At Healthy Kitchen 101, we aspire to make healthy eating sustainable and attainable with innovative recipes that strike a balance between taste, cost, convenience, and nutrition.
How We Select Our Recipes
While we always try our best to diversify our collection, there are principles we strictly follow when selecting recipes to feature on our website.
We prioritize recipes that are made with whole, fresh ingredients. The seasonality and availability of the produce is also taken into account. Nowadays, we can easily get most types of foods all year round, but seasonal foods come first in our list as they are the best in both taste and nutrients, and are also more affordable in the growing season.
While our collection includes more complex and exotic recipes for festive days, the majority are recipes that are easy to make— a casual home cook with basic culinary skills should be able to follow the instructions with little difficulty. You will find many everyday meals that take less than an hour to prep and cook, with common ingredients you can easily find at local supermarkets.
We also feature recipes following current food and dietary trends that are deemed by our nutritionists as safe and healthy for the average adult. Our recipes are also designed to fit into everyday dietary regimens and cater to specific health objectives such as weight control, body detoxification, or consuming more antioxidant-rich food.
How We Test Our Recipes
A list of recipes for the month is compiled, and the team work out the ingredients, cooking instructions, and serving size for each dish. The nutritional value of each recipe is then calculated using software and statistics from verified sources (the USDA and the FDA, among others).
Necessary adjustments are made, and sometimes it requires us to reduce the serving size, or select a healthier cooking method. Occasionally, some ingredients are reduced or others replaced with healthier alternatives. We also attempt to tweak ingredients and test alternatives with care, always making sure to preserve the authenticity of the dish.
The recipe is finally tested by our team. Our chef and other members of the Recipe Team, including our writers, take part in the whole prepping and cooking process to make sure potential difficulties are identified and adjustments made are noted down. The testing is carried out until the recipe reaches an agreeable point in taste and presentation. Then, we calculate the nutrition values again to reflect these changes.
The final recipe is sent to one of our nutritionists to identify any potential problems in the ingredient list, cooking process, serving size, as well as the nutritional values. The nutritionist then gives approves the recipe, or makes suggestions on how we can modify it to be on par with the latest nutritional and dietetic standards.
Once all necessary nutritional adjustments have been made, the recipe is tested again to ensure the taste and aesthetic parameters of the dish are preserved. Each recipe is categorized by Course, Cuisine, and Diet, and also given suitable tags for easier navigation before it is published for your reference.
Please note that Healthy Kitchen 101 LLC is not a medical organization and does not provide medical advice. The content provided at HealthyKitchen101.com does not constitute medical diagnosis, or substitute for specialist consultation, evaluation or treatment. The reader is urged to seek medical advice from qualified health care professionals prior to applying any fitness decision or regimen to your current diet. Please read our Disclaimers for further information.