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No PB, no prob! Try these healthy alternatives that are just as delish

 

For all the girls out there who grew up not knowing what it's like to have a PB&J for lunch, trust me, I know how having a nut allergy feels. Today it's becoming increasingly common for people to have allergies to nuts and it's important to be aware so you can protect yourself and avoid putting your friends and family at risk.

But for those who can't do nuts or just aren't that into peanut butter, you don't have to be left out of the PB party. There are actually some super yummy nut-free alternatives that are just as a good–or maybe even better–than a family-sized container of Jif. 

 

Sunflower seed butter
If you live for sunflower seeds at the ball game, your're going to love this tasty nut-free take on peanut butter. The flavor and texture are suprisingly similar to the real deal. And you can find it in most grocery stores now.

 

Cookie butter 
No, you're not dreaming. Yes, this is just as amazing as it sounds. Cookie butter is made from literal cookie crumbs. It may not be the helathiest alternative but this spiced spead is definitely worth a try (you won't be disappointed!).

 

Tahini butter 
Sourced from finely ground sesame seeds, this heart healthy butter is rich in amino acids, vitamins and minerals and helps regulate blood pressure. We'll take one tahini and jelly sandwich, please.

 

Pumpkin butter 
Though a slightly different texture than actual peanut butter (it's more like a jam), pumpkin based butter is another great option for those with nut sensitivities or just for the girls who love pumpkin spice everything. 

 

Soybean butter 
It seems like everywhere you turn, there's a soy alternative to your favorite eats. From soy milk to soy cheese and even soy hot dogs, the soybean has got you covered. When it comes to a crafty take on this lunch time favorite, it's no different. You won't believe it's not (peanut) butter!

How do you handle your nut allergy? Tell us about it below? 

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by Karlyn Sykes | 6/23/2017
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