Maryam grew up in Abu Dhabi – UAE, her adventurous palette developed at an early age while experimenting with her mama's cookbook when she was 12, to learning about Dates through her trips to the Date market with her father 'the Date Guru' as she calls him.
Staying true to her passion, she graduated with a BSc. In Nutrition and Food Technology and went on to work as Senior Nutritionist at a top healthy catering company, her role focused on healthy recipe development and weight management.
In 2013 she moved all the way to Toronto and made it her new home. She went after her dream and developed a successful vegan product line and created an online platform for healthy recipes and tips with the mission to inspire people to live a healthier life. This is how Healthy Genie was born!
"Growing up surrounded by palm trees, snacking on Dates filled with raw nuts was the norm for me. When I moved thousands of miles away from home, I realized that those snacks were a truly exquisite experience.
I wanted to pay homage to my roots and developed a product line based on these simple yet wholesome ingredients.Being a Nutritionist and part time vegan, I made sure our treats reflected both authenticity and value, inside and out.
Dates are magical and I want to introduce this superfood to Canadian kitchens and families."
- Maryam Munaf, Healthy Genie