Be on top of your game!
Quite simply, I 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.
Hi, I'm Shahzadi!
A mompreneur, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, dedicated to helping you become the person you're meant to be! I chew scientific research for breakfast and pack it into digestible offerings to fuel your health journey.
What is Desi~licious RD?
Desi~licious RD is your go-to source for:
- Easy and healthy recipes with a cultured twist. Plant-powered and lip-smacking.
- Actionable healthy eating tips that won't crush your love of food - or require a diet overhaul!
- Wellness 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).
How does Desi~licious RD help with all that?
Freebies like these:
Flagship articles like these:
Desi~licious Recipes that will make your mouth water, just like these:
Done-for-you meal plans to end your cooking wars, like these:
Plus, national press and media along with brand collaborations (AKA "partner" work)
What can I say? As a nutrition and diabetes expert, I'm everywhere.
And let's not forget...
The emails where I *show* you how to get healthier every week with access to credible, reliable nutrition information and video resources. My nutrition equation is simple: Whole Food Recipes + Simple Nutrition Concepts – Food Guilt & Confusion = A Balanced and Nourished Body.
Who is Desi~licious RD?
Desi~licious RD is me, Shahzadi Devje. As in, it's my enterprise. Just for the record, I don't think I'm "Desi~licious." That makes me sound like a pompous brown chick. Cringe. (Full professional bio down the page)
No, really, what's with the name - Desi~licious RD?
OK. OK. There was a time when I was a health seeker myself (not that that's changed!), and it was because of my own journey into getting my health (and life!) back on track that I feel so compelled to help others. This is my big "Why."
Healthy doesn't have to be hard.
Right?! As a RD - Registered Dietitian, I have an absurdly simple approach to healthy living and meal planning. It's about self-love, celebrating cultural cuisine, and living a heart-centred life. I believe eating well and caring for yourself is crucial to being successful in your life's mission and staying on top of your game - physically, mentally and spiritually. This is the approach I take when I'm blessed to guide you on your health journey.
About Shahzadi Devje
Here's my bio, written in 3rd person - because that way, it doesn't sound braggart.
Shahzadi Devje has earned a reputation as a passionate, dedicated, and devoted healthcare professional and advisor - with expertise in delivering nutrition and wellness advice to underserved international communities. By leveraging her experiences as a minority woman, she is able to bring a unique perspective and strives to educate consumers on healthy living best practices.
Shahzadi launched Desi~licious RD Inc in 2009. She utilizes her platform to share simple strategies for healthy living with 35K+ monthly website visitors, local community members, government, not for profit and corporate organizations, drawing upon credible, science-backed strategies to demonstrate how to eat for health and nourish mindfully. While growing her brand, Shahzadi was also an active community volunteer. She was invited to hold the volunteer Chairperson and Editor position with The Ismaili Nutrition Centre (TINC). From 2016 – 2019, she led the strategic vision of the international, volunteer-driven civil society, which strives to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases across 25 countries through better nutrition and an active lifestyle. During her tenure, she nurtured ongoing relationships with high-profile stakeholders at the University of Calgary's Libin Institute, the Department of Health UK, and the Aga Khan Institutions.
Shahzadi is currently an ambassador for Community Food Centres Canada and drives awareness about food insecurity amongst low-income Canadians.
Shahzadi has exemplary educational qualifications, including a Master of Science in Global Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
As a food and nutrition leader in national media, she frequently appears on TV, on Canada's number one lifestyle program: The Marilyn Denis Show and CTV's Your Morning, along with her international presence on Discovery Life Channel. Shahzadi is also a regular subject matter expert for Global News and other national and international media outlets.
Shahzadi has 11 years of experience working as a brand spokesperson for many health, food and lifestyle brands. Not to mention her high-profile collaborations with government, corporate and not-for-profit organizations. Some of these include:
- The Marine Stewardship Council
- York Region Government (Canada)
- USDA's Egg Nutrition Centre
- Produce Made Simple
- Promenade Mall
- Community Food Centres Canada
Find Shahzadi's complete educational and professional work history on LinkedIn.
Updated September 2020.