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 … Continue reading “Recipe: Almond Meal Muffins”

What You Need to Know About the Kitchari Cleanse

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 personal trainer and blogger. … Continue reading “What You Need to Know About the Kitchari Cleanse”

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 … Continue reading “Easy Food Prep Tips To Help You Live Healthier”

Healthy Snacks

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 … Continue reading “Healthy Snacks”

Finding the Right Protein Powder

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. That’s where protein powder comes … Continue reading “Finding the Right Protein Powder”

3 New Healthy Products In the Indian Market

3 New Healthy Products In the Indian Market

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. – More than 20% of the … Continue reading “3 New Healthy Products In the Indian Market”

India’s Future Food Trends: Turning Local Flair Into Global Fare

India’s Future Food Trends: Turning Local Flair Into Global Fare

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, … Continue reading “India’s Future Food Trends: Turning Local Flair Into Global Fare”

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Science Says Clearing Your Plate Is Actually a Bad Thing (Sorry, Mom)

Science Says Clearing Your Plate Is Actually a Bad Thing (Sorry, Mom)

One new study reveals a trend amongst those who have no problem wiping their dishes clean. Remember when Mom used to keep you at the dinner table until you cleared your plate? Well, it turns out, leaving some food behind on your plate may actually be a good thing. A recent study in the Journal … Continue reading “Science Says Clearing Your Plate Is Actually a Bad Thing (Sorry, Mom)”