Hi everyone, welcome! I'm Shahzadi Devje, RD CDE MSc, and I’m a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator in Canada.
If you’ve read my story, you know how passionate I am about inspiring you to eat for health and nourish mindfully with culturally inclusive and empathetic diet guidance. Quite simply, I chew scientific research for breakfast and pack it into digestible offerings to fuel your health journey and help you nurture a positive relationship with food.
My mission is to cut through the nutritional noise and serve up Desi~licious recipes to help busy health seekers thrive. Key ingredient? Health-optimizing actionables. The kind that makes people drool over a plate of crispy samosas - doused in sweet tamarind chutney!
What is Desi~licious RD?
This blog is your go-to source for:
- Recipes that are easy and healthy with a cultured spin. You'll discover Indian and Pakistani recipes and Central Asian dishes influenced by my roots, as well as western-inspired recipes. For type 2 diabetes management, there's a collection that is carefully crafted to help balance blood sugar levels. Not to mention, they're great for those on the hunt for heart smart recipes.
- Plant-based meals and lip-smacking recipes that, I hope, will inspire you to get cooking! From easy, healthy dinner ideas to fuss-free one pot meals that are especially welcome on a hectic weeknight — there's something for everyone!
- Current nutrition topics and actionable healthy eating tips that won't crush your love of food - or require a diet overhaul!
- Health and wellbeing hacks that excite you to be healthier inside-and-out.
- Nourishing nuggets that inspire a healthy you and a healthy planet too.
- Mindful mindset shifts that help you build your best life.
(It's also the place where those dreaded food cravings kick in, which is unkind of me because I'm supposed to inspire healthy eating. But hey, I think gawking at drool-worthy food photos, and recipe videos will inspire you to take action in the kitchen).
Ways Desi~licious RD helps with all that?
Freebies like these:
- Forty 15-minute Lunch & Dinner Recipes + Twenty 5-minute Vegan Snacks
- The Ultimate Sunday Meal Prep Meal Plan: Prepare 5 days of tasty meals & snacks in roughly 2 hours!
- 40 Diabetes-Friendly Snack Ideas
Done-for-you meal plans to end your cooking wars, like these:
- 21-Day Reset Meal Plan
- Immunity Support Meal Plan
- South Asian Meal Plan
- Whole Food Vegan Meal Plan
- Non-Perishable Pantry Foods Meal Plan
Plus, national press and media along with brand collaborations (AKA "partner" work)
What is a Dietitian?
Registered Dietitians (RDs) are trained and regulated healthcare professionals specializing in food and nutrition science who have satisfied stringent criteria to obtain and retain their credentials.
Credentials & education
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Nutrition, The University of Surrey, UK
- Master of Science (MSc) Public Health Nutrition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Metropolitan University, UK
- Dietetic Internships completed at St. George's Hospital NHS Trust, UK
- Dietetic Internships completed at Hammersmith Hospital Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, UK
- Registered Dietitian (RD), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), UK (2009)
- Registered Dietitian (RD), College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO), Canada
- Dietetic internship with William Osler Health System, Canada
- Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Canadian Diabetes Educators Certification Board (CDECB), Canada
- Choices and Changes Faculty Training, Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC), Canada
- Peer Leader: Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Central West Local Health Integration Network, Canada
- Peer Leader: Stanford Diabetes Self Management Program, Central West Local Health Integration Network, Canada
D-School. Beating Type 2. Desi~licious style. By Shahzadi Devje
Learn how to optimize blood sugar control and find food freedom with results-getting culturally inclusive Desi diet guidance. It's packed with credible science-backed diabetes education to fast-track your health transformation.
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Wishing you good health!