy is
- Safe for Schools
- Made from Non-GMO Roasted Soybeans
- No Trans Fats
- No Refrigeration Need after Opening
- Dairy and Gluten Free
- Kids Love it!
My boys have been enjoying SoyNut Butter and "Jelly" (fresh fruit preserve) sandwiches lately and it has been an easy lunch to pack if we are meeting friends for a picnic or we are just on the go. I am thankful for peanut alternatives.
Being Allergen Free is definitely getting easier in some aspects :)
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