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Keeping My Day Balanced With #PortableProtein

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Being a UPS driver for a living is fun but can very tough at the same time.  I am constantly on the move and a typical day on the road for me is anywhere from 10-12 hours so needless to say it can be exhausting. Finding time to eat a healthy balanced meal is very challenging.  I don’t have access to a microwave so I am not able to bring leftovers from the night before so my food for the day takes a lot of planning.  I try to pack foods and snacks that I know I am going to eat because eating fast food during the day isn’t an option for me due to cost and nutrition.  One big problem I have is I am the kind of person that can’t eat the same thing for more than a few days in a row before I get tired of it and need to move onto something new which makes lunch even more of a pain in the neck.  Thankfully I discovered the P3 Portable Protein Pack from Oscar Mayer.Oscar Mayer P3 Portable Protein Packs

Thankfully #CollectiveBias asked me to do a shop for a product called P3 Portable Protein Packs from Oscar Mayer.  P3 Portable Protein Packs are specially designed snack size packs to provide a nourishing boost of solid protein. They come in 4 varieties: Applewood Smoked Turkey Breast, Applewood Smoked Ham, Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken Breast and Slow Roasted Turkey Breast.  We were able to find three of the varieties at our local WalMart for just $1 per pack in the packaged deli section of the store.  The P3 Portable Protein Packs contain three different components, #meatcheesenuts.  Each pack is approximately 2 ounces and contains about 13 grams of protein.Oscar Mayer P3 #PortableProtein #shop

Oscar Mayer P3 #PortableProtein #shop

In a typical day I will eat anywhere from 3 to 5 small snacks like peanut butter crackers, granola bars, fruit snacks, veggies and cookies.  Like I mentioned I get tired of the same foods day in and day out but I do realize I have to eat better because I am not getting any younger.  This month I turn the big 40 and constantly  moving for 10-12 hours a day isn’t as easy as it use to be. I need all of the help I can get to stay mobile, fueled, nourished and healthy. Starting with a good night’s sleep is best but I have to keep my day going with well balanced foods and snacks.  Cookies may have cut it for me when I was 25 but not anymore.  I need foods that are high in protein to keep me energized throughout the day as I burn calories.Oscar Meyer #PortableProtein On the Go #Shop #CBias

I started with the Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken Breast P3 #PortableProtein Pack and it was really good.  I thought after eating the 2 ounces I would still be hungry but that wasn’t the case.  Since the protein pack is full of high quality protein it filled me up and kept me feeling full and fueled longer than the typical snacks I tend to eat. This came in handy for that 4 o’clock hour when my body wants to call it a day.  I also like that the P3 Portable Protein Packs are only $1.  It’s not easy to eat healthy on the go on the cheap.  The portability of the P3 packs is a great feature. I can through these in my cooler without any prep and I don’t need any utensils. These allow me to keep working because I typically don’t have time to stop anyway.

I am glad I was asked to do this shop because it allowed me to discover a nutritious and balanced snack that I am able to eat while on the road that I may not have discovered otherwise. I shared these with some of my fellow drivers and so far the ratings are all thumbs up.

Oscar Mayer P3 #PortableProtein ##shop

 

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Comments

  1. That is a great idea! I am always telling people that I eat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to get my protein, but these would actually work :)

  2. I like the idea of protein packed snacks for adults. They are better for you and keep you feeling more full.

  3. I want those! Where are the coupons!!

  4. This is brilliant and much needed! I want to try the chicken.

  5. I think I’ve seen these at my Walmart! I should get some for my daughter, she is always starving when she gets home from school!

  6. Brett says:

    haven’t heard of these before. looks like a great portable meal on the go!

  7. My husband would love these. He’s always harping about how he needs protein – and this could make both of us happy.

  8. I have not seen those before.. they look like a good deal.. Actually these would go well in my kid’s lunch.

  9. I can’t believe I haven’t seen these in the stores! I bet my son would love them! :)

  10. I love the commercials for these – but I had no clue that they had this much protein. and they are so easy to find – think I will have to check one out at lunch tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.

  11. It is a great concept but I am thinking it probably has way too much sodium in it.

  12. I can see where they would be convenient for you in your job. Glad they worked for you.

  13. I wouldn’t really think that something like this would be tasty and worth buying, but it is. It’s actually really good!

  14. Truck drivers are prone to sedentary lifestyle. They travel for over 12 hours a day, which means that they sit a LOT. So I am so happy to learn of this blog. I know we need to make better choices when it comes to our food. Truck drivers are especially prone to settling with just burger and fries or anything from the good old fast food. So knowing this healthy product can be a great choice. :)

  15. THIS is such a great idea. This is perfect for when I go to school or to pack in the boys lunches or baseball practice etc. I need more of this as I am always running on empty

  16. Great idea to have a male guest post! I have never heard of these snacks, but I eat a very low carb diet, so I would be a fan of these.

  17. I love that there are snacks for adults that help them make better choices. I’m a big snacker and always have snacks with me.

  18. What a great and healthy idea!

  19. I’ve never heard of these. I think they’d be great for us, especially in the warmer months when we’re always on the go. My brother in law is a truck driver too and he’s always on the road. I’ll have to tell him about these.

  20. Krissy says:

    It’s hard to find quality HEALTHY quick snacks you don’t have to prepare and I LOVE these protein packs. The chicken is the only one I have tried, and it’s good. I’ll have to give the other flavors a try. and it’s easy to grab on the go.

  21. I love Oscar Mayer products. This would be great for our whole family. Everyone is trying to eat a little better. We have been decreasing our sugar and simple carbohydrates and replacing them with protein and complex carbohydrates. Thanks for the tip.

  22. I haven’t seen these yet! I would love to take these as snacks to work.

  23. I love the idea of portable protein. What a great thing to take as a lunch!

  24. I just saw these at Meijer last week and thought they looked really great! I will wait until they go on sale though to give them a try.

  25. I haven’t seen these in my stores, but for only $1 I’ll be keeping my eye out. That turkey sounds amazing.

  26. Jenna Wood says:

    It sounds like your job is never boring, with the traveling, so it makes sense you don’t want boring snacks! I bet you need to refuel every so many hours to keep on the road! #Client

  27. Ashley M says:

    As someone who is always on the go and often skips meals (eek!) I would love this for the times where I just cant stop.

  28. I just saw these on sale at our grocery store. I almost bought them, I may have to try them out.

  29. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Oh neat, I love that these protein packs are so easy to pickup from Walmart stores! I bet they are sort of like adult lunchables?

  30. These look like a great thing for us to pack on the way to the Y. We need something to Fuel Up!

  31. Protein is so important. Nuts are my favorite quick source of protein.

  32. I have heard of these packs but I thought they were more like beef jerky. They are actually more like Lunchables, huh? I could use more protein so I may look for these next time I’m in Walmart!

  33. These look like a great meal for when you are on the go! I’ll have to check them out the next time I’m out shopping. Hopefully they don’t have too much sodium.

  34. What a terrific set of food options. I like that they are protein rich and nutritious snack. Like you said, cookies don’t do it for me anymore either so I can relate.

  35. I hadn’t heard of the portable protein packs. I’ll have to see if they have them at my local grocery.

  36. I’m loving this portable protein idea. I’ve never heard of it before now but I’m thinking I need a few of them to keep with me at all times.

  37. Great quick way to pack some filling protein to go! #client

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