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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Ann Arbor, MI!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Welcome To The World…

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Hi Everyone!

I have some very exciting news to share! I’d like to introduce all of you to my daughter, Layla Aria Shah. She was born on January 12th at 12:54pm, and came in at 6lbs, 5oz and 20 inches long.

I’m sure all of you have been wondering where I’ve been for the past week and a half, and now you know πŸ™‚

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The husband and I are settling back in at home and into life as new parents. It’s definitely an adventure, I feel like we learn something new every day!

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I just can’t believe she is finally here. And I’m super excited to share baby food recipes (when she starts eating solids), and healthy baby tips as she gets older with all of you!

In the meantime though, stay tuned for some fun, healthy recipes that are family-friendly and delicious too.

I hope all of you have had a great start to the year so far, I know I have!!




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66 responses to “Welcome To The World…”

  1. I had a feeling your next post would be introducing a new miracle!
    I’m so happy for the three of you, and look forward to learning to know your little Princess through your blog!

  2. Congratulations on your new bundle of joy. She is adorable. What a marvelous adventure you and your husband are embarking on. Peace and blessings to you all.

  3. CONGRATS!!!!!! AWWW!!!!! I’m so beyond happy!!!!!!!! Bbay picky eater is here yayayayayay!!!!! OMG Anjali! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE HER!!!!! And her name is sooo beautiful! Does it have a meaning? Omg! Anjali I have sooo many questions! But God bless you and your family!

    • Awwww thank you Eisha!! You are so sweet! Layla means “night” πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for all the well wishes!

  4. She is absolutely gorgeous!! I can see your resemblance in her already! I bet your love of healthy eating will grow in her as well! Congratulations!

  5. Congrats!!! She is gorgeous! Hope you two are doing well and welcome to parenthood! If u ever have any questions feel free to pick my brain πŸ™‚ on and not sure if u have one yet but buy a wedge so she does not move while sleeping (I saw the picture with the blankets on both sides of her)!

    Congrats again!!!

    • Awww thanks so much Anjali!! I’ll definitely take you up on that offer — starting with this wedge thing! I’ll email you so you can send me a link of what you mean πŸ™‚ Thanks again!!

    • Thank you Joannie! It is amazing — we left for the hospital a week ago just the two of us, and came back as three! Thanks again for all the well wishes!

  6. Congratulations!!!! She is such a precious little girl! I am so excited for you and your husband! Good luck to you, have fun and enjoy every wonderful moment.

    Big hug and kisses,


  7. congrats! She is a beauty. Make sure to take all the time to snuggle her while she is so tiny. Seriously she will grow so fast. I love your blog but I do hope we miss you, just so you spend more time with that baby than on the computer. You won’t regret that one bit!

    • Aww thanks Jennifer!! And thanks for understanding about my slight absence from the blogging world πŸ™‚ I am definitely trying to soak up every minute of being with Baby Layla! I’ll definitely be back with more recipes soon enough though — once I get more settled into newborn parent life πŸ™‚ Thanks again!

  8. Anj!
    I’m so excited for you. Love love love you and I can’t wait to meet Layla! She’s gorgeous just like her mama πŸ™‚

  9. wow she is super adorable ….a big hearty congrats anjali :-))….i like her name..its very unique and sounds pretty
    we are actually planning for kids..any tips are big welcome :-))…..

    • Hehe thanks Jyo! So glad you like the name too! And yay! So excited for you that you’re trying to have a baby πŸ™‚ I’ll email you separately so we can chat more!

  10. Anjali oh my goodness congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! I love your blog and am happy for you guys. Best of luck to you and the hubby as new parents.

    • Awww thank you so much Faiza!! Really appreciate the well wishes, and I’m so glad you like my blog! πŸ™‚

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