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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.

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
IMG_3596It’s easy to get in a smoothie rut during the winter months as our body doesn’t crave cold and water-dense ingredients. We’d rather be eating heavier, warming foods when the temperatures are below zero. Now that we are in April we are awaiting May flowers, listening to birds sing and ditching the snow tires.  Fresh, colourful, and light are some of the words that come to mind when I think about Spring.  It’s the time we reconnect with nature and our bodies.  It’s important that we help our bodies to “spring clean” and eliminate lingering toxins and other elements that… Read More
IMG_2989 Find your unique “diet rhythm” for sustainable weight loss, vibrant energy and balanced health.         I began playing the drums at age of 3. I began listening to music 3 years and 9 months before that. My parents are musicians and went to 2 dozen concerts when I was in utero. Seriously. As far back as I can remember I always had a beat in my head; a rhythm that I would walk to, or eat to, or play to. Rhythm became such a strong part of my every day that now, as an adult I see… Read More