Snack Ideas With Maple Leaf Protinis

#Protinis

I’m a snacker, I don’t eat just three big meals a day – I like to space it out and have six “mini meals” a day (or six big snacks). Snack ideas are not always easy to come by, especially when I require protein to be a key ingredient most of the time.

52% of Canadians snack at least twice a day, and that’s a good thing. You want to keep your body firing all day long, and eating throughout the day does that for you. However, I (for one) look for snacks that not only give me energy but keep me full and according to the Infographic below, I’m not the only one.

Snacking Habits and The Importance Of Protein

Protein is really important in my diet, I am currently on a meal plan that has uses my favorite macro-nutrient in a moderate amount. Protein helps rebuild muscles, and a goal of mine is to achieve more muscle (with the accompaniment of less fat). I usually have protein for breakfast, mid morning snack, lunch and dinner. However some days, I do skip protein in the morning and add it to my mid afternoon snack. It depends on what my day looks like.

An option I have recently tried are Maple Leaf PROTINIS™, and since my initial trial I have bought them at every grocery store shop. Protini’s are a complete protein, and what EXACTLY is a complete protein? Sue Mah, registered dietitian and nutrition expert says,

Complete protein contains all of the essential amino acids your body needs and cannot produce on its own,” Some examples of foods with complete protein are milk, eggs, fish, meat and poultry, like the oven-roasted chicken bites in PROTINIS™. This type of protein helps slow down the digestion of food, keeping you feeling fuller, longer, and protein snacking can support physical activity and weight management goals by building and repairing muscles and tissues.

Protinis

PROTINIS™ can be ate on the go, at home, on their own or put together to make a mini meal. I love that this is a really is a “eat anywhere” option, they’re good cold and hot. Here are the options PROTINIS™ come in (note: the fruit is on the side, it’s not the chicken flavor):

  • Oven Roasted Chicken + Cranberry
  • Sweet Thai Chili Chicken Check out my Sweet Thai Chili Chicken Quinoa Stir Fry using PROTINIS™
  • Oven Roasted Chicken + Superfruit
  • Mild Salsa Chicken
  • Oven Roasted Chicken + Mango
  • Honey Garlic Chicken
  • Oven Roasted Chicken + Apple
  • Oven Roasted Chicken

Each pack comes with two PROTINIS™ containers and retail for $4.99. You can find out more here:

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This past weekend I craved pizza, it’s all I thought about so I used PROTINIS™ to create a glorified snack.

Honey Garlic Chicken Pizza - Snack Ideas

Honey Garlic Chicken Pizza

  • Maple Leaf PROTINIS™ Honey Garlic Chicken
  • 1/4 cup marinara
  • 1 whole wheat pita
  • 1/3 cup part skim mozza cheese

Turn your broiler on. Arrange the marinara, PROTINIS™ and cheese over the pita. Broil for 2 minutes (or until cheese is golden).

Thanks to PROTINIS™ I had a mini meal ready in two minutes, it kept me making a smart choice in that “I need food now and I don’t care what it is” moment.

I have also brought PROTINIS™ with me on a recent road trip and ate it straight from the container, it kept me from stopping at a gas station to buy the typical junk food I buy for road trips.

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44 comments on “Snack Ideas With Maple Leaf Protinis”

  1. Its funny, my hubby went to a Blue Jays game yesterday and they were handing out these snack pack. He brought home a few so I think I’ll make your pizza recipe for afternoon snack for the kids. Thanks Randa….You’re awesome as usual.

    • Thanks Margarita 🙂 I was able to score a few more today at only $2.49 because they’re two weeks out from expiry – SCORE! lol.

  2. I’ve been testing these out as well and may have found a new favourite snack. I’ve just been eating out of the container, but I think I’ll take some inspiration from you and consider incorporating them into a quick lunch recipe. Thanks!

  3. What interesting combinations, I would not have though of chicken and mango. But I bet it is tasty.

  4. OMG! That recipe looks delightful!! I’m going to find some gluten free tortillas and whip this up! So much better then premade pizza!

  5. that pizza looks great! Sweet Thai Chili Chicken sounds amazing, that would be the first one I would go for!

  6. I would choose the honey garlic chicken first, sounds great.

  7. I really want to try the Chicken and Cranberries!

  8. The Honey Garlic Chicken sounds fantastic, but so do the rest of them lol I love your pizza idea!

  9. I am most excited to try the Oven Roasted Chicken & Mango.

  10. I would like to try Sweet Thai Chili Chicken.

  11. I am most excited to try the Sweet Thai Chili Chicken

  12. I’d like to try the Oven Roasted Chicken + Mango.

  13. I would like to try the Honey Garlic Chicken.

  14. I am excited to try the roasted chicken and mango.

  15. would love to try the thai

  16. Sign me up for some Sweet Thai Chili Chicken…yum! I am trying an all protein diet…this is perfect for me!

  17. I want to try the mild salsa chicken

  18. Chicken and mango sounds very yummy can’t wait to try it.

  19. most excited for the roasted chicken with super fruit

  20. I am most excited to try the following protini flavors: Sweet Thai Chili Chicken; Mild Salsa Chicken and Honey Garlic Chicken. Thanks for sponsoring this yummy giveaway and for the opportunity to participate.

  21. Would love to try the oven roasted chicken and apples

  22. that pizza looks great! Sweet Thai Chili Chicken sounds amazing,

  23. The honey garlic chicken appeals to me most!

  24. I would choose the honey garlic chicken.

  25. i’d love to try the oven roasted chicken and mango.

  26. I really want to try the Sweet Thai Chili Chicken one!

  27. I would like to try the Oven Roasted Chicken + Cranberry.

  28. I want to try the honey garlic flavour!

  29. I would most like to try the chicken with mangos!

  30. The Sweet Thai Chili Chicken one sounds awesome!

  31. I’m most looking forward to trying the Salsa Chicken.

  32. the the honey garlic chicken sounds so good 🙂

  33. The Sweet Thai Chili Chicken 

  34. most excited to try the Honey Garlic Chicken

  35. The chicken and cranberry.

  36. The honey garlic chicken sounds delish!

  37. Honey Garlic followed by Sweet Thai Chili Chicken

  38. I want to try the honey garlic chicken!

  39. Oven roasted

  40. I would like the oven roasted chicken and cranberries but they all sound good!

  41. I really want to try the honey garlic chicken! It sounds SO yummy!

  42. I would choose the honey garlic chicken

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