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Category Archives: Nutrition

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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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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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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A Citrusy Spin on Salmon

salmon with leeks ready to be cooked

I love to cook. I love trying new recipes and making old favorites. I love the way my dog Nellie curls up in a ball and quietly watches me each time I’m in the kitchen. I especially love that cooking … Continue reading

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Learn to be Fearless in the Kitchen

plastic food boxes with fresh produce

Is eating healthier by meal prepping on your healthy to-do list for the New Year? Maybe you’re curious about meal kit delivery services and whether or not they’re worth trying. Or maybe you’re just looking for healthy eating tips with … Continue reading

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Protect Yourself … and Your Health This Holiday Season

boost your immune system with holistic products

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to moderate a webinar all about the immune system with TOPS Medical Editor Dr. Vidya Kidambi. She tackled the topic of supplements and gave a refreshing reality check on whether or not these … Continue reading

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4 Delicious October Eats

grilled cheese with tomato soup comfort food

Pumpkin spice tends to get most of the attention this time of year, and it never ceases to amaze me what food (or food-like product) becomes pumpkin-fied each year. But there are many other fall treats worth adding to your … Continue reading

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