It seems like nearly everyone has to pack lunch for nut-free classrooms these days. Whether yours is a family contenting with nut allergies or just looking for a nutritious swap for your staple peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, sunflower seed butter is a life saver. Sunbutter, the most popular brand, comes in creamy or crunchy and is pretty tasty, too. (My kids think it tastes a whole lot like peanut butter.) The only problem is that it can be pricy. So, instead of buying it—since I also stock peanut butter for non-school days—I make small batches using this DIY Sunbutter recipe to cover school lunch.