Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews Get Rave Reviews!

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews gets rave reviews by!
"I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for energy chews. I think it's the candy-like appearance and soft texture. Add to the mix a pomegrante flavor to get the saliva flowing and Honey Stinger's got a new bee in the hive. Their Organic Energy Chews are made from organic tapioca syrup and honey, then blended with a few fruit and vegetable juices to provide 100% of the REA for Vitamin C. These 95% organic chews are also dairy-free with no GMO ingredients used...." by Shannon Mominee in
Thanks Shannon!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

CONTEST! Vastu Chai!

Recieve a Vastu Chai Green Tea if you are the first person to email a photo of you enjoying a cup of tea!

This Contest is valid only in Canada.


Want to try out Planet Foods latest products? Maybe you can be the first person in Canada to try out the newest coffee, chocolate, tea or even cleaner?

We will be introducing fun contests for our Canadian followers, and the winners will be sent a prize package in the mail directly from our head office.

Stay tunned for more details.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Perfect Christmas Gift For Everyone

Ever think you would find the perfect gift that you could give to absolutely anyone for the holidays and everyone would love it? We found it for you - The Theobroma Chocolat Eco-Collection Box.
It contains 5 bars of the most devine Canadian Chocolate and it is beautifully packaged in a recycled bio-degradeable package.
Make Holiday shopping easier and head to your local specialty or natural grocer and request the Theobroma Chocolat Eco-Collection box.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Product ~ Theobroma Chocolat Launch

Theobroma Chocolat is now a part of the Planet Foods Family! We are very excited to be a western distributor of Theobroma Chocolat.
We strongly believe this Canadian owned and operated company is the new leader in the gourmet chocolate category, and are thrilled that they have chosen us to build their brand with.
We (the ladies) would like to say are especially excited, and have tried every flavor more than once. :)
Welcome to the Theobroma Team!!

mySmoothie Blueberry Ride

On a recent mountain bike tour of Switzerland our PF Vancouver Rep Peter took a ride on a mySmoothie lift in Verbier! What a way to start a day! Wonder if it smelled like a blueberry?

SAIT Welcome Week 2009

Planet Foods would like to thank SAIT for the opportunity to sponsor their Welcome Week 2009. We had a blast!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Amy's Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet Potato & Cinnamon Brownies

1 cup w. wheat flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tbs. cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup cooked sweet potato
½ agave nectar
¼ cup olive oil
1 tsp vanilla
6 egg whites

Mix dry ingred., puree wet ingred. till smooth. Combine and bake 16-18 minutes at 350.
Enjoy ~ Amy

Monday, September 14, 2009

PF's NEW Sign & Fresh Paint

After giving our building a fresh coat of paint and a new sign, it's safe to say PF is setting a new standard in the Foot Hills Industrial Park. Stop buy and check us out, and join us for a Cup-O-Kicking Horse Coffee.

Friday, September 11, 2009

New Product Launch ~ O.N.E. Coconut Water

Planet Foods is excited to welcome O.N.E. Coconut Water to our family. O.N.E. will be available starting September 21, 2009. Please contact the Sales department or your Planet Foods Sales Representative for more details, and information on promotional pricing.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ultima Replenisher ~ In Yoga Magazine September 09

Ultima Replenisher ~ YOGA Magazine

Ultima Replenisher is featured in the September issue of YOGA magazine! The “What’s Hot” section of the issue boasts about the benefits of Ultima and how it’s good for anyone, anytime. The article mentions several yoga studios that market the product, including Moksha Yoga, Dog Down Yoga, Kneeding Hands Yoga & Massage, and Bikram College of India (N.C.).

The article is already having an impact! A.Spica says “This is great! My own yoga studio wasn’t interested as they said it’s for power and/or Bikram yoga not lyengar. I hope this changes their mind!”

Seth Bovio, the formulator of Ultima Replinisher, describes the product perfectly in the article: “Ultima is not another source of sugar and salt, but rather a true balanced electrolyte drink with readily- absorbed minimal carbohydrates.”

