Hi, I am Anvita, the founder, author, photographer, cook and one of the voices behind The Belly Rules The Mind. I live in North Carolina, United States with my husband, often referred to as Dr.Mystery on the blog and our son referred as Little A, who isn’t little anymore but 6 years old.
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 have come to realize the importance of setting 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, I started eliminating a lot of the junk food and food that came with unwanted chemical ingredients. I started making healthier choices. I also realized that healthy food didn’t have to be boring. I 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 blog 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!
For starters check out some of my most popular recipes on the blog Savory Semolina Muffins, Vegetable Dhokla / Baked Semolina Squares, 5 Minute Avocado Cilantro Dressing, Blackbean Corn Salsa Salad with Pichuberry Dressing, Tikka Masala Sauce, Healthy Vegan Banana Bread.
Hello, I am Soniya, the cofounder, author, cook and photographer of this blog too. I am a mother of 2 energetic boys, referred to as R2 (11-year-old) and R3 (6-year-old) on the blog. In case you are wondering who is R1, well that is my husband. We (my hubby and me) were born, bought up and spoiled in Mumbai, India. 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 the northern part of 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 Family
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.