Anita Mirchandani

Registered Dietitian, Certified Fitness Professional

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Protein Packed Energy Balls

Protein Packed Energy Balls
One thing I love to do is find different ways to increase protein in my meals. Sometimes I make protein shakes, sometimes I add collagen powder to my morning oats, and other times I like to bake with ingredients that help provide a powerful punch per serving. Voila! I was thinking about how I want an afternoon snack that will fill me up (and [...]

Recipe: 3 Ingredient DIY Chocolate Pe...

Recipe: 3 Ingredient DIY Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Healthier Peanut Butter Cups (…For Halloween!) Ingredients: 1. ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 2. 2 TBSP Extra virgin coconut oil 3. ½ cup crunchy peanut butter Note: I like to use Nuttzo peanut butter because they have a nutritious nut/seed butter blend full of healthy fats and antioxidants. Directions: 1. Line a 6-cup muffin tin w [...]

Recipe: Cocoa + Coconut Chips Energy ...

Recipe: Cocoa + Coconut Chips Energy Bites
I have been seeing TONS of recipes for energy bites all over the internet.  Sometimes I even get the targeted video recipes from Health or Tasty Buzzfeed.  A recent one from Well Done inspired me to concoct my own.  We always have dates on hand from visitors coming from India who transit through the Middle East so I decided to not waste them [...]

Recipe: Cauliflower Pancakes

Recipe: Cauliflower Pancakes
Cauliflower Pancakes One of the best ways for the whole family to eat their veggies are by integrating it into baked dishes. I love baking muffins that include vegetables and fruits. In this case, I wanted to make a gluten-free, wheat-free pancake version with the added nutrition and fiber from cauliflower. This recipe was a little more tedio [...]

Recipe: Oat Flour Apple Muffins

Recipe: Oat Flour Apple Muffins
Truthfully, this recipe came up because I wanted to eat something healthy and nutritious that also didn’t make me feel heavy given the summertime heat. That’s why I used Greek Yogurt for this recipe. It’s a great way to boost moistness while adding protein and healthy fat. The recipe is super-simple and is perfect to pair w [...]

Recipe: Mini vEGGie Frittatas

Recipe: Mini vEGGie Frittatas
Mini vEGGie Frittatas Like the pun on the title? I know, it’s cheesy. For a few months now, I’ve been scouring the internet for a simple baked egg dish. While that seems like a no-brainer, I have specific criteria which I’ve listed below. – Should have eggs – Should have veggies – Should be freezer friend [...]

Recipe: Greek Yogurt Layered Dip

Recipe: Greek Yogurt Layered Dip
Just because super bowl and football season is over, doesn’t mean that dip season is over as well.  Dips are a creative way to get in your vegetables at social gatherings.  However, most traditional dips contain high amounts of sodium and fat.  By making dips with Greek yogurt, you increase the protein and add a healthy fat dietary comp [...]

Recipe: Greek Yogurt Banana Chocolate...

Recipe: Greek Yogurt Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
In case I haven’t beaten a dead horse enough with consuming Greek yogurt, here goes yet again! I love using Greek yogurt for baking breads or muffins because it adds moistness, increases the protein content and if you use flavored Greek yogurt you could potentially decrease the sugar you add into the recipe.  For example, while I am in [...]

Recipe: Rainbow Parfait

Recipe: Rainbow Parfait
Greek Yogurt Rainbow Parfait I was recently inspired by the hot weather in Mumbai for a nutritious snack that would taste good, keep me full, and contain healthy ingredients.  The parfait is also a good option for breakfast or if you ate a light dinner, it could be considered for dessert as well. Since I am in India, the local Greek Yogurt op [...]

Recipe: Almond Butter Thumbprint Cook...

Recipe: Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies
My inspiration for these cookies came from a bottle of unused *homemade* almond butter and the fact that my little man wants cookies ALL.THE.TIME.  (Thanks Peppa for your not so desirable dietary habits) I created a simple recipe with minimal ingredients and Voila! –> a tasty and nutritious snack for the family.  Almonds are a dietar [...]

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

As we get into summer, I wanted to share a delicious and homemade dressing using yogurt. Ingredients: 1 Avocado 1/4 cup Cilantro 1 clove garlic 1 tbsp fresh lime juice 3 Tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil                                                                                                                                                 [...]

Recipe: Banana Oat Flour Muffins

Recipe: Banana Oat Flour Muffins
  What is Oat Flour? It’s basically oats ground into a powder form. It’s an excellent wheat free alternative and a more nutritious option.  If gluten-free is required, you can purchase gluten free oats. Alternatively, Bob’s Red Mill offers both options. Here’s the recipe!         Ingredients [...]

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