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Eco-Planet Cookie Package ~ Coming Soon

In April 2009 Planet Foods launched Eco-Planet Cookies in Canada. The response was tremendous and so a special bilingual Canadian package has been created. Eco-Planet Cookies will be available country wide in September 2009.

This new package will be hitting the shelves August 2009.

Please arrange for orders with your Planet Foods representative.

And Remember - this is a 1% for the Planet Product!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Baroque On the Bow ~ Performance by Luna

Planet Foods wants to thank Luna for her beautiful performance. Enjoy the Sharkies & the Kicking Horse Coffee at the Alberta Suzuki String Institute this Summer!

The Alberta Suzuki String Institute, approved and promoted by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, is an opportunity for Suzuki students of all ages and their families to come together to share in motivating and enriching musical experiences. Students will be tutored and inspired by master teachers in improving both technical skills and musical expression. Registrants will also have the opportunity to participate in enrichment classes, performances and recitals.

ASSI participants will leave the institute this summer with a greater appreciation and understanding of the Baroque time period and the great composers such as Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi. Suzuki students have first-hand experience with the literature of these masters and further exploration will enhance their appreciation of the works they have already performed and/or will soon be performing. Participants will have exposure to the instruments of the Baroque time period and the string family of this era. The famous dance pieces so common in the Suzuki literature will come alive as students learn, for example, what the Minuet steps feel like and how the music fits with the movement. See you this summer in Calgary, a city settled in the valley of the beautiful Bow River, for Baroque on the Bow, a truly enriching Suzuki string experience!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Eco-Planet Hot Cereal ~ Coming September 2009

Coming In September 2009.

Eco-Planet 7 Grain Instant Hot Cereal, is individually packaged for your convenience. Using batch tested Gluten-free oats, and being 100% wheat, rye, & barley free, this product is ideal for everyone.

Available in September to start you school year out right. This hot cereal is ideal in protien, fiber, Omega 3s, and low in sugar to keep the kids focused and full until lunch time.

Our 7 grains for health:

Whole Oats: each batch of oats are tested for gluten before entering the facility. Oats are one of nature's healthies grains. Oats have shown to help lower cholesterol, and are high in antioxidants.

Buckwheat: is rich in flavonoids and magnesium.

Sorghum: contains iron, calcium and potassium.

Brown Rice: is rich in fiber and many minerals.

Puffed Amaranth: The "wonder seed of the Aztecs." High in fiber, protien and calcium.

Quinoa: The sacred "super food of the Incas" containing all 9 essential amino acids.

Millet: is high in fiber with many of the B complex vitamins.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

CNIB ~ Wild Flower Kits

Planet Foods will be donating $1 to the CNIB from each Jonsteen Flower Grow Kits sold.
To become involved in this Fundraising Event or for more information please contact our sales office at 403-281-7911 extention 230. Kits are availabe in mixed cases of 12 for your business or events and are available on a first come first serve basis.
Strong & Healthy

Monday, July 20, 2009

Damian Bissett - Sponsored Athlete Update

On the weekend of July 11, 2009, Damian Bissett our PF Sponsored Athlete, competed in Edmonton. Here is how it went:

"I won every moto and main event of the weekend as well as the whole shot awards on both Saturday and Sunday....and know I am in the lead for the number one pro," says Damian.

Planet Foods wishs Damian the best of luck!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


We would like to wish Keith Stark ,our Vancouver Key Account Manager, and his team mate Mike Hunter all the best in the BC Bike Race this Weekend!

Keith is a former Canadian National Champion and BC Cup Champion, and was a 5 time national team member in both road and mountain bike. His favorite foods to fuel his rides are Ultima Replenisher Orange, Honey Stinger Pomegranate Energy Chews, Sharkies Citrus Chews, and Honey Stinger Coconut Pro Bars.

Mike Hinter, Keith's Team mate for the BC Bike Race, is the current masters BC Champion and is leading the BC cup again this year!

