The Foodland Chronicles – Doctor Grandma’s Blog

The Foodland Chronicles is a weekly blog focused on topics related to good health and yummy foods. Doctor Grandma and her team are strong proponents of the Mediterranean Style of Eating - advocating a shift from animal-based foods to plant-based foods and a shift from processed foods to whole, real foods.

The evidence is strong that the overly processed, nutritionally impoverished foods are contributing to health problems including obesity, heart disease and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Grandma’s is dedicated to informing our readers so that they can make choices that position themselves for optimal health.

Yummyness is central to the mission of Dr. Grandma’s. We believe if food does not taste delicious, it will not be eaten frequently and consistently. Dr. Grandma frequently shares recipes to give reader ideas for moving their eating-style toward the Mediterranean-style of eating with whole delicious food prepared to be exceptionally tasty.

The author, Joyce Bunderson (aka: Doctor Grandma), is a registered dietitian with a Masters in Public Health Nutrition and a Doctorate in Public Administration.
She is passionate about health and wellness and believes that with nutritious foods and exercise, people can decrease their risks of common diseases like diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular heart disease and other health problems.

Latest Foodland Chronicles Posts

The following are the latest posts from Joyce, the Doctor Grandma's team and some featured contributors.

One Potato, Two Potato

March 28, 2017

Were potatoes one of your past standard fares that bit the dust? I realize that, at our home, we don’t eat white potatoes very often. We’re more likely to eat sweet potatoes or other starchy vegetables, brown rice or quinoa instead of white potatoes. But since white potatoes are the most consumed vegetable in the […]

Plant Protein

March 21, 2017

On February 23, I attended a Continuing Professional Education webinar called: Through the RD’s Lens: A Look at 2017’s Nutrition. One of the top trends forecasted for 2017 is clean eating. There is really no consensus definition of clean eating; but you can read some of the popular factors in Eating Well’s article 10 Tips […]

Spring Brings Tongue-Tingling Rhubarb

March 14, 2017

The mountain west endured an especially snowy winter. Being a native of sunny southern California, I must say, the weeks of cloudy, snowy, grayness became a little monotonous, especially when the clouds were right up to the windows for days at a time. As many of you know by now, gardening is my hobby. Walking […]

Eating on the Run

March 7, 2017

Because the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) celebrates National Nutrition Month each March, they have published a list of Tips for a Month to help with eating on the run. As most of you already know, eating in restaurants and fast food establishments can really drive your calories over the top (above the hips […]

Oranges Red and Redder – It’s Not All in a Name

February 28, 2017

I don’t really think it’s all in a name; but it is an interesting argument. If you want an orange and want to reap some extra nutrients you may decide upon the Blood Orange. It seems that they could have come up with a better name right? Blood? Really? Maybe they could have chosen something […]