Health Tips by Tasneem Legohn, RD

January 15, 2019

One of the best things we can do to ensure that we are eating a balanced diet is to have variety in our meals and snacks. This allows us to consume different nutrients from each food group

January 8, 2019

I hope you all had a lovely New Year!

This is the time to refresh, recharge and reevaluate our goals in life. 

Whether it be more physical activity, healthier eating patterns, better managing your overall health or any another plan, it is possible with focus and persiste...

December 11, 2018

Starting the morning off with hot green tea and lemon for hydration and to get a dose of antioxidants to fight inflammation and decrease cancer and cardiovascular disease risks.

Eat Well, Live Well

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...

November 6, 2018

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

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October 31, 2018

The robust flavor and the variety of cooking applications makes olive oil one of my favorite oils.

But did you know that olive oil also has anti-inflammatory and heart protective properties?

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Research suggests that the high monounsaturated fatty acid content in olive oil...

October 23, 2018

I love pasta (who doesn't?).

I recently tried soy pasta and I was thoroughly pleased with the taste, texture, and nutritional content.

For those monitoring their carbohydrate intake, soy pasta has about 1/2 the grams of carbs compared to a serving (2oz dried) of regular...

October 18, 2018

End your meal with a citrus orange for a sweet treat that delivers extra water and fiber to aid in digestion! 

And of course this would include a dose of vitamin C to bolster your immune system.

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