All participants in the BC bike race this weekend will receive 1 case of Honey Stinger Protein Bars in their race kits, a pound of Kicking Horse Coffee when they finish the race, Sharkies and Honey Stinger chews will be handed out at aid stations through out the course, and Ultima will be served up on the course as well. And if that wasn't enough, Kicking Horse Coffee will be served all day every day at this event. Sounds like these race participants will be ready to ride!

Good Luck everyone!!! GO KEITH GO!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Downward Facing Dog

Everyone who remembers their first yoga class will probably admit to giggling at the term "downward facing dog". But when you learn to relax into this pose, it quickly becomes one of your favorites. It is interesting to look at the origins of this pose - It really is quite similar to the streach Fido does when getting up from a nap.

Yoga Journal says: Down Dog calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression; it helps relieve the symptoms of menopause; it relieves menstrual discomfort when done with the head supported; it helps prevent osteoporosis; it improves digestion; it relieves headaches, insomnia, back pain, and fatigue; and it is therapeutic for high blood pressure, asthma, flat feet, sciatica, and sinusitis.

So next time you get up from a move called "couch potato" - try a "downward facing dog" and feel the benefits.

Quick snacks & drinks to keep you flowing druing yoga class... try GoMacro MacroBars & Ultima.

To keep your feeling of balance through out the day drink Vastu Chai.


Friday, June 19, 2009

BC Bike Race 2009

Picture this... one epic journey... two mountain bike tires spinning toward a common goal... three podium spots awaiting at the end of each stage... four scenic ferry sailings... five mental breakdowns on your quest to the finish... six nights to meet new friends from across the globe... seven days of spectacular west coast mountain biking... and countless incredible tales of your legendary adventure that will keep you pumped for weeks to come!
Planet Foods will see you there June 28 to July 4, 2009.
Stay Strong & Healthy!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Maple-Flavored Scallops With Watercress Sauce

Receipe from:
Serves 4
12 large scallops
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp curry powder
½ tsp ground coriander seeds
1 tbsp Maple Flakes
2 tbsp olive oil
1 green onion, minced

Watercress sauce:
1 tbsp butter
2 green onions, minced
2 cups (500 mL) watercress
½ cup (125 mL) chicken stock
½ cup (125 mL) 35% cream 1 tsp flour + 1 tsp butter = beurre maniéSalt and pepper to tasteWatercress leaves for garnish
In a bowl, combine scallops and marinade ingredients. Marinate for 1 to 2 hours in the refrigerator.

In a saucepan, melt butter to sweat the green onions and watercress... Add chicken stock and cream. Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes over low heat and add beurre manié. Season with salt and pepper. Purée sauce in a food processor and return to pan.

Melt a dollop of butter in a frying pan. Cook scallops for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Pour a thin layer of watercress sauce onto plates, add scallops, and garnish with watercress leaves.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

5 Reasons to Use Equinox Maple Flakes

Top 5 reasons to use Maple Flakes as part of a well balanced diet:

  1. Provide texture and flavor along with sweetness so you use less (a plus), but get more taste (also a plus).
  2. Contain important minerals like manganese and iron.
  3. Have half the calories of a teaspoon of sugar.
  4. Allow you to buy natural, unsweetened products and add just enough sweetness.
  5. All natural and pesticide- and allergen- free, so they are safe for the whole family to use.

Tomorrow (June 17) we will Tweet quick Recipes all day that use Canada's Equinox Maple Flakes.

