"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.

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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Were you ever tempted to skip breakfast?

Were you ever tempted to skip breakfast?

Sometimes it’s tempting to skip a meal like breakfast to help ‘jumpstart’ a weight loss program.  The Pure Prairie Eating Plan is not specifically geared towards weight loss, but our research indicates that eating 3 healthy meals and 3 healthy snacks throughout the day can result in weight loss.  In a recent column in the Globe and Mail, registered dietitian, Leslie Beck cites research that found that eating a big breakfast (700 of a 1400 calorie a day eating plan) was more effective in losing weight than eating a small breakfast (200 of 1400 calories).  She suggests that a...

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Control diabetes by eating locally

Control diabetes by eating locally

Mark Connolly with CBC Edmonton interviewed Cathy this morning about the Pure Prairie Eating Plan (PPEP) and the results of their research with people with type 2 diabetes.  The study, which was funded by the Alberta Diabetes Institute, tested an earlier version of the Pure Prairie Eating Plan.  Participants who completed the study (85%) had lower blood sugar, improved cholesterol, lower blood pressure and were consuming less salt.  These are important indicators of health whether you have diabetes or not, but they are particularly important for people with diabetes because they predict the...

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Protein is important for building and maintaining muscles.

Protein is important for building and maintaining muscles.

Most of us know that protein is important for developing and maintaining muscles, but did you know that it’s important to eat your protein throughout the day. This recent article on the More About Milk website explains why it’s important to eat protein throughout the day and gives some great tips and recipes on how to get the right amount of protein spread out throughout your day.  Breakfast can be one of the most challenging times to get enough protein. Check out these protein rich breakfast recipes from a link in the More with Milk article. If you’re interested in...

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Hot off the Press!

Hot off the Press!

The PPEP Valentines Newsletter is available now.  It’s Heart Month and Valentines all at once, so we’ve got a Valentines Menu packed with Heart Healthy foods just for you.  If you haven’t already done so, you can sign up on the right below.

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