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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Snack & Lunch Ideas with Complete Protein #PROTINIS: Giveaway!

With, a bit of a jolt, I realize that my oldest child will be entering grade eleven in about six weeks.  (Where does the time go?)  She is also my most difficult child to feed.  Often, she opens the refrigerator and stares into the abyss and then announces that there is nothing to eat in this house.  Knowing, full well, that the days of her being home with us are numbered, it is even more important than ever to be instilling good eating habits.  She needs to be able to recognize foods that offer nutrition, and value.

One food item that I began purchasing earlier in the spring was Maple Leaf Natural Selections PROTINIS.   Both my daughter and I had taken note (when watching tv and saw an advertisement come on for PROTINIS), that PROTINIS would be a good choice for her school lunches.


PROTINIS are portable, which makes them perfect for a lunch bag.  My daughter prefers to take her lunch from home, consisting of fresh foods.  We stock up on lots of fruits, veggies, and yogurts, yet she was lacking in protein.  It was always a concern that she was developing a habit of not including protein in her diet.

PROTINIS offer a complete protein

Understanding Complete Protein vs Incomplete Protein

A complete protein contains all the essential amino acids that a person needs.  Examples of a complete protein are: milk, fish, eggs, meat and poultry.  An incomplete protein is missing one or more of the nine amino acids that a body can not produce on its own.  Examples of an incomplete protein are vegetables, nuts, grains and legumes.

The tasty chicken bites in PROTINIS are a perfectly convenient way to consume a complete protein, without any hassle.

PROTINIS are Perfect for Snacking and for Lunch,too

While, I think that PROTINIS are a pretty fabulous snack on the run,( perfect for my daughter to consume between class periods a school)   I also think they are a great lunch time helper.  We enjoy a lot of salads for lunch.   Adding PROTINIS to a salad makes your ordinary lunch - extraordinary.

For this salad we mixed romaine hearts with croutons, bacon pieces and organic caesar dressing.  Then, we simply added PROTINIS Sweet Thai Chili and it was delicious.  And, then I thought - I always (really) enjoy a chicken caesar wrap that I get at my local sandwich shoppe - I think I can duplicate that yummyness here at home using a package of PROTINIS.   And, it was absolutely awesome!   I warmed up the wrap for a few seconds in the microwave, added some shredded cheese to my salad mix & PROTINIS and BAM!

PROTINIS is now a staple in our home.  My daughter and I both love them.  I am especially happy that she is now getting a complete protein just by adding PROTINIS to her lunches.  There are many varieties, so she'll never become bored or stagnant with her lunch time and snacking routine.   

Look for PROTINIS at your grocery store in the refrigerated section.  I had to ask store personnel for the exact location when looking to purchase.  It seems most stores will have PROTINIS in either the deli or commercial meat area (bacon).
 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.
PROTINIS are a really good choice for my teen for a quick snack or a complete lunch, and everyone else in the family, too!

Coupon Giveaway!

We love PROTINIS so much, that we want to share with our readers.
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Disclosure:  I am a member of the Maple Leaf Foods Connects program.  As part of my participation, I have been compensated both monetarily and with free product, however, all opinions and ideas shared on this blog remain my own. 

40 comments:

ivy pluchinsky said...

I would love to try the honey and garlic one

Jeannie Lam said...

I would like to try the sweet thai chili chicken first.

Jonnie (JB) said...

I want to try Mild Salsa Chicken

Heidi Carlson-Reid said...

Honey Garlic chicken sounds tasty!

Amy C said...

I would like to try the Honey Garlic Chicken.

Jennpup said...

Honey Garlic sounds delightful!

Wayne Lecoy said...

I am entering your giveaway.
It would be great to
win five FPC for Protinis.
In response to your question of
Which flavour of PROTINIS would
you like to try first?
I would like to try
the Honey Garlic Chicken first.
Thank you for having this giveaway.

Journeys of The Zoo said...

Oven roasted and cranberry is a family favourite.

Besos, Sarah

409cope said...

I would like to try the oven roasted chicken and apple the most.

Julie Bolduc said...

Id like to try the honey Garlic

Wendy Hutton said...

would love to try the honey garlic

Jennifer said...

sweet thai chili

Judy C said...

I would love to try the Oven Roasted Chicken and Apples (Judy Cowan)

flowerchild said...

I would love to try the Sweet Thai Chili
thanks

Victoria S said...

I would love to try the Sweet Thai Chili first! Victoria Ess

ksceviour said...

I would like to try the honey garlic chicken ..yum!
(Karla Sceviour)

Gordon Green said...

The roasted chicken with apple appeals to me.

Tanis S said...

Honey Garlic would be my first choice!

Darlene Schuller said...

I would love sink my teeth into Honey and Garlic mmmm

Andrea said...

the roasted chicken with super fruit!

Eldon L said...

Honey Garlic

maria said...

Roasted chicken and apple.

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Juliee said...

I would like to try the honey and garlic chicken.

Tina L. said...

I would like to try the Oven Roasted Chicken and Cranberry.

Carole D. said...

I would like to try the honey and garlic chicken.

Stephanie LaPlante said...

Oven Roasted Chicken and Mango

suzie said...

would like to try the Honey Garlic Chicken.

lushka said...

Oven roasted

Viv Sluys said...

I'd like to try the Sweet Thai Chili Chicken first

Angela M said...

I just tried the Salsa Chicken the other day and I really liked it!

Yuen C said...

Honey Garlic!

Kristi R. said...

The honey garlic one sounds good!

Belinda M said...

I would like to try the Honey Garlic Chicken first

Robyn Bellefleur said...

I would like to try the Honey Garlic Chicken.

Monique L.S. said...

I would like to try Sweet Thai Chili.

Lori Bazan said...

Sweet Thai Chili is a must try for me!

Tammy D said...

Honey garlic sounds yummy!

Lee-Ann said...

would love to try weet thai chili chicken

Laurie Bolduc said...

I am most excited to try the Oven Roasted Chicken and Cranberry Protini

Flo said...

I really like the Oven Roasted Chicken and Cranberry Protini.
Florence C