Ayala's Herbal Water on a Hot Summer Day

Why Customers are looking for Ayala's Herbal Water:

"Ayala's Herbal Water is an all-natural, USDA organically certified beverage with zero calories, zero artificial additives, and zero preservatives. It's made by blending hand-selected, organically grown herbs with purified water. The result; a refreshing taste and enchanting aroma. Since its launch in the US in August of 2007, Ayala's Herbal Water has raked up several awards, including being named one of Prevention magazine's favorite waters. It is the first nationally available organic certified enhanced flavored water in the market. " ~ U.S. Foodlink June/July 2009

Perfect for Summer, Perfect for Kids, Perfect for you! Enjoy!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Highwood Crossing Farms ~ Globe & Mail

Tony Marshal from Highwood Crossing Farms got a great mention in the Globe + Mail yesterday. We are proud to call them Local. Check it out here!
Support Highwood Crossing and the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank in the Put the Boots to Hunger program we are participating in this July. For every Kilogram of Pancake Mix purchased in Calgary Highwood Crossing will donate 1$ to the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank.
1$ buys 4$ of food.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Patsy Pie Gluten-free FAN gets a PF-goodie-bag!

PatsyPie gets lots of Fan Mail. Here's a happy gluten-free customer from Edmonton.

"Kudos to PatsiePie for amazing chocolate chip cookies and brownies. I was amazed at how great they are. Other gluten-freen baking companies need to sit up and take notice of PatsiePie. Nothing else compares. You have the best store bought GF cookies and brownies I've ever tasted. Just like homemade, but faster! I look forward to discovering the taste of your other products. Congratulations on a fabulous product for Celiacs." ~ Candace K. Edmonton, Alberta

Thanks Candace, your PF-goodie-bag is on it's way!

We would love to hear from everyone, send us a note about your favorite Planet Foods product & where you found it. If we post it you get a PF-goodie-bag too! Send your story to and don't forget to include your address!

p.s. We like photos too!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Host an Green Book Party

Earth Friendly Books Do you ever find yourself walking endlessly through the local book shop wondering what's good a read? Below is a list of some environmental books that are on my current favourites list:
The Omnivore's Dilemma - Michael Pollan
Silent Spring - Rachel CarsonThe Sacred Balance - David Suzuki
Stupid to the Last Drop - William Marsden
Garbage Land, On The Secret Trail of Trash - Elizabeth Royte
Ecoholic - Adria Vasiland
the book I've just started into: The Hundred-Year Lie - Randall Fitzgerald

Why not host an Enviro-Book Club for friends, family co-workers or neighbours? You’ll get to spend time with like-minded people who and they'll always be somethingto talk about! Remember to obtain your books sustainably - your local library, used bookstore or online at are all great places to start looking.You can even start your own 'lending library' at your place of work too!I know there are plenty more great environmental books out there so please let me know if there are any that you think are outstanding! I'm happy to add them to my list of 'must reads'. Until next week, live well, eat well and love one another! Cheers,Kerri

More Green Tips for World Environment Day

Reusable grocery bags, they are stronger, bigger, and insulated. People are still using plastic! And double bagging! – Mike

Car Pool; Buy Local; Use environmentally friendly cleaning supplies – Clay

PatsyPie says:
Don’t use bottled water.
Take your own cup to coffee shops
Turn the water off while brushing your teeth. Turn back on for rinsing.
Buy organic when possible.
Buy locally grown products
Walk more, drive less
Use the dishwasher after 9PM at night.
Wash clothes in cold water
Use non-phosphate detergents.
Turn lights off when not necessary.
Check the best fish to buy so we don’t endanger certain ones.
Eat more vegetarian.

Green Tips For World Environment Day - June 5th

1) "Ride your bike to work" ~ Keith
2) "Recycle, take short shower instead off taking baths, and shut off your furnace when your not home." ~ Jesse
3) "Did you know that milk containers have a recycling fee now. 25 cents for the big ones. 4 of them make a dollar....
My recycling tip was using milk containers for starting plants in the grandma used to do." ~ Shelly's Mom
4) "Always use a travel mug for your morning cup of coffee/tea instead of disposable cups." ~ Greg
5) "Use a cloth’s line instead of the dryer." ~ Greg
6) "Used Coffee grounds are considered a brown for your compost bin." ~ Shelly

Thursday, June 4, 2009

World Environment Day ~ June 5th

Tomorrow is World Environment Day. Visit us on Twitter or here on the Blog to hear tips & tricks on how to keep our planet Strong & Healthy. Tips will come from Planet Foods Staff and family through out the day. Stay tunned!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Celiac Birthday Idea

We have monthly birthday parties here at Planet Foods, and this last month we celebrated a fun birthday for a celiac. Cake was out of the question, so we sandwiched homemade ice cream between PatsyPie Ginger cookies. Mmmm....

