The never-ending predicament of trying to be creative and make your children’s (or your own) lunchboxes exciting and nourishing can be exhausting work. Most schools and childcare centres these days are nut-free zones, leaving us unable to turn to a popular childhood favourite: peanut butter. This not-nut butter makes a great alternative and because it is made with sunflower seeds, it is rich in vitamin D, copper, B vitamins such as thiamine, phosphorus, selenium, and more. It has a subtle flavour and creamy texture, which means it's great spread on banana or apple slices, and is also nice in pitted medjool dates. It’s also a handy substitute in recipes that ask for a nut butter.