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20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits, Vegetables, Whole Grains and Dairy

20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits, Vegetables, Whole Grains and Dairy

To get the most nutrition out of your calories, choose foods packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients—and lower in calories. Pick fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat dairy more often. Be aware of portion sizes. Even low-calorie foods can add up when portions are larger than you need. Variety abounds when […]

A How To For Salads

A “How To” for Salads

So many behaviors are just beginning a new habit; doing it for long enough to realize the benefit and Voila! It becomes a habit. In our salad example, it becomes a really healthy habit that can support a lower weight and health. Today I thought that I’d share one behaviors for deficit eating. A ‘How […]

FruityWhole Grain Good Morning

Baking at Too High a Temperature

One of the things that I like about Dr. Grandma’s Muffins Your Way Mix is that it gives me the ability to make something that is not only nutritious, but looks and tastes like I spent lots of time – telling my love, ‘I care so much for you, that I made this special breakfast’ […]

Fast Food

Basics of the Mediterranean Style of Eating

A unified Med Diet is a primarily plant-based, whole-foods diet filled with an abundance of healthful plant-derived bioactive compounds and a low intake of artery-clogging saturated fat, dietary cholesterol, and trans fat. Janet Bond Brill made 13 suggestions for a unified Mediterranean Diet in her article, “The Mediterranean Diet and Your Health” Am J Lifestyle […]

Chopping vegetables

Hints for Chopped Vegetable Recipes

Let’s face it, chopping vegetables takes a little time. One way to deal to get around the issue is to be more efficient. Two suggestions: Chop and cook more vegetables than you need for one dish for your family. Store the extra cooked vegetables in the refrigerator for a couple of days; then make another […]

Hints for Grocery Shopping

Hints for Grocery Shopping

One of the techniques mentioned in the January 1, 2010 Dr. Grandma’s Newsletter called Twenty Thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions about moving toward a healthier year is to stock up your pantry and snack locations with foods that support your goals. It’s going to be difficult enough to get all the tempting and junk foods […]

Sergio’s Black Beans

My son-in-law, Sergio, makes cooked black beans at our family gatherings. His method never causes the ‘poem problem.’ I have no clue why. I called and got his directions and this is his recipe. Sergio doesn’t soak the beans. I was taught that you have to soak the beans and pour off the water to […]

Short-term storing of fresh herbs

Short-term Storing of Fresh Herbs

If your herbs come from the garden, you won’t have the perfectly vented little plastic container that is purchased in the grocery store (I really mean little). You may want to try my method of storing them short-term. Snip them in the garden. Rinse off dust and dirt. Dry on a paper towel Put a […]

simple additions

Simple Additions

Really simple additions can make ‘every day foods’ tastier and more nourishing.

Start in the Pantry

I believe that one way to stop the madness of frequent fast food meals and junk food consumption is to begin to focus on what you and your family like. Develop some methods of making those meals ahead. If you want to increase the number of meals that you prepare at home, having a stock […]