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Author Archives: Maggie Thorison

Make Your Own Mexican Street Corn

Mexican street corn

As summer slowly makes its official exit, its bounty of delicious fresh veggies is the gift that keeps on giving. You may have noticed your local grocery store is well-stocked with zucchini, tomatoes and, of course, corn! As a quick … Continue reading

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Curious About the Low FODMAP Diet? Do a Gut Check

This week I’m excited to have registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Lori Lehnert as my special guest blogger. Abdominal pain, bloating, constant gassiness, diarrhea and constipation are not exactly everyone’s favorite topics to discuss in public. However, they are … Continue reading

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When Fun Meets Fitness, Great Things Can Happen

PLAY building blocks

I always enjoy reading blog comments from members and other followers, but one comment in particular caught my attention recently. Lori, a TOPS member from Oregon, shared how she won a recumbent bicycle from a raffle. Enjoying the novelty of … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Avocados are Anything but the Pits

Avocado toasts

Once dismissed for their fat content, avocados are enjoying their newfound popularity on salads, sandwiches and of course, toast. In fact, today is National Avocado Day. And they’re so popular at the moment that their price has almost doubled compared … Continue reading

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Try a Unique Grilled Vegetable this Summer in 3 Easy Steps

Cabbage pieces

Step aside, cauliflower. It’s time to enjoy an equally tasty cruciferous crunch this season with cabbage. Cabbage may not sound like the most exciting food to grill, but a little olive oil, kosher salt and freshly ground pepper can work … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Get Your Fresh Fruit on This Summer

Watermelon kabob

Before I tried TOPS 28-Day Meal Planner earlier this year, I was a little unsure how I would manage the suggested servings of fruit for each day. Prior to the plan, I’d typically have fruit as part of breakfast and … Continue reading

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Are You Standing In Your Own Way?

Making a decision

I finally did it. After a year and a half of thinking about it, overthinking about it, and teetering on the fence, I officially signed up for my first “Introduction to Improv” course. “Improv” is short for improvisational comedy and … Continue reading

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Be Kind to Yourself, Be Kind to Your Food

Dish with cutlery

I remember once telling someone at the gym that I liked edamame (a popular Japanese soybean snack), and she looked at me completely horrified. She explained that edamame is an “anti-nutrient.” As someone who works in the nutrition and wellness … Continue reading

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A Quick Break for Wellness Wednesday

Pinnacle Peak Park in Scottsdale

Wellness Wednesday is taking a short hiatus while the TOPS Wellness team attends continuing education at the Today’s Dietitian Spring Symposium in Scottsdale. We’re so excited to share all that we learn! Check back here on June 5 for a … Continue reading

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