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Category Archives: Nutrition

A Refreshing Recap

Summer Recap

I have now officially been a part of the TOPS crew for six months. And thanks to all of you, it’s been an overwhelmingly positive experience so far! I very much appreciate all the feedback and questions sent via email … Continue reading

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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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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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Wellness Wednesday Favorites – Part 2

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I’m blown away by all of the heartfelt comments and messages I received from my previous post! Your kind words mean the world to me. As promised, here are five more of my favorite posts from over the years. 10 … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday Favorites – Part 1

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Well friends, after nearly a decade of writing Wellness Wednesday, it’s time for me to say goodbye. What started as a simple “we should start a blog” conversation in 2013 has evolved into countless posts and one of the most … Continue reading

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10 Mini Meals for When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking

avocado slices on toasted bread

Sometimes you just don’t feel like cooking. And maybe “sometimes” is more like “all the time,” and that’s okay too. I love to cook, but occasionally the thought of prepping, dirtying pots and pans, and cleaning the kitchen sounds terrible. … Continue reading

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