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Healthy Home Cook Hacks

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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

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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

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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’)

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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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Wellness Wednesday Is Taking a Brief Intermission

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Wellness Wednesday is on a short winter break to reset and recharge. But not to worry —  check back on Wednesday, January 26 to read a fresh post and meet our new blogger!

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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

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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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