Thank you for visiting us today. My name is Dipti, I’m a friendly registered dietitian, experienced wellbeing tutor and owner of A Bite Different. I am passionate about great food, good health and want to make healthy eating interesting, inspiring and enjoyable for busy people, everyday.
As an expert in health and nutrition, I’m often consulted about food and diets, my opinions are aired on BBC Radio Leicester, I have appeared on T.V. and in local media. I enjoy educating, motivating and empowering people with evidence based facts on health and nutrition. My several years of teaching experience working for the NHS, Leicestershire County Council and abroad enables me to do this using a variety of different teaching methods.
Why I started A Bite Different
Lack of choice, greasy fried food, flavourless dishes and limited tasty, healthy dishes in the UK are just a few reasons why I set up A Bite Different. I have been brought up on great tasting food from all parts of the world and I often find eating out extremely disappointing.
I’ve been cooking since I was seven years old. My love of good food and great flavours evolved from my world travels and cooking for people all over the globe. I have lived in Italy and Tunisia which inspired my passion for the Mediterranean diet (one of the healthiest diets in the world).
I ran a succesful complementary therapy business for 10 years and during this time I set up a new project for the NHS to working with terminally ill cancer patients. This project made me realise how important health is and the importance of diet and nutrition. So, in order to continue teaching and helping people I followed my passion for food, health and nutrition and I studied for four years to gain my Masters in Nutrition and train as a dietitian. However, working as a freelance registered dietitian was extremely frustrating because I was seeing many patients in clinics being given by poor nutritional advice by non health professionals claiming to be ‘experts in nutrition,’ following a short online course. I was also informed by clients with specific diets or health conditions that, finding tasty food which catered for their condition was extremely difficult because unqualified people didn’t really understand their condition or needs. The term dietitian is a legally protected title and in order to practise as a dietitian, you must be registered with the HCPC however, anyone can call themselves and practise as a nutritionist.
I adore creating low calorie, nutritious and interesting recipes to make deliciously different savoury snacks, starters, main dishes and desserts for everyone to enjoy. I’m passionate about creating flavourful healthy dishes and I want people to reach their target of five a day. My knowledge and expertise in diet, health and nutrition enables me easiily cater for all diets and tastes. I enjoy making healthy eating, quick, easy and enjoyable for people of all ages. I specialise in healthy vegetarian, vegan and gluten free canapes, meals, snacks and desserts.
A Bite Different offers;-
- Dietary consultations
- Meal plans
- Bespoke catering for events, special occasions, private parties and busy individuals
- An exclusive meal delivery service
- Interactive, inspiring and motivational talks, cookery demonstrations and short cookery courses