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Little Big Run - Edmonton this Saturday

The Little Big Run has become one of the City of Edmonton’s premier lifestyle programs, having evolved from a single weekend event, to an active lifestyle, fitness and health movement. There is NO COST for the Little Event, School Division of the Little Big Run. The target grade levels are grades 3 to 9.
Each Little participant will recieve a package of Sharkies Energy Chews. Go Kids!!!

2009 Canmore Challenge

The 2009 Canmore Challenge will be held Saturday June 13th, 2009. Participants will enjoy a package of Sharkies and Ultima Replenisher in their complementary race kit. Ultima will be served on course.

The Canmore Challenge is a unique event that has something for runners of all ages and abilities. The course delivers breathtaking scenery, great up and down terrain and an exhilarating challenge. Good Luck Everyone!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

UCI World Cup ~ Damian Bissett

Watch Damian take the lead in the UCI Race this past weekend. Must be all the Ultima and HoneyStinger!

What is Rooibos?

Rooibos (Aspalathus Linearis) is a shrub that grows only in the mountains surrounding the Cedarberg in the Western Cape of South Africa. It was discovered hundreds of years ago by local Bushmen who cut its needle-like green leaves and stems and left them to ferment in the sun. Once fermented, the tea, distinctively red in colour, lent the bush's name to Rooibos tea, meaning "red bush". It is inherently sweet in flavour with woody undertones.

Rooibos has been enjoyed traditionally as a tea by generations of South Africans and, increasingly, by people all over the world. In 2005, red espresso® was invented and revolutionized Rooibos by turning it into the first tea to play by coffee's rules.

Photo above is courtesy of red espresso®.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Try This Triathalon

Join over 400 athletes as they start off the season with this fun event. Work the cobwebs out with a 500m pool swim, 16km bike and 3km run.
Planet Foods will stuffing the participant’s bags with Ultima Replenisher, Sharkies Energy Chews, and a Honey Stinger Protein Bar. Kicking Horse Coffee will be served to all Volunteers and 2 Planet Foods gift baskets will be donated as prizes. What a race!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Put the Boots To Hunger - This Summer

Common Calgary! Inter-faith food bank needs our help year round. Planet Foods, Highwood Crossing Farms, and local stores are getting ready to "Put The Boots To Hunger" through stampede season and we need your help.

Stay tunned for details! Together - We can do it!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

UCI World Cup ~ Damian Bissett

Damian Bissett, a Planet Foods sponsored Athlete, will be competing this weekend at the UCI World Cup. This Friday through Sunday competition will be Damian's shot to qualify for the 2010 Worlds, and also be the next step to his Olympic Dream!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Damian Bissett - PF Sponsored Athlete

Damian Bissett is Canada's and Planet Foods hope for the 2012 olympics for BMX racing. Damian (the green bike in the lead) placed 2nd out of 62 on Saturday, and 5th out of 62 on Sunday at the North West Nationals in Redmond, Oregon. Damian fuels himself with Ultima & HoneyStinger Protein Bars.

Photo was taken at the North West Nationals in Redmond, Oregon.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Nicole Richie Snacks on Sharkies

What does Hollywood Icon Nicole Richie eat after working out? Today she twittered about eating Sharkies Energy Chews.
"Had a very athletic day. Pilates, and swim class. Oh yes, and I exercised my mouth by eating Sharkeys." from web ~ Nicole Richie

Two and a Half Men & True Lemon

Two and a Half Men recently aired an episode called "Sir Lancelot's Litter Box" and thanks to a keen eye of an Edmonton Grocery manager, we now know the secret to Charlie Harper's Wiskey Sour - True Lemon.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Favorite Breakfasts from PF Team

How do the PF Team members start their day?

