Anita Mirchandani

Registered Dietitian, Certified Fitness Professional

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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 [...]

WHAT TO EAT IF YOU’RE SUFFERING FROM ...

Don’t let the disorder control you Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, is the most common endocrine disorder among women between the ages of 18 and 44. It is caused by the presence of elevated levels of androgen – male sex hormones – in women. Unfortunately, there is no real cure for PCOS. The Silent Killer It has been estimated that b [...]

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 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 [...]

What You Need to Know About the Kitch...

When Katie Uhran emerged from winter feeling sluggish and run-down, she knew she needed a change. So, when friends mentioned they were starting an Ayurvedic-based cleanse, she was intrigued. “I wanted to feel lighter, energized and like I had washed away all the cobwebs that built up during the winter months,” says Uhran, a Nantucket-based pe [...]

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 [...]

Healthy Snacks

  Everyone is always asking what to eat before a workout. The key is that if you’re not performing a workout greater than 45 minutes (i.e. race training) then you don’t need a huge snack beforehand. In fact, most people tend to overeat prior to a workout and many times don’t burn the calories they assume so thus leading to an ineffectiv [...]

Finding the Right Protein Powder

Amongst health fanatics, protein is always the nutrient of interest. Eating healthy requires effort and maintaining an adequate protein-to-carbohydrate ratio is one way to achieve a proper diet. Sometimes, however, it’s hard to take the time to put together the right foods to achieve the recommended daily allowance of protein. ThatR [...]

3 New Healthy Products In the Indian ...

Young woman with pushcart in supermarket
Here are the cold, hard health facts about the health of the Indian population, according to research data collected by health organisation Arogya World: – Lifestyle changes have lead to decreased physical activity, increased consumption of fat, sugar and calories, and higher stress levels, affecting insulin sensitivity and obesity. &# [...]

India’s Future Food Trends: Tur...

Joe Raedle via Getty Images As a South Asian dietician based in New York City, my job requires me to counsel and educate clients in a global fashion. I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with the Indian population over the last several years, as I’ve split my time between India and New York. My heritage, my time in India, and [...]

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