Homemade Protein Box

Need a snack that can get you thru the day or maybe thru a workout! Tired of paying over $5 to get a tiny box, well thanks to trader joes you can make it yourself. Could cost you over $5 but you can also make more than 1:) And don’t forget to add mixed nuts if you like trader joes has a great selection:


5 TJ’s Cage Free Fresh Hard-Cooked Eggs

1 bag TJ’s Organic Cut & Peeled Carrots, rinsed & dried

1 bag TJ’s Organic Celery Hearts, rinsed & dried

1 block TJ’s English Coastal Cheddar (or 5 TJ’s Sharp Cheddar Snack Pack pre-portioned, individually-wrapped pieces of Cheddar)

1 jar TJ’s Peanut Butter with Flax & Chia Seeds

5 of your favorite TJ’s Apples


  1. You will need food storage containers for ingredients and daily meal prep, and 5 small sauce containers for peanut butter.
  2. Prep components: Trim ends of celery and slice into thirds. Slice cheese into 1-inch cubes. Measure 2 tablespoons peanut butter into each of the small sauce containers. Halve eggs. Refrigerate prepped ingredients in separate food storage containers until needed.
  3. Assemble protein box: Each morning, place the following in your box: two egg halves, 6-7 carrots, 5-6 celery sticks, 5-6 cubes of cheese, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, and one apple.

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