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Wholitarian™ Lifestyle

Malina Malkani

“I learned that for healthy change to be sustainable, people need to connect with the ‘why’ behind their motivation to change, and they need practical ways to make healthy new habits achievable and enjoyable.

Finding solutions and learning how to translate evidence-based science into relatable, practical advice quickly became some of the most satisfying parts of my work.”

Credentials & Professional Membership

Northwestern University

Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature and Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Northwestern University

NYU

Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University

Academy of Nutrition

National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

VA Hospital

Accredited Clinical Dietetic Internship at the James J. Peters Bronx VA Hospital

Board Certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Board Certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) & earned two Certificates of Training in Adult Weight Management (Levels 1 and 2).

Greater New York Dietetic Association

Member of the Greater New York Dietetic Association

New York State Dietetic Association

Member of the New York Dietetic Association

Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group

Member of the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Testimonials
“Working with Malina helped me to improve my family’s food choices and inspired me to experiment more in the kitchen. I love to cook, but get distracted and run out of steam by the end of the day. Malina teaches you that planning ahead — even just a little bit is well worth it!” JB, Mom of 2, Rye NY

“Malina inspired me to get back to basics with my kids food and try again with some foods which I had avoided due to my daughter’s dislikes. It was wonderful to chat to Malina and be re-inspired! I loved seeing all her different lunch box ideas, hearing about what she feeds her kids and demonstrating easy to do and delicious recipes.” Izzy K, Mom of 2, Rye NY

FAQ’s
What does Wholitarian Mean?
Wholitarian is a term I’ve created to describe a healthy nutrition lifestyle made up primarily of real, whole foods that are nutrient-dense, minimally processed, plant-based and as close as possible to their original state when first harvested. These kinds of foods are delicious, convenient, earth-friendly, and can help your body achieve optimal health.
What does nutrient-dense mean?
Nutrient-dense foods are foods that contain a ton of micronutrients per calorie. Happily, these foods also tend to be naturally lower in calories and higher in fiber and water. Leafy greens are a great example – low in calories and packed with micronutrients, fiber and water. On the other hand, soda and white bread are the opposite of nutrient-dense because they contain a lot of calories but few micronutrients. Choosing a diet of mostly nutrient-dense foods gives your body the tools it needs to thrive.
What are micronutrients?
Vitamins, minerals & phytonutrients. These tiny components of certain foods don’t contain calories but have a profound effect on the development and maintenance of your immune system, cell function, and natural detoxification and and cellular repair mechanisms that can help protect you from cancer and other common diseases.
Featured Blog Posts

Lemongrass Black Rice Ramen Bowls

Lemongrass Black Rice Ramen Bowls - I'm a little obsessed with the blend of flavors in this black rice ramen bowl! Always on the lookout for plant-based meals that are both satisfying and tasty - this combo hits the spot. Nutrition-wise,...

Lemon Allspice Pancakes

Lemon Allspice Pancakes - I am obsessed with the delicate balance of lemon, allspice and hazelnut flavors in this fun and healthy brunch option! Micronutrients, heart-healthy fiber, healthy fats and protein abound. Serve with real maple syrup...

Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Bread - I love baking with spelt flour! It's a higher-protein, ancient grain that works beautifully in quick breads and muffins and has a complex, sweeter flavor and lighter texture than that of whole wheat...

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