Snack Smart This Year with @MapleLeafFoods Natural Selections Protinis #BusierThanHayley

Want to snack smart this year? I know I do, and now with Maple Leaf Protinis you can!

Maple Leaf Foods and Hayley Wichenheiser have teamed up to help you snack smart this year. 

We, as Canadians, are far busier than we have ever been. In order to maintain our busy lifestyles, many people reach for snacks as fuel on the go during their busy days. I know I do. Frequently. 

In fact, snacking is one of my biggest downfalls. Being as I work from home, it’s far too easy for me to snack and work! If I am not grabbing healthy snacks, I am doomed. 

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Did You Know?

52% of Canadians are snacking at least twice daily?

Consider The Facts

Considering the facts, it’s becoming increasingly important that we ensure the snacks we are reaching for, are nutritious! In fact, we want our snacks to act as fuel instead of bogging us down. After all, considering how busy we are, who has time to feel weighed down by unhealthy foods? 

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Maple Leaf Protinis Skewers 

Maple Leaf Natural Selections PROTINIS Skewers are the ideal complete protein snack to power your busy schedule.

Why We Love Maple Leaf Protinis Skewers

We got the chance to try these delicious and nutritious “On the Go” Snacks and I am happy to say that we really enjoyed them! 

My entire family tried them! We used them as a refueling snack after my Little man had TaeKwonDo and he just LOVED them. I eat them while I am working if I get the hankering for a snack and I have found that they actually fill me up and I spend less of my day grabbing for fuel! My husband has taken them to work and instead of grabbing for that greasy bag of chips, he has found that he prefers the Protinis! 

Not only that, but these Maple Leaf Protinis Skewers, didn’t weigh me down. I just felt amazing and full after eating them. I didn’t need a nap, I could keep working and keep doing my daily tasks! Bam! Winner to me. 

Gold Medal Snacking Tips from Hayley Wickenheiser

In partnership with Maple Leaf Foods, five-time Olympic Gold Medalist for Women’s Hockey and Canadian flag bearer, Hayley Wickenheiser has some tips on how to “snack smart” to power through your day. As a hockey player, mom, and student, Hayley understands how busy life can be, leaving you with little time to prepare healthy meals and snacks. Here are her top seven tips for eating smart on the go.

1. Plan ahead. Avoid the temptation of vending machines, quick-service restaurants and convenience stores by planning your snacks ahead of time.

2. Always carry healthy snacks with you on the go – they’ll always be within reach so you won’t be tempted with less nutritious options.

3. When reaching for a snack, opt for something that is tasty and provides good nutrition to avoid the crash that often follows empty calories snacks (i.e. high in sugar/fat).

4. When at the grocery store, stick to the perimeter where you’ll find healthy, fresh and protein-rich foods such as poultry, dairy, fruits and vegetables.

5. Whenever possible, choose lean protein snacks. Since protein helps to slow down the digestion of food, protein snacks will keep you feeling fuller and satisfied longer.

6. Make sure you get enough complete protein every day. Complete protein contains all of the essential amino acids your body needs and cannot produce on its own. Examples of foods with complete protein are milk, eggs, fish, meat and poultry, like the oven-roasted chicken in the new PROTINIS Skewers.

7. Serve complete protein to your active kids as a perfect recovery snack to help build and repair muscles quickly – making sure their next game is even better!

These tips are amazing. I just had to share them with my awesome readers! I am sure all of those that are active and have, (or don’t have) children can use these tips. Really, I think they apply to everyone! 

Have you tried the Maple Leaf Protinis Skewers?

 *Disclosure: Ninja Mommers received compensation or order to facilitate this post. All opinions are of Ninja Mommers’ own and were not influenced in anyway! 


  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) on February 23, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Those sound like awesome snacks. I would love to try them.

  2. rachellemama on February 23, 2015 at 11:28 am

    I have never tried them but those look super yummy! I am also a WAHM and guilty of snacking on not-so-good-for-you snacks, I need more healthy options~

  3. listen2mama on February 23, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    I think we all snack more than we care to admit…LOL! These appear to be great snacks.

  4. aimee (@HouseofFaucis) on February 23, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I am a horrible snacker! I love my snacks but I love the bad ones. This sounds like a good one I’d enjoy.

  5. thelesleyshow on February 23, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    I’m glad that people are coming out with more snacks that are not just a bunch of refined, process carbs. This is a step in the right direction for sure. I would buy snacks like this over cheap treats anyday.

  6. Heather on February 23, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    We are always looking for good for you snacks. I will have to try these!

  7. Liz Mays on February 23, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Protinis sound great. It’s always nice to take a healthy snack with you when you’re out!

  8. Lois Alter Mark on February 23, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I love the idea of protinis! I think most of us could use some more protein in our diets.

  9. coolchillmom on February 23, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I am definitively part of the stats eating snacks. I never heard of these before Will be on the look out for them

  10. Pam on February 23, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    I am definitely a snacker. These look like they would be perfect to have around.

  11. Sarah Bailey on February 23, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Snacking is definitely one of my downfalls and something I want to get better with – these could definitely help I think and they sound delicious. x

  12. Ourfamilyworld (@OurFamilyWorld) on February 23, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    This looks like a great protein snack. My daughter needs this after her ballet class

  13. celebbabylaundry on February 23, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Nothing like a nice piece of lean protein for dinner, super healthy and good for you!

  14. moesly15 on February 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Hmm, I/m going to look into these. I’m not much of a snack eater but these might work for others in my family.

  15. Amber NElson on February 23, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    What a great idea! I would love to try these, especially since they are healthier.

  16. casavilorainteriors on February 23, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    they seem like great snacks. I may have to give them a try

  17. Jeanine on February 23, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    I haven’t ever tried these before, I haven’t seen them I don’t think! But they look really great! I will have to keep an eye out for them around here!

  18. bloodcravephotography on February 23, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    I have not tried them but they do sound like a great snack.

  19. April G on February 23, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    I wonder if they have these in the states. I love a good snack, easy to eat too! Chips have been the go-to since they are always readily available! Yum!

  20. Rosey on February 23, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    I just got a little dish of goldfish crackers to snack on, lol. I’m sure Protinis would be a far better choice. 🙂

  21. Dawn McAlexander on February 24, 2015 at 6:56 am

    I haven’t heard of these. I bet they would be great for the hubs to take to work so I will have to look for them.

  22. Ann Bacciaglia on February 24, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    I have not tried these snacks yet. They look really good. I will have to pick some up.

  23. Ask Coach Donna on February 24, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Yes – I agree, the tips you shared are very, very good – and loved your stats on Canadian snacking – I will take a look for the Maple Leaf Protinis Skewers – sounds interesting! Thank you 🙂

  24. toughcookiemommy on February 24, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    I have never tried these but they look like a great snack for taking to work with me. I always have to eat on-the-go while I’m working.

  25. Melissa Vera on February 24, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    I have never heard about these before. But I am going to look for them, they would be perfect for my daughter to put in her soccer bag to eat before games.

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