Thursday, November 24, 2011

KIWA Facebook contest!!

To our Canadian Facebook followers: IT'S CONTEST TIME!!

The picture features some of the vegetables that are in KIWA's Vegetable Mix. The first person to correctly identify all of them wins a full case of KIWA Vegetable Mix chips! That's 10 bags!! Head to Facebook, "like" Planet Foods, and comment on the picture with your guess. Then check Facebook for the announcement of the winner. If your guess is wrong we'll let you know and you can try again!

HINT: There are 5 different vegetables in the picture and one of them is not in the Vegetable Mix.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

TransRockies & Kicking Horse coffee


What do you get when you spend days riding as hard as you can through the Rockies?

How about a bag of  KICK ASS COFFEE!

PF Sponsored Event


This beautiful pic came from Judy Bishop.  This is a classic PF table at one of the hundreds of events we sponsor each year.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

CHEW ON THIS - Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews Wins Best Chew


CHEW ON THIS.  Triathlete editors put four chews to the test and only one came out on top.  That's right, Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews won BEST ENERGY CHEW in Triathlete Magazine this month!

What they said about Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews:
"Honey Stinger recently debuted its pink lemonade flavour, which tastes just as you'd expect - delicious.  in 10 chews; 80 mg of sodium, 40mg of potatssium, 27grams of sugar, a gram of fiber and Vitamin c.  They're easy to chew....  Read More Here.

Did you know Honey Stingers Limeade chew is their first chew to have caffeine?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


The Autumn Equinox is today.  This means that we are at a perfect balance of night and day but will soon be moving into the darker months of winter.  Striving to maintain a balance in life when the days get shorter and it gets colder outside is difficult for some.  Hiding in the warm house eating heavy comfort foods becomes all too easy when the temperatures begin to plummet.

In October you will find Eco-Planet 7 whole Grain instant hot cereal on feature at many of your local grocers.  Starting off your day with a hot whole grain breakfast low in sodium and sugar will give you a bit more energy to get you through that dark ride to work.

Great mid-morning snacks like apples, will top off your hunger and keep you satisfied until noon.  Apples are in season now, have you tried some of the new varieties from your local farmers market.  Lemon/Lime apples are sweet and tart.  A personal favorite is the tried and true Mac.  There is a holiday coming up on September 26th.  Johnny Appleseed day.  Make sure to pack an apple and after your snack toss your seeds outside.  

For lunch a hearty bread as an open faced sandwich sporting goat cheese and shavings of cucumbers and slices of tomatoes.  Quality Bakery Bread is truly local bread.  Milled in Vulcan, baked in Invermere this traditionally fermented sourdough is made with out added yeasts and sugars.  It is what your grandma’s grandma’s grandma used to eat.  Quality Bakery Bread is twice baked for a longer life than we are used to seeing in bread.  It is hearty, and those with wheat intolerances will appreciate that 3 of the 4 varieties are wheat free.  Quality Bakery Bread will be on feature throughout October at your local market.

Women’s Health & Fitness day falls on September 30th.  Before you run off to that mid-morning yoga class, be sure to take King Island Coconut water with you to replenish all those electrolytes and give you the energy to make it through the class and truly enjoy that Savasana. King Island Coconut is also on feature in October at your local grocer or natural food store.

Take the time to make your meals at home.  Even if they are simple mid-week meals, eating something you prepare yourself eliminates the worries about what is hiding in the food, and lets you control your intake of salt, sugar, and fat.  For a quick boost of flavour without using salt, try some flavored olive oils and a splash of something acidic like citrus juice over your steamed veggies.  Twisted Pit Infused Olive Oils are 100% natural and full of flavour and healthy fats.  A little over some steamed or oven roasted veggies gives a great flavour of herbs and citrus.  Twisted Pit Olive Oils are also on feature at your local markets in October.  Ask your local grocer to introduce you to his Favorite.

