Saturday, 31 August 2013

Nutriweek 1st sept 2013

Nutriweek 1st sept 2013

Welcome to Nutriweek which begins today
Know the real meaning of DIET 
Is it eating less or eating eight???
By Nutritionist Shilpa Mittal @ 4pm Sharp

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

My Nutriweek Details in today's Nav Bharat Times Paper (27th sept 2013)

My Nutriweek Details in today's Nav Bharat Times Paper (27th sept 2013)
My Nutriweek Details in today's Nav Bharat Times Paper. All Thanks Mr Satish Mishra, for helping me with my initiative of Creating awareness about "EAT HEALTHY AND STAY HEALTHY".

Thanks so much sir for extending your support in builiding healthy nation.

Those of you willing to join please visit the link for details

Friday, 23 August 2013

Nutrition Week details on android

Nutrition Week details on android
Come join the Nutrition week from 1st sept to 7th septh 2013, a week full of fun, awareness and knowledge…….its free…free…


Wednesday, 21 August 2013




Come join a week full of fun, awareness and knowledge…….its free…free…

Highlights of the event

1st sept 2013 - Seminar on what diet really means – is it eating less or eating right.

2nd sept 2013 - Exercise for busy days by Fitness expert Mrs.Swati Vichare
3rd sept 2013 - Healthy cooking Demonstration by cookery expert Mrs. Chetana kalavadia

4th sept 2013 – Knowing your kids intelligence and inborn potential By Dr.Chandni Mehta

5th sept 2013 - Importance of blood test and variation in reports across different labs by Dr.Partik Jariwala (Jariwala Labs)

6th sept 2013 - A talk on Diabetes by Dr Kiran Shah and neuropathy testing camp (know the extent to which your nerves are damaged)

7th sept 2013 – Free Diet Assessment, BMI and fat % testing. (with prior appointment)

Daily Lucky Draw - 10 prizes for visitors.
Registration - free free free free…..

Kindly register through Email
Send a message or call on 09870404042.

Timings:- 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Venue:- Sai krupa Banquet, Mhatre wadi, behind soni tower, opp Aditya institiute, 5mins walking distance from Kora Kendra, Borivali – west, Mumbai-400092

Note:- Registration is mandatory. Limited seats available.

Event conducted by
Founder:- Shilpa Mittal
(M.H.Sc Nutrition)
Merit rank holder
Nutritionist and Diet Consultant

You can view the event details and also register on Shilpsnutrilife Android App 


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Dill pickel


Dill seed  when combined with vinegars, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper produce the dilled pickles that have that wonderfully puckery quality. Pickled Dills are made by fermenting any vegetable with mix of dill, salt and water or in vinegar. Both produce slightly different product. Different add-ons in making this pickle result in changes in colour and consistency. 

Dill is used fresh, dried or in form of seeds when it has to be used in pickles· These are generally partnered with cucumbers to make dill pickles. Dill seeds have a much stronger flavor and in combination with vinegar and spices make a great pickling.

This pickels are great for digestion, improving appitite, the taste especially after illness like fever,cold cough.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Frozen foods – Healthy or unhealthy?

 Frozen foods – Healthy or unhealthy?
 My article in

With an increasing number of working couples juggling daily chores with project deadlines, there is hardly any time left for cooking. This is the time when frozen meals like parathas, pizza, burgers come to their rescue. But are they as nutritious as fresh foods? Are all frozen foods bad for health? Nutritionist Shilpa Mittal explains some facts about it. 
Why are they bad
The health properties of frozen foods like parathas, fries, meats, and desserts are questionable. This is because their ingredients will not be the same as freshly made meals. A major concern is the use of partially hydrogenated palm oil which might have hidden, dangerous trans fats.
Secondly, the sodium content is also an issue. Many frozen meals contain between 700 to 1800 mg of sodium. With the daily recommended maximum dosage of 2300 mg of sodium, it is hard to stay in this limit! This puts people with high blood pressure at further risk.

How to make them a little healthy
Frozen meals may not be as nutritious as freshly cooked food, but you can take these pointers to make them healthy to some extent.
When purchasing frozen items, avoid ones with any kind of cheese sauce. These meals are high in calories and saturated fat. Also, once you thaw the box, do not refreeze it again. Take out only the amount you want quickly and refreeze the rest in case of a packet.
Avoid buying frozen fruits packed in syrup. The rule of thumb is this: check the ingredients. The only ingredients that should be listed in the fruits or vegetables you are purchasing are the fruits or vegetables themselves.
Have a large serving of a salad or a side of fruits or vegetables along with frozen foods. Not only will you be fuller after a meal and less prone to snacking, but you will also be able to reach all of your nutritional requirements better.

The important point to take away is that frozen foods are not healthy on their own. Restrict their use to only in emergency situations unless it is absolutely necessary when you don’t have any other option left. It is still important to pay attention to nutrition labels and plan your meals accordingly.  If you have had one such meal, then try and eat fresh food for the others.

