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Peanut Allergy Alternatives?

by Jo Ellen Shield, MED RD LD and Mary Mullen, MS RD

Peanut Allergy Alternatives?

If your child has a peanut allergy there are alternatives.

Just about any type of nut can be made into a nut butter. It's as simple as grinding nuts in a food processor until they form a paste. Some nut butters will be creamy, others somewhat grainy. Higher-fat nuts, such as macadamia, will make a smoother but thinner butter. Almond and cashew butters work well for sandwiches or spread on apple slices.

Homemade nut butters have a short self-life, so make them in small batches. One cup of nuts will make about ½ cup nut butter. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to a month.

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About the authors:

Jo Ellen Shield MED RD LD

Jo Ellen Shield, MED RD LD

Jodie Shield (Jo Ellen Shield) is co-author of "Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens" from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Eat Right Press, Chicago, iL. Visit Jodie's website at healthyeatingforfamilies.com.
Mary C Mullen MS RD

Mary Mullen, MS RD

Co-author of "Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens" from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Eat Right Press, Chicago, iL. Visit Mary's website at healthyeatingforfamilies.com.

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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.


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