Trish Brimhall, RDN, CD, CLE with Nutritious Intent says back to school is almost a second January in that we have a fresh start for healthy habits and routies.
She recommends using "Premier Protein" products. She says, "Premier Protein understands starting and sticking to healthy habits isn't always easy and hopes to make the first day - and all of the days after - that much easier by providing the right tools and great tasting products like shelf-stable packable protein. So that's why I like premier protein- they make great nutrition easy and let me be the first to initiate pumpkin spice season with this limited time shake flavor."
With 30 grams of protein and only 1 gram of sugar in a 160-calorie pumpkin spice shake, they really are good for you and are a good source of on-the-go protein.
Trish also recommends to keep a consistent routine. Try to keep the same time frame for lunch if your kids are doing school at home. She says, "Think of how much time is wasted thinking about what to eat - and grazing through the kitchen everyday not only wastes time, but usually ends up less healthful as well. So, get kids to help prep the night before so they've got a timely and tasty plan for their school lunch regardless of location."
Trish says using leftovers can be a creative way to switch up the PB&J routine. She says, "Spaghetti and meatballs for dinner becomes upcycled meatball sub for lunch. Taco Tuesday can be taco salad wrap Wednesday. Good nutrition rarely happens by accident, but with a little planning, healthy life habits can be put in place and back to school is a perfect time to start."
You can find more information at nutritiousintent.com.