R1 Impact – Building Healthy Teams

February 5, 2014

Along with the release of our volunteer program, Reliance One introduced the launch of our wellness program; “R1 Impact – Building Healthy Teams.” As a company, we strive to provide our employees with the tools to live healthier lifestyles, and hopefully they enjoy some fun along the way!

The wellness program will include healthy snacks provided by Reliance One weekly and healthy options in our new vending machines, which will be run by the VP, Jim Paquette’s sons. Additionally, our employees will earn “Wellness Tickets” for using our in-office gym (free of charge), visiting the doctor / dentist for check-ups, receiving the flu shot, etc. We’re also excited for the opportunity to offer monthly yoga or boot camp classes here at our headquarters. “I’m confident the introduction of these new programs will create even more energy and excitement within our company and will put us on the top workplaces list for the Detroit area four years in a row,” stated Sr. Recruiter, Alicia Bradley.

2014 is a promising year for Reliance One, and we hope to inspire our employees to lead a healthier lifestyle. We’re confident our new wellness program will make those decisions to be healthy a little bit easier!

About Reliance One:

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

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Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
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Healthy Mac and Cheese

In honor of National Cheese Day, which is June 4, what better recipe to feature than one of the cheesiest – Mac and Cheese. With healthy alternatives to the traditional recipe, it is light in calories and fat. Enjoy!Mac and Cheese LiteMac and Cheese Lite

Makes: 4 servings

Nonstick cooking spray
4 ounces whole wheat macaroni
1/2 cup onion-garlic puree (see “Rocco’s Secret Weapon,” below)
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
Pinch cayenne pepper
1 cup shredded 50 percent reduced-fat cheddar
1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Mist an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set it aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook according to package directions, drain.
  3. Meanwhile, bring onion-garlic puree, mustard, and cayenne to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring often. Whisk in cheddar until melted. Remove from heat and whisk in yogurt.
  4. In a medium bowl, toss the macaroni with the cheese sauce. Season with salt to taste. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle panko over the top. Top with Parmesan.
  5. Bake until Parmesan is melted and macaroni is hot throughout, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition facts per serving (about 2/3 cup): 237 calories, 17g protein, 31g carbohydrate, 7g fat (4g saturated), 3g fiber