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Dark Chocolate Health Rating

Dark Chocolate Health Rating

This Friday we pick dark chocolates for our Friday Food Talk series. Chocolate is always a winner when it comes to celebrating Valentine’s day. It can be healthy too if dark chocolate is your choice. We decided to take a deeper look into dark chocolate […]

Super Healthy Strawberry Hearts

Super Healthy Strawberry Hearts

Chocolates always steal valentine’s day as a romantic gesture. How about treating your loved ones with this homemade super healthy treat? This super easy and heart healthy dish can accompany a breakfast meal or can be a great afternoon snack. This yellow dot rated recipe […]

Friday Food Talk Pick:  Wheat Mamra – Is it healthy?

Friday Food Talk Pick: Wheat Mamra – Is it healthy?

This friday we will talk about this new product from Raja Food Inc by Swad. that caught my eyes in Indian store. This product looked like an unusually long rice puff and I purchased it mistakenly for that. Being a foodie, I looked at it […]

Super Heart Healthy Okra Recipe – Asian Indian Style

Super Heart Healthy Okra Recipe – Asian Indian Style

This Green Dot Rated super heart healthy green veggie recipe is a great balance of healthy carbohydrates, protein, fat and dietary fiber. One serving (1 cup cooked) will meet about 100% of MyPlate daily vegetable intake on a 2000 kcal diet. This recipe is an […]

Super bowl party with Seven Layers of Fiesta

Super bowl party with Seven Layers of Fiesta

Super bowl always brings excitement to my boys (my son and my husband). Whether or not we have a party, I always try to make it fun for them by planning some fun foods that they like (which gives them comfort no matter what team […]

Heart Healthy Sesame Seeds Balls – No sugar added (Til ke laddu)

Heart Healthy Sesame Seeds Balls – No sugar added (Til ke laddu)

This super healthy green dot recipe is a great balance of carbohydrates, heart healthy fats, protein and dietary fiber. Just one sesame ball will meet about 1 oz of MyPlate protein and .24 cup of fruit equivalents. It is an excellent source of copper (65% […]

Hello January!

Hello January!

New Year and Nutrition Every January I create a list of resolutions, one of them usually having to do with my nutrition and fitness levels, and every year by February I’ve slipped. For a long time, I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t keep up […]

Lucky Black Eyed Peas

Lucky Black Eyed Peas

It is still not too late to cook up some lucky black eyed peas. This Yellow-Green Dot recipe is a great balance of calories, healthy carbs, protein, dietary fiber and fats that makes it a healthy meal- replacer. Beans/legumes are excellent source of B vitamins. […]

Wild and Nutty Festive Rice Pilaf

Wild and Nutty Festive Rice Pilaf

This yellow dot rated recipe makes a healthy side addition to any meal or a delicious healthy snack option in between the meals.  It’s a great balance in calories, healthy carbohydrates, protein, fat and dietary fiber and other health promoting nutrients like iron (10% of […]

Friday Food Talk: Why I cut my favorite waffle in half?

Friday Food Talk: Why I cut my favorite waffle in half?

This Friday I picked my favorite Belgium Waffle for the food talk. Starting your morning with this waffle may not be the healthiest way to start your day, but this was one of those mornings where I needed this waffle to go with my morning […]

Raj Kachori – Indian Chat dish (Dietitian modified version)

Raj Kachori – Indian Chat dish (Dietitian modified version)

Chaat is very popular street dish all over India. This complicated but ultimate dish is served in many versions. No matter which version you try they all are mouthwatering and very satisfactory. It is always a hit among my own children who otherwise prefer American […]

Why did they label it “Apple” instead of “Apple Fritters”?

Why did they label it “Apple” instead of “Apple Fritters”?

Being a registered dietitian nutritionist and foodie, my eyes are always on all kinds of foods in the marketplace. Like any other human being with a sweet tooth, I also get tempted to try these seasonal and festive treats. An apple sticker on a box […]

Herbal Tea for Cold and Cough

Herbal Tea for Cold and Cough

This powerful therapeutic herbal tea can be very soothing and energetic to ease seasonal mild cold and cough. This tea is a Green Dot Rating with health promoting therapeutic benefits. This tea or its slight variation has been used for centuries in the treatment of […]

Looking for a healthy candy in your kids Halloween basket?

Looking for a healthy candy in your kids Halloween basket?

If you are looking for a healthy candy in your kids Halloween basket then it looks like you’re going to be disappointed. When my teenager saw me working on this blog researching a bag of candy and testing them on our Food CoachTM , he […]

Green Pea Snack Crisps (Harvest Snaps)

Green Pea Snack Crisps (Harvest Snaps)

Friday Food Talk with Food Coach: Every Friday we will be rating a food product with our Food Coach. The purpose is to learn about foods you consume on a regular basis (or new ones you should try!) in order to better make informed decisions […]

Parley-G, Gold Biscuit | Red Dot | Watch Out Food

Parley-G, Gold Biscuit | Red Dot | Watch Out Food

Every Friday we will be rating a food product with our food coach. The purpose is to learn about foods you consume every day (or new ones you should try!) in order to better make informed decisions about what you eat! Red Dot | Watch […]

What nine days of fasting did to me?

What nine days of fasting did to me?

The Fall season brings many seasonal fruits and vegetables, like apples, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes. At the same time in India, Fall starts with Navaratri, a holiday with nine days of fasting in observance of the Goddess Durga’s victory of good over evil in Hindu […]