About Healthy Kitchen 101, LLC

We’re committed to making healthy eating what it should be: simple, delicious, and sustainable.
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HealthyKitchen101.com and its sister site, HealthyRecipes101.com, are owned and operated by Healthy Kitchen 101 LLC.

We all know that proper nutrition is critical to our physical and mental wellbeing. It’s also not a surprise that meals prepared at home offer more nutritionalmental, and economic benefits than store-bought food.

That’s why at Healthy Kitchen 101 LLC, we strive to make the process of cooking nutritious meals at home effortless and sustainable. We want healthy eating and ultimately, healthy living, to become an easy option for everyone.

What We Do

We provide the information you need to cook with ease. Here you’ll find nutritious recipes, advice on picking and using the right equipment, and kitchen maintenance tips.

Healthy Recipes and Meal Plans

No fad diets — we bring you only science-based recipes and meal plans for sustainable weight management and well-being.

On our sister site, HealthyRecipes101.com, we introduce a large collection of healthy recipes with step-by-step instructions and illustrative photos.

Our recipes are tested and adjusted by a professional chef to make sure they’re doable in a home kitchen, meet basic taste and presentation standards, and are either authentic or closely comparable to the source cuisine.

Developed following the USDA’s latest Healthy Eating Guidelines, and with limits on calorie, sodium, and unsaturated fat content, each and every recipe on our site is also audited by a registered dietitian nutritionist to make sure it has a sound nutritional profile.

The recipes are then combined to make meal plans based on their nutrition, meal course, and flavor composition.

Kitchen Appliance Testing and Reviews

Research- and testing-based guides to kitchen tools and accouterments.

HealthyKitchen101.com features our unbiased reviews, buying guides, and comparisons of kitchen gadgets and appliances to help home cooks make informed buying decisions.

All of the appliances featured in our hands-on reviews were purchased at our own expense. They’re put through a series of tests designed to highlight their prominent features or reveal where they fall short.

The ones that pass the initial testing are then employed in the Healthy Recipes Kitchen for a minimum of 2 months. We prep and cook 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, so the new tools see more action in 2 months with us than they would in the average American kitchen throughout an entire year. All that hands-on time gives us a sense of the products’ true quality, and our reviews are constantly updated to reflect the results.

You will also find on HealthyKitchen101.com information on how to install, maintain, and troubleshoot your equipment. From cleaning the cutting board to dealing with a broken garbage disposal, our step-by-step guides make sure you’ll have all the information you need to keep your kitchen in tip-top shape at minimal cost.

Healthy Eating Advocacy

At Healthy Kitchen 101, we believe every change starts with awareness. We aspire to be the change that creates a stronger and happier community by promoting not only the idea of eating healthy, but the means to do so as well.

Not long after the website was founded in 2017, we started an essay contest in which US college students were invited to discuss the importance of a healthy diet. The campaign, which attracted hundreds of participants, received a great deal of attention from the community and the media. It was welcomed by Carthage College, The University Network, Financial Aid Finder, Oregon State University, and Missouri University of Science and Technology, among others.

Our ideas have also been featured on major media channels, including Business Insider and MSN.

Meet The Team

Luna Regina, Founder at Healthy Kitchen 101

Luna Regina

Founder

A writer and entrepreneur, Luna’s day doesn’t start at the computer keyboard, but in the kitchen.

Half of her working hours are spent on mixing ingredients for her recipes. The other half involve working with the tech team to research and test the tools and appliances that promise to make kitchen work effortless and mess-free. From a kitchen knife or water filter to the Instant Pot, if it can help save time and effort for the home cook, Luna and her team are on it.

Luna’s extracurricular pastimes include camping, travel, and photography.

Anh Ngo, Chief Editor at Healthy Kitchen 101

Anh Ngo

Chief Editor

As the editor-in-chief, Anh Ngo works across different departments at Healthy Kitchen 101, communicating closely with its network of writers, editors, and health, tech, and search engine experts to provide a meaningful and pleasant reading experience for visitors. She's responsible for reviewing the content published on Healthy Kitchen 101, ensuring it is accurate, relevant, and helpful.

