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Megan Wroe


Boosting Your Immune System with Food

Can we cure COVID-19 (or any other virus for that matter) with food alone? No. Is there any way that food and supplements can guarantee prevention of infectious disease. No again. But does this mean that food plays no role in strengthening our immune health? Absolutely not! There will always be risk factors of disease that are out of our…
April 3, 2020

Managing Stress During COVID-19

Here is an excellent blurb on managing stress from our St. Jude executive team! People react differently to stressful situations. COVID-19 has everyone on edge. If you and your family are home during the crisis, you may feel anxious, lonely, bored or frustrated. Here are some tips for helping take care of your mental health during this time.  Look for ways…
April 2, 2020

Top 10 Essential Ingredients for Your Kitchen (and what to do with them!)

Whether we are in a COVID-quarantine situation, or we are just plain too busy/tired/stressed/lazy, we all know the feeling of not wanting to go to the store or spend much time preparing a labor-intensive meal. This is why having a handful of certain versatile ingredients in stock at all times is key to still being able to get healthy, delicious…
March 26, 2020

5 Tips to Reduce Food Waste

According to the USDA, the United States wastes an estimated 30-40% of its food supply. This equates to about 133 BILLION pounds of wasted food.Reducing food waste at home will save money, conserve resources, and support the community. Here are our top 5 tips to start improving your food waste strategies! Know what you have Look through the cabinets, refrigerator,…
March 30, 2019

Sip Smartly

We all know that sugar and sugar-sweetened drinks significantly contribute to health complications. Drinking one or more sugary drink per day (such as soda, juice and flavored teas) doubles the risk of diabetes and dental cavities and can result in a minimum of 25lbs of weight gain every year. Drinking more than one of these sugary drinks per month increases…
March 20, 2019

Chimichurri Recipe & 20 Ways to Use it!

Anyone who knows me knows I love a good sauce. Sauces turn the most basic ingredients from boring to extraordinary!  I mean, where would mac and cheese be without the sauce? Just mac, that’s where! But today I am not talking about mac and cheese. Today is the day for chimichurri, which is arguably my favorite sauce of all time.…
March 14, 2019

Ultraprocessed Foods: Convenience at What Cost?

We’ve all heard the health experts say we should eat less processed foods to improve our health. But what exactly do they mean by the term “processed?” Does buying something in a package automatically count as processed? What about the bag of organic Brussels sprouts I just bought at Trader Joe’s? Or the box of Mary’s Gone Crackers that lists…
March 2, 2019

Detox: Let’s Get Our Facts Straight

Juice cleanses, enema schedules, The Master Cleanse, the cabbage soup detox. I could go on and on with names of various trendy detoxes that have gone mainstream in popular media. They all claim to stimulate weight loss and improve health, sometimes in miraculous ways! But is this all hype? What about opposing claims that our body detoxes all on its…
March 1, 2019

Spring Seasonal Eating

Spring is just around the corner so it's time to look at foods grown in this beautiful blossoming season! The Importance of Eating Seasonally Seasonal fruits and vegetables are fresher, taste better, and are more nutritious than when eaten out of season. Yes, nowadays you can find more foods year round, but eating them when they are at their peak…
March 1, 2019

Anxiety Baking – Creative Processing or Health Sabotaging?

An article came out recently in The Atlantic discussing a not-so-new phenomenon of baking in response to anxiety. According the article, baking is a creative process so it allows us to take a step back from stress, be mindful and let our inner joyful child go play. One could even categorize it as a type of moving meditation for those…
January 25, 2019