Ah, August, the month all parents have been waiting for. While summer offers so many opportunities for family fun and making memories, it is nice to fall back into the routines of the school year that provide structure that many of us thrive on.
As we move back into the rhythms of the school year, planning out weekly menus becomes a task that we often don’t “love” but certainly offers us benefits. Dedicating time on the weekends to think through quick, but nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas will serve you well all week long. I never regret having that plan when we’re all exhausted on a Wednesday evening at 5 pm.
Soy foods such as soy milk, tofu, and edamame are nutrient-dense foods that offer specific macro and micronutrients to support the individual nutrient needs of every member in our family. This is especially true when it comes to getting high-quality protein. Soy is one of the few known plant-based proteins that contains all the essential amino acids, like those found in meat.