New Pantry, New You | Week 3 – Preparing your Shopping List

Homemade Granola

Preparing your Shopping List

New Pantry, New You Shopping List

Shopping List

Source: Checklist adapted from MedBroadcast, Click to download sample.

Lindsay's Shopping List

Dietician Lindsay's Shopping List

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Below is a suggested grocery shopping checklist for things you may want to purchase to complete your PANTRY MAKEOVER! You can purchase the items on your list over time, in addition to your regular grocery shops. You might not want everything on this list, it will depend on what your family likes to cook!
Oils & Vinegars
Sweeteners & Baking Ingredients
Herbs & Spices
Nuts & Seeds
Canned Foods & Sauces
Dry Foods
Homemade Granola Recipe

Easy Homemade Granola Recipe

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Granola Bar Recipe

Simple Pantry Granola Bars

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Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola - the final product

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Begins for Stoney Nakoda Community

COVID-19 Vaccines are rolling out to the Stoney Nakoda community

January 13, 2021 – Small batches of COVID-19 vaccines have started arriving for the Stoney Nakoda community. These vaccines will be distributed in a phased distribution schedule (detailed below) as determined by Alberta Health Services. 

Stoney Tribal Council Chiefs and administration have been in dialogue with provincial health officials to discuss the rollout and secure vaccines for the community. 

  • Health-care workers in intensive care units
  • Staff in long-term care and designated supportive living facilities
  • Home care workers
  • Health-care workers in emergency departments
  • All residents of long-term care and designated supportive living, regardless of age
  • Health-care workers in COVID-19 units, medical and surgical units, and operating rooms
  • Paramedics and emergency medical technicians

Health care professionals are at a high risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 to patients, each other and within the community. We will vaccinate Stoney Health Services staff to ensure that they are protected and can better serve the health and wellness needs of Stoney Nakoda members.

  • As soon as vaccines arrive, Stoney Nakoda elders and seniors 65+ will be contacted and invited to get vaccinated.
  • Vaccines are not mandatory and it is the choice of each person to get vaccinated. 
  • Stoney Health Services will provide guidance to ensure each person has the necessary information to make an informed decision for their family.

Vaccine distribution is limited by supply. The Stoney Nakoda community will be informed as the vaccine distribution plan unfolds. More details in the coming weeks.

New Pantry, New You | Week 2: Pantry Staples/Household Essentials

Week 2 | New Pantry, New You

Pantry Staples and Household Essentials

Each day this week our Stoney Health Nutrition Team will be highlighting different household essentials to have in your pantry.

Tuesday Tip: Grains

Go-tos: Whole Wheat Pasta, Brown Rice, Whole Wheat/Grain Bread, Whole Wheat Tortillas, Whole Grain Cereal, Oats, Whole Grain Crackers, Barley

New Pantry, New You | Kiana's Pantry Makeover
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Wednesday Tip: Protein

Go-tos: Canned Meats & Fish, Beans, Lentils, Canned soups with meat

Quick Tip: As much as possible, limit ultra-processed foods. Buying whole ingredients to cook at home is usually the option that will not only provide the best nutrition, but often can be a better value and allow you to cook and share the meal as a family.

New Pantry, New You | Josh's Pantry Makeover
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Thursday Tip: Snacks & Treats
Go-Tos: Granola Bars, Apple Sauce, Fruit Cups, Cookies, Corn Chips, Potato Chips, Popcorn, Trail mix 

Quick Tip: Water enhancers are a great substitute for iced tea and juice mixes made from sugar crystals, while still encouraging water intake.
New Pantry, New You | Japeth's Pantry Makeover
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Friday Tip: Flavour Builders

Sauces Go-Tos: Tomato sauce, LS soya sauce, Vinegar, Stock

Seasonings & Spices Go-Tos: Garlic Powder, Thyme, Basil, Rosemary, Sage, Oregano, Ginger, Chili Powder, Cumin, Cinnamon, Dill

Oils Go-Tos: Olive oil, Canola oil

Canned Vegetables Go-Tos: Tomatoes, Beets, Baby Corn, Mushrooms, Salsa, Peas & Carrots

Baking Supplies Go-Tos: Flour, Baking powder, Salt, Sweeteners (such as honey, molasses, white sugar, brown sugar). 

Quick Tip: When choosing between sweeteners, worry not! Although they have different forms of sugars making them taste a little different. They ultimately have very similar nutritional content.

New Pantry, New You | Mel's Pantry Makeover
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Saturday Tip: Reorganize

Scroll through these Spot the Difference pictures of Paige’s pantry and see how she reorganized her pantry to maximize space and make it easy to find things when cooking!

If you give your Pantry a makeover, we would LOVE to see pictures. Email pictures or questions to Paige at, or text to 403-803-7601.

Paige's Pantry - Before & After 1

Paige's Pantry Photo 1

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Spot the Differences in Paige's Pantry - photo 2
Paige's Pantry Photo 2

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Paige's Pantry Photo 3

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Spot the Difference (answer key)

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Paige's Pantry Makeover - Before & After Answer Key

Paige's Pantry Photo 1 Answer

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Paige's Pantry Photo 2 Answer​

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Spot the Difference Paige's Pantry Photo 3

Paige's Pantry Photo 3 Answer​

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New Year, New Pantry | Week 1: Clean out the Pantry

Stoney Health Services Nutrition Team presents the “New Year, New Pantry” to provide the Mini Thni community with practical tips on how to improve the nutrition of their pantries. 

Each week, we will walk you through the steps on how to declutter your pantry, compare nutrition labels, pick meal essentials to make home-cooking easier, create a budget and shopping list.

We hope you learn how to upgrade our own pantries. Please comment with any questions or call the Stoney Health Centre and ask to speak to a dietitian!

Step 1: Clean out your pantry! 

Review the information provided in the pictures. Set your own goals and go through your pantry. Depending on how long ago the best before date is, you may want to discard. Throw away anything past it’s expiration date.

Follow our Nutrition Team on their journey as they take stock of their own pantries


Take picture or video in front of your pantry and announce 1 SMART goal for your pantry.

Stoney Nakoda receives national award for pandemic response

Stoney Nakoda receives national award for pandemic response
Nov. 13 — Stoney Nakoda First Nation’s COVID-19 pandemic response received national recognition from the IAEM Canada National Prepared Community award.

Stoney Nakoda Emergency Management director Mike Crawford, Bearspaw First Nation Chief Darcy Dixon, Chiniki First Nation Chief Aaron Young and Wesley First Nation Chief Clifford Poucette were on hand to receive the award on Nov. 13. The award recognized the Nation’s preparedness and the precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event marked the first time a First Nation community received the award.

The IAEM-CAN Prepared Community Award takes into consideration the following criteria:

  1. The community demonstrated the Emergency Management Principles of mitigation and preparedness that enhanced the public safety of their community.
  2. The community had a dedicated preparedness program in place.
  3. The community demonstrated progressive development of their preparedness program from recent years.

The community’s preparedness program benefitted people, businesses, and the community.