Health Tips by Tasneem Legohn, RD

Easy Cucumber Salad

Try this quick and refreshing salad with your next meal: . Ingredients: . 1 large cucumber, diced. . 1 tomato, diced. . Juice of 1/2 lime. . 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro. . 1 tablespoon Italian vinaigrette dressing (optional, check out my DIY vinaigrette dressing for ideas!) . Salt and pepper for taste. . 1/2 of large avocado, diced (more avocado as desired). . . Directions: . 1. Add all ingredients EXCEPT avocado to a bowl. Mix until well combined. . 2. Topped salad with avocado. Serve cold and enjoy!.

DIY Vinaigrette Dressing

Do you ever wonder what those questionable ingredients like carrageenan, calcium disodium EDTA, and disodium inosinate are in your salad dressing? Well, free your mind and make your own dressing with these four ingredients as your base: - 1/4 cup olive oil (or an oil of your choice). - 3 tablespoons vinegar ( white, red wine, balsamic, or one of your choice). - salt & pepper for taste. - Blend in a couple of tablespoons of sour cream, yogurt, or avocado to make it creamy. - Add fresh lemon juice, pressed garlic, grated ginger, or dijon mustarf for a kick. - Try different spices like oregano, basil, or thyme. = Add honey for a sweet twist. Refrigerate the vinaigrette for a few hours to allow

Smart Desserts

Craving something sweet after your meal? Consider these healthier dessert options: . - A portion of dark chocolate and berries or almonds . - Fruit salad . - Yogurt with friut and granola . - Popcorn with chocolate drizzle . - Frozen yogurt . - Check out more options by clicking the photo Keep in mind that creamy desserts (ice cream, cheesecake, cakes with frosting, etc.) are higher in calories and saturated fat; so consider limiting those options

Kick bad Habits In 2017

Consider these 17 habits to kick in 2017 in order to be productive, healthy, and successful. (See full article by clicking photo). A few habits to kick that stand out in the article: - Kill your habit of comparing yourself to everyone- We are all on different paths regarding health, finances, career status and many other things. Determine your goals and stick to them while you positively look forward on your unique path. - Kill your habit of complaining- If you are unhappy about your weight, diet habits, physical fitness, do something about it. Complaining is counter productive and gets us no where. - Kill your habit of sitting- Get up and exercise, dance, cook, clean the house, anything! Bu

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