DIY Deli Style Protein Box

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Protein-packed boxes like this DIY Deli Style Protein Box idea are the way to go! They come together in under 15 minutes, are high in protein, low in carbs, and keto-approved.

Perfect for busy, healthy lifestyles that need something quick and easy to grab as you’re running out the door!

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DIY DELI STYLE PROTEIN BOX

The best part of this meal prep protein box is that it requires zero cooking! All it takes is a little of your time putting together and tossing into the refrigerator. These DIY Deli Style Protein Boxes make for the best and easiest high-protein, low-carb make ahead breakfast, lunch or post-workout snack option.

Meal prepping is an excellent way to have healthy meals at your fingertips, so that you can stay on track with your goals. I know that if I have something pre-made, I am more likely to stay on track, choosing and eating something healthy over something convenient. I’m a food blogger, so I’m not afraid to take the time to cook a meal. But when I’m tired and/or very busy with work? I just want and need something I can quickly grab and eat without much thought or time invested.

That is what is so perfect about meal prepping boxes like this!

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WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THESE PROTEIN BOXES

FULL CUSTOMIZABLE

The great thing about these protein boxes is that you can add as little or as much of an item as you prefer. If you’re not a fan of roast beef, swap it with chicken, turkey, salami, pepperoni, etc. Not a fan of walnuts or almonds? Swap those out, too, with the nuts you prefer. The options are endless. Add in hummus to dip your vegetables or cheese in!

Unless you’re pressed for time, I do recommend making your hard boiled eggs! Using my method, you can have the eggs ready in the Instant Pot very easily in 15 minutes. Start those first and let them boil while you prep the containers! They will be done when you are. All you do is set it and walk away. The pot does ALL the work. Which, in the long run, also saves you money!

I remember my husband bulging his eyes watching me grab pre-packaged hard boiled eggs once. I wanted them for a salad and I was too lazy and busy to make my own. Which is exactly what he questioned – why I didn’t buy a dozen eggs (which are much cheaper than a pack of 4 hard boiled eggs!!) and make my own. So now I do! With my Instant Pot!

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HELPFUL MEAL PREPPING TIPS:

  • This recipe makes 4 protein boxes that can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 days minimum and 7 days maximum.
  • I recommend keeping the eggs whole, rather than slicing them. They are sliced merely for photos. They dry out slightly when sliced and sitting.
  • Avocado: Aim for an avocado that is still on the harder side. NOT rock hard mind you. Check under the stem for ripeness. If it is green underneath the stem, then the avocado is perfect. If it’s more of a brown, then its overly ripe and I do not recommend slicing and prepping. You can slice an avocado (with a green stem) the night before or the morning of. To keep it from turning, squeeze lemon or lime juice over the top. I also find adding a touch of sea salt helps, as well.

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DIY Deli Style Protein Box

5 from 1 vote
An easy, low-carb and high-protein meal prep option that is perfect as a healthy lunch, snack or post-workout snack. Comes together in no time and is fully customizable.
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Course: Breakfast, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Meal Prep, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: DIY, DIY Deli Style Protein Box, Meal Prep, Protein Box
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 556kcal
Author: Samantha Buckner

Ingredients:

  • 4 hard boiled eggs, (homemade or store-bought )
  • 1 medium cucumber, (sliced)
  • 1/2 lb sliced roast beef,
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 2 oz sharp cheddar cheese, (cubed)
  • 2 oz colby-jack cheese, (cubed)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large avocado (*SEE NOTES BELOW)

Optional Garnishment:

  • Lime juice, (for the avocado *SEE NOTES BELOW)
  • Sea salt and pepper, (to taste)
  • Red pepper flakes, (to taste)

Instructions:

  • Divide the walnuts and almonds between four 2 ounce plastic cups. Place into containers.
  • Divide the remaining ingredients listed: eggs, cucumber, roast beef, cheeses, cherry tomatoes, and avocado between four Glass Meal Prep Containers.
  • Place the lid on each container and store in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Can be stored for 5-7 days.

Notes:

HELPFUL MEAL PREPPING TIPS:

  • This recipe makes 4 protein boxes that can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 days minimum and 7 days maximum.
  • I recommend keeping the eggs whole, rather than slicing them. They are sliced merely for photos. They dry out slightly when sliced and sitting.
  • Avocado: Aim for an avocado that is still on the harder side. NOT rock hard, mind you. Check under the stem for ripeness. If it is green underneath the stem, then the avocado is perfect. If it's more of a brown, then its overly ripe and I do not recommend slicing and prepping. You can slice an avocado (with a green stem) the night before or the morning of. To keep it from turning, squeeze lemon or lime juice over the top. I also find adding a touch of sea salt helps, as well.
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NUTRITION:

Nutrition Facts
DIY Deli Style Protein Box
Amount Per Serving (1 Box)
Calories 556 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 247mg82%
Sodium 1102mg46%
Potassium 918mg26%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 1015IU20%
Vitamin C 49.2mg60%
Calcium 466mg47%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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DIY Deli Style Protein Box - healthy meals that you can make ahead of time and have on hand for grab-n-go! Healthy and perfect for lunch or as a post-workout snack. High-protein, low-fat, veto-approved! #mealprep #protein #proteinbox #keto #healthysnacks | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com DIY Deli Style Protein Box - healthy meals that you can make ahead of time and have on hand for grab-n-go! Healthy and perfect for lunch or as a post-workout snack. High-protein, low-fat, veto-approved! #mealprep #protein #proteinbox #keto #healthysnacks | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com DIY Deli Style Protein Box - healthy meals that you can make ahead of time and have on hand for grab-n-go! Healthy and perfect for lunch or as a post-workout snack. High-protein, low-fat, veto-approved! #mealprep #protein #proteinbox #keto #healthysnacks | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com
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