It has been a month since my twin teenage boys starting working at the local grocery store across the street from each other. Entering the workforce has been a reality check for both of them. After our energy drink incident, I started to look into ways to boost their overall nutrition.
I have used nutritional yeast in the past and recommend it for picky eaters as it tastes nutty or cheesy. It is not to be confused with the baking yeast used to make bread. Brewers yeast has a bitter taste and is best mixed into something like a smoothie. Both the nutritional yeast and brewers yeast are very high in B vitamins, minerals and protein.
The body is fueled by protein, carbohydrates and fats. Vitamins, minerals and important nutrients help the food we eat convert into the energy we need to keep going. Since the boys only get a 15 minute break, they need something to give them a natural energy boost from the food they eat.
I add one teaspoon of nutritional yeast to their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to let those nutrients do their job quickly. For variety, I have added it to popcorn for a cheesy flavored snack.
I am still researching more creative ways to keep those nutrients tasting good while providing the body energy. If you have any creative lunch bag ideas, please share them with me. They can only eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for so long!