Thank you for visiting our site today, I’m Dipti, a friendly registered dietitian, experienced wellbeing tutor and owner of A Bite Different. My expertise in food and health is often featured on BBC Radio Leicester, I’ve also appeared on T.V. and local media.
My passion is to make healthy eating, easy, interesting and enjoyable for busy people, who don’t always have time to cook or eat sensibly and fail to achieve their five a day.
Why I started A Bite Different
Following four years of intense study to gain my Masters in Nutrition and having worked as a freelance registered dietitian for several years, I was became frustrated with the poor nutritional advice being given to the general public by people claiming to be ‘experts in nutrition,’ following a short online course and with food outlets catering the same unhealthy dishes for people with specific diets or health conditions. Unlike other food professionals, the term dietitian is a legally protected title. This means, unless you’re registered with the HCPC and have the apprporiate university degree and relevant training, you cannot call yourself a dietitian.
I’ve been cooking since I was seven years old, my love of great food and good flavours evolved from my worldly travels and cooking for people all over the globe. I’ve lived in Italy and Tunisia which, is where my passion for the Mediterranean diet comes from (one of the healthiest diets in the world). I adore creating low calorie, nutritious and interesting recipes, suitable for different diets and tastes for everyone to enjoy.
I started A Bite Different in order to combine my knowledge, expertise in diet, health and nutrition with my passion for creating unique, delicious, low calorie and flavourful recipes to make, healthy eating interesting, inspiring, enjoyable and to help people attain their target of five a day. For me, true job satisfaction is when people try my food and say ‘it’s the first time they’ve tried a particular fruit or vegetable and when customers cannot believe they’re actually enjoying a vegetable despised since childhood’ which, now means they can include more fruit and vegetables into their diets.
I specialise mainly in healthy vegetarian, vegan and gluten free food. My knowledge and expertise means that I also enjoy the challenge of creating dishes for specific diets.
A Bite Different offers;-
- Dietary consultations
- Menu plans
- Healthy, bespoke catering for events, special occasions, private parties and busy individuals
- Personalised recipes and tailored meals.
I have several years teaching experience working for the NHS, Leicestershire County Council and various colleges, I enjoy public speaking and I also provide interactive, inspiring and motivational healthy eating talks and cookery demonstrations to organisations of all sizes.