Gone are the days when parents wait until age three to feed their little ones a taste of peanut butter. New guidelines put peanuts back on the menu, even for the youngest of eaters.
This month the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases recommended giving babies peanut powder or extract as a first food, even if your family is prone to allergies. Research finds that if peanuts are eaten early and often, it has the potential to lower the risk of developing allergies.
The problem is that many peanut products are choking hazards for infants. Enter PB&Me powdered peanut butter. All natural and made with slow-roasted peanuts, the oil is removed and leaves behind a light flour with the peanut protein. It is a great way to introduce peanuts to your child without the choking risk, and can be mixed into your favorite purees.