Anita Mirchandani

Registered Dietitian, Certified Fitness Professional

Posts tagged Dietitian

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 [...]

8 Celebrity Eating Tips That Are Actu...

8 Celebrity Eating Tips That Are Actually Pretty Legit
We had experts vet celeb’s go-to food advice to see how they stacked up. Whether on the red carpet or on the way to the gym, it’s a pretty universal truth that celebrities tend to look great. And if they look great, they must know a thing or two about eating healthy too, right? After all, many of them also run their own food blogs, tak [...]

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 [...]

Recipe: Almond Meal Muffins

Recipe: Almond Meal Muffins
A friend of mine in Mumbai was headed back to USA and had a pantry full of goodies to share. Being in Mumbai has been an eye-opening experience from the food and nutrition perspective.  When she suggested I take bags of nuts (including almonds), baking goods and other yummy treats I couldn’t say no.  With 4 bags of whole almonds, I beg [...]

Recipe: Chicken Noodle Soup

Recipe: Chicken Noodle Soup
Even though it’s melting outside and all you want is ice cold hydration — I’ve noticed that many people are more susceptible to colds, coughs and increased phlegm.  I think it’s primarily due to the drastic change of your body temperature between indoors and outdoors.  You’re freezing inside, hiding under sweate [...]

Recipe: Carrot Raisin Muffins

Recipe: Carrot Raisin Muffins
I’m always thinking of ways to incorporate vegetables into baked products so that my son will eat them willingly. To be honest, he’s a pretty good eater when it comes to vegetables, however, the more the better.  The first thing I do is look in my pantry and fridge to see what I have because I look to come up with recipes based o [...]

A Look At The Glycemic Index During P...

A Look At The Glycemic Index During Pregnancy
When you’re pregnant, you’ve got all sorts of hormones going haywire and all sorts of cravings creeping up.  It’s important to understand that the two are correlated.  During pregnancy, your dietary habits are especially important because maternal glucose is the main energy substrate for intrauterine growth.  As a dietitian [...]

Toddler Friendly Soup Recipe

Toddler Friendly Soup Recipe
For some mothers, getting your child to eat vegetables is a challenge.  When my son was eating pureed foods, making a mixed vegetable soup was my go-to on many occasions. Now, as my son enters pure toddlerhood, creativity is required. However, I decided to delve into my soup basics and create a minestrone soup from scratch. Thought I’d [...]

Easy Food Prep Tips To Help You Live ...

Easy Food Prep Tips To Help You Live Healthier
For busy parents, busy moms, busy everybodies – I’m sure we can’t get enough of food prep tips. I always like asking my friends for what they do to prep for the week so that they are able to cook at least 50% of the time for their families. Comparing notes is a great way to potentially enhance your current efforts. Here̵ [...]

It’s like Cashew Butta… B...

It’s like Cashew Butta… Baby!
So I’m a sucker for nut butters. I pride myself on never going a day without eating peanut butter — and the Reduced Fat Skippy kind.  Sure, I’m a dietitian but I grew up in the 80’s and some tastes just CANNOT change.  However, for my little one, I’ve slowly worked on introducing nuts and nut butters to him.  Th [...]

How Millennial’s View Health &#...

A recent Technogym study called The Wellness Deficit: How Millennials View Health and Fitness came to my attention. The study results were not only interesting but also interesting in forecasting future trends in the health, fitness and wellness landscape. Here are some key findings: 1. 72% find it hard to devote time to exercise (50% claim [...]

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