Its called “Fire in the Hole”. Take a slice of bread, cut a whole in it the size of toonie, butter both sides and put it in a frying pan. Then crack an egg in the middle of the bread and cook on each side for a few minutes. Done perfectly it should ooze out yellow goodness once you cut into the centre. Serve this with Highwood Crossing granola mixed with your choice of fresh fruit and yogurt to make this meal a little healthier… ~ Jesse

I make my own granola using Highwood Crossing’s oats (Steel Cut & Old Fashioned Rolled), flax seed and canola oil, with organic cranberries or blueberries along with organic honey from a friend’s farm. I will eat this about three times a week, a batch will last me a month, the other breakfast’s in a typical week would be a GoMacro™ Bar with a mySmoothie, and not to be forgotten each morning start’s with a KHC (Hoodoo or Kick Ass) brewed in a stainless steel French Press coffee maker. ~ Peter

I usually have 1/2 cup Highwood Crossing Sunflower and Flax Granola with either Soy milk or Yogurt. Sometimes I add fruit or will have a My Smoothie; Pomegranate is my favourite. I finish it all with a glass of water with Orange Flavoured Ultima mixed in so I start my day off hydrated. ~ Dana

Highwood Crossing Granola with steamed milk. Yummmmm ~ Leanne

Smoothie style: Crushed ice, vanilla yogurt, banana, fresh spinach, Highwood crossing flax oil, & water. Blend & enjoy. ~ John

Amy's ultimate favorite breakfast is: Fried Egg on Rice
- bowl of cooked, Texmati brown rice
- 1 organic fried egg with about 1/3 cup of egg white added to it.
- sautéed purple onions
- washed, healthy handful of raw cilantro.
- place fried egg on top of brown rice, drizzle with tamari and sesame oil, add sautéed onions and garnish with raw cilantro.
- most important part, eat it with a spoon- it just makes it taste better!

Breakfast is usually free range organic eggs scrambled with Quality Bakery Bread toasted and smothered with organic butter, and for “second breakfast” either fruit and yogurt, a cup of miso soup, or yogurt and Highwood Crossing Granola. ~ Shelly

What Makes a Mother?

What makes a good Mother anyway?
Is it patience?
Broad hips?
The ability to nurse a baby,
cook dinner,
and sew a button on a shirt,
all at the same time?
Or is it the heart?
Is it the ache you feel
when you watch your son or daughter disappear down the street, walking to school alone for the very first time?
Happy Mother's Day!!!

Bag Full of Cookies

There is nothing better than reaching deep into a bag of cookies to get a snack. PatsyPies handmade cookies, biscotti, brownies, and muffins are big bags full of tasty gluten-free treats.
Made with love, and made fresh to order these are easily a favorite to celiacs and non-celiacs alike.

Each bag contains:
10 cookies per bag
10 muffins per bag
12 Brownies per bag.

Did you know??? The fork marks in the Peanut Butter cookies are real fork marks. Just like Mom made.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Healthy Hearts

Keeping your Heart Healthy

1) Avoid Tobacco Use & Second Hand Smoke, they both can damage your arteries
2) Eat a Healthy diet:
a. Rich in plant foods
b. Use only real Salt sparingly – Lake Crystal Salt is organic and high in essential minerals
c. Omega-3’s from Highwood Crossing Cold Pressed Flax Oil.
d. Whole Grains like RiceSelect Brown Texmati & Highwood Crossing Steel Cut Oats or Granola.
e. Vitamin D3 & sunshine – the fresh air helps too.
f. Coenzyme Q-10 helps reduce the risk of atherosclerosis by improving energy production in cells, inhibiting blood clot formation, and it is an excellent antioxidant.
g. Drink your antioxidants. Red Espresso, Vastu Rooibos Chai & Revolution Green Tea are high in antioxidants.
3) If you have diabetes, it is important to manage it. People with diabetes have a much higher risk of heart disease.
4) Do not drink excessively.
5) Reduce Stress.
6) Keep Active – 30 minutes a day minimum.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Weight Maintenance & Breakfast Ideas

