Overall, founding this website was our 3rd best decision in life – after going vegan and getting married. Despite all of the compromises we made and opportunities we might have missed out on, we wouldn’t have changed a thing! Writing about veganism won’t make you rich, but it does give you a lot of fulfillment and the chance to talk about this subject with people who actually want your help (sorry friends and family for having bothered you so much in the past).
hey, we're alena & lars.
We’re the couple behind nutriciously.com and we are so happy to welcome you to our little corner of the webs.
This project is the result of our passion for both veganism and health – something that grew from a hobby to a full-time business. Since day one, we’ve been the only two people running this website, and yet we’re still so excited each morning to get up just to keep on working on this.
Based in Germany, we’re eager to bring you actionable tips for a happy and healthy plant-based life! What you’ll find are in-depth guides, motivational pieces, science-based digestible content as well as healthy no-fuss everyday recipes.
Whether you’re new around here or a regular visitor, we’re so stoked to have you!
main recipe developer and content creator; loves coaching others via email to make a plant-based diet happen; manages social media accounts and shares snippets of her life in the FB group and on Instagram. Her favorite things in life are sitting on her sunny balcony, figuring out how to “healthify” a delicious recipe, watching videos of cute or funny animals and riding her bike to her favorite coffee place in the city.
manages all things technical; designs beautiful eBooks and freebies; takes care of legal and administrative stuff; edits blog posts; is the best brainstorming partner. His favorite things in life are watching or playing tennis, being the guinea pig during Alena’s recipe testing, following philosophical debates and sharing a good cup of oat milk cappuccino with his wife.
our story over the years.
Grew up as vegetarians (made the ethical connection in terms of meat as kids) but ate the typical Western diet. This caused our weight to increase and health to decline in our early 20’s.
Got interested in living a healthy life and improving our diets. Introduced more produce and cut back on sweets.
Came across some videos about the ethical reasons for veganism and decided that our lives needed to change – not just for ourselves but for the animals who don’t deserve such treatment.
Started reading and watching thousands of hours of material by vegan activists and plant-based nutrition and health experts. To this day, our main media consumption (articles, books, podcasts and videos) is related to veganism and health.
Different Vegan Diets
Switched between various eating styles, such as “anything vegan but mostly junk” all the way over to a mostly raw and fruit-based diet (sad salads and unsatisfying large jugs of fruit smoothies).
WFPB For The Win
Finally arrived at a healthy well-rounded whole foods plant-based diet which is backed by science and leaves no space for the woo-woo claims of fad diets. Got over the purity mindset and became more realistic, creating a way of eating that we actually loved and could stick to for good.
Started nutriciously.com, a small website about plant-based eating and healthy living as a hobby which steadily grew.
Quit our side projects and lived off of our savings until we released our first eBooks and earned some income. Got engaged and married, embarked on a 9-month honeymoon through Southeast Asia!
Found a permanent home in Germany and created our second eBook bundle. Kept on working on new recipes, free guides and supporting our readers online.
in a nutshell
our personal diets.
No, we don’t use oil or sugar at home. Whole grains and tubers are the basis of our meals and we eat plenty of fresh produce. We include legumes and nuts or seeds each day, whatever kind we fancy at the time. Yes, we do eat out and enjoy richer meals or desserts sometimes. However, our everyday choices are very repetitive, and we make the same 4-5 meals over and over.
After years of education and making plant-based dishes, we don’t need to calculate anything to make sure we hit 100% of our RDAs and we never count calories. Since our nutritional needs are not exactly the same, Alena loads up on more veggies while Lars adds nuts or seeds to his meals. And we just really, really love to eat.
the basic nutriciously principles.
As the name suggests, all the food around here is both nutritious and delicious. When we say healthy, we mean it!
Countless recipes claim that status but call for vegetable oil, dairy, butter, cheese, cream, sugar, syrup, or meat. Not cool.
Our recipes are all whole food plant-based. They don’t require fancy ingredients or expert-level kitchen skills (quite the opposite, actually). We’re lazy beginner chefs ourselves. The food is usually easy and cheap to get and we add ideas for customization in each recipe. We don’t use any oil or refined sugar but instead fill up on colorful, fibrous, comforting goodness.
Are you on board?
let us guide you towards health.
Just preparing easy and tasty vegan meals doesn’t equip you with the skills necessary for following a healthy plant-based diet and mastering social situations.
That’s why the main focus of this website is creating in-depth and actionable guides that tell you how to implement positive habits and make real change possible! We teach simple nutrition knowledge, hands-on transition tips and delicious food swaps.
All our material is non-dogmatic and very inclusive – you don’t need to be a vegan or fully plant-based to enjoy the meals or download our freebies.
We aim to offer you support for each step of the way and be the help we wished we had when we were transitioning. Each bite counts!
Start your journey with these guides…
good to know.
Our content does not feature any ads or sponsored content anywhere. Although it’s very common to see this on even small blogs these days, we made the decision to keep our space clean, unbiased and free from distractions – like a cozy living room for you to hang out and browse through pretty books.
Since this is our full-time job and we passed on the paid content, we make our living selling our own written and designed eBooks! You can find them here.
We kindly ask that you don’t copy and publish any of our original content without our permission. A lot of time and effort went into everything, so please credit us accordingly.
Finally, be aware that we’re not medical professionals, only passionate and rational health nuts who share their findings on a blog. Go see a doctor or nutritionist if you’re having serious health issues, please. If you want to do your own research, use nutritionfacts and nutritionstudies as well as plantbaseddocs to check whether you can see a trained professional in person or online.
hungry for more?
Awesome – we created different categories for you to browse, and we’re constantly adding new recipes. You can dive deeper into specific topics by grabbing one (or even all, we honestly don’t mind!) of our freebies: Vegan Transition Course, Week of Vegan Bowls Meal Plan, Sustainable Weight Loss Challenge. That’s also how you can join our newsletter and receive exclusive content (plus maybe/definitely a discount here and there). Get ahold of us on Facebook and Instagram or shoot us a message.