Anita Mirchandani

Registered Dietitian, Certified Fitness Professional

Posts tagged Health

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 [...]

This Is How Much Brie You Can Have Wh...

This is How Much Brie You Can Have While Pregnant

How Does Gestational Diabetes Affect ...

How Does Gestational Diabetes Affect Your Baby Experts Weigh In

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hey, Obesity! We’re Seeing A Lo...

Hey, Obesity! We’re Seeing A Lot More Of You… (Part 1)
As a dietitian, I have a hard time dealing with all the nutrition clutter out there being delivered to people. It’s rather frustrating because it’s not always explained properly and of course, the media over hypes everything.  I’ve had close family and friends come to me and ask me several questions on why a specific food p [...]

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 [...]

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