Healthy Eats at CCMA Country Music Week

September 1, 2019

Featured on Written By: Kathryn Hummel

This Self-Care Sunday, we want to focus on the importance of staying hydrated, and provide some resources on where to find healthy food while you’re on the go in Calgary during CCMA Country Music Week. Read on to learn how you can take care of yourself, and where to find your #CCMAfuel as this busy week approaches. 

We always hear that drinking water is important, and that staying hydrated is essential for our body and mind to function properly. We wanted to dive in and chat a bit more about how to incorporate ways to stay hydrated while on the go. 

Heading into Country Music Week, we know we’ll be over-exerting ourselves by talking a lot, being in hotels with recycled air, and likely mixing in some alcohol in there.

Here’s why you may want to consider increasing your water intake. 

Drinking water has a huge impact on our cognitive function and energy levels. It helps to treat and prevent headaches. Remember why you are attending this event and be ready to make a quality impression of your best self. This means taking care of yourself first.  

According to the Dieticians of Canada,

“The human body is about 60-70 percent water. We need water to help us digest food, carry nutrients, remove waste, cushion organs and maintain fluid and electrolyte balance.”  

According to Harvard University Study, an article on the importance of staying hydrated outlines that,

Drinking fluids is crucial to staying healthy and maintaining the function of every system in your body, including your heart, brain, and muscles.”

There are many warning signs that’ll go off if you’re not staying hydrated, like feeling weak, feeling dizzy, developing a headache, and experiencing a shift in your overall mood.

How can you stay hydrated on the go?

  • Pack and carry your favourite portable drink container OR purchase one that is durable and eco-friendly – Here’s a few options available at Walmartwhich is typically found in almost every city or town in Canada.
  • Start your day off with water – making a morning routine out of drinking water will not only get you started off right, but will also give your body and mind a positive kickstart to the day. It’s easy to do while getting ready and helps to get the body moving. 
  • Reach for herbal tea over coffee throughout the day – Although caffeine may be the habitual routine in a day, it is also dehydrating, consider switching it up and incorporating non-caffeinated herbal tea.
  • When arriving to a mixer or sit down awards, start with water first and monitor your intake while at each networking event   –Drinking alcohol will dehydrate you and impair your cognitive function. Be mindful on the amount you’re consuming. Same goes with pop and any other sugar filled beverages. 
  • Sneak in a smoothie in your busy day – Not only will it give you some extra vitamins and nutrients to get through the weekend, it will also provide hydration from the amount of water in the fruits and veggies. 

Looking for further assistance on making healthier choices in your life? Head to for other related blog posts. 

Disclaimer – Please note that information from this site should never be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician. 


COPPER BRANCH Bankers Hall, 315 8 Ave SW

Their goal is to branch across the globe, serving you, your friends, and family great tasting, chef-inspired, and conveniently-served plant-based meals in an effort to nourish and inspire the mainstream with proven Power Foods. They aspire for everyone to live their lives to the fullest –– to empower, energize, and make people feel their best.

OPEN HOURS: Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 6:00pm / Saturday: 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Sunday: CLOSED

VEG IN YYC 215 6th Avenue SE Rocky Mountain Court

Veg-In YYC provides healthy and delicious food by blending Western and Traditional Indian recipes. They believe eating better leads to a happy and long life.  

Offers Shakes, Lunch & Dinner Options

OPEN HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00AM – 7:00PM

Sunday: CLOSED

ONE18 EMPIRE 820 Centre Street SE

ONE18 EMPIRE is a restaurant with a strong focus on shareable, locally inspired cuisine. Offers Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Options

OPEN HOURS: Monday – Friday: 6:30AM TO LATE

Saturday & Sunday: 7:00AM TO LATE

BRIGGS K AND B 100 – 317 10th Avenue SW

The idea of Briggs Kitchen + Bar is taking food back to a simpler time by cooking over natural fire, touching it with a little finesse and getting it in front of their guests for a reasonable price. Offers Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Options

OPEN HOURS: Sunday – Thursday 11:30AM – 10PM

Friday + Saturday 11:30AM – 12AM


Offers Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Options

Includes Gluten free, vegan & vegetarian options

OPEN HOURS: Monday to Thursday  11:00AM – 11:00PM

Friday & Saturday  11:00AM – 12:00AM / Sunday & Monday 11:00AM – 10:00PM

FRESHII 420 2 Street Southwest #214 

Freshii is a health casual restaurant concept that serves fresh food designed to energize people on the go. With a diverse and completely customizable menu of breakfast, soups, salads, wraps, bowls, burritos, frozen yogurt, juices and smoothies served in an eco-friendly environment, Freshii caters to every dietary preference and type of taste buds. 

Offers Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Options

OPEN HOURS: Monday – Friday: 7:30AM – 5:00PM

Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

EXTREME PITA 270F, 605 5th Ave SW

At Extreme Pita, they’re in constant pursuit of pita perfection. With over 50 fresh ingredients including proteins, toppings and sauces and you can choose to turn any pita into a bowl, salad or flatbread. 

Offers Breakfast & Lunch Options

OPEN HOURS: Monday – Friday: 7:00AM – 3:00PM

Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

HEALTH FARE BP Centre 240 4 Ave SW

At HealthFare they want to make healthy, good, real food the norm – not the exception – for as many people as possible. HealthFare makes healthy food easy. Their foods are all fresh, prepared daily in store, and available for you on the go or to enjoy at leisure. With a menu designed by world class chef Stuart Betteridge, and verified by a registered dietitian, their foods taste good and are good for you. 

Offers Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Options

OPEN HOURS: Monday – Friday 6:30AM – 4:00PM 

Saturdays & Sundays: CLOSED

Mucho Burrito Fresh Mexican Grill 150 6 Ave SW #230

Mucho good and Mucho fresh is made with real food. Food free of artificial preservatives, fake flavours, and artificial fat substitutes, including all-natural salsas made with 100% real and fresh ingredients and traditional fire-roasted cooking techniques. 

Offers Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Options

OPEN HOURS: Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm  

Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

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