Anita Mirchandani

Registered Dietitian, Certified Fitness Professional

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

It’s like Cashew Butta… B...

It’s like Cashew Butta… Baby!
So I’m a sucker for nut butters. I pride myself on never going a day without eating peanut butter — and the Reduced Fat Skippy kind.  Sure, I’m a dietitian but I grew up in the 80’s and some tastes just CANNOT change.  However, for my little one, I’ve slowly worked on introducing nuts and nut butters to him.  Th [...]

How Millennial’s View Health &#...

A recent Technogym study called The Wellness Deficit: How Millennials View Health and Fitness came to my attention. The study results were not only interesting but also interesting in forecasting future trends in the health, fitness and wellness landscape. Here are some key findings: 1. 72% find it hard to devote time to exercise (50% claim [...]

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 [...]

Workplace Wellness Tips

Young woman using desktop computer in home office
FogStock/Vico Images/Alin Dragulin via Getty Images In 2015, you may have heard this phrase “Sitting Is The New Smoking” more that once. Recent studies have indicated that sitting for long periods of time does not have a positive impact on your health. However, with most job functions requiring extensive desk time, we hope there a [...]

7 Indoor Prenatal Workouts

Get your blood flowing without leaving your living room. For much of the country, the winter months make us want to hibernate indoors. That’s especially true when you’re pregnant. Last winter, I happened to be in my first trimester of pregnancy. It took every ounce of strength for me not to wear loose comfortable sweats, snuggle under a blan [...]

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 [...]

Health Trends for 2015

Health Trends for 2015
Last year at this time, I wrote a post via Healthy Living predicting the fitness trends of 2014. To recap, the online workout phenomenon took off — concepts like Booya Fitness, and Radius Fitness by NBC and Under Armour both launched in 2014, providing consumers with the ability to partake in boutique fitness programming in the comfort [...]

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