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Category Archives: Nutrition

Celebrating Vegetarian Awareness Month

a variety of vegan protein sources

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month and the perfect time to explore what it means to follow this type of nutrition plan. According to research from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, vegetarian diets are healthful and may even help prevent … Continue reading

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4 Foods You Might Find at a Fall Farmers Market (And What to Do With Them)

fruit and veggies in season at the farmers market

One thing I’m very grateful for in my new city is only living a few short miles from one of the best farmers markets in the country. The Dane County Farmers Market is a Madison staple and the perfect way … Continue reading

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4 Unique Ways to Get Your Pumpkin Fix

It’s that time of year again, friends. No, not the official start of fall. No, not football season. ‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice everything! And, yes, I know that the whole pumpkin spice thing has gotten out of control … Continue reading

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20 Ideas for Using Tomatoes

Every summer, I plant tomatoes and the sequence typically goes something like this: Early June: Plant two to three tomato plants. June – July: Worry tomatoes aren’t getting enough water and/or that they’ll get ruined in a storm (I currently … Continue reading

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10 Ideas for Using Fresh Herbs

using fresh herbs

“It’s a lot to text … give me a call when you have the thyme (see what I did there?)” Reading this text from my sister-in-law, Natasha, reaffirmed that A) we share a shameless love of bad puns, and B) … Continue reading

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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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