Quick Simple Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Weight Target:
1) Have a realistic achievable weight goal for your body type and don't set unrealistic time lines.
2) Eat Breakfast everyday.
3) Watch less TV. Aim for less than 10 hours each week. That includes movies and video games.
4) Slowly change your food and lifestyle habits.
5) Stay physically active for at least 30 minutes each day.
6) Don't weigh yourself too often. It's about feeling good not a number.

Some great breakfast ideas from Planet Foods:
1) Highwood Crossing Granola with yogurt and fresh fruit
2) Quality Bakery Bread smothered in Sunland Peanut Butter
3) Ruth's Hemp Chia Goodness Cereal with added Fruit
4) A Shepherd Gourmet Feta Cheese and spinach omelet
5) PatsyPie's Morning Glory Muffins and a mySmoothie
6) Highwood Crossing Oatmeal, Ruth's Soft Hemp, and Equinox Maple Flakes
7) Don't forget to enjoy these breakfasts with Kicking Horse Coffee, Revolution Tea, Red Espresso, or Vastu Chai.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Dandy Spring Salad

Don't spray them, eat them!
4 cups mixed greens with washed fresh baby dandelion grenns mixed in. Mixture can be equal parts Dandelion, arugula, spinach, baby chard, and baby romain.
1/4 cup diced green onions or 1/4 fresh chives
1 cup diced pepper of your choice (Red or Yellow add lots of colour)
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley or cilantro
1/2 cup nut or seeds, toasted slightly in a pan.
1/3 cup hemp, olive, flax oil or a mixture of all 3
1 clove crushed or grated garlic or finely minced red onion
Juice of 1/2 a lemon or lime
1/2 teaspoon of dijon mustard (my favorite is horseradish for a nice bite)
Toss and enjoy!
Happy Eating!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

"The New Worlds First Natural Sweetener"

Equinox is a truly Canadian product and it is now available in Western Canada. Equinox Maple Flakes is a traditional sweetener made by using pure maple sap. This sweetener is a healthy sweetener to use in the place of refined sugar and artificial sweeteners. It is high in minerals which help regulate blood sugar. The Weston A. Price foundation has many ideas on how to use this product. Here is a wonderful article on the health properties of maple sugar and some delicious ideas on how to use it.

Monday, April 27, 2009

How Many Trees Can Canada Grow?

With your help Planet Foods has donated 50 cents from each Jonsteen Tree Grow Kit to the David Suzuki Foundation. Along with all the good things the David Suzuki Foundation does, we thought it would be fun to calculate roughly how many tree seedlings you are growing right now. We are estimating that about 10,440 tree seedlings are growing, indoors in grow kit containers like above, across western Canada right now. Keep Growing Everyone!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Eco-Planet Cookies Available in Canada

Eco-Planet’s mission is to make great-tasting organic cookies that not only delight kids’ fussy palates, but also inspire them to become environmental stewards of the highest degree. Because they believe that global action starts at home, their cookies are baked in their own organic certified bakery, where, with the support of Renewable Choice Energy, they support wind energy by off-setting all fossil fuel usage with non-polluting wind power. Eco-Planet also donates a portion of their proceeds to non-profit organizations committed to protecting our fragile ecosystem, including 1% For The Planet.

Planet Foods Creates Employee Recycling Program

Planet Foods believes strongly in recycling & reducing waste. When their employees voiced their concern about the City of Calgary not offering a city wide plastics recycling program to the public, Planet Foods offered a soloution. Planet Foods now offers its Calgary employees the opportunity to recycle their plastics. Each Calgary employee is encouraged to bring in their plastics to work. A bin is provided to hold the plastics for the monthly pick-up arranged with Plastic Possibilities.