Our Mission: To help you pick budget-friendly equipment that fits your kitchen needs using unbiased test-based reviews.
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 nutritional, mental, 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.
Check out our full Research, Testing, and Review Procedure.
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.
Meet The Team
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head of RTR
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 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.
SEO Outreach Specialist
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 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 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.
MS, RDN, LD
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 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.
MS, RDN, LD
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.
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.
In her free time, you might find her sharing her home made baked goods with neighbors or puttering in the garden.
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This page was last updated on January 17, 2022.