Health Tips by Tasneem Legohn, RD

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...

August 7, 2018

Salt (sodium) and sugar (fructose, corn syrup), are two ingredients that are often added to foods, especially packaged foods.

It is important for individuals with (or without) health conditions exacerbated by salt and/or sugar to read food labels and choose options with...

July 31, 2018

Stay hydrated during these hot months to prevent heat stress/stroke and to keep your body function properly.

Water, infused water, iced tea/coffee, or earing juicy fruit like watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries, citrus or peaches are all great ways to stay h...

July 20, 2018

Buffets are tempting as there are many unlimited options in one place.

Though you CAN eat every item in a buffet, you really don't NEED to. 

Here are some things to consider when buffet-ing:

- Take a Tour: look at all of the options available before you start stacking you...

July 10, 2018

I love vegetables!

They are soo good for you (low in calories, high in fiber, many vitamins, mineral, phytonutrients/antioxidants), and they are cheap- especially if purchased frozen--less waste.

Eat a variety of veggies to get the most benefit. 

The veggies in this pictu...

July 3, 2018

Add some sauteed veggies to your salad to take your salad up a notch.

Warmed and seasoned veggies add texture to your salad and it provides extra nutrients and fiber, yay! Plus, no salad dressing is needed as a natural "dressing" will come from the saute liquid. 

Sauteed...

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