"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.

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Author Book Signing: - Stay tuned for future book signings

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.

Choose polyphenols for multi-protection of your health

Choose polyphenols for multi-protection of your health

Polyphenols includes a variety of compounds that are widely distributed in many plant-based foods. When you drink a coffee or tea to wake up in the morning, the little bit of bitterness and astringency reveals the existence of polyphenols. When you decide to have some berries, dark grapes or a red delicious apple for breakfast, the red or blue is the color of polyphenols. When you snack on some nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, etc., you can taste polyphenols’ astringency again. And the vegetables and pulses in your meals, juices for replenishment, the hot cocoa in a winter day, and...

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Healthy Eatings Role in Managing Stress

We recently noticed this great article on the Healthy U website.  Summer isn’t usually thought of as a stressful time, but these tips will come in handy all year long.  For the whole article, including links to great recipes go to http://www.healthyalberta.com/1759.htm Keep the following tips in mind to help your body cope with the stresses that life can present: Eat regularly.  Eating regular meals and snacks gives the body (including the brain) a ready source of fuel and nutrients and helps to prevent hunger.  Hunger can create stress in the body. It can also magnify the effects of...

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Amplify Flavours Without Salt

Amplify Flavours Without Salt

This great little trick was learned from chef Stephen Field, the brother of our colleague Dr. Catherine Field.  Stephen does a lot of recipe development thinking about people with heart disease and diabetes, so he has a great understanding of how to make food tasty and fresh without a lot of added salt, fat and sugar.   What is the trick?  Keep a lemon on hand – and squeeze a little lemon juice here and there – not just on fish – but on other meats, salads and cooked vegetables.   If you’re interested in some of Stephen’s other tricks, here’s a video that was made when he did a...

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About eggs (and choline)

About eggs (and choline)

Choline is a nutrient required in tiny amounts for very important functions in the body.  It plays a role in metabolic pathways in the liver, including those involved in synthesis of cells and their DNA, as well as brain development and nervous system function.  While almost all foods contain some choline, the best dietary sources include eggs, meats, fish and whole grains.   In addition to choline, one whole egg also contains significant amounts of vitamins A, D and E, riboflavin, vitamin B12, niacin and folate.  Eggs also contain antioxidants such as lutein and omega-3 fats.  ...

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Five Overrated Health Foods | Alberta Milk | More About Milk

Alberta Milk recently published an article on their More About Milk website that you might find interesting.  It provides nutritional data on some popular ‘health’ foods and suggests more nutritious choices.   “While eating a food touted to be good for you, have you ever thought this: “It’s healthy, so I can eat more of it.” These foods seem to wear a health halo causing you to let down your guard and eat larger portions. Even commonly held beliefs about healthy food can distort the big picture when you do not consider all the facts. Some health foods simply are not...

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Pure Prairie Eating Plan Video

Pure Prairie Eating Plan Video

If you click on ‘read more’ it will take you to a link to a short video on the Pure Prairie Eating Plan.  It provides a brief (2:34) background on PPEP from conception to research to realization!

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What you need to know about protein – The Globe and Mail

What you need to know about protein – The Globe and Mail

Protein is required for muscle development.  And when you eat it and how you balance your protein intake throughout the day is important.  A recent article in the Globe and Mail reported on research that shows that spreading your protein intake evenly over three meals is the best way to build and maintain muscle. According to researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, you’ll build more muscle if you evenly spread your protein intake over three meals rather than skewing your intake toward the evening meal. In other words, if your usual diet includes little or no...

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