Health Tips by Tasneem Legohn, RD

July 7, 2020

Ok y'all, I was skeptical about making a vegan mac and cheese, but surprisingly, it came out pretty good!

Cashews are used as the base and you add nutritional yeast and seasonings that you would typically use to make mac and cheese to give it that classic flavor.

Now, th...

June 23, 2020

Juicing is a great way to get in nutrients, especially if it's a challenge to consume enough fruits and veggies. I especially enjoy juicing after a fast to restart my system on a healthy note. 

My one year old likes it too!

This juice has 6 ingredients and should make 16...

June 16, 2020

Are you familiar with these lists?

Each year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) share their findings of fruits and veggies with the most and least amount of pesticide residue.

It is important to be familiar with these foods to avoid pesticide toxicity-especially for c...

May 19, 2020

..: Simple Vegan Meal

  • Mashed sweet potato

  • Stewed black beans

  • Avocado slices

  • A great source of fiber and protein for the family to enjoy!

May 12, 2020

Rise and SHINE

I can eat hot cereal everyday- it's filling and I can add a plethora of topping to make it extra tasty .

Nutrition Highlights:

▫️Oatmeal: fiber, protein, iron.

▫️Walnuts: omega 3, protein.

▫️Banana : fiber, potassium (limit with kidney          disease)...

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...

August 21, 2018

A salad a day may decrease your usual calorie consumption and also introduce more nutrients and fiber into your diet.

Limited or avoid creamy milk based dressings to decrease calories from fat.  

Homemade dressings that are avocado (plant) based are a creamy alternative...

August 16, 2018

Here are some back to school meal planning tips that are useful for kids and adults:

- Use an ice pack to keep food cold to prevent food-borne illness.

- Use thermal containers to keep hot food hot.

- Choose high fiber foods to help you stay full (whole grains, fruit and...

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