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Carrots And Sticks: Workplace Wellness

In the past decade, U.S. health insurance premiums skyrocketed. Employers are now managing those costs by passing more of them onto workers -- and by offering them incentives to live healthier lifestyles. We explore the new approaches companies are taking to boost workplace wellness, and whether such incentives will work in the long run.

HealthSmart Trail Mix Recipe

Healthy snacks like trail mix are not only delicious and nutritious, they're also portable and easy to make. Swap ingredients for a different healthy cereal, nut, and/or dried fruit to make it your own. Recipe developed by Michel Powers-Farber, R.D.

Ingredients
5 cups cereal (like Cinnamon puffs)
2 cups nuts (unsalted pecans)
3/4 cups unsalted pumpkin seeds (Pepitas)
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients and portion into 1/2 cup servings in baggies.

Nutrition Information
Around 200 calories
Carbs: 17.6 grams
Protein: 9 grams
Fat: 12 grams
Fiber: 4.5 grams

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