At Healthy Rican, we believe that people no longer have to choose between quick ‘n’ easy or healthy. We exist so that healthy eaters no longer have to choose between quick bland meals, or tasty culture-rich dishes. Healthy Rican bridges the gap. Because we all deserve to live a healthy life con sazón!
We are more than a brand, we are familia.
As a Latina Woman, seeking for healthy alternatives to my favorite foods, I felt underrepresented in the Health, Wellness, and Nutrition world. I couldn’t find much out there that would fit my needs. After studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and learning how food can impact our health, I started re-creating my favorite Puerto Rican foods in a healthy way.
Soon, my friends and family started asking me for my tips and recommendations. That is when I discovered there was a need in our community. I founded my blog nutritiondork.com as a place where I could share my health and wellness journey, wellness tips, coaching services, resources, and healthy recipes.
Shortly after, I decided to write a cookbook to share not only my recipes, but tips on how to choose healthy ingredients, how to combine food for a healthy digestion, and more. While working on the cookbook it ignited my passion for sharing the love for my culture and its wonderful cuisine. During this journey, I discovered that there weren’t many healthy options for our cultural staple seasonings. Most brands in stores contain artificial ingredients and preservatives. While they may be used for looks and shelf life, they certainly don’t add to our health. Leaving not much room for natural ingredients which provide the real flavor #PuroSabor.
After creating spice blends for my own household I recognized that this was a way I could help my community. I knew not everyone had access to high-quality ingredients, as well as the time to blend their own seasonings. That is when I decided to found Nutrition Dork LLC and create Healthy Rican. A Latin Spice and healthy food brand that would provide recipes, resources, and healthy seasonings that will add the Latin spice in your healthy life.
With that said, I present our new brand mission:
“We believe that people no longer have to choose between quick ‘n’ easy or healthy. We exist so that healthy eaters no longer have to choose between quick bland meals, or tasty culture-rich dishes. Healthy Rican bridges the gap. Because we all deserve to live a healthy life con sazón!
We are more than a brand, we are familia.”
Thank you for following the journey…
Wishing you much love, health, and happiness.
Mayra Luz Colón
About the Founder
Mayra Luz Colón is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who’s obsessed with superfoods and family meal time. Known as the Nutrition Dork, Mayra is the driving force behind the Healthy Rican brand, bringing tasty Puerto Rican recipes and seasonings to homes everywhere.
Mayra is also the author of the cookbook Healthy Rican: Put the Latin Spice in your Healthy Life! She’s on a mission to banish bland foods and provide tasty alternatives for everyday people who want to eat well.
Mayra’s vision is to serve women stuck in their own health and wellness journey. To teach women how to unlock their true selves while embarking on a complete lifestyle and mindset reset.
Following your heart, your gut, and your wisdom is the key to well-being. Nutrition is a tool to guide us during the process—and Healthy Rican’s nutritious products and motivational services light the way.
This brand is dedicated in loving memory of my abuelas.
Abuela Toya y Abuela Tina
Thank you for all the meals, and for the unconditional love that only a grandmother can give.