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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 […]

Air-fryer Falafels

Air-fryer Falafels

I am not a Super Bowl fan but I like the excitement among my son and husband in my house on super bowl Sunday. That excitement always makes me think about some fun and healthy foods to add to their joy. This Sunday at the […]

7 Principles of Healthy Weight loss!

7 Principles of Healthy Weight loss!

Weight loss weight gain is complicated phenomena and I am no exception. I am also experiencing slow weight gain with my age without making any obvious changes in my eating habits or lifestyle. Being a health professional I think I should know better what to […]

100-Calorie Sesame Seeds  Energy Balls (Til ke laddu)

100-Calorie Sesame Seeds Energy Balls (Til ke laddu)

Sesame seeds have been used for centuries in the traditional medicine of India and China. Its good oil, high protein, fiber, low carbohydrate properties along with many other beneficial vitamins, minerals make it an ideal healthy and energetic food. Besides providing good energy sesame seeds […]

5 Minutes Cocot Sandwich

5 Minutes Cocot Sandwich

Cocot (cucumber, olives, cheese, onion, and tomatoes) sandwich is a vegetarian version of BLT (Bacon, lettuce and tomato) sandwich that I discovered during the Covid – 19 pandemic. This simple sandwich became a healthy delicious quick lunch almost every day in my household. Cocot sandwich […]

Spilling the beans: Canned or Dry?

Spilling the beans: Canned or Dry?

No doubt beans are the superhero of foods. They are the perfect balance of healthy carbohydrates, protein, and dietary fiber along with many other health-promoting nutrients and compounds. However, what makes it healthy is how you prepare and consume it. We will compare canned versus […]

Black Eyed Peas-Indian Style

Black Eyed Peas-Indian Style

If you have not tried black-eyed peas on the new year, no worry. This versatile and kind bean can still bring you good luck with health and wellness whenever you want to try it. It is never too late to eat healthily. Here is an […]

Nuts are good, but here is what to watch out for!

Nuts are good, but here is what to watch out for!

Either you are looking for some plant-based protein option or adding some good nutrition to your diet, no doubt nuts will make an excellent choice. We rated some popular nuts on our food rating system (Food Smart), and it rated all nuts a “Red Dot […]