"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.

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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Portion Size Matters!

Portion Size Matters!

In a recent article in the Globe and Mail, “Seven Nutritious foods that can derail your diet”,  Leslie Beck highlights the importance of portion control even when it comes to healthy foods.  The nutrition specialist provides a brief summary of the potential benefits of seven nutritious foods along with good advise on how much is enough.  One of the reasons that we developed the Pure Prairie Eating Plan was to highlight the variety and diversity of foods that could be part of a healthy diet…and also provide appropriate serving sizes according to Eating Well with...

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Book Review: The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen

Book Review:  The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen

At PPEP, we’re always scanning the horizon for healthy recipes that are not only healthy but tasty, easy to prepare and visually appealing.  The Heart Smart Diabetes Kitchen by the American Diabetes Association and CanolaInfo is packed with beautiful and easy and healthy recipes.  While the title says “Diabetes Kitchen”, these recipes are great for anyone who is interested in a healthy diet. The introduction includes tips on healthy living, information about dietary fats as wells as tips on how to make your meals fresh, fast and flavourful.  The recipe sections include...

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Yoga anyone?!

Yoga anyone?!

Physical activity goes hand in hand with healthy eating in a healthy lifestyle.  There are lots of ways to be active; yoga was in the news lately  (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/fitness/yoga-may-help-heart-as-much-as-aerobics/article22239648/) for it’s potential to reduce cardiovascular risk factors.  ”Based on 37 clinical trials, researchers found that performing yoga lowered blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate and other cardiovascular risk factors in increments comparable to those seen with aerobic exercise.” A yoga class or practice often...

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Making Bread from Scratch

Making Bread from Scratch

Taking yeast, flour and water to make delicious homemade bread wasn’t something we tackled in the Pure Prairie Eating Plan, mainly because it’s a bit more complicated and takes longer than the typical recipes we wanted to focus on.  However, if you do have a bit of time, making bread from scratch is a satisfying chore and yields a delicious product.  In this article, we’ll profile two bread recipes, one for “every day” toast and sandwiches, and one a crusty French-style loaf that’s great with stews, pasta dishes or chili.   Whole-Wheat Bread with Honey (adapted from The Flavours of...

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