Health Tips by Tasneem Legohn, RD

February 17, 2019

Zinc is a mineral that has many important functions in the body.

Zinc is necessary for immune function, cell division, protein synthesis, growth and development, and supports many enzymatic function.

Good sources of zinc include oysters, crab, lean beef and pork, beans,...

February 6, 2019

Add a banana to your smoothie or hot cereal for natural sweetness, fiber to aid in digestion and potassium for heart health! 

Bananas also contain tryptophan that converts to serotonin in the brain which can boost our moods .

Eat Well, Live Well 

January 30, 2019

Whether you need a vegan alternative or you do not have eggs on hand, these egg substitutes can help stabilize your baked good.

I have tried flaxseeds, applesauce, and banana in various items with success, but note that these substitutes will affect the taste and textu...

January 24, 2019

The numbered stickers on your produce are called PLU ("price look-up") codes and they are used to identify produce.

If you see a 4 digit number beginning with a "3" or "4" that means that the produce was conventionally grown (fertilizers, pesticides, etc were likely use...

January 15, 2019

One of the best things we can do to ensure that we are eating a balanced diet is to have variety in our meals and snacks. This allows us to consume different nutrients from each food group

January 8, 2019

I hope you all had a lovely New Year!

This is the time to refresh, recharge and reevaluate our goals in life. 

Whether it be more physical activity, healthier eating patterns, better managing your overall health or any another plan, it is possible with focus and persiste...

December 11, 2018

Starting the morning off with hot green tea and lemon for hydration and to get a dose of antioxidants to fight inflammation and decrease cancer and cardiovascular disease risks.

Eat Well, Live Well

November 27, 2018

Pears, apples, grapes, persimmon, kumquat, pineapple and pomegranate are some seasonal fruit that make great fruit salad.

The combo I chose was apple, persimmon and grapes with a squeeze of 1/2 a lime to keep the fruit fresh and to give it a kick.

Fruit salads are a swee...

November 20, 2018

I love this time of year where I can enjoy holiday festivities with family and friends!

The food is of course the main event! It can be a challenge not to pig out , but here are my tips:

- Take small portions so that you can try a bit of everything.

- Give yourself 1...

November 13, 2018

Lentils are an awesome plant based protein that is perfect cooked on it's own or added to a soup.

Lentils are a great source of protein, fiber and iron. 

Lentils also cook fairly quickly so it can easily be incorporated into your meal.

Simple stewed lentil recipe:

Ingredie...

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