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Author Archives: Rachel Werner

A Wellbeing Whiz Guide to Summer Travel

Lake Kegonsa in Wisconsin

I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly ready for some “fun in the sun”! Thankfully, my current travel plans in the months ahead involve going to a couple lakeside communities for writing assignments. This also means I’ll be dining … Continue reading

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6 Food Swaps Any Home Chef Can Master

spoonfuls of spices

Modifying meals to meet multiple dietary needs in one household can feel like a perpetual struggle. Even for those living solo, having to come up with substitutions for familiar recipes to better suit current nutritional goals may take more time … Continue reading

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How to Elevate At-Home Dining

a kitchen waiting to be decorated

Eating out frequently is often not an option when working on achieving health goals—and sticking to a budget. But it’s equally common to start to crave the ambiance of a café or restaurant, since dining at home day after day … Continue reading

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Plan Ahead To Eat Well Year-Round

a box of fresh produce from the farmer's market

Spring is here (or quickly approaching). This means there will be a steady increase in the variety of locally-grown and -produced foods that will be at local farmers markets and many grocery stores over the coming months. If you’ve got … Continue reading

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Healthy Home Cook Hacks

onions and potato on table

The March/April 2022 issue of TOPS News, “Plant-based Power: One-Pot Recipes” includes four vegan recipes I created. These dishes are a few of my ‘go-to’ entrees when I want a warm homecooked lunch but don’t necessarily want to be stuck … Continue reading

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The Right Fuel: 3 Eating Tips for Pre-/Post-Exercise

healthy fresh fruit for a smoothie

Like many of you, I try to incorporate active movement into my daily schedule. But as we all know, life happens. Which usually means, once or twice a week, my workout will get bumped to a different time than I … Continue reading

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Nourish Yourself … Without Taking a Bite

puppy cuddling with toys

Nourishment is natural. But it also comes in myriad forms. Too often, food is the ‘default’ reward we crave — or a quick source of comfort on a stressful day. Choices that, left unchecked, can trigger unhealthy behaviors and negative … Continue reading

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Tips to Stay on Track (Now That 2022 Is No Longer the ‘New Year’)

two pieces of healthy sweet potato toast

Sticking to wellness goals often goes quite well for the first few weeks of a new year. But it’s also equally common to start feeling less motivated as February gets underway. Take this proactive approach for staying on track over … Continue reading

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Nice to Meet You!

Rachel Werner

Greetings! As the new Nutrition and Fitness Editor for TOPS, I’m really looking forward to sharing wellbeing tips and new recipes I hope you all will enjoy. I’ll 100% admit to being a foodie on — and off — the … Continue reading

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