For those dark nights when all you want to do is cuddle up under a big blanket and watch a movie think light snacks - low in fat and no sugar.  Popchips are an oil-less chip with all the crunch and flavour you need.  Steaz Zero Iced Teaz are a sweet drink but don’t’ flood your system with sugars.

Enjoy your Autumn, and stay healthy and happy.  It is the best time of the year!

Monday, September 12, 2011

*NEW* Strawberry Waffle


Check out Honey Stingers newest addition!

Strawberries and the Honey Stinger Waffle combine to create the perfect snack. It's a wonderful delight for your taste buds! Look for it in stores today.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

First day of class!

Planet Foods wishes you a fun and successful school year!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Honey Stinger - VeloNews


Honey Stinger is looking mighty fine on the Velo News site.  The yellow really stands out.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Back To School - Healthy Breakfasts


It is time to start thinking about schedules, school supplies and healthy lunches that will fuel your children and facilitate in their learning.

Flax Oil is full of the sorts of fats that your child needs for a healthy immune system and it nourishes your nerves and your brain.  Here is a great way to hide a teaspoon of flax oil into your breakfasts everyday.

Highwood Crossing Organic Cold Press Flax Oil and Hearty Granola

 Add 1 teaspoon of Highwood Crossing cold pressed flax oil to yogurt and granola to give your children a great start to their day.

Highwood Crossing Flax Oil and Eco-Planet Gluten Free 7 Grain Instant Hot Cereal
Add a teaspoon of Highwood Crossing cold pressed flax oil to this Eco-Planet 7 whole grain instant hot cereal on mornings when you are pressed for time.  This option is great for celiac diets.

Sunny Boy Organic Hot Cereal

Add 1 teaspoon of Highwood Crossing cold pressed flax oil to your Sunny Boy Organic cereal.

When you have some extra time, blend some softened butter with a couple tablespoons of flax oil and let set in the fridge.  Use this to spread onto your Muffins or Pancakes.

Sunny Boy

Sunny boy has a wide range of pancake mixes including buttermilk.

Highwood Crossing 
Highwood Crossing makes a fantastic Pancake and Muffin Mix.  Add some natural sweeteners like Honey or Maple Syrup (see below) and you've got snacks and grab and go muffin breakfasts for your hungry rug rats.

Decacer Maple Syrup from  Quebec
Natural sweeteners like Decacer Maple Syrup give your growing kids added minerals instead of leaching them like refined sugars do.  Try making Waffles out of Canadian Wild Rice and smothering them in Flax oil butter and maple syrup.

Oh Canada Wild Rice Pancake mix from Manitoba is made with whole wheat  and wild Rice.  This is a great new twist on your traditional pancake and waffle mix.

These quick easy breakfasts are great for everyone not just kids.  I hope this gets you and your family off to a great start each day this fall.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Top Reasons to Eat Oatmeal


Healthy Directions Magazine featured an article on the humble oats.  These are a powerhouse of nutrition and a great way to add whole grains and fiber to your diet.  This great Canadian Magazine featured tips on getting your minimum servings of 3 whole grains a day.

Oatmeal for breakfast:

Eco-Planet 7 Whole Grain Instant Hot Cereal makes morning oatmeal a very easy dish for busy families.  The oat in Eco-Planet Instant Hot Cereal are uncontaminated oats that are batch tested for Gluten.  This Cereal works well for anyone with wheat and gluten intolerance.

"Cook up a large batch of steel-cut version, which is highest in beta-glucan.  Steel Cut oats take much longer to cook but is well worth it for the superior taste, texture, and health benefits,"  says Janet Bond Brille, Ph.D., R.D., LDN.  Beta-glucans are an effective LDL-lowering substance.

Highwood Crossings Steel cut oats are hitting shelves across health food stores and at your local Safeway this month. Or try their traditional "Old Fashioned Rolled Oats".  Much superior in texture and quality to regular grocery store instant varieties.

