Protein makes your body stronger, keeps you feeling fuller longer and helps build and repair muscle. There is so much more to it then that but in a nutshell, our bodies cannot make essential amino acids, so we need to get them from our food in order to sustain our muscles and tissues, as well as promote overall growth.
Bottom Line… Your Body Needs Protein.
According to Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention, a female aged 19-70 needs 46 grams of protein a day.
So, when I heard about the complete protein snack, Protinis from Maple Leaf Foods, I knew that I needed to give them a try. With 8 different flavours to choose from and at least 11g of protein in each snack (two-pack), there’s something for everyone.
As usual, we didn’t make it out of the store before The Kids were hungry. For once, I was able to offer them a healthy and complete snack and they didn’t even leave one bit of the Roasted Chicken with mild salsa.
When we got home, The Kids were still hungry so I offered them the chicken and cranberry snack. Even though they’d never had cranberries before, they dove right in. They commented on how the cranberries tasted like raisins and then they were gone. The cranberries that is. For my dietary requirements (I’m hypoglycemic), I’ll choose the mango or apple options next time as the sugar content is a lot lower.
Even though it’s being sold as a snack, you can also add it to your meals. This week, while making pizza, I was short on time and food so I put a container of the roasted chicken mild salsa and it really gave the pizza what it needed; taste and protein! Maple Leaf Foods had Mom’s in mind when they created this 30-second video.
And to sweeten the deal even further, Maple Leaf Foods wants one of you to try Protinis for FREE by entering our giveaway.
WIN 5 Maple Leaf Foods Protinis Snack FPCs Below!
|Prize:||Five (5) FPCs for Protinis Snacks. Approximate prize value is $25CDN.|
|Eligibility:||Canada Only (including Quebec). Age 18+|
|Duration:||The contest will run from Monday, May 5 until Monday, May 26, 2014, inclusive.|
|Shipping:||Included in the prize.|
|Entry Method:||Rafflecopter Form.|
|Disclosure:||Journeys of The Zoo received compensation for posting this review and giveaway.|