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 [...]

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: Banana Oat Flour Muffins

Recipe: Banana Oat Flour Muffins
  What is Oat Flour? It’s basically oats ground into a powder form. It’s an excellent wheat free alternative and a more nutritious option.  If gluten-free is required, you can purchase gluten free oats. Alternatively, Bob’s Red Mill offers both options. Here’s the recipe!         Ingredients [...]

7 FOODS THAT WEAKEN YOUR BONES

Thanks to Got Milk?’s classic ad campaign, we know that calcium and vitamin D boost bone health. But have you ever thought about the foods that cause the opposite effect? As kids, our parents often stressed the importance of building healthy bones by pouring us a glass of milk at breakfast or sneaking some leafy greens into our lunchbox [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Snack Time

7 Healthy on-the-go snacks for pregnant women and new moms If I got a penny for the amount of times I have been asked, “What’s a good healthy snack I could eat while I am on-the-go”…frankly I’d be on an island somewhere. There’s a constant battle to find a healthy and nutritious snack that will both satisfy your taste buds and your appetite. [...]

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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