posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 06:23 PM
reply to post by Lil Drummerboy
I make my own homemade peanut butter. Being in the south, green peanuts are for sale in the local grocery stores because folks like boiled peanuts
'round these parts (blech!), so I just roast them myself with coconut oil and then blend them up with a bit of stevia or honey to sweeten it. You
haven't had peanut butter until you've had REAL peanut butter. YUM! And all it takes is some peanuts, a blender and about 5 minutes to make it.
Since it's the only kind of sandwich my son eats, I try to make it a bit healthier for him. He loves it. I also use pure fruit preserves to cut out
corn syrup and added sugar. I do buy white bread which is crap, yes I know, but when you have a picky child, you do the best you can to appease them
while keeping them as healthy as you can. If I send him to school with money to get school lunch, he'll only pick a banana and a chocolate milk, so
sending him to school with what he likes is the best way to make sure he eats during the day.
I completely understand where the ban-the-peanuts folks are coming from but I still stick to my stance that; A, if your child is so
them they have a reaction simply by being in the same room, maybe you need to keep your child home. I certainly would!!; and B, if they're not
allergic, my child eating a PB&J isn't going to affect them unless he somehow gets it in their mouth. Proper education about allergies
and hand-washing on all the kids' parts will prevent this.
Since my original reply in this thread, I did some searching about the ban on community snacks in my school. They don't allow anything with peanuts
in it or that could have been made in a place that also makes things with peanuts. I can't make something and bring it in because it might have
touched a peanut in the process of me making it. LOL Whatever. I was fine with that but guess what's on the "approved" snack list? Chips Ahoy.
Who also make Nutter Butter cookies and just today, I saw some Chips Ahoy with Reece's Peanut Butter Cups in them. Hmmm....so they place this ban
for what? Not to save kids' lives but to appease a parent of a kid with allergies. Obviously, Mom and Dad are stupid or they would have caught that
potentially deadly mistake.