Archive for May 2008

The Whole Milk Challenge

Nonna Joann • May 29th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

We’ve been told that low-fat milk is more healthful for so long, that it’s hard to believe otherwise. Since we’re fighting an obesity epidemic, low-fat milk seems to make sense. Whole milk contains 3.5 percent fat compared to 2 percent fat in low-fat milk.
You might be surprised to know that in my book, Baby Bites: [...]

No More Food Battles

Nonna Joann • May 27th, 2008 • Food Battles No More

Did you know, that my grandson, Joshy, was the inspiration for my book, Baby Bites: Transforming a Picky Eater into a Healthy Eater? He regularly ate only a few foods, while refusing to eat most foods. In fact, he wouldn’t even touch foods he’d predetermined to be “yucky.” He was such a picky eater that [...]

Food Synergy Doubles Benefits

Nonna Joann • May 22nd, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Double your fun and nutrients with super foods. 
YUM…According to Drs. Roizen and Oz if you drink a glass of orange juice with your oatmeal it will help elevate your breakfast to superfood status. They say there’s food synergy between the nutrients in oatmeal and OJ that work to provide double the benefits you’d expect from [...]

Nonna’s Kitchen Is Always Open!

Nonna Joann • May 20th, 2008 • Nonna's Kitchen

Come on in and make yourself comfy. I’d love to have your company! Let me put the teapot on and get out the tea caddy. In my kitchen, you’ll find oodles of healthy easy-to-make recipes, the low-down on additives, and a useful grocery list. Be sure to check out:

Healthy Recipes

Horrible Foods to avoid

Grocery List for your next shopping trip

Free-Range Chicken Eggs: More Nutritious

Nonna Joann • May 20th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Why did the chicken cross the road?
Perhaps Mother Earth News has the answer to this age-old question! 
True free-range eggs are far more nutritious than eggs from commercially raised hens. They say, eggs from hens raised on pasture contain more omega-3 fatty acids, beta carotene, and vitamins A and E! That’s great news! The reason, they [...]

Mealtime Manners

Nonna Joann • May 15th, 2008 • Mealtimes with Kids

Mealtime manners begin before the food is even placed on the table. Children should wait until the family is seated before beginning to eat. One way to accomplish this is to serve your meals family-style. The food is served from platters on the table. Food isn’t placed on individual plates until after you’ve said grace. [...]

Organic Snacking Is Really Affordable

Nonna Joann • May 8th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

I made a trip to the grocery store in preparation for a talk I was giving. We constantly hear how expensive organic foods are and I wanted to make my own cost-comparison: Processed Snacks to Organic Munchies. How much will purchasing organic foods actually impact your budget? Turns out it depends.
We know organic cost more than conventionally grown fruit and veggies. It’s usually a [...]

Fat Is Bad, Right?

Nonna Joann • May 6th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

You have a fat head!
You do, you know. Fat makes up over 60 percent of your brain, so you have a fat head.
Despite what you may have heard, fat is good. Every body needs fat; although we need the right kinds of fat. In fact, Omega-3 oils are vital for good health.
Toddlers need approximately 35 [...]

Jiffy Beef Stroganoff

Nonna Joann • May 1st, 2008 • Casseroles

For a quick meal, when you’re short on time, you’ll want to make Jiffy Beef Stroganoff.
Bring a pot of water to boil, cook wide egg noodles according to the package directions, then drain. As the water’s boiling, you’ll need to cut two minute steaks into thin strips.
Then thinly slice 1 medium onion and about ½ [...]

Green Meat Casserole

Nonna Joann • May 1st, 2008 • Casseroles

Green Food is Yummy!
Use 8 ounces of fresh spinach or defrost frozen spinach and squeeze out the water.
Bring a pot of water with a dash of salt to boil. Then cook a small package of egg noodles according to the directions. Drain; add a little olive oil to the noodles while you’re preparing the casserole.
Chop [...]