TheBellyRulesTheMind.net is a site created by young Indian American moms to celebrate healthy eating and smart food habits. Our ideas and recipes embrace the best of both worlds. Food is an integral part of every culture, so our recipes are a fusion of global ingredients combined with modern cooking techniques, yet keeping them healthy and nutrient.
Meet the founders
Hi, I am Anvita, the founder of The Belly Rules The Mind. I live with my husband (Dr. Mystery) and my 4 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.
I 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 to 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 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 getting further in making smart food choices and leading the healthy happy life that you so rightfully deserve. Come on in!
Hello, I am Soniya, the other founder. I am a mother of 2 energetic boys, R2 (10 year old) and R3 (5 year old) . Wondering who is R1, well that is my husband. My husband and I, were raised in Mumbai, India, but we are now settled in Northern Virginia. I would say as we grew, we were spoiled. I say spoiled , as we had multiple eating choices ranging from yummy street food to multi-cuisine restaurants. We belong to a Punjabi family where mornings usually begin with a “Paratha” and end with a delicious meal to satisfy our sweet tooth.
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.