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: 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 [...]

Quick breakfast hacks

Quick Breakfast Hacks

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 [...]

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: 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: 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: Coconut Flour Pancakes

Recipe: Coconut Flour Pancakes
I was recently inspired to make some “wheat-free” recipes, and this is for two reasons.  First, we’re traveling to India and parking ourselves there and within India, coconut is quite popular – as an oil, as a flour, as an Ayurvedic remedy. Secondly, I would love to build some non-gluten favorites for our family to enj [...]

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 [...]

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