Last updated on Apr 4, 2023
Healthy Recipes 101 features a diverse selection of kitchen-tested, nutritionist-approved recipes and practical food prep tips to make healthy eating a sustainable lifestyle choice for everyone.
Eating right is easier said than done. While there is a lot of debate over what constitutes “healthy food,” the misconception that healthy food has to be bland and restrictive seems universal. Time constraints and lack of experience in the kitchen are also common obstacles to people taking the healthy route.
At Healthy Recipes 101, we strive to simplify healthy eating for everyone by introducing tasty and effortless recipes that align with the USDA's healthy eating recommendations.
The Recipes We Develop
Unique and hearty recipes, from our kitchen to yours!
The composition of a good diet can be flexible, but there are standards that effectively all nutritional scientists agree on. These are reflected in the USDA’s Healthy Eating Guidelines, which are the foundation for our Nutrition Guidelines for Recipes and Meal Plans.
At Healthy Recipes 101, our recipes and meal plans strictly adhere to these confirmed dietary guidelines. Each and every one of the recipes are also audited by a registered dietitian nutritionist for nutrition content and health benefits.
It’s easier to eat healthfully when your food is delicious. Taste is, after all, the most important influencing factor on our food choices.
In order to present the best flavor, our recipes are audited by a chef and altered before being tested out in the Healthy Recipes 101 Kitchen. This evaluation isn’t limited to ingredients — our chef also refines the recipes by adjusting the cooking time, method, and presentation when necessary to make sure the food meets the ultimate aesthetic standards.
Learn How Our Recipes Are Developed.
Our collection of recipes covers a diverse range of foods, courses, cuisines, and cooking methods.
We also offer recipes that can easily fit into various diets, including but not limited to low-carb, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, and low-calorie diets.
From Mediterranean salads to air-fried chicken drumsticks to Chinese noodles, you are sure to find a healthy version of your favorite recipe here.
We introduce all the background information that you may need about the food alongside the recipe itself. You will learn how to choose the best ingredients, what to substitute in if you don’t have the right ingredients, how to pre-make and store the food, and a nutritional value table for your reference.
We offer printable step-by-step instructions and photos so even a noob can succeed in your first attempt.
Meet The Team
Founder, Writer, Author
Head Chef, Recipe Developer
Writer, SEO Specialist
Our Nutrition Experts
While we can’t offer personal medical advice, at Healthy Recipes 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, RD, LD
Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD
Emily Rogers, MPH, RDN
SaVanna Shoemaker, MS, RDN, LD
1. Can I substitute [ingredient in a recipe] with another ingredient?
Until our chef tests the recipe with the ingredient proposed, we cannot say for sure if it makes a good substitute. Also, among other factors, the nutritional content of a dish will change if you change the ingredients.
Keep that in mind, but don’t let it discourage you from having fun and testing your creativity in the kitchen. And leave a comment to let us know whether the substitute ingredient turns out better or worse for you!
2. Can I print your recipe?
There’s a Print button at the top of each recipe. It allows you to print the whole recipe, including the ingredients, instructions, and nutrition information, sans photos.
3. Can I use your recipe in a recipe round-up?
Yes. Please do not copy the whole recipe, but instead write a description and use one of our photos for the round-up. Please give the credit to Healthy Recipes 101 and/or link to the recipe post on our website.
4. Is the website open to sponsored content?
We appreciate the offers, but our policies do not allow promotional posts or sponsored links in our editorial content on HealthyRecipes101.com. We do not offer backlink services.
5. Would you like guest content on your website?
We’re not open to guest posts or free infographics.
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