Hi and welcome to Green Healthy Cooking! Here you can find out more about Lorena.
My name is Lorena Grater and I am…well….many things.
I am a German Peruvian, a certified translator, a globetrotter, a mother, a wife, a YouTuber (uuuuh), a real food lover and a self-proclaimed chef creating healthy recipes that fit into my definition of clean eating. I am an Instant Pot Pro and a Meal Prep addict, too, to be more precise ;)
I live with my Mexican husband and two kids in snowy Montreal, Canada, which officially makes my kids polyglots because they are growing up with 4 languages. How amazing is that?
Green Healthy Cooking is my online baby and where I share healthy recipes, detailed cooking tutorials, and other clean-eating how-tos.
I was born and raised in a small town in Southern Germany by a German father and a Peruvian mother. My grandfather was a butcher and my dad’s best friends were all hunters. Meaning, I grew up on wild meat, bucket loads of fresh fruits and vegetables, sweet potato, avocado, and quinoa because that’s what my mom knew how to cook from her culture. Basically everything was always cooked from scratch and I was taught to cook as early as 3 years old.
When I moved out of my parents’ home to go study at university I learned for the first time that there were other people that did not know how to cook, nor did they know what eating healthy actually looked like. Even after graduating and meeting “older” people (lol) that had had their independent kitchens for a while, I still kept meeting a lot that were struggling with cooking and meeting their nutritional needs and always asking me for advice and help.
I found out quickly that for most of my friends eating healthy sounded super complicated, not very appealing, and super expensive.
I’m not a nutritionist (though I wish I were) but I grew up being kept updated on the latest research and development in nutrition studies and never stopped reading about nutrition up until today. My mother was always very interested in this topic and definitely passed on the hunger for nutrition knowledge to me.
Needless to say, I felt like there was a huge need for easy but delicious healthy recipes made with clean ingredients. Recipes that could easily be accessed by everybody at any time from anywhere in the world. Recipes for all those that had a really hard time wrapping their head around eating healthy to feel healthy.
Green Healthy Cooking was born out of a passion to help others find joy in the kitchen and enjoy the wonderful natural flavors of clean ingredients. Healthy eating and clean eating doesn’t have to be complicated at all, can be incredibly delicious, and also fit into everybody’s budget.
If you are new to Green Healthy Cooking, these are great topics to start browsing through the website:
- Read more about my Philosophy.
- Browse through all Recipes easily sortable by category and find your new go-to favorites.
- Are you as much of an Instant Pot junkie as I am? Let’s be besties! Learn how to make Instant Pot Rice and you’ll never cook it any other way.
- Meal Prep is a million times more effective than will-power alone when it comes to eating a healthy diet. Start with something easy like overnight oats.
- If you’re unsure which diet to follow, give each a try for a day and figure out what your body thrives on and what makes you feel good: 1-Day Clean Eating Meal Plan, 1-Day Keto Diet Plan, 1-Day Paleo Meal Plan, 1-Day Vegan Meal Plan.
Next, join the community!
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If you’d like to contact me privately the fastest way is through Facebook messenger or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. I absolutely love hearing from you!
Green Healthy Cooking has grown quite a bit over the years and it’s thus been featured in various media including Forbes, CBC Radio, Food Bloggers of Canada, Buzzfeed, msn, Elle, Popsugar, and Greatist, amongst others.
Lots of love from my kitchen to yours,