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Seven Gut Conditions (gastrointestinal diseases) and Meal Plans to Heal Naturally!

Seven Gut Conditions (gastrointestinal diseases) and Meal Plans to Heal Naturally!

Condition #1: Constipation Constipation may be a secondary symptom of many other health conditions and or medications. The underlying cause needs to be evaluated and treated accordingly. Adequate fiber and fluids help relives constipation. Approximately 25-38 gram of fiber (cellulose, psyllium, inulin, and oligosaccharides)  and […]

Pre and Probiotic  Strawberry Banana Smoothie (gut-healthy)

Pre and Probiotic Strawberry Banana Smoothie (gut-healthy)

The scientific community discovers that good bacteria in our gut are linked to many health conditions like obesity, asthma, acne, etc. Having the right balance of these healthy gut bacteria in our gut may be the key to overall health and wellness. Try this delicious […]

Free Donut a day from Krispy Kreme: Sweet but not so sweet!

Free Donut a day from Krispy Kreme: Sweet but not so sweet!

When you think about a doughnut, you think of nothing healthy but empty calories from refined flour, sugar, and fat. No matter how big the incentive is: A doughnut a day is not a healthy diet. The only healthy thing is to incentivize a COVID […]

Banana Berry Yogurt Parfait with Oatmeal, Chia Seeds & Almonds

Banana Berry Yogurt Parfait with Oatmeal, Chia Seeds & Almonds

This healthy and delicious yogurt parfait can be easily made in about 5 minutes. It can be eaten as a quick snack or morning breakfast. This parfait dish is a great balance of healthy carbohydrates, fat, protein, and dietary fiber. Each serving will meet about […]

Thandai- A Cooling, Therapeutic Ethnic Drink

Thandai- A Cooling, Therapeutic Ethnic Drink

Thandai is a cooling therapeutic and ethnic drink popular in India in the coming of the spring season. This drink makes a special celebration drink for the Holi, the festival of colors. This Thandai recipe is a modern, healthier version of the traditional one. This […]

Carrots and Cucumbers; Quick, Easy, and Healthy Way to Get Your Veggies

Carrots and Cucumbers; Quick, Easy, and Healthy Way to Get Your Veggies

Eating veggies every day does not have to be complicated. Fresh raw veggies that can be eaten raw can be an easy way to include veggies in any meal. Cucumbers and carrots are available all year long. These veggies can be easily paired up with […]

Overnight Yogurt (Dahi/Curd-Home made natural probiotic)

Overnight Yogurt (Dahi/Curd-Home made natural probiotic)

Making yogurt ( traditionally called Dahi or Curd) at home is an ancient practice in India. Keeping yogurt culture is the same in India as sourdough bread culture in western countries. The original yogurt culture was started by adding red chili into milk. Nowadays, there […]

Seven-days IndianPlate wellness meal plan based on seven ancient Indian healing principles of Ayurveda in line with the current Dietary Guidelines!  

Seven-days IndianPlate wellness meal plan based on seven ancient Indian healing principles of Ayurveda in line with the current Dietary Guidelines!  

Eating familiar foods is a way to build greater belongings. “IndianPlate” is an Indian-style meal plan based on seven core Ayurvedic (an ancient Indian dietary healing practice) principles in conjunction with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) “MyPlate” and Dietary Guidelines for Americans. With the […]

Chana Dal Stuffed Paratha (Indian stuffed flatbread)

Chana Dal Stuffed Paratha (Indian stuffed flatbread)

Chana dal paratha is a traditional North Indian dish that is usually served with kheer (rice pudding) and potato curry. This traditional Indian meal is a great balance of whole grains, dairy, plant protein, and vegetable servings in one plate. Here I will be discussing […]

Is Honey Nut Cheerios Cereal Really Heart-Healthy?

Is Honey Nut Cheerios Cereal Really Heart-Healthy?

Honey nut cheerios cereal recently got my attention when I worked on a child care facility menus and had to follow federal Child and Adult Day Care Menu Program (CACFP) guidelines. And I was surprised to learn that Honey Nut Cheerios cereal did not qualify […]

Falafel Tabouli (Tabbouleh) Salad Bowl

Falafel Tabouli (Tabbouleh) Salad Bowl

Falafel and Tabouli (Tabbouleh) separately make a great snack, and when you put it together, it becomes a great healthy and delicious meal. That is how we have been surviving the Covid19 era in our house when everyone is working from home.  Advance meal preparation […]

Friday Food Talk – Why whole grains?

Friday Food Talk – Why whole grains?

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that at least half of the grains you eat should come from whole grains. Whole grains are naturally high in fiber. Fibers make our bodies work better and prevent heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers, and many other health problems. […]

Super healthy Tabouli (Tabbouleh) Salad Recipe

Super healthy Tabouli (Tabbouleh) Salad Recipe

This super delicious Mediterranean meal is not only simple to make but also and super healthy. If you are giving up on meat during Lent time or in general, try a healthy vegetarian healthy meal. This Mediterranean Tabbouleh (Tabouli) salad is for you. There are […]

Seven-days heart-healthy meal plan based on 7 heart-healthy principles!

Seven-days heart-healthy meal plan based on 7 heart-healthy principles!

PURCHASE MEAL PLAN HERE NOTE: Our heart-healthy menu plans are based on a vegetarian diet (Lacto-Ovo) and come with easy and simple to follow recipes, a grocery list, nutrition information with various calorie levels, and a free 30 minutes consultation! Our meal plans are based […]

How junk these junk foods are?

How junk these junk foods are?

Valentine’s day is all about love, heart, emotions, and feelings. It is a great day to show your love and feelings to your friends and family. But don’t turn this lovely day into an emotional eating day. In February, grocery stores are usually full of […]

Oven-Fried, Heart Healthy Bajara Pua! (Pearl Millet flour cookie-Indian style)

Oven-Fried, Heart Healthy Bajara Pua! (Pearl Millet flour cookie-Indian style)

February is the love your heart month and a great month to think about your heart and eat fun heart-shaped foods. These Bajara puas (Indian style pearl millet flour cookie) are not only heart-shaped but also heart-healthy. Traditionally these puas are deep-fried. I tried oven […]

Why should this peanut bag come with a Red Dot food rating and serving size visuals?

Why should this peanut bag come with a Red Dot food rating and serving size visuals?

I recently bought a pack of jumbo unsalted peanuts as a healthy snack for the super bowl watching party this Sunday. In general, we all know that peanuts are a healthy snack, but I wanted to dig a little deeper and rate this food in […]