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: 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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: 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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