I’m a peanut butter addict. We go through at least a jar or two a week.
Last month, we found out that Sawyer is allergic to eggs an peanut butter. Fortunately, it is a minor allergy, but it still meant a lot of changes for our family.
One thing that our allergist and pediatrician recommended was doing a bit of experimenting to see how much he could tolerate without having a reaction. (Sawyer’s reactions are mostly skin based, and we have an epi-pen on hand! Trust me, we’re being safe and acting under the supervision of doctors.)
We tried giving Sawyer a crumb of fried egg.
The rash on his bum was epic.
A crumb of a peanut/date bar… no reaction.
We’re working with our team to regulate this stuff and know that it is going to continue to be a journey.
But what should I pack when we’re going out and about and can’t refrigerate stuff? Shakes are too messy for our 18-month old, and almond butter works sometimes…
That’s when I remembered what children in Denmark eat for lunch. (*I lived in Denmark for a semester in college, as did my dad. We’ve got a pretty strong love for the nation!)
The Danes give their kids really good bread, spread with grass-fed butter and topped with thin slices of chocolate. It’s basically the same thing as peanut butter and jelly.
On our latest trip to Davis Farm, I bought some baguettes, loaded up with butter and plads, and the results were two happy toddlers.