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Mini Sunflower Seed Butter Pita Pockets


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School is just around the corner and now is a good time to start thinking about what you can pack for school lunches.  Many schools have become peanut/tree nut free, making peanut butter a “no-no” to send.  But, your child can still enjoy an equally tasty and satisfying substitute to yesteryear’s school lunch staple – the peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Suitable peanut butter stand-ins include soy nut and sunflower seed butters.  They offer creaminess and a nutty flavor that will win over even the pickiest of eater’s taste buds.  Today’s recipe highlights the use of sunflower seed butter.  It is sweetened with a dash of cinnamon and a few raisins and then scooped into mini whole wheat pita pockets…read more.


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A Bento Can Help You Make Healthy School Lunches


A bento is a boxed lunch that originated in Japan.  Its presentation has evolved over time.  Today, a bento typically consists of a larger box that holds smaller containers (with or without lids) of various sizes.  Using a bento provides you with many health benefits……..read more.

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