Salad Rolls

Straight from our cooking class series is this delicious recipe for salad rolls. Filled with veggies and spices, our rolls are packed with nutrients. If you’re having a hard time rolling the rice paper wrappers, try putting the filling in lettuce leaves instead – and get a dose of leafy greens too!

Ingredients (Make 6 […]

Southwestern Tacos

It’s National Nutrition Month! We’re kicking off this month with a series of cooking classes dedicated to Parkinson’s nutrition. Our first class combines the knowledge of occupational therapist Roseanne Yee with the culinary expertise of Chef Kevin Kennedy. Chef’s recipe for Southwestern Tacos are full of nutrients from a variety of veggies, spices, […]

BGF Cooks!

Grab your apron and come cook with us! Thanks to our partners at Fred Meyer and Urban Restaurant Group, we’re hosting a four-part cooking class series dedicated to Parkinson’s nutrition. Classes will be a mix of cooking demonstrations and hands-on preparation. You’ll also have a chance to learn more about nutrients that are particularly […]

Whole Food, Plant-Based Diets

Are you eating enough fruits and vegetables? Is your pantry stocked with whole grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes? According to John Duda, MD, that’s the basis of a healthy diet for just about everyone – including people living with Parkinson’s. As a movement disorder specialist, Dr. Duda talks to his Parkinson’s patients about ways […]

Getting More of the Right Foods

If you’re used to eating a certain way, it can be hard to make healthy changes. But even small changes added up over time can make a big difference in how you feel. We talked with John Duda, MD, to get his tips for getting more of the right foods.

1. Make room for the […]

Healthy Holiday Tips

It’s easy to let your healthy habits lapse during this time of year. We talked to Laurie Mischley, ND, PhD, MPH at Bastyr University Research Institute to get a few tips to help you maintain your health over the holidays while still enjoying the festivities!

1. Go for quality, not quantity.

Make up the […]

Searching for Ways to Slow PD

“How can I slow disease progression?” That’s a question that Laurie Mischley, ND, PhD, MPH and her team at Bastyr University Research Institute are working to answer. By following people with Parkinson’s over many years and examining their lifestyles, Dr. Mischley’s research aims to give people with Parkinson’s practical advice on how to improve […]

Nuts About Granola

The holidays are fast approaching! If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast option, check out our granola recipe that’s packed with the health benefits of nuts. Add berries for more nutritional benefits and sweetness – and make it a dessert too!

Nut granola with berries

Ingredients:
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup […]

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

If you’re getting ready for Halloween, don’t forget to save the seeds from your jack-o’-lantern. Roasted pumpkin seeds pack a nutritional punch for their small size, and are filled with vitamins and nutrients like dietary fiber. Roast them with olive oil and other spices to get added health benefits. Eat them on their own […]

Four Tips for Healthy Grilling

Across the U.S. people are firing up their grills to celebrate the Fourth of July. If you’re grilling today, check out our tips below to make it healthy, delicious, and PD-friendly!

Choose Lean Meats
Choose lean meats like fish, chicken or turkey instead of beef or pork to decrease the amount of animal fat in your […]