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Author Archives: Maggie Thorison

5 Summer Recipes That Don’t Require Preheating Your Oven

spiced stuffed peaches with chickpeas

Here in Wisconsin, summer is coming in hot … literally. Toasty temps usually reserved for August have taken over much of the state. When the temperature keeps climbing and the humidity feels like it’s wrapping you in a wet blanket, … Continue reading

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10 Things That Are More Important Than a Summer Body

a sandy beach and a blue cloudy sky

I look forward to the day when I no longer hear references in the fitness and wellness world to getting ready for “swimsuit season” or shedding weight for our “summer bodies.” What if our “summer bodies” could just be whatever … Continue reading

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Try This DIY Salad Dressing

salad with homemade salad dressing

When avocados start to ripen, you have more than one move (sorry, guacamole). Make your very own avocado ranch yogurt dressing, developed by author and TOPS friend Jeanette Hurt. It’s made from ingredients you may already have on hand, it’s … Continue reading

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A Smoothie Recipe With Just 3 Ingredients

pineapple smoothie in a mason jar

Sometimes, you just want to keep things simple. That’s part of why I’m a fan of homemade smoothies. They’re a blissfully simple and unfussy way to get loads of nutrients. After receiving a new blender as a gift (Best. Gift. … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday is Taking a Quick Break

see you soon business note

Wellness Wednesday is taking a break to reset and recharge. I’ll be back on Wednesday, May 5, with a brand-new post. In the meantime, check out these helpful tips and articles, and have a happy and healthy week!     … Continue reading

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Spring Clean Your Healthy Lifestyle by Getting Rid of These 3 Things

Welcome Spring graphic

Signs that spring is here to stay and that summer isn’t far behind are coming to life everywhere you look. Some of us may not be feeling our usual “spring cheer” … and that’s okay. The last year has brought unprecedented challenges … Continue reading

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20 Reasons to Exercise That Aren’t Weight Loss

closeup of blue sneakers

For the longest time I assumed that if I didn’t go to the gym, I didn’t actually “work out.” After all, if I didn’t go to the gym, then I couldn’t get an intense workout in, which meant I couldn’t … Continue reading

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4 Questions and Answers About Protein

bowls of vegan protein sources

All calories come from four places in our diets: carbohydrates, fat, protein and alcohol. In the 1990s, low-fat diets and foods were everywhere you turned and, more recently, carbs have come under fire. Protein never seems to get much negative … Continue reading

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Rosemary Carrot Fries

rosemary roasted carrots

As promised in the last Wellness Wednesday, this week’s blog features a tasty and simple recipe you can try this month. My motivation to cook has dipped a bit lately, and simplicity is the name of the game. These roasted … Continue reading

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