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What’s the Big Deal About a Little Lentil?

October 11, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

While I was at the annual conference of The American Dietetic Association, now known as The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, I came upon a booth sponsored by the Pulse Canada Association. First, let me tell you that prior to FNCE 2011, I did not know Pulse is the term for the edible seeds of […]

So “Rich,” But Non-Fat

September 27, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

I was putting on a breakfast for 40 ladies about a week ago. I was whisking by the tables on my way back to the kitchen, I overheard a comment that surprised this dietitian/nutritionist. I really don’t know who said, “This is SO rich!” But frankly I was really amazed, even a bit stunned. Most […]

Protein: How Much? Which Sources?

August 30, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

I want to share with you right at the beginning of this article that most Americans don’t need to worry about eating enough protein. Our meals are frequently designed around a sizable chunk of animal protein. This is protein overkill. Maybe if we understood our protein needs a little better, we’d relax our concerns in […]

Starting an “In a Hurry” Menu Idea List

August 9, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

At the end of last week’s article, I suggested starting a list of ideas that work for you – healthy menu ideas that you can refer to when perplexed about ‘what’s for dinner.’ Since it’s summer, and it’s easy to slip into the long laid-back days, I thought that maybe a list of simple ideas […]

Using the Word “Mediterranean” is No Substitute for the Real Thing

April 27, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week I reported on the offering of a pair of green colored capsules instead of actually eating a Mediterranean diet. It is clear that the strong research on the benefits of the Mediterranean style of eating is becoming well known. Predictably, marketers are trying to link their products to these benefits. Trouble is, the […]

Hook Some Healthy Fish on a Budget

April 12, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma encourages eating fish and discusses issues of mercury, fish as related to the food budget and fish and AMD. In addition, she shares a healthy recipe that she developed to replace traditional tuna noodle casserole.

Colorful Salad – Mango, Avocado, Grapefruit

March 30, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma shares a colorful recipe for a Mediterranean-style salad – fresh and delicious.

Papaya Soup – In a Hurry

March 16, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma shares a recipe for Papaya soup; it’s quick and easy to make and the flavor is really delicious.

Reverse Omelets

March 9, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma shares a way to increase vegetables in your diet whether you’re at home or away.

Snacking Without Snack Fudes

March 2, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma shares information to help us use snack foods as a benefit and stay clear of junk fudes.