As you know, Justice is allergic to all nuts. (For those of you that don’t………………………………….
Justice is allergic to all nuts. Now you’re caught up!)
Ours is a very nut loving house. Hey……have you seen our pictures?!?!
But for the last 4 months (holy man has it only been 4 months?!?!?! Seems like 4 years!) we’ve been a completely nut free home. Family members excluded of course.
This has been a simultaneously difficult and easy transition. It’s been easy in the respect that it’s for Justice’s health and so it’s as black and white as it gets. There must be NO nuts, nut products, or nut traces in this house. Period.
But that’s where the easy part disappears into nothingness.
When you take the reason/motivation out of the equation, it’s gets darn tricky! Anyone who is or knows a nut allergy sufferer (or moderate-severe sufferers of any other of the top 8 or other foods) understands the difficulty. You have to be super diligent about reading labels and you also need to learn another language. The language of food producers. For example; “modified food starch” often means wheat but doesn’t actually say that. Or “albumin” which means egg and “casein” which means milk. “They’re devilishly tricky little blighters!” ((50 ‘points’ to the 1st person to comment on what that line’s from. hehehe))
At any rate….it’s a tough gig to have thrust upon you…
Suddenly, as if out of nowhere, along comes some magical element that seems to make oh-so-many things better……
Oh yes……I speak of the wonder of SunButter (sunflower seed butter)!!!
~~hear the angels singing?? see the light shining down??~~
We sure have! This discovery has been a beautiful beautiful thing!!
Not for Justice mind you. No, no. For us. She’s not even 2! She doesn’t know any different and doesn’t really even care at this point. No–this is all about the ‘rents!
Dominic and I are so sublimely happy.
Does it taste like peanut butter?? Yes, if it’s not solo. If you’re scooping your finger in (it’s ok, you don’t need to pretend you use a spoon….we know better….), then no. It tastes nothing like peanut butter. As a matter of fact, it’s really overwhelming that you’re chewing on a mouth full of sunflower seeds. But slap it between 2 slices of bread with some jelly and let me tell ya……you’re back to the long lost days of peanut butter baby!
So……while we are still a completely nut free home (strictly food speak), we get to have the amazing joy of almost-peanut-butter without the danger. Yeah baby! That’s-a-what I’m-a talkin about!
So…….to those who have never heard of it…….
Now you have!
And for those that are interested…..I highly recommend you try it. Especially, of course, for those with allergies or sensitivites to nuts (peanut or tree nut).
****Make sure that you are not allergic or sensitive to sunflower seeds before trying this product!! If you’re not sure, then consult your physician.****
So….that’s my little love story for the wonder that is SunButter…..
I’m glad you could join me for my gushing….
*~This is in no way a compensated or paid post. All opinions are my own and provided for the simple joy of sharing~*