Franken Foods

Nonna Joann • October 1st, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

It’s October and you’re sure to see kids in scary costumes. Frankenstein’s monster is a perennial. A young scientist, Frankenstein, created a living man from various corpses he’s stolen from morgues and graveyards. The monster eventually turns on his creator and causes the death of Frankenstein’s family and friends.
The latest food experiment began in the [...]

Chicken the Solution for Dinner

Nonna Joann • March 26th, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Is dinnertime frantic for you?
No matter how well I think I’ve planned, many times dinnertime seems to arrive much too early. I’ve found two easy solutions for a quick dinner prep.
Once or twice a month, grill a large package of skinless chicken breasts. Freeze in individual pieces or enough pieces to feed your family. Defrosted grilled [...]

Nonna Joann on TV

Nonna Joann • March 3rd, 2009 • Baby Bites in the News

Following are several TV appearances for Baby Bites™ author Nonna Joann Bruso. Nonna Joann speaks about picky eaters, preparing healthy family meals and snacks, shopping, and food storage.

Nonna Joann Bruso appears on several local news channels throughout the year. The first three segments are from a recent TV interview on DayStar. You can read her food storage blogs talked [...]

My Unofficial Costco Organic Foods List

Nonna Joann • December 11th, 2008 • Stretch Grocery $$$

“Costco Organic Foods” is a list I put together for my son-in-law, David. He has a Costco membership, but lives a distance from a store. Because, he will be the one driving to the store and shopping, he wanted to know what organic food products I found at Costco (Sam’s has similar products) and purchase [...]

Organic is Better

Nonna Joann • September 4th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

It’s official organic is really better! The article says, the largest study into organic food has found that it’s more nutritious than ordinary produce. The evidence from a four-year project from Britain should end years of debate, that eating organic food is no more than a lifestyle choice. The study found organic fruit and vegetables [...]

Go Organic Without Breaking the Bank

Nonna Joann • June 26th, 2008 • Stretch Grocery $$$

What does organic mean? To earn the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s organic certification, the land must be free from prohibited substances such as synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and other toxins for at least three years.
For most, organic means less processed or unprocessed foods. The top reasons for organic usage are the absence of pesticides and growth [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A ‘S.A.D.’ Diet

Nonna Joann • April 10th, 2008 • Autism Spectrum Disorder

Thirty years ago, I was like most moms, I didn’t have clue as to what was in the food I was purchasing. Our family ate the Standard American Diet, which is S.A.D.
My journey to whole foods began when Jenny, my third daughter, was diagnosed as hyperactive. Her pediatrician wanted to write a prescription at her [...]