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... http://healthydirections.dgtlpub.com/

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... http://healthydirections.dgtlpub.com/

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!