"Pure Prairie Eating Plan"

Fresh food, practical menus and a healthy lifestyle

About the Book

The Pure Prairie Eating Plan includes four weeks of complete daily menus, including three meals and three snacks. The plan also includes recipes, weekly grocery lists and cooking tips.  The cookbook is a great resource for people wanting a diabetic meal plan or anyone wanting a healthy menu plan.

Buy Your Copy

The Pure Prairie Eating Plan is now available online and at selected retail outlets.

Click here for the list of locations.

Author Book Presentation and Book Signing: - watch this space for future announcements.

 

PPEP supports healthy eating

Translating the recommendations about what we should eat from Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide into practice is sometimes difficult. Taking this into account, we developed the Pure Prairie Eating Plan (PPEP).  
PPEP can help you enjoy a well-balanced diet while still giving you access to a variety of delicious foods.

Hot off the press! PPEP Spring Newsletter

Hot off the press! PPEP Spring Newsletter

Some of our readers have asked about vegetarian options.  In response, our spring newsletter features vegetable-centered meals with lots of room for substituting or adding meats when appropriate.  If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter and would like to, the sign up area is located on the lower left hand side of the website homepage.

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Watch for Cathy at the Canadian Diabetes Expos in Red Deer and Medicine Hat

Watch for Cathy at the Canadian Diabetes Expos in Red Deer and Medicine Hat

Check out our FaceBook page for more details https://www.facebook.com/pureprairie.

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Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids

Cooking with kids can be a lot of fun, and it’s a great way to get them started on a healthy living path (and re-enforce your own healthy eating habits :)!  Eat Right Ontario has a series of tips on their website for kids at different ages, from 2-11 years old.  These tips are designed to build both skills and confidence that will last a lifetime.  They also have 86 kid friendly award winning recipes.  Here’s an example from their website, for more recipes and other helpful tips check out Eat Right Ontario. Awesome Mini Mushroom Omelettes   2015 Kids Recipe Challenge winning...

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Looking for something slightly different for Easter dinner?

Looking for something slightly different for Easter dinner?

The Canola Council of Canada recently published a recipe collection called “Spice Route:  A Journey of Global Flavors”.  The recipes were developed by Raghavan Iyer, a well known cookbook author and culinary educator. The following recipe is a sample from that collection.  It’s easy to make, filled with flavour and the cilantro garnish adds a touch of colour that reminds us that spring is just around the corner :)! Persian Lamb Stew with Dried Apricots Serves 8  Serving Size:  1 cup INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup (60mL) coarsely chopped firmly packed fresh mint leaves 2 Tbsp (30...

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Looking for great healthy eating tips, recipes and inspiration?

Looking for great healthy eating tips, recipes and inspiration?

Dietitian of Canada presented Nutrition Month in March and offered up 3 great tools for healthy eating.  There’s the EaTracker for planning tracking and analyzing your daily food intake – we use eaTracker to analyze our recipes for the Pure Prairie Eating Plan book and blog.  There are also 2 other apps to keep you inspired and informed – eatipster gives you a healthy eating tip each day and cookspiration has 6 categories of recipe ideas:  energize me, get prepared, kid approved, pick me up, post workout and snack attack.  The recipes are chock full of yummy, healthy, and...

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Manitoba Co-operator_Mediterranean diet cuts heart disease risk

Manitoba Co-operator_Mediterranean diet cuts heart disease risk

Earlier this week, The Manitoba Co-operator published an article that drew attention to the important impact that diet can have on our health.  The article is based on research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 64th Annual Scientific Session in San Diego, Mar 14-16, 2015.  According to the article, the researchers, “Ekavi Georgousopoulou and Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos of Harokopio University in Athens studied a group of more than 2,500 Greek adults, ages 18 to 89, who closely followed the Mediterranean diet for 10 years. The group was 47 per cent less likely to develop...

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Go Barley: Modern Recipes for an Ancient Grain.

Go Barley: Modern Recipes for an Ancient Grain.

February was Heart Month and in our February newsletter we featured recipes with ingredients that had Health Canada’s Heart Health claims. During our search for recipes to feature in our newsletter we turned to Go Barley: Modern Recipes for an Ancient Grain and decided that it deserved a full book review. Go Barley is chock full of great recipes – if you’re thinking ‘How many ways can you cook barley?”, the answer is A LOT!  There are breakfasts, appetizers, salads and soups, main dishes, sides, baking, desserts and even a recipe for Barley Water. Most people...

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