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    Nut Allergy? Try These Swaps

    Are nuts off your snack list because of allergies? Try these crunchy, savory treats instead.

    A word of caution -- if you or your child has severe allergies, talk to your doctor before you try one of these products. You might have problems with more than one food. You may need to avoid all nuts to be safe.

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    Sunflower seed butter or soy nut butter can stand in for peanut butter if you don’t have an allergy to either alternative. Just make sure they’re truly nut-free. Some companies use the same machines to make products with and without nuts. Read the ingredients label to check.

    Hummus  is made from chickpeas so, like peanut butter, it’s also a good source of protein. But some people with peanut allergies may also be allergic to chickpeas.

    Sunflower seeds or soy nuts (dried soybeans) may be good options if you're looking for a little crunch. Talk to the doctor before you give them to a child with nut allergies.

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    Reviewed by Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD on October 30, 2014

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