FARGO, N.D., Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — When it comes to gearing up for back-to-school, SunButter, the maker of premium nut-free sunflower butters, has you covered with tasty products and unique recipes that are not only hassle-free, but are school-safe and allergy friendly. Whether you’re looking for a nutritious breakfast before running out the door, a protein-filled lunch, a quick dinner or afternoon snack, SunButter offers a versatile, must-try food that can be enjoyed alone or used in a variety of recipes. Plus, it’s free of the top eight food allergens, including peanuts, tree nuts, soy, dairy, eggs, wheat, fish, and shellfish.

Thai Chicken and SunButter Noodles

“With 70 percent of K12 schools having policies about restricting or even prohibiting peanuts on campus, SunButter is an ideal school-safe protein to pack in any kid’s lunch,” said Justin LaGosh, director of sales and marketing at SunButter. “SunButter features a delicious roasted sunflower seed taste that will keep the kids satisfied and the parents pleased, providing a new twist on a traditional PB&J lunch or weeknight meal.”

A recent survey conducted by SunButter found that nearly 70 percent of respondents value protein and taste when packing a kid’s lunch, and 53 percent find it difficult to make lunches that are tasty and healthy. Recent research conducted by University of California, Berkeley suggests that healthier meals could raise student achievement by about 4 percentile points on average, so creating a meal plan with nutritious options ahead of time can help families provide healthy and tasty meals every day. Here are five simple recipes from SunButter to help get you started:

  • SunButter Baked Oatmeal Cups—Avoid chaotic mornings with these make-ahead muffins that are packed with wholesome oats and bananas. Serve them with your kids’ favorite toppings such as pumpkin seeds or granola for an added crunch. Store in a re-sealable storage bag for an easy grab-and-go breakfast the kids can eat on their way to school.
  • Thai Chicken and SunButter Noodles—Suitable for both adults and parents, this cold noodle dish combines bell peppers, carrots and green onions with spaghetti noodles and a SunButter sesame dressing for a tasty and nourishing lunch.
  • Pretzel Bites and Tahini SunButter Cucumber Roll Ups—Whip up these snacks in under 15 minutes to keep the kids satisfied until dinner time. Dipping the pretzels in chocolate or rolling up the cucumbers is the prefect activity for your little one to help out with in the kitchen.
  • Teriyaki SunButter Juicy Lucy Burgers—These mouthwatering burgers are stuffed with SunButter and brushed with teriyaki sauce for a unique burst of flavor. Serve with whole wheat buns or substitute with lettuce for a healthier meal that takes only 20 minutes to prepare.

All SunButter products are made from wholesome, natural ingredients, and all but the Creamy variety are now Non-GMO Project Verified. Plus, each serving offers 7 grams of protein and contains no cholesterol, trans fats or preservatives. Additional recipes can be found at www.sunbutter.com/recipes. For more information on SunButter, please visit www.sunbutter.com.

About SunButter
Founded in 2002, SunButter is the pioneer of field-to-table sunflower spread, free of the top food allergens, including peanuts, tree nuts, soy, dairy, eggs, wheat, fish, shellfish, sesame, mustard and sulphites. Based in Fargo, North Dakota, SunButter was developed as a safe and delicious solution for families with peanut and tree nut allergies. Today, SunButter is known for its delicious roasted sunflower seed taste and remains a healthy treat packed with more nutrition benefits than peanut butter. SunButter is produced in one continuous process from field to table that ensures fresh flavor and improved product consistency. The brand offers a complete line of creamy and crunch sunflower butter boasting up to 7 grams of protein per serving. SunButter products are available at grocery stores nationwide including Target, Walmart, Jet, Swanson, Vitacost and Amazon.com, among others. For more information, visit www.sunbutter.com.

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