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Maple Leaf Natural Selections #PROTINIS “The Official Snack of Everything” #Giveaway

Maple Leaf Natural Selections #PROTINIS "The Official Snack of Everything"  #Giveaway

I know I’ve mentioned before that I am still struggling to get rid of baby weight + cake eating weight.  Who knew you couldn’t eat crazy amounts of dessert after pregnancy in the way you could in your early 20s and teens.  Well if you did know that, I sure didn’t.  I seriously thought all that talk of “enjoy your metabolism now” was just crazy talk from “old people”

I’ve been pretty successful so far with counting my calories, cutting out sugar and simple starches, and lots of high impact interval training.  I still have far to go though to get back to my ideal body shape.

One of my challenges is snack time.  I want something low calorie but still satisfying to get me through the hunger and cravings when they hit without setting myself up for failure.  New Maple Leaf® Natural Selections® PROTINIS™ fit that bill perfectly with around 100 calories per pack.  The convenience is perfect for moms on the go.  I just don’t have the time to make myself a snack like this between caring for an infant in the process of introducing foods, a toddler who is potty training and running my blog.  I love being able to grab a PROTINI just like I might have grabbed a box of crackers or cookies previously.

Maple Leaf Natural Selections #PROTINIS "The Official Snack of Everything"  #Giveaway

PROTINIS™ are made with delicious oven-roasted seasoned chicken and dried fruit and are a source of complete protein. According to a Harris Decima survey, more than half (52 per cent) of Canadians snack at least twice a day, 71 per cent are seeking healthier snacking options and 85 per cent of Canadians prefer a snack that leaves them feeling fuller, longer.


Why is complete Protein important? According to Sue Mah, registered dietitian and nutrition expert, “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.”

To see the full Sue Mah interview with more information about the importance of protein just watch the video below!

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.

The chicken and fruit are perfectly paired and make for a satisfying snack that gets me through mid-day hunger so I can make it to dinner.


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Win it:

One Canadian Frugal Mom Eh reader will win 9 (Nine) Free Product Coupons Valid for One Pack of Protinis each.  Giveaway ends on August 1st 2014 at 11:59 pm EST.  See Giveaway Tools for Entry & T&C.


Disclosure:  This post has been compensated, however all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.




Friday 1st of August 2014

Sweet Thai chili

Ariel C

Friday 1st of August 2014

chicken salsa sounds delish!

Nina Murray

Friday 1st of August 2014

Chicken salsa

Angela Mitchell

Friday 1st of August 2014

I'm most interested in trying the salsa chicken.

Andrea Lamont

Thursday 31st of July 2014

I would like to try the Honey Garlic!