If I discovered that I was given a remote island, and I was able to move my family to said remote island, I would need very few things. Before the big move, I’d stock up on J. Crew sweatpants and Aerie bralettes (I know; they’re marketed to 19 year olds, but they’re super comfy and please let me live my life), but my “I live on an island now” Amazon subscribe-and-save list would always include:
1) A hundred citronella candles, cause island bugs don’t play.
2) Vitamins, so I don’t get scurvy or whatever.
3) SunButter, every shipment, every time.
As the mom to two food-allergic children (my third child is a cyborg who is allergic to nothing), SunButter has been a staple for us and peanut-free households alike for the past five years. My eldest daughter had an anaphylactic reaction as a toddler, and while I’ve mourned the absence of peanut butter M&Ms in my life, we’ve all taken to loving SunButter. Plus it’s free from the top 8 allergens, making it widely loved and adored among food-allergic families.
School lunch? Three SunButter and jam sandwiches, sliced diagonally.
Tasty homemade granola bars? Throw some SunButter in it.
Decadent “milk”shake? Milk in quotations, since we’ve got dairy allergies as well. Blend some ice, rice milk, SunButter, honey, and banana for a frothy treat.
Plus, it contains double the fiber and the same amount of protein as peanut butter, which is great for us. Since we’re dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free (among other things), I’m always eager to add protein to their diets.
I brought my two food-allergic daughters with me to the Gluten Free / Allergen Free Expo earlier this year. It was cool for them to walk around and try out new foods. When we spotted the SunButter booth, they were passing out portable SunButter packs. Golden sunlight descended from the heavens. P-portable? SunButter … on the go?
Just knead them (fun for kids), rip them open, and go to town. I throw a couple in my bag when we’re running out for errands (they take after their mother with the whole hungry = cranky thing), and they’re nice to fall back on if we end up somewhere with limited food options.
We’ve been big fans of, you know, the huge five pound tubs, but these easy-to-travel packs have stolen my heart.
If you need me, I’ll be on an island with mimosas for the adults and SunButter milkshakes for the kids. Hnnnnghhhh I mean in snowy/icy/rainy Connecticut with a furry hat and, like, four layers of clothing. But with plenty of snacks.