The Belly Rules The Mind is a health food blog where we (Anvita & Soniya) share photos, of healthy homemade recipes, products, & ingredients we use and even-you-can-do-this ideas. As moms, we share a lot of kid & family friendly recipes. Food is an integral part of every culture, so our recipes are a fusion of global & local ingredients combined with modern cooking techniques, yet keeping them healthy and nutrient.
We are Indian American moms that celebrate healthy eating and smart food choices. Our ideas and recipes embrace the best of East & West, which has helped us build a diverse palate in our kids. We love to use fresh foods to create our recipes. Our food philosophy is that if you eat healthy, you will think healthy and feel healthy. Since healthy food doesn’t have to be boring, we try to make it fun by getting our kids involved.
Hi, I am Anvita and I live with my husband (Dr. Mystery) and my 5 yr old son (A) in North Carolina. Although I have been blogging for about a decade, this initiative is to commemorate my deep appreciation of living a healthy life, making smart food choices and thereby leading healthy happy lives.
Ever since I stepped into motherhood, I was alert of everything that made into my system; reminding myself before every morsel how paramount it is to bring a healthy child into this world. It only grew from there and is now something I have become very passionate about.
I remember as a child, that my mother put so much time and effort inculcating good eating habits. She would not only make our meals appetizing but also choose the healthiest ingredients. Today, I appreciate the effort she made back, and take inspiration from her, to make sure that as a parent I am making sure my child eats healthy.
A couple years ago, my mom and a close friend introduced me to innovative and new ways of healthy eating, so we could inculcate good eating habits in our son. We have come to realize the importance of setting our kids onto the road to health and wellness is by aligning their perception of food with the direction of making intelligent choices that will consequence in a healthy life and a perceptive individual. In an attempt to eat healthy food, we started eliminating a lot of the junk food and food that came with unwanted chemical ingredients. We started making healthier choices. We also realized that healthy food didn’t have to be boring. We started to believe that “We are what we eat“. It is not for nothing that they say health is wealth.
Welcome to “The Belly Rules The Mind”. I hope this site becomes your one-stop destination where you can find innovative ways to make nutritious food interesting, and thus help you get further in making smart food choices and leading the healthy happy life that you so rightfully deserve. Come on in!
Hello, I am Soniya. I am a mother of 2 energetic boys, R2 (11 year old) and R3 (6 year old). Incase you are wondering who is R1, well that is my husband. We (my hubby and me) were born, bought up and spoiled in Mumbai. We say spoiled, as we had multiple eating choices ranging from yummy street food to multi-cuisine restaurants and we became very picky about what we like and what we don’t. Traditionally Punjabis are from northern part of India, Punjab and most of the Punjabin India We belong to a Punjabi family where mornings usually begin with a “Paratha” and end with a delicious meal to satisfy your sweet tooth, however
Leading a healthy lifestyle was imbibed in us by our parents as they themselves realized it pretty early in their lives and ensured that we also try and lead the same.
The Belly Rules The Mind
We strongly believe that if you eat healthy, you will think healthy and feel healthy. Afterall, healthy doesn’t have to be boring. We make our food fun. Sometimes we even cook with our kids.Ingredients are the building blocks of cooking. If you use healthy ingredients and can track it back to the source, they all have a place in your diet. If you can’t pronounce an ingredient on the food label, don’t buy it. Recreate the recipe using fresh ingredients. Eat real foods, not chemical additives and preservatives.
All the recipes on the site are prepared by us respectively, except for our guest posts and roundups.