Health Tips by Tasneem Legohn, RD

Simple Fall Fruit Salad

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 sweet way to get some fiber and nutients into your day. Eat Well, Live Well

Happy Thanksgiving!

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 10-20 minutes after eating to let your food settle. - If you are still hungry, go back for seconds of the things you liked the most (that can be a problem when everything is really good! ). Enjoy your Thanksgiving! Eat Well, Live Well seriouseats.con

Lentils

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: Ingredients: 1 cup lentil (sifted through and rinsed) 1 small tomato, chopped 1/2 small onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 bell pepper, chopped Thyme sprig 1/2 tsp curry powder Salt + pepper to taste (Optional 1 cup chopped spinach/greens of choice) Directions: Add lentils and water (at least 2 inches above lentils) to medium pot over high heat. Stir in tomato, onion, garlic, bell pepper, thyme, curry and bring lentils to a

1/2 Plate of Veggies

Each day aim to have at least one meal with half the plate filled with veggies. This is a sure way to get a decent serving of fiber and nutrients. Go even further and add two varieties of veggies to half of your plate! Eat Well, Live Well Photo by huffpost.com

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