It’s back to school season! Here in the US, children in the Midwest are already heading back to class, while those who live on the East and West Coasts are preparing to go back soon. School lunches can be tough for children who on a meatless diet, as options are limited in school cafeterias. Nut Butter Universe by Robin Robertson is here to help!

Nut Butter Universe has a chapter devoted to delicious sandwiches that will be welcome in any lunchbox. There are recipes for creative new twists on the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, such as the Flower Power Almond Butter Sandwich and Peach-Almond Butter Quesadillas. Thai Tofu-Vegetable Wraps and Walnut Butter Waldorf Wraps are also excellent lunchtime choices. Robin even provides a “Sandwiches Unlimited” chart in the chapter, so you never have to make the same sandwich twice!


If your young scholar one would prefer a salad, Nut Butter Universe has you covered there too. Cold Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce makes for a delicious midday meal, as do Indonesian Gado-Gado and Roasted Niçoise Sald with Cashew Goddess Dressing.


If you’re packing healthy snacks in your little one’s lunch box, consider Robin’s Handcrafted Granola Sunflower Bars or a slice of Walnut Butter Banana Bread. Smoke and Spice Almond Hummus and Crudité with Spicy Cashew Dip packed alongside cut veggies are also great choices, and the spice levels in both recipes can be altered to your child’s taste.

Nut Butter Universe is packed with recipes that the whole family will enjoy for lunch and snack time, as well as for breakfast, dinner and even dessert. There are recipe for making your own nut butters, and there’s even options for those who have nut allergies.  Pick up your copy today and make back to school season a little easier!

Photos by Lori Maffei.

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