When your kids (or even Mom and Dad) have food allergies, it can be tricky to come up with meals and snacks that stay within those dietary boundaries. The most common food allergens include peanuts, tree nuts, soy, dairy, eggs, wheat, fish and crustacean shellfish, and if your other kids are allergy-free or even have their own set of restrictions, it can leave you feeling like a short order cook.
So what’s a parent to do when you need to come up with allergy-friendly foods? We’ve partnered with SunButter®—makers of delicious US grown sunflower butter free of the top eight food allergens—to bring you a few ideas that will refresh your culinary creativity.
SunButter packs as much protein and more micronutrients (like magnesium, Vitamin E, zinc and iron) than traditional nut butters like peanut and almond butter and contains less saturated fat. Enjoy it as a standalone snack, on a SB&J sandwich, or pair it with fruits and veggies, SunButter is easily incorporated into recipes that the whole family will love, including the following:
Easy bites for little fingers or perfect as a quick snack, simply slice a banana and dot with allergy-friendly SunButter, topped off with a little banana hat.
This kid classic combines all of the deliciousness of chocolate and rainbow sprinkles into an on-the-go treat or even a school snack!
Frozen treats are even better when you don’t have to stress over the potential allergens hidden in the ingredients. These include your favorite Greek yogurt, creamy SunButter, and chocolate chips!
Ants on a Log
You probably had this growing up, so why not introduce it to your Minis? Plus, it’s a great way to get in a serving of veggies!
When you’re in a rush in the morning, a granola bar is an ideal way to pack in the protein with no cook time! But as a parent of kids with food allergies, reading labels and finding those that comply with your little’s dietary restrictions can be tough. We highly recommend this yummy recipe!
Don’t let food allergies get you down— there are plenty of options for the whole family! SunButter is available at major grocery chains, specialty food stores, and schools throughout the United States.
What are your favorite allergy-friendly foods? Tell us below!