Not all frozen food is bad
Fruits and vegetables – these two food groups are just as good purchased frozen as they are fresh. In some cases, they may actually be better, because if you keep vegetables and fruits in your fridge for a long time, they lose some of their nutritional value. Whereas, buying them frozen and then defrosting when you want the fruit/vegetable can actually retain more nutrients.
Peas, green beans lose a lot of vitamin C within hours of being picked. When foods are canned or frozen, they are usually processed and packaged within hours of being harvested. This retains their nutrients until they are defrosted which should be just prior their consumption.


Saturday, 17 August 2013



This is a popular parsi dish made with chicken or lamb. You can even omit the meat altogether and go vegeterian

Dhan means cereals and pulses, and saak means vegetables. It is traditionally served with browned rice to make a complete nourishing meal.

A good all in one dish….or rather a wholesome meal! rich in good quality proteins, complex carbs, fibre, minerals, healthy fats and adding vegetables further increases its antioxidant n vitamin content.


Wishing all my parsi friends a very HAPPY PARSI NEW YEAR.

Dill seeds Culinary uses

Dill seeds Culinary uses
A Few Quick Serving Ideas to enjoy Dill leaves and seeds in your daily diet

●These can be used in breads, stews, rices, root vegetable dishes and most notably, the making of pickles.
●Use dill weed (the dried dill leaves) as a garnish for sandwiches.
●Combine dill weed with plain yogurt and chopped cucumber for a delicious cooling dip.
●Use dill when cooking fish, especially salmon and trout, as the flavors complement one another very well. 

●Place some seeds in a small dish along with fennel seeds (saunf) like a mouth freshner(mukhwas)  on the dinner table for all to enjoy .
●Add dill to your favorite egg  or regular vegetable salad recipe.
●Mix together chopped potatoes, green beans, and plain yogurt, then season with both dill seeds and chopped dill weed. 

●Use dill seeds to season vegetables like carrots and pumpkin while cooking. Or stir them with butter into the veges after cooking. 
●You can also grind dill seeds and use in cooking. Or grind together with coriander, anise seed, pepper corns (preferably white or red),star anise, add some turmeric to make your own curry seasoning. 

In fact, you can substitute dill seeds in just about any recipe calling for caraway or fennel seeds.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Independence day special

This Independence day pledge to get independence from obesity

Annually as a country, we celebrate our independence.But do you also celebrate your personal independence, liberty and freedom....freedom from obesity, freedom to live more than the freedom to eat whatever you want.

People are fighting for this country every day – fighting so that YOU may LIVE. However, you maybe killing yourself every day with how you eat and live your life. Is that really fair to the people who fight for your freedom? You can make positive changes so you can experience true freedom.

In short we need to get independence from old habits that resulted in  obesity…liberty that we are no longer controlled by an unhealthy relationship with food by eating  in excess; that our choices reflect who we truly are…freedom to live with health.

Whether we are celebrating the independence of our country or ourselves, live your life at its fullest.

Wishing you all a very happy independence day

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Difference between jaggery and sugar and why should we replace sugar with jaggery.

Difference between jaggery and sugar and why should we replace sugar with jaggery.

It is far complex than sugar, as it is made up of longer chains of sucrose.
It is digested slower than sugar and releases energy slowly
It is rather a tastemaker and colour maker
It contains iron, cacium, potassium, phoshorus
Jaggery helps in calcium absorption
Jaggery is ecofriendly
Jaggery aids in digestion, as jaggery breaks and becomes alkaline in the digestive system.

It is simplest available forms of sucrose
It is instantly absorbed in blood and releases a burst of energy
It is just a sweetner
It is source of empty calories
Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium
Sugar industry pollutes air, water and soil.
Sugar becomes acidic.

so gohead n replace ur sugar..............

Monday, 12 August 2013

Healthy Meal Makeovers

Healthy Meal Makeovers

We all want our family to be healthy and enjoy nutritious and delicious meals.We all have the best intentions of eating healthier but the realities of life like limited time, picky eaters and tight budgets creates challenges and get in the way.But if you give it a thought, it is not very difficult also you just need to plan it.

Some suggestions worked out for you all:-
-use greens like leafy veges, different coloured capscium as much as possible add to your rotis, chutneys, soup, gravies, pancakes,dals, sandwiches, pasta, pulav
-try out whole wheat bread rather than regular white bread, moreover if possible switching to rotis.
-Boost fiber by 50% simply by substituting refined flour with multi grain or wholegrain flour.
-incorporate seasonal veges and fruits wherever you can.

This way using your creativity in making a healthy meal for family favorites may take no more than 5 minutes and when you use seasonal stuff it fits your budget also well. And adding fresh vegetables is the easiest way to improve any meal, since most are low in calories but high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

By adding more fruits, veggies, and wholegrains, to traditional recipes, the calories per serving can be dramatically reduced, which can be an added advantage to your weight loss attempt.

Why not give it a try.... go build healthy meals