Beyond PB&J

creative sandwich combos

PCC Taste | September 2014

With many elementary schools now banning peanut butter (and some, all nut butters) due to extreme allergies, the classic PB&J sandwich is at risk of becoming an endangered species. While the childhood favorite is unlikely to completely disappear, the emergence of seed butters does make it easier to create similar sandwiches that are safe. Try these three satisfying combos in your child's lunchbox or for your own midday meal at the office. They won't disappoint.


tahini and apple slices

Tahini + Sliced Apples

Made from hulled sesame seeds, tahini has a delicate roasted sesame flavor without any sweetness. Spread Woodstock Farms Organic Sesame Tahini on sandwich bread and then add thin slices of apple for a savory-sweet match.

tahini and apple slices

sunflower butter and honey

Sunflower Butter + Banana + Honey

Most similar to peanut butter in taste and consistency, sunflower seed butter is a good source of protein and also boasts a high vitamin E content. We love SunButter Organic Sunflower Seed Spread because it contains no added sugar or salt. Pair it with slices of banana and then lightly drizzle with honey.

Sunflower Butter + Banana + Honey

pumpkin butter and bacon

Pumpkin Seed Butter + Bacon or Turkey

Rich and creamy, pumpkin seed butter has a nutty taste and is a good source of protein and vitamin K. Combine a generous smear of Omega Nutrition Organic Pumpkin Seed Butter with a couple slices of cooked bacon or deli turkey.

Pumpkin Seed Butter + Bacon or Turkey

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