Health Tips by Tasneem Legohn, RD

DIY Nut "Milk

Making your own nut milk is easy and tastes better, in my opinion, than store bough options. Plus you know the exact ingredients within your nut milk! Ingredients: - 1 cup almonds - 4 cups hot water - 1/4 teaspoon salt - 4 dates (if you would like it sweetened) - Optional ingredients: cinnamon, cocoa/chocolate, coconut, vanilla. -- Cheesecloth or nut milk bag Directions: 1. Soak almonds, water, and dates for at least an hour. 2. Blend mixture (I use a food processor to break up the almonds and then blender to get the mixture smoother); taste mixture and then add extra dates or optional ingredients for taste. 3. Place three layers of cheesecloth over a large bowl. Slowly pour blended mixture

Variety Is Key!

Consume a colorful variety of fresh fruits and veggies to feed your body essential bioflavonoids (the antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables). Bioflavonoids (antioxidants) help neutralize the free radicals in our body which may reduce or may help to prevent damage to our cells. Increase your intake of these beneficial chemicals by consuming many different fresh fruits and/or vegetables with your meals, or even by drinking smoothies or fresh juice! The more variety the more your body is exposed to different bioflavonoids. Eat Well, Live Well.

Rice Delight

Spinach, mixed vegetables, pumpkin/squash, peas/beans are all great options to add to rice while it cooks for extra fiber, protein and nutrients. Check out my Broccoli and Carrot Rice recipe, inspired by my mother. Broccoli and Carrot Rice: - 3 cups of rice (and water needed to cook rice per packaging instructions). - 4 cloves garlic minced - 1/2 cup onion chopped - 1 cup finely chopped broccoli - 1 cup finely shredded carrots - 3 tablespoon of fat of choice (oil/butter) - salt and pepper to taste. Directions: 1. Heat oil in large pot on medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for a few minutes until fragrant. 2. Add broccoli and carrot, stir until heated throughout and well combine

*Snack Right*

Rice rollers/rice cakes are one of my favorite go-to snacks: they come in different flavors, they are low in calories and are a smart alternative to other crunchy snacks (e.g. chips). I usually eat them with a side of nuts for extra nutrients like protein! Eat Well, Live Well

Happy New Year!

Let's start 2018 off with a positive outlook, healthy lifestyle changes and reasonable goals. Small behaviors such as regular physical activity, proper nutrition and adequate hydration can have a big impact on our health. Take a hold of you health now versus struggling to reverse a health condition in the future. Eat Well, Live Well

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