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4 Sweet and Savory Oatmeal Recipes

Oatmeal The holidays are over, but a warm, comforting breakfast is exactly what we want on our menu! January is also National Oatmeal Month, so to celebrate we’ve pulled together 4 unique oatmeal recipes.  Oatmeal is a great, filling breakfast that’s high in fiber and can easily be jazzed up to your liking. If you try out any of the…
Megan Wroe
January 6, 2021
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Welcome to 2021!

Happy New Year! The past year has been full of growth, reflection, and resilience. As we move into the new year, we are looking forward to finding ways to add joy into our lives.  Many resolutions heavily focus on cutting things out. While removing things and habits that no longer serve you certainly has a place, this year we want…
Megan Wroe
January 1, 2021
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Good Mood Food

Our mood can be affected by many factors: stress, anxiety, genetics, mood disorders, nutritional deficiencies, and external factors such social distancing related to COVID-19. During this time it is especially important to be choosing nutrient-dense foods to: nourish our bodies, promote and maintain optimal health, and keep our immune systems as strong as possible. Did you know that research has…
Megan Wroe
April 23, 2020
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How to Cook WITHOUT a Recipe

Do you feel bound to recipes? Or stuck on what to make for dinner if you don’t have exactly what your Pinterest recipe calls for? Do you have piles of saved recipes from magazines, cookbooks and food bloggers, but never actually make them? All of this is often because we don’t feel confident in the kitchen and all of those…
Megan Wroe
April 19, 2020
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It’s Ok If You’re Not Happy All the Time

During the current COVD-19 quarantine, there are a lot of articles, posts and videos on the power of positivity and the importance of mindfulness. This is all amazing and backed by lots of research on how to sustain mental well-being. However, when these messages of happiness during a time of intense stress are flooding your ears and your inbox, it…
Megan Wroe
April 16, 2020
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6 Tips to Keep Your Produce Lasting Longer

Tip#1 Store leafy greens in a container lined with paper towels. Paper towels will help absorb excess moisture that can cause spoilage, while the structured container can help prevent leaves from bruising.   Tip#2 Store bananas aware from apples. Bananas emit an odorless gas called ethylene gas that can cause apples to ripen faster.     Tip#3 Keep ripe tomatoes…
Megan Wroe
April 9, 2020
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How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs (and what to do with them!)

Is there anything better than cracking a hard-boiled egg and removing the peel in just 2 perfect pieces, then finding the yolk bright orangey-yellow and delightfully soft? No, we argue there is not. Which is why we want you to know how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg yourself so you can experience this joy over and over again! Instant…
Megan Wroe
April 7, 2020
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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…
Megan Wroe
April 3, 2020
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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…
Megan Wroe
April 2, 2020
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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…
Megan Wroe
March 26, 2020