Good: eating peanut butter right out of the container with a spoon.
Bad: discovering your child has a peanut allergy.
Yep. Haley’s allergic to peanuts. Instead of boring you with all the details, though, and droning on about how much it stinks, and how concerned we are, I will just say we’re dealing with it and life goes on.
To prevent me from turning fully gray overnight with worry, my friend Christy gave me a dose of perspective with this: “at least she doesn’t have a debilitating disease like Cystic Fibrosis.” Very true.
She also told me about SunButter. It’s sunflower seed spread, just like peanut butter, but made from roasted sunflower seeds. Who knew? (Well, apparently everyone but me. I really need to get out more.) Oh, and it turns out, it lives on the same shelf as peanut butter…which is also next to the cashew and almond butter. (It’s like I stumbled upon the land of pureed nuts!)
But today, kind readers, we will focus on SunButter. It’s made in a peanut and tree-nut free facility, so if you, or someone you know, has a peanut allergy, this is a wonderful substitute. No, I am not suggesting you eliminate peanut butter from your cupboards. Just another option. Another wonderful option.
Let me be clear, however – just as peanuts are to peanut butter, sunflower seeds are to sunflower butter. If you don’t like sunflower seeds, you won’t enjoy this.
I love sunflower seeds…so pass me a spoon.
I used it on apples with granola. Mmm mmm.
…a S’more version. Heaven sent.
And a sandwich creation with toasted cinnamon raisin bread and bananas. Lick-your-fingers-good.
Want to try some? Well, I’ve got a truck load of sample packets to give away thanks to an inquiry by yours truly, and a very kind Justin who answered the call. Awesome.
Leave a comment by 1/24 at 9am (CST) and I’ll send you some.
UPDATE 1/26: The samples were mailed out today. (If you didn’t leave your e-mail address, than I was unable to contact you to get your shipping info!)