Anh has a master’s degree in Journalism from the Chinese Culture University (Taiwan). Before joining Healthy Kitchen 101, she was a contributing reporter for Taiwan News and a speech data evaluator at Google.

Roger Shitaki, Reviewer at Healthy Kitchen 101

Roger Shitaki

Reviewer

Roger Shitaki is a writer and product reviewer. He has always had a passion for writing and is an accomplished editor and proofreader. Roger’s background is in applied linguistics and he is a graduate from universities in both South Africa and Australia.

Before Healthy Kitchen 101, he worked for over 20 years in Japan. There, as a business trainer, he gained key insights into the excellence of Japanese products and manufacturing. He has a love for all things kitchen, including gadgets and health products. He is also an avid online travel writer at Tripadago.com.

 Tina Pham

Tina Pham

Reviewer

Tina Pham is a writer and reviewer at Healthy Kitchen 101 and mother to a beautiful boy.

At the RTR Lab, Tina’s approach to reviewing kitchen gadgets and appliances is not one of a tech expert — she provides authentic assessments of products from the perspective of an amateur home cook. In the process, with her ability to explain facts and figures in plain and simple language, she exposes details about the products that are sometimes critical but easily overlooked by consumers with limited experience.

Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee

Reviewer

Matthew is one of the writers at Healthy Kitchen 101. Working as part of the Review Team, he directly contributes to the production of content for the site’s Product Review pages. Much like the other members of staff, he strives to bring you the most authentic and accurate reviews of kitchen appliances as possible.

Prior to joining Healthy Kitchen 101, Matthew was a freelance technical writer for over 4 years. One of his lesser-known achievements is being included in Quora’s Top Writers Class of 2018.

Alan Nguyen

Alan Nguyen

Reviewer

Alan Nguyen is a writer and product reviewer at Healthy Kitchen 101. His major in English language teaching taught him to present concise information. In addition to his cooking hobby, he values the practical aspects of household appliances.

Prior to being a writer, he had some experience working in different kitchens. He’s also an online foodie and travel writer at Tripadago.com.

Lap Vo

Lap Vo

Head of RTR

Lap Vo is head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (the RTR) at Healthy Kitchen 101.

Lap has a background in Control Engineering and Automation, studying and working in a culture of experimentation. At Healthy Kitchen 101, he is responsible for designing and overseeing the testing of kitchen tools and appliances. He and his team work closely together to cut through advertising claims. Through independent inspection and direct usage, they provide consumers with valuable attested insights to products that will help them make the right choices.

When he’s not at the RTR Lab, Lap can be found taking a jog around the streets of Saigon.

Nguyen Ntk

Nguyen Ntk

Visual Specialist

Nguyen Ntk handles all things graphic at Healthy Kitchen 101: from product comparison charts to unboxing videos. He has also been the person behind many of the beautiful food photos on Healthy Recipes 101 since 2018.

Nguyen is a proud husband and father to three gorgeous kids. When not at work, he’s in the supermarket pushing his kids around on a trolley.

Neola Muhambi

Neola Muhambi

SEO Outreach Specialist

Neola is an SEO Outreach Specialist for Healthy Kitchen 101 and helps to establish organic connections with similar websites. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Hotel Management from Zhejiang Business University, where she earned a set of culinary skills and a love for red wine.

Since then, her passion for the culinary scene has led her to explore Southeast Asia, and in her free time, she continues to travel, volunteer her hospitality, write, and read.

Tuyet Pham

Tuyet Pham

Professional Chef

Tuyet Pham is a professional chef from Saigon.

Tuyet believes that food tastes best when the cook finds joy in its preparation and cooking. At Healthy Recipes 101, she tests each and every recipe herself and not only makes adjustments according to the desired taste, aroma, and presentation, but also simplifies the execution where possible.

Her hard work and talent have won Tuyet many professional awards and recognitions, including first place in the Young Talent Escoffier Vietnam 2017. Before joining Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet worked as a cook at P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, two of the most prestigious French restaurants in Vietnam.

Our Nutrition Experts

While we can't offer personal medical advice, at Healthy Kitchen 101, our qualified and experienced nutritionists review and audit all the recipes and diet-related articles to make sure they closely reflect the latest dietitian standards.

