Thursday, June 25, 2009

One of Our Favorite Things

I’m diggin these features on Cookie’s site that unearth some of the best snack foods and organic frozen foods, as despite my best intentions to never buy processed food, well, it’s just not going to happen. The reviews are a good reference if you need a few back-ups in the freezer or some snacks to ward off backseat meltdowns.

In that spirit, I thought do a weekly post sharing one of our favorite food “products” -- highlighting a few of the things that we’re really loving amidst all the “choices” at the supermarket.

This week’s favorite is the insanely yummy Sunbutter.

My friend Jodi turned me on to this nectar of the Gods when her family stayed with us a few weeks ago. We were chatting about how her daughter Arden has a few classmates with nut allergies, and in trying to find a sub for her fave p-nut butter sandwiches she came across Sunbutter, which is basically sunflower seed butter.

What started out as a stop-gap became one of her family’s favorite things... they like it better than peanut butter. I was totally intrigued as we’re HUGE peanut butter fans around here. Well, Jodi was right. This stuff rocks. Both girlies love it, Bryan loves it, and I’ve been eating it every morning on my English muffin in lieu of my normal smear of p-nut butter.

So, spill...what's one of your favorites?


  1. My favorite processed food right now (next to Dr. Pepper) is Full Circle organic fruit strips. Nothing bad in them, found in the regular grocery store (at least in Pittsburgh), much tastier than the fruit strips I've gotten from Whole Foods. All flavors are good, but the best is pomegranate. I'll look for that sunbutter. Is it with the peanut butter?

  2. I've finally found an all natural granola bar that my 3 yo will actually eat! (And I LOVE them too!) They're perfect for the car (or the occasional really lazy breakfast).

  3. oooh lauri good tip on the fruit strips. yes, this is next to the p-nut butter in whole foods.


  4. I recently discovered Organic Agave Nectar to replace maple syrup. It's also a great replacement for sugar in beverages like coffee and tea and can be used as a substitute for corn syrup in baking recipes. What draws me is that it has a low glycemic index. I literally just found this stuff last week at Walmart of all places and it was only about $4! And my daughter hasn't even noticed a difference. I like to make toast, slap on some natural peanut butter (going to try out that sunbutter next!) and then drizzle a little of this on top. Yummy!

  5. thanks for this tip! I'll have to try it. I'm not allergic to peanuts, but I love sunflower seeds so I'm sure this would be delicious.