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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…
April 23, 2020

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…
April 19, 2020

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…
April 16, 2020

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…
April 9, 2020

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…
April 7, 2020

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