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About Miranda

Miranda Malisani, RNCP is a Toronto based Nutritionist who is recognized nationally for her expertise in holistic nutrition. Her down-to-earth attitude and ability to cater…… Read More
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The Polka Dot Plate Blog

Miranda lets you in on her secrets to make kids eat HEALTHY FOOD! The Polka Dot Plate is a video blog of the healthy and fun snacks and meals she makes for her 4 year old son.… Read More
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The Marilyn Denis Show

Miranda is the Nutrition Expert for The Marilyn Denis Show and has been on more than 100 times. She is thrilled to be part of this successful, national show now going into its fourth season.… Read More

The Polka Dot Plate Blog




Miranda lets you in on her secrets to make kids eat HEALTHY FOOD! The Polka Dot Plate is a video blog of the healthy and fun snacks and meals she makes for her 4 year old son.

Bump to Baby Nutrition




Click here to watch some of Miranda's videos offering nutritional advice for you and your baby.

Check Out Miranda on The Marilyn Denis Show


Miranda Malisani has been named “Nutrition Expert” and is a regular guest on The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV. She brings current nutrition advice for real life.

Check Out Miranda's Blog on The Marilyn Denis Show here.

Live Light Nutrition



Live Light Nutrition offers nutrition counseling, weight loss coaching, and wellness seminars. Although the focus is primarily nutrition, we understand that lasting results are only achieved through addressing the mind, body, spirit connection.

  IMG_4546 I can safely say that we’ve spent almost all but two days (we were away) doing something fun with our Springfree trampoline since school was out for summer. We jump, play tag, put the sprinkler underneath on hot days, have dance parties, dunk hoops, play interactive video games and exercise to some pretty intense workouts (thanks to Tgoma) and we’ve gazed at the stars while lying down on the trampoline at night.   I’m able to be in my garden longer and get some outside tasks done without a “mama, mama play with me!” every three minutes. The boys… Read More
Miranda Strawberry We are so lucky to live so close to some incredible farms, including Twinkle Berry Strawberry Farm. Yesterday we took the family to their pick-your-own field and we collected these perfect little berries for some healthy baking! It only took us 30 mins to gather a big bucket of strawberries, which is just about the time where the kids attention span runs out so all worked out! This morning I experimented in the kitchen and through together some of my fave baking ingredients and made a batch of Gluten-Free Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Coconut Icing. They could also act as… Read More
tgoma We moved from the city to a country property with an acre of land last year. I grew up in a small town and have such fond memories of playing outside all day long with my gal pals. With little access to any conveniences (the closest mall was 1.5 hours away) we made fun happen with what was around us. We were immersed in fresh air and we let our imagination take us where it could. This outdoor play formed my appreciation for nature and connection to something bigger than little me. My hubs and I want this same experience… Read More
IMG_5575 It’s always a risk when I bake with vegetables (and make it obvious to the boys) that they won’t like them, but these Carrot & Cream Cheese Minis are so yummy that even my selective eater at 3 right out of the oven. Even better, there’s only 1/3 cup coconut sugar for the entire recipe and a focus on healthy fats (chia seeds, pumpkin seed butter and goat cream cheese) I love when carrots and cinnamon collide. Here’s the recipe: Makes 24 minis Ingredients:  3 medium organic carrots (shredded or diced in food processor) I shredded mine 2 heaping tbsp… Read More
If you are looking for a sweet treat, need a quick and healthy snack post-workout or have run out of ideas for your kids lunches, try this energy cookie! Made with natural sweeteners raw honey and maple syrup and healthy fats chia seeds, coconut oil and pumpkin seed butter, you will love the taste as much as your body loves the fuel. (Makes 16) Ingredients: 2 tbsp pumpkin seed butter 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted) 1/8 cup raw honey  (I used avocado blossom) 1/8 cup pure maple syrup 1 chia egg (1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water) Let… Read More
IMG_3179 Top 10 Superfoods under $3 that give you the most nutrition bang for your buck: 1. Garlic ($0.50 per bulb) is nature’s anti-biotic. It’s an anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory. A few cloves in any dish will help to keep your immune system strong. Mince garlic and leave it out for 10 minutes to release all of its health promoting properties. 2. Ginger root ($0.75 per root) is a powerful anti-inflammatory, which helps to protect from cancer cells and arthritis. It can relieve intestinal gas, prevent motion sickness, morning sickness and can even help relieve menstrual cramps. Use a thin slice in… Read More
IMG_4382 There is definitely no better compliment then when your kids say the love your food. They are the toughest critics and these days with my eldest going through a picky-eater phase, hearing him say these are my best muffins is THE BEST. If you’ve been following my posts, you have figured out that I always try to jam in as many nutrients as possible, yet still make it kid-approved, with some sweetness and creaminess and taste-bud friendly texture. This mini is JUST THAT and so much more! I’ve been using my browning bananas for most of my baking lately, but… Read More
smoothiebowl-2-1 Smoothie bowls are a creative way to present your morning smoothie and boost its healthiness by adding even more nutritious foods on top! It can be a fun morning activity for children that will give them choices when it comes to their breakfast. You will want a smoothie that is on the thicker side so that toppings will stay on top of your smoothie. Each bowl can be customized with toppings such as fruit, nuts, seeds and various superfoods. Here’s one of my fave bowls! Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl 1-2 servings Smoothie: •Half of a banana •Half of an orange… Read More