Oats are filled with soluble fiber which is perfect to maintain digestive health.  It is much more soothing on your GI track than scratchy brans from other grains like wheat.

Here is an Oatmeal Raisin Muffin Recipe that can be made using Alberta's own Highwood Crossing flours, oils, and oats.  Don't forget Fair Trade Arayuma True Cinnamon Spice.  This is the real cinnamon that has all the health benefits, it is not the cassia substitute you would find at your local grocery store.

Happy Baking Canada!

The Healthy Directions Magazine article is available here...

Better Breakfasts - Carrot Raisin Muffins

Found a delicious recipe from Healthy Directions Magazine August 2010 issue we had to share!  Turn this recipe local with Highwood Crossing Canola oil, and organic all purpose flour.

The August issue is available for download here...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

XTERRA Canmore 2011

XTERRA Canmore was rocking & rolling this weekend and Planet Foods was all in.  Check out the Honey Stinger spread to see what these choice athletes were fueling themselves with.

Front and back photos of the finish line show Planet Foods, Kicking Horse Coffee & Ultima Replenisher as official sponsors of this top quality event!  

A big thank you to everyone at XTERRA Canmore!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Look what's coming to Planet Foods


Introducing PUR Excitemint Gum

Fused with Winterfresh and Spearmint flavours, this unique power combo is sure to excite your taste buds while providing the added health benefits of PUR Gum. Sweetened with xylitol, Excitemint provides a minty low-calorie sugar-free alternative that freshens your breath and is a safe choice for folks on restricted diets.

Try it. You're gonna love it!

Monday, July 25, 2011



Saskatchewan Roughrider Fans can now start the day off with Kick Off Coffee.  The Roughrider Tin is filled with Kicking Horse Coffee's #1 selling roast, Kick Ass.  Exactly what the Roughriders will be doing this year!

Available at all Federated & Calgary Co-op locations.  Not only is this a Fair Trade Certified gourmet organic coffee roasted in beautiful British Columbia, but a portion of the sales will be going to the Children's Hospital Foundation.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sunny Boy Foods

With both an organic and a natural line, Sunny Boy Foods rocks the breakfast table.

Nut free pancake mixes and hot cereals look and taste delicious.

Sunny Boy also has organic unbleached and organic whole wheat flour, perfect for all your cooking and baking needs.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle!!

What a great idea! Grab your favourite Kicking Horse Tin and spruce up your home or office with a Kicking Horse plant.

Honey Stinger gels are back!


Newly formulated Honey Stinger gels bring out the natural taste of honey while providing you with everything you need during exercise. These delicious snacks help keep you moving with long-lasting energy and added vitamins.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Rice at Planet Foods - yum!

Check out these new products!

Wild rice is a great alternative to other side dishes you may have, and tastes great too! Adding wild rice to your diet a deliciously fantastic way to increase the nutritional value of your daily meals.

Oh Canada Wild Rice has two sizes of Wild Rice bags as well as a Pancake and Waffle Mix made with stone ground whole wheat, stone ground wild rice, and ground flax. Oh Canada products are made here in Canada and the wild rice is Organic!

Canoe Wild Rice is available as a pure uncooked or cooked wild rice, a mix with parboiled long grain brown or white rice, and as a vegetable pilaf. Parboiling rice increases its nutritional value by boiling the rice inside the husk.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pancakes and Stampede, does it get any better?


What better time to try out Highwood Crossings Pancake and Muffin mix than during Stampede week! It's the product of the week at Community Natural Foods.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

John Firth Wins Rundle's Revenge


Planet Foods sponsored athlete John Firth wins the Rundle's Revenge 50K open men's division on the weekend!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Two Fantastic New Flavours of Honey Stinger Chews!

New Limeade flavour...

And new Organic Pink Lemonade!

Yet another great way to enjoy the benefits of Honey Stinger Energy Chews. Yum!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011