The Idea

The Healthy Cuisine started with one goal: to give you the power of leading a healthier lifestyle with the help of food. We wanted to show you that eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. Everyone can take simple steps and change some habits for the better. Even you!

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

– Hippocrates

Already in 400 BC, Hippocrates knew the importance of food for health. He was right: modern research confirms that food has a significant impact on our health and wellbeing.

Today, fats, sugars, additives, and pesticides are present in food more than ever, and pathologies are multiplying: obesity, diabetes, anorexia, bulimia, cancer, depression, heart diseases, gastric disorders…

So, today’s challenges are:

How to combine diet and health?

How to identify eating behaviors that affect our health and balance?

What concrete choices should you make when you go grocery shopping?

How can you take better care of yourself and your loved ones?

The Beginning

Our quest to live a healthier life started in 2011 when we were living in New Zealand. We were working in a small town on the Northern Island where nothing much happened, ever.

Since we didn’t have a lot to do for fun, we started experimenting with recipes and soon found ourselves looking for ways to make all our dishes healthier. We kept wondering: “how can we make that chocolate cake without so much sugar” or “what could we use in our chili con carne instead of this fatty meat.”

Looking for healthy substitutes opened up a whole new world to us. The more we read about healthy eating, the more we wanted to know about it. However, it also left us super confused as there was so much conflicting information about what was considered healthy. We knew we had to get back to the basics.

So when we returned to Europe in 2015, Karmen found a private school in her hometown in Estonia that was offering a 1,5-year-long course in nutrition counseling. She didn’t hesitate for a second and signed up immediately. She received her certification from Tervisekool (Health School) in 2016 and has since then learned even more about what healthy living is all about.

Karmen Nutrition Certification Tervisekool

Karmen with her nutrition counselling certification from Tervisekool

Our Mission

We launched TheHealthyCuisine.com to share our experiences and what we have learned over the years. And we want to do that without all the hype, nonsense, and misinformation that has been surrounding the food and healthy living topic for years.

All of our articles are the result of hours or even days of research and the goal of TheHealthyCuisine.com is to provide you with information that is accurate and evidence-based.

To bring you content you can trust, we recently teamed up with nutrition professionals Brianna (RD) and Sasha (M.Sc. Food and Nutrition) who ensure that all of the content we post is accurate and up to date.

With this blog, we want to share our journey to healthier living and show you that everybody can change to a better lifestyle. We believe that a better knowledge of nutrition and sustainable living, in general, can help to protect against modern diseases such as obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, and stress but also preserve our beautiful planet.

So, if you are wondering:

What foods to buy and cook to lead a healthier life?

How to reduce your environmental impact?

What healthier food choices can you make?

How to improve your health or lose weight while enjoying food?

Then you have come to the right place! Expect to see lots of delicious recipes, how-to tutorials, evidence-based articles on health and nutrition, and our personal experiences in living a healthier life.

Progress is progress no matter how small.

– Unknown

Our Business Model

We love to share our knowledge and provide our readers with real information and evidence-based articles. However, because of the time and effort it takes to do this, we know we can’t keep our site running on its own.

For this reason, The Healthy Cuisine also provides in-depth, thoroughly researched product reviews on items that can help you lead a healthier lifestyle (like blenders or juicers that you can use to get more fruits and vegetables in your diet!). We monetize this content with affiliate links so we can keep our evidence-based articles ad-free as much as possible.

Our Team

The Founders

Karmen

Karmen

Karmen is a health and wellness enthusiast from Tartu, Estonia who loves to write about food and nutrition. She got her nutrition counseling certificate in 2016. Karmen shares her partner’s passion for cooking and is always looking for ways to make recipes healthier (and meat-free). She’s also interested in leading a natural lifestyle and is taking baby steps to a cleaner and more eco-friendly life.

Maxime

 

Maxime

Maxime is a 30-year-old blogger from France who is passionate about cooking. Since he met Karmen, he has shared her interest in healthy foods and healthier cooking. Quite concerned with the impact of food on our body and health, he wants to learn and share his knowledge about making the right choices for achieving a healthier lifestyle.

Nutrition Professionals

Brianna Tobritzhofer

Brianna Tobritzhofer

Brianna Tobritzhofer is a registered dietitian located in Saint Paul, MN. She received her master’s degree from Mount Mary University and manages the nutrition department at a nonprofit in the Twin Cities. Additionally, she runs a nutrition business Bri Toby Nutrition Company and shares her passion for nutrition through freelance writing for various websites and publications.

Sasha de Beausset

Sasha de Beausset

Sasha is a Nutritional Anthropologist with an M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition. She has been a food, nutrition, and health researcher and writer for six years and also works as an international development consultant. She is passionate about empowering people to make the best nutrition and health choices in a way that makes cultural and logical sense for each individual and community. Sasha currently lives in Guatemala with her family and three dogs. In her free time, she cooks, reads, gardens, and goes on adventures with her family around Guatemala and the world.