We're Nuts About These Spreads!

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With the rising threat of food allergies in schools, it's getting harder and harder to pack a healthy, allergen-free lunch. Peanuts are among one of the top 8 food allergies and due to this prevalence, many schools have banned peanuts in the cafeteria altogether. Can't get yours kid off their PB&J fix? Have no fear! We've found the best alternatives to peanut butter and coinciding recipes to boot! Your child can go to school with a healthy, peanut-free lunch that they love.

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Who needs bread when you can sandwich bananas, almond butter and honey in between two waffles? Carrot sticks and hummus make this lunch a well-rounded meal.

Our Almond Butter Pick: Barney Smooth Almond Butter, for its close-to- peanut-butter flavor that will be a sure hit with kids. ($9.99 for 16 oz.)

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Fruit and Pistachio Toast can be served warm for a breakfast on the go, or top it off with another slice of bread for lunch. It's pretty to look at and delicious to eat!

Our Pistachio Butter Pick: Wilderness Poets Pistachio Butter:, made with raw California pistachios, top-notch EVOO and Himalayan salt. ($15.99 for 8 oz.)

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Tropical PB&Jwill introduce your child to new foods and flavors, like cashews, guava jelly and plantain chips

Our Cashew Butter Pick: Once Again Organic Cashew Butter:, made of dry-roasted cashews reminiscent of hummus, only sweeter, creamier and smokier. ($14.99 for 16 oz.)

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If all else fails, you can easily replace the peanut butter with a nut butter of your choice in recipes like PB&B Crunchies and Nut 'n' Honey Smoothies.

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