The Brian Grant Foundation (BGF) is an Oregon-based nonprofit that provides proven tools to improve the well-being of people with Parkinson’s by encouraging exercise, nutrition and having a supportive community to help manage symptoms. Through our partnership, we hope to be a resource for patients and caregivers who can benefit from healthy foods, recipes and events, like Plates for Parkinson’s.
Stop into your Market of Choice and discover the many nutritious food and beverage choices found throughout our stores, including the following pairings featured at Plates for Parkinson’s Eugene, which can be found at our Market Kitchens and Beer & Wine Shops. (Availability of foods and beverages may vary by store.)
Vegetarian Salad Roll with Chili Sauce
Pairing: Migration Patio Pale Ale or Willamette Valley Vineyards 2017 Pinot Gris
These vegetarian salad rolls are filled with vitamin- and mineral-packed veggies, including chilis, which feature antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that support a healthy brain.
Dolmas with Olives and Feta Cubes
Pairing: Migration Straight Outta Portland IPA or King Estate Willamette Valley 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir
Grape leaves and olives contain powerful antioxidants that protect brain cells. Olives are also rich in healthy fats that are extracted to make olive oil. Look for both on our Market Olive & Antipasto Bar.
Grilled Asparagus with Portabella Salad
Paring: Willamette Valley Vineyards 2017 Whole Cluster Pinot Noir
The unique antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients found only in mushrooms makes them an essential component of a healthy Parkinson’s diet, along with the vitamins and minerals found in asparagus.
Turmeric Cauliflower Salad
Pairing: Ransom Wine Co. Distillery Sunnyside Gewürztraminer
This salad packs a nutrient-dense punch! Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, Turmeric is a powerhouse spice! Antioxidants, along with fiber, can also be found in cruciferous cauliflower.
Poke Bowl with Seaweed Salad Garnish
Pairing: Migration Mo-Haz-Ic Hazy IPA or King Estate Willamette Valley 2017 Pinot Gris
Omega-rich fish, along with seaweed – known for its vitamins, minerals and amino acid glutamate – are both excellent for brain health.
Sesame Yakisoba with Grilled Salmon
Pairing: Sunriver Brewing Fuzztail Hefeweizen or Stoller Dundee Hills Pinot Noir or Two Towns Cider Ginja Ninja
Salmon is one of the best sources of healthy omega-3s. Sesame seeds are also a rich source of nutrients, including fiber, that can help improve digestion issues, which can be common with Parkinson’s.
Inca Quinoa with Vegan Tamale and Mojo Sauce
Pairing: King Estate Willamette Valley 2016 Pinot Noir
Quinoa is a great plant-based protein option that contains all nine essential amino acids. This gluten-free whole grain is also filled with fiber to support digestion and nutrients that support healthy cells.
Hoda’s Spinach Pie
Pairing: Willamette Valley Vineyards 2016 Dijon Clone Chardonnay
Leafy greens, like spinach hit all the targets when it comes to antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamin E and beta carotene. Plus, it’s a great source of plant-based protein!
Deconstructed Pumpkin Pie
Pairing: Patricia Green Cellars Dry Muscat Ottonel
Pumpkin is perfect for more reasons than pie – it’s also a good source of nutrients, such as antioxidants and fiber. Desserts are fine in moderation and even better when they contain healthy ingredients!
Truffle Trio: Sea Salt, Mayan Chocolate, and Northwest Berries
Pairing: Willamette Valley Vineyards 2017 Estate Pinot Noir
Dark chocolate is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that also improves blood flow to the brain to support cognitive function, while berries contain high levels of anthocyanins – some of the most powerful antioxidants known. Treat yourself!