Nut Free “Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich”
As a plant-based mom, I’m always looking for easy, healthy, tasty meals I can whip up for my son. As with most kids, Laken attends a peanut-free school. This year, his preschool class is completely nut-free, so I’ve had to make some adjustments with my normal lunch offerings.
Luckily, I’ve come upon the perfect solution for the busy parent: hemp & sunflower seed sandwiches! I like to use Food For Life’s Cinnamon Raisin bread, which is made from whole sprouted grains, has no added sugar, and tops out at 3 grams of protein per slice. This is great nutritional value added to the 9-11 grams of protein from the seed butters, depending on how much you use.
I also add a dose of protein, iron, iodine and other trace elements by sprinkling a bit of sea vegetable flakes in between the jam and nut butter. At this small dose, the kids won’t taste anything, but they’re getting an extra kick of minerals. My favorite brand is Sea Seasonings from Maine Coast Sea Vegetables (www.seaveg.com)
2 slices whole grain bread
2 tablespoons hemp seed butter or sunflower seed butter
¼ teaspoon sea vegetable flakes
2 tablespoons 100% fruit jam
I think we all know how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, right folks?