Anjali Shah

I grew up a “whole wheat” girl, but married a “white bread” kind of guy. Hoping to prove that nutritious food could in fact be delicious and desirable, I taught myself how to cook and successfully transformed my husband’s eating habits from a diet of frozen pizzas and Taco Bell to my healthy, yet flavorful recipes made with simple, wholesome ingredients. Through my blog, The Picky Eater, I share my passion for tasty, healthy cooking. I believe that healthy food can taste good, and that you can lose weight and be healthy without depriving yourself!

9 Most-Common Nutrient Deficiencies

Most of the nutrients we need are easy to get from a balanced, whole-food-based diet. However, there are a few nutrients that are essential...

What You Might Gain Drinking Golden Milk?

Golden milk is a combination of turmeric and ginger along with coconut milk and/or coconut oil. Turmeric helps fight indigestion, relieves joint/muscle pain; ginger is great at fighting nausea, soothing stomachaches; coconut milk helps lower the cholesterol levels. A warm glass of turmeric milk at night helps soothe a sore throat and is an effective shield against cold/flu.

27 Best Herbs For Hair Growth

Hair loss is the dreaded word for both men and women. Everyone dreams of long, thick and strong hair. Here are some 27 best herbs which gives you hair growth and nourishes your scalp. Make use of these herbs which encourages hair growth and stop worrying about hair fall.

Simple Gluten-Free Vegan Oatmeal Cookie Breakfast Recipe

Soak 2 tbs ground flax seeds in 5 tbs water for 5 mins to get an eggy mix. Blend 2 bananas, ¼ cup peanut and almond butter each, ½ tsp baking powder and soda, 2 tbs coconut oil and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Shift to bowl, add 1½ cup oats, ½ cup almond meal, ½ cup ground granola, eggy mix and 3 tbs walnuts. Bake the mix for 17 mins in a preheated 350 degree oven.

Not How Much But Which Calories You Eat Is The Key

Any calories in the form of refined carbs, sugars and processed foods increase insulin levels and aid fat storage. Where as calories from nuts, vegetables and fruits come with protein, healthy fats and fiber. This points out that counting calories doesn't matter, but how they convert inside the body is what really counts.

Added Sugar Vs Natural Sugar: What’s The Difference?

Added sugars include brown sugar, maple syrup, honey etc. They contain unnecessary calories and no vital nutrients. Natural sugars are part of whole foods like the lactose in milk or the fructose in fruit. They have a low Glycemic Index and prevent blood sugar spiking. Added sugar should be limited to 6 tspns a day for women and 9 tspns for men.

Recipe For French Toast Bread Pudding

First preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish with olive oil spray. Place bread cubes along the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle diced apple evenly over the bread. In a blender, combine cream cheese, soy milk, egg whites, maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon and butter, pour it over the bread and bake for 45 minutes.

The Right Kind Of Bread

People are often confused about the type of wheat they should pick. The best of the lot is whole wheat grain which has a good mix of complex carbs and high fiber it helps lose weight. Whenever you're selecting wheat make sure its labelled with 100% whole wheat, more than 35 gms of fiber and non-enriched on the packing. And avoid anything white or with a prefix such as enriched or bleached. These can do more bad than good.

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