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nut-free treats for kids Made with Sunflower butter

by | Jan 28, 2022 | Good Food, Things we love | 2 comments

* Correction, Blooming Butter has rebranded and is now known as Blooming Goods.

* Please note, no nuts are used in making Blooming Butter sunflower seed butters. The main ingredients in all the butters are roasted sunflower seeds. However, it is currently made in a facility that also processes nuts. So, while every precaution is taken to prevent contamination, Blooming Butter cannot (yet) certify that its products are nut-free. We still see Blooming butter as a great nut alternative and use it to make nut-free treats for kids and as a fantastic lunchbox option.

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More about Blooming Butter

Blooming Butter is a range of natural sunflower butter spreads created by Elsa, a South African entrepreneur with a passion for nutrition. The range includes 3 flavours; Classic, Crunchy and Chocolate. All 3 flavours are sweetened with coconut sugar which makes them 100% vegan friendly too. These butters are free from any artificial colouring, flavouring, synthetic sweeteners or preservatives making it a healthy choice!

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Our family enjoys these butters most spread on a warm piece of toast for breakfast or as a sandwich topping at school. It works really well as a nut butter alternative for our favourite snack recipes too. Add it to date balls, desserts, smoothies, as a topping or dip for fruits… Anything you like, for a quick, added nutritional boost!

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Why choose Sunflower Butter?

  • Sunflower seeds are “allergy-friendly” and naturally free from all common allergens.
  • Many schools ban peanut and tree nut butters. Sunflower butter is a safe lunchbox alternative.
  • Sunflowers are a sustainable choice needing less water to grow and produce compared to nut butters.
  • Sunflower seeds are good for you! They are rich in ‘healthy’ fats helping to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Sunflower seeds are also a great source of many vitamins and minerals that support the immune system. Specifically, zinc and selenium which are both important immunity boosters. The high levels of protein and nutrients like vitamin B aids in maintaining energy levels and keep you active throughout the day.  
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4 Easy (and delicious) nut-free treats for kids

Blooming Butter Sunflower Butter is so much more than just another lunchbox spread. Elsa was kind enough to share some of her favourite and easy to make snack recipes with us too… You’ll want to save these to your Pinterest board mama OR print the recipe cards for later.

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Where to buy

You may find Blooming Butters at your local health store but for now, it’s far easier to buy directly from the online store, or via Faithful to Nature. The “Biggies 3-Pack” is our favourite option (and the most economical choice). It includes a 250 g jar of each of the 3 flavours – everyone gets their favourite!

Use the DISCOUNT CODE “justamamma” for 15% off when buying directly from the Blooming GOODS online store!

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* CLICK HERE for more Good Food and lunchbox ideas.

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PHOTO CREDIT |  Celeste Van der Berg from Celeste van der Berg Photography

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  1. Desiree van Heerden

    Wow Elsa, those recipes look great. I am definitely going to try them….

    • Mari-Louise

      Enjoy! They are so good Desiree, definitely a win in our home.


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