Health Tips by Tasneem Legohn, RD

June 30, 2020

..: Red Lentil Stew

Red lentils are a nice quick meal because it cooks up quickly compared to other lentils.

Add cumin, curry, tomato, garlic, onion and salt+pepper to taste for a lovely stew.

Nutrition Highlights

Good source of protein, fiber, B-vitamins, and antioxidants...

June 9, 2020

True or false, you can never go wrong with peas and rice?

So TRUE for me!

My one year old eats this all up too! Peas and rice is a staple in the Caribbean and in many other countries mainly because it's cheap and filling.

This is often served as a side dish, but I like to...

May 26, 2020

Am I the only one making banana bread every week??

It's just a great snack to have around, it's soft enough for little ones to tolerate, and you can add just about anything to make it how you like it- mine must have walnuts!

Healthier alternative tips:

▫️ Whole Wheat or U...

May 5, 2020

Sweet and refreshing drink that's perfect for a warm day that you can make at home.

April 28, 2020

Smoothies are a delicious way to feed your body nutrients.

Whether you want to gain, loose, or maintain your weight, or if you follow a certain diet,  

smoothies can be customized to meet your needs.

One of my favorite combos is:

◇ handful of greens

◇ 1 small frozen banana


April 22, 2020

..: Easy Immunity Tea (bush tea)

I love the flavors of ginger and tumeric, and I use it to make fresh tea almost every day. West indian/Caribbean people have used plants and herbs for years to make tea due to their healing potential- we call these types of teas "bush te...

February 17, 2019

Zinc is a mineral that has many important functions in the body.

Zinc is necessary for immune function, cell division, protein synthesis, growth and development, and supports many enzymatic function.

Good sources of zinc include oysters, crab, lean beef and pork, beans,...

February 6, 2019

Add a banana to your smoothie or hot cereal for natural sweetness, fiber to aid in digestion and potassium for heart health! 

Bananas also contain tryptophan that converts to serotonin in the brain which can boost our moods .

Eat Well, Live Well 

January 30, 2019

Whether you need a vegan alternative or you do not have eggs on hand, these egg substitutes can help stabilize your baked good.

I have tried flaxseeds, applesauce, and banana in various items with success, but note that these substitutes will affect the taste and textu...

January 24, 2019

The numbered stickers on your produce are called PLU ("price look-up") codes and they are used to identify produce.

If you see a 4 digit number beginning with a "3" or "4" that means that the produce was conventionally grown (fertilizers, pesticides, etc were likely use...

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