SunButter: A Packable Snack For Your Travels

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Sunbutter Squeezable Packets
Sunbutter Squeezable Packets

On Friday, I made a cavalier statement about letting the kids eat bread for lunch if they couldn't find something they liked in a local restaurant. That's not entirely true. On our family trip to Istanbul, I carried around a variety of goodies that made it easier for us to snack on the go, or to give the kids something nutritious to eat when nothing on the menu would do.

The real "lifesaver" was packable Sun Butter or Nut Butter. Every restaurant has bread, and most restaurants have either jam or honey. If you have one of these slim single-serving packets in your purse, you have the makings for a protein sandwich.

Two quick tips: Be sure to carry it in a ziplock bag - though I never had one split on me, I imagine that peanut butter oil would make a goopy, hard to clean mess. And speaking of a big goopy mess, kids are messy eaters - even if you would use a nut butter at home, consider traveling with sunflower seed butter or soy butter to avoid leaving oils on the table that could make another child ill.

Related Links
Eating Out With Kids on a Family Vacation
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  1. Elizabeth, blogging for SunButter on June 23, 2010 at 6:47 p.m.

    Hi Debbie,
    I came across your blog while searching for SunButter. We’ve also added SunButter to a bowl of pasta at a restaurant: Most places will simply bring you a child- or main-serving size of noodles for a reasonable price. Especially in this season of on-the-go, your suggestion to keep SunButter and other products handy helps moms-on-the-go fuel the kids right. And peanut-allergy teammates and fellow campers will be grateful as well!
    ~ Elizabeth H, blogger for SunButter

  2. Heidi on June 24, 2010 at 3:11 p.m.

    Clever idea! Hopefully they introduce Almond Butter soon, for those of us cursed with allergies :)

  3. Debbie on June 24, 2010 at 6:15 p.m.

    Justin's makes a wide variety of Nut Butters in little squeeze packets - you can often find them in health food stores, or you can buy them by the case on Amazon!