Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Nutrition, Recipes

Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

There’s been plenty of buzz about gluten lately. But what exactly is gluten? Here’s your nutrition lesson for the day courtesy of Katie Ferraro, a Registered Dietitian and nutrition expert for TOPS: Gluten is the protein found in wheat, rye and barley. It gives elasticity to bread dough and provides structural support in baking. Those with gluten sensitivity aren’t allergic…

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Health, Nutrition

Tips for a Healthy Barbecue

Here in the U.S., the upcoming Memorial Day weekend unofficially kicks off summer, which means barbecues, graduation parties, picnics, and other summer celebrations. If we’re not careful, it can be all too easy for these celebrations to become calorie fests. Try these tips for a healthy, and fun, summer barbecue: Get cozy with vegetables. When it comes to nutrition advice,…

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apples on a burlap bag
Nutrition, Work

The Fruit and Veggie Contest

March is National Nutrition Month® and the perfect time to remind employees about the importance of nutrition. So many packaged foods boast that they’re “high fiber!” or “all-natural!” but some of these claims can be misleading and it’s hard to know what’s actually healthy and what’s simply clever marketing. I’m not a dietitian but I do know that it’s pretty…

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Heart Shaped Cukes
Lifestyle, Nutrition

Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is a sweet holiday. No, I’m not talking about the nice things your significant other does for you (and vice versa). I’m talking, of course, about the candy, heart-shaped cookies, and all things chocolate-covered. Doesn’t it seem that with most holidays, sweets get to steal the show? This Valentine’s Day, think about giving healthier foods some love with…

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Vending Machine
Lifestyle, Motivation, Nutrition

So Long, Vending Machine

It’s time to end this. You’re sweet and all, but I just don’t think this relationship is healthy. I feel good for a little while and then I feel guilty. Plus, my jeans aren’t fitting anymore. It’s not me, it’s you. Think of this as your “Dear John” letter to…the office vending machine. If 2013 is your year to “break-up”…

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