Mom Faces Criticism After Sharing Her Controversial Lunchbox Hack: ‘It Works For Me’
- A mom took a hit after switching from natural peanut butter to squeezing
- Some said it was less healthy, others were surprised she got to take PB
- Nutritionist Lee Holmes shared the formula for a perfect school lunch box
A mother has been criticized after she shared her controversial sandwich hack for her children’s school lunches.
The American woman, named Brittany, posted on Facebook, where she said she was “sick” with the oily secretion that comes with natural peanut butter, and has therefore switched to “squeezy peanut butter” instead — with no regrets.
But it wasn’t long before she was smitten by other parents for various reasons.
Parents criticized that she used a sugary product for her children instead of a natural one, as well as the fact that she is even allowed to pack peanut butter in a lunch box due to several children’s allergies.
A mom has been scolded after she shared her controversial sandwich hack for her kids’ school lunches, revealing she uses compressed peanut butter instead of plain where oil separates
Brittany wrote on Facebook, “Making sandwiches for the week and wish I had switched to using peanut butter from squeezed peanut butter sooner.”
She added, “I can’t stand using the natural PB with the oil separation. This was a much faster and less messy process. Highly recommended!’
Parents were quick to respond, writing things like “I personally only buy the natural peanut butter.” The other stuff just tastes like sugar to me” and “luckily my kids like the natural kind.”
Others criticized the purchase from a packaging perspective, saying there’s an easy way to make sure the natural butters mix well with the oils:
Natural Peanut Butter with Oil Hack: Store Upside Down. It forces the oil to mix,” one mother wrote.
Another added, “I turn it upside down until the oil is at the bottom of the pot, then flip it back and mix so the oil doesn’t get everywhere.” Keep it in the fridge and it won’t separate after mixing but will remain soft due to the natural oils’.
While others said “I can’t believe” that Brittany will “even” be allowed to package peanut butter for her children by 2023.
But other parents were quick to criticize her for not using the natural variety, while others questioned why she’s allowed to include peanut butter in school lunches.
Brittany eventually intervened after feeling compelled to defend herself.
She wrote, “Just sharing that I personally hate the mess of the natural peanut butter and switched to the squeeze kind which made this task faster and less messy for me. Mom wins!’
Brittany added, “If you prefer another way, do it!” Just sharing for someone else who feels the same way! Have fun packing everyone!’
A nutritionist and former English teacher (pictured) has revealed how to pack the perfect lunchbox — and it all comes down to adding as many different ingredients as possible
What do you put in the perfect lunch box?
* WHOLEWHEAT OR SOURDOUGH BREAD: Slow-release carbohydrates help stabilize blood sugar levels.
* EGG WHITE: Lean meats, salmon, tuna, egg or tofu help with alertness and endurance.
* HEALTHY FATS: Things like sunflower seeds, avocado and pumpkin seeds increase satiety, help stabilize children’s moods and boost their concentration.
*VEGETABLES X 2-3: Foods such as bell peppers, carrots, mashed potatoes and cucumber contain fiber, vitamins and minerals that children need to keep their immune system healthy.
Previously, nutritionist and ex-teacher Lee Holmes revealed what should be in the perfect lunch box.
Lee said color is key to visual appeal.
“A nutritionally balanced lunch box should contain a variety of foods from different food groups,” Lee said.
She recommends plant-based treats such as fresh juices and smoothies, chopped veggies, and hummus and seeds, as well as blueberries and strawberries over jellies and rich jams.
“Include a variety of fruits and vegetables, seeds, coconut flakes, full-fat calcium-rich dairy products, protein-rich foods such as meat, eggs, seed butters, legumes, and tuna and oily fish,” the nutritionist advised.
They need some form of carbohydrates and healthy fats to ensure they stay full throughout the day.
Things like sunflower seeds, avocado and pumpkin seeds can increase satiety, help stabilize kids’ moods and boost their concentration.