Since I entered my forties I have been more focused on a healthy lifestyle. I guess it took turning forty to realize that my choices really do impact my health and my quality of life. I mean, of course I knew that before, but it all became very apparent in the last couple of years. So now I run three or more times a week, walk daily and try to make healthy choices when I eat. I do not diet. I choose foods that are real, food that contains the nutrients I need, food that has health benefits to me, and food that will keep me feeling full so I’m not looking for snacks so often.
Protinis are a new Complete Protein Snack that my family has been enjoying. Made by Maple Leaf Natural Selections, Protinis are simply flavoured pieces of chicken that are cooked and ready to eat.
PROTINIS™ snacks are available in eight flavours including Oven Roasted Chicken, Sweet Thai Chili Chicken, Mild Salsa Chicken, Honey Garlic Chicken, Oven Roasted Chicken and Cranberry, Oven Roasted Chicken and Superfruit, Oven Roasted Chicken and Mango, and Oven Roasted Chicken and Apple. They are available at major grocery stores across Canada and retail for approximately $4.99. Each retail pack comes with two PROTINIS™ snacks.
Protein is great for snacking because it does keep you feeling full longer, and it helps build muscle. I prefer to get my protein from natural sources that don’t contain added sugar and carbs. Protinis are perfect for this. Since I put them in the fridge they have been nabbed by my body builder son who thinks they are a fantastic idea. My husband is also trying to focus on his health and he enjoys them, but the one that really impressed me was my ten year old daughter. She and I tried Protinis with Salsa first, and we both really enjoyed them. She keeps eating Protinis as a snack, right out of the package. I think it’s great…she’s getting needed protein and not snacking on junk. It’s a win/win!
While I enjoy Protinis on their own, I also love to add them to salad. I added the Sweet Thai Chili Chicken to the salad above and it was delicious. They are good in a wrap with some hummus too! You can follow the Maple Leaf Foods Facebook Page to find more great ideas on how to use your Protinis.