Have you been considering making the switch to a plant based or flexitarian diet but don’t know where to start and how to choose the best plant based proteins?
Cooking with plant proteins and getting all the required nutrients in your meals can be a bit overwhelming, especially if your busy working, on a budget, or have simply run out of ideas!
Join us for a fun and interactive talk with registered dietician, Bo Tang and Shannon Snaden from the Plant Protein Alliance of Alberta. In this 1 hour talk they will discuss the many advantages to plant based proteins, easy ways to include them as part of a balanced diet and how to choose the most nutritious proteins.
Together they will focus on:
- The top 5 things to know about plant proteins,
- Plant protein trends and what’s to come in 2020,
- Understanding the plant based options that fast food companies, grocery stores, and restaurants provide you,
- Learning about health and environmental benefits of incorporating plant proteins into your diet,
- Reviewing the updated Canada Food guide which features a wide variety of plant proteins.
Space is limited and registration is necessary. The cost to attend is $10, which will be reimbursed as a $10 Blush Lane coupon.
About the Host, Bo Tang:
Bo is a registered dietician who studied at McGill University. She currently works primarily with stroke patients as a clinical dietitian at the Dr. Vernon Fanning Neuro Rehabilitation Unit (Carewest). She also owns and operates her Life of Pie Wellness & Nutrition Coaching business.
About the Host, Shannon Snaden:
Shannon is a recent University of Calgary MBA graduate where she focused her studies on entrepreneurship. She was part of the winning Fall 2020 Innovation Olympics team which was a global innovation consulting competition focused on creating a game changing strategy for clients in the food industry. She has previously worked at a non-profit called Lush Valley, on Vancouver Island as a Fruit Tree Program Coordinator, which is dedicated to building knowledge and skills to increase food security, self-sufficiency, and local food production.
About the Plant Protein Alliance of Alberta (PPAA):
The Plant Protein Alliance of Alberta is a non-profit organization that works to facilitate the development of a diverse, and sustainable plant-protein and plant-ingredient processing industry in Alberta. Their goal is to help position Alberta as a global leader in the fast-moving, crop-based ingredients and foods sector. They work to build a network for those who are interested in food innovation and using ingredients from the prairies for value-added processing. You can learn more about them at http://ppaa.ca