Servings

1

Ready In:

5 minutes

Calories:

238

Good For:

Snack

Introduction

About this Recipe

By: Michelle Sparkles

I had been very intrigued by Jimmy Dean’s protein packs every time I walked past in the grocery store. They sounded awesome, but I didn’t want to spend $3/box. After trying one I was hooked- so I went into DIY mode to recreate the originals and 3 versions of my own.  Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 6 thin slices lean deli ham
  • 1 ounch colby jack cheese
  • 1 hard-boiled egg 
  • *Optional: 1/2 Apple or 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • reusable bento style containers (available in stores and on Amazon)

These copycat snack packs are extremely easy to assemble and I have my kiddos involved in this (they end up eating these after practice, school, during park dates). The best part is they are portable, easy to replicate, nourishing and oh so satisfying. You can save time by buying pre-cooked eggs at the store, or I use my InstantPot to have perfect hard-boiled eggs in less than 10 minutes!

Tip: Hard boil the day before and let cool overnight for easy peeling.

Nutrition

*These values are approximate and may vary based on brand and individual differences.  Values do not include optional apple/tomatoes.

Total Calories: 238

Protein: 23g

Carbs: 2g

Fat: 15g

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Hard boil eggs the night before giving enough time to cool.  Take out the rest of the ingredients and your method of storage.  

Step 2

Cut cheese into 6 pieces.

*Tip: If using block cheese, cut an 8 oz block of cheese in 1 oz chunks, then cube cheese into 6 pieces.

Step 3- prepare protein

Remove shells from eggs if desired, rinse and pat dry.  I will typically wait to peel my eggs or wrap the peeled eggs in a ziplock to keep the rest of the pack from tasting like eggs. 

Step 4- Assemble Ingredients

Place 1 egg, 6 cheese cubes, and rolled up ham slices in the box.  If you do not have separated compartments you will need to place the hard boiled egg in a bag to prevent the egg smell/taste from getting into the other foods.

*I have also left the string cheese in the wrapping and egg in the shell until consuming.  Do what works best for you!

 

Step 5- Consume or Store

Chow down or store protein snack packs in fridge for up to 1 week.  Enjoy! 

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