Natalie Butler

Natalie Butler

RDN, LD

Natalie is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion to help others live their best life through food, fitness, safer beauty and a healthy lifestyle. She has expertise with a variety of diets and diseases and believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for health. Natalie supports various organizations, like Apple, Inc., Healthline, Head Health, Inc., and others, and has advocated for personalized functional nutrition through her private practice Nutrition By Natalie since 2007.

Natalie loves spending time with her husband and children in the kitchen, garden and in nature. She is a foodie at heart and loves most cuisines, but especially spicy Indian and Thai.

Lizzie Streit

Lizzie Streit

MS, RDN, LD

Lizzie is a Minneapolis-based dietitian and founder of It’s a Veg World After All. She completed her MS in Human Nutrition from Drexel University, and is an expert in culinary nutrition, recipe development, and nutrition communications.

Lizzie’s philosophy is centered around making nutrition recommendations, and especially the advice to eat more vegetables, approachable and realistic.

She is excited to be working with the team at Healthy Kitchen 101 to ensure that their recipes are both nutritious and delicious.

Emily Rogers

Emily Rogers

MPH, RDN

Emily Rogers is a California-based Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who specializes in Public Health Dietetics. She has had an eclectic career working as a health educator, nutrition counselor, recipe developer, clinical dietitian and outpatient dietitian.

Emily is currently a full-time Public Health Nutritionist with the County of Orange where she teaches Nutrition Education and Community Nutrition courses. She oversees Elderly Nutrition Programs under the Office on Aging where she provides menu approvals, monitors food safety, approves nutrition education content and training, and policy development. She has a passion for cooking and helping people achieve health equity.
In her free time she enjoys traveling, hiking and taking care of her plants.

SaVanna Shoemaker

SaVanna Shoemaker

MS, RDN, LD

SaVanna Shoemaker is a registered dietitian and freelance health and wellness writer.

She's passionate about whole food-based eating and holistic nutrition, and uses her platform to help people embrace real food and reduce their sugar and processed food intake. Her work has appeared on Healthline, Greatist, Livestrong, Verywell Health, and more. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, cooking, and weight lifting.

Our Kitchen Improvement Editors

At Healthy Kitchen 101, our team of writers and editors work together to consolidate buying guides and reviews that are unbiased, informative, and helpful for the home cooks in their search for the best kitchen utensils and appliances.

Kori Perten

Kori Perten

Editor

Kori Perten is a Boston-based editor with a passion for cooking and a background in product reviews and consumer advocacy journalism. Her work has appeared in publications such as Wirecutter, USA Today, and Reviewed, among others.She was previously an editor at Reviewed, producing and managing content with a focus on kitchen tools and appliances.

She's excited to be working with the team at Healthy Kitchen 101 as a consulting editor to ensure product reviews are in tip-top shape.

Donna Currie

Donna Currie

Editor

Donna Currie is the author of the cookbook Make Ahead Bread, and a kitchen gadget fanatic. From apple peelers to toasters to zesters, she loves seeing how they work, testing their functions, and keeping the best for her arsenal of handy kitchen tools. Her collection of cookbooks is quite impressive, ranging from quirky cookbooks from the 1800’s to cutting edge molecular gastronomy. Besides her own blogs, Cookistry, Cookistry’s Reviews, and Munching on Books, she writes for several online publications.

In her free time, you might find her sharing her home made baked goods with neighbors or puttering in the garden.

Tyler Lynch

Tyler Lynch

Editor

Tyler Lynch is a writer and editor located in Maine. His work has appeared in USA Today, Motherboard, Wirecutter, Reviewed, and the Huffington Post, among others. He enjoys cooking and playing music and serves as a consulting editor for Healthy Kitchen 101.

Contact Us

Having questions regarding Healthy Kitchen 101 or the team? Contact us here.

Interested in working, partnering, or advertising with us? Please get in touch with our marketing team.

Want to share your thoughts on an article, or help point out an inaccuracy? Please email our editorial team.

San Francisco Office

Mailing Address

100 Pine Street Suite 1250 San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone

(408) 493-0350

This page was last updated on January 17, 2022.

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