September 24, 2012 at 10:05 am
by Melissa Knific
Peanut butter is still the lunch box champ, but other nut butters have been hitting supermarket shelves. Along with seed-based spreads, such as sesame and sunflower, they offer a variety of flavors and health benefits, such as reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Can’t find a specific butter at the store? Simply buy the nut in bulk and grind in a food processor until a paste forms. It will keep for several weeks when refrigerated in an airtight container.
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What’s your favorite nut or seed butter?
Melissa Knific is assistant food editor at Family Circle magazine.