It’s something we should do every day, but the holidays are the perfect time to reflect on all the things we’re grateful for. We asked Super Bowl Champion Russell Wilson what he’s giving thanks for this holiday season, especially when it comes to family and food.
The holidays are a great time to reflect on what you’re thankful for and to show gratitude to your loved ones. We asked Olympian Natalie Coughlin what she’s most grateful for this holiday season, especially when it comes to food and family.
You shouldn’t need a holiday as an excuse to show your appreciation for the people you love… but it’s certainly a great time to do it! We chatted with legendary skier Jenn Heil about the things she’s grateful for at this time of year.
The holidays are a great time to reflect on what you’re thankful for and to show gratitude to your loved ones. We asked legendary baseball player, former Yankees Captain Derek Jeter what he’s most grateful for this holiday season, especially when it comes to food and family.
Blenders are all the rage these days. Smoothies have become part of the zeitgeist, as people have realized that they provide a great way to mix up nutritious foods in a convenient-to-consume way. Same with soups: blenders make it easy to mix up tasty soup from scratch with all your favorite healthy ingredients. If you […]
Jewish holiday celebrates the Maccabees victory over the Syrian-Greeks, and a miracle that occurred when a single days worth of oil lasted for eight-days as the Holy Temple was being rededicated.
Mindfulness meditation might bring to mind images crystal balls and burning incense, but did you know there’s legit science backing up the practice? Over the past few decades, countless studies have shown physical and mental benefits to developing a regular mindfulness meditation practice.
Technically, winter is just around the corner, which means it’s cold, the days are short, and our cozy socks and slippers are always nearby. At this point in the year, you have two options: stay indoors and hibernate for a few months with a good book or 20, or decide that the season’s not going […]
The word antioxidant get’s thrown around a lot when talking about food and health. While you probably know antioxidants are healthy, something you want to eat plenty of in your diet, but do you know what an antioxidant actually is?
It’s easy for your refrigerator to become cluttered and messy, especially if you like to cook or collect condiments like me. Maintaining fridge cleanliness is important and helps keep your food fresh, so don’t let it become a smelly science experiment! Here’s how to clean your fridge like a pro:
Whenever I travel, my favorite thing to do is try the local food – especially the produce. The fruits in my grocery store at home are easily recognized; not so when I’m in Asia, Africa or South America. Many of these exotic fruits are now popping up in specialty stores and markets around the US. […]
The holidays may be a time for celebration but they often come with an unwanted side effect: stress. To minimize stress this time of year, try these 11 tips to help you relax and better enjoy the holiday season.
Spring and summer produce tend to get all the love. While those warm months do provide plenty of fruits and veggies perfect for salad making, don’t discount fall and winter just yet. A cold-weather salad can be just as yummy and produce-packed. The key is to use in-season produce and round out that winter salad with […]
Not to brag or anything, but my freezer game is pretty strong. I love to use this major appliance to save time and make healthy eating easy for my family. Don’t get me wrong – I
Think smoothies are just for summertime? Think again! These smoothie recipes feature immune-boosting citrus fruits, just in time for cold and flu season. Savor the flavors of tangy citrus while getting a glass (or bowl) full of vitamin C and antioxidants. Here are 11 of my
Does the barista at your local coffee shop know to expect you for a double shot latte every day around 3 pm? The mid-afternoon slump is real, and sometimes it seems like the only way to make it to the end of the day involves an IV infusion of caffeine.
Let’s be real, a cocktail isn’t likely to cure a cold. But if you feel the sniffles coming on, there are a few foods that may be able to help rejuvenate your defenses. Of course, it’s up to you if you make a boozy version or not—if you’re feeling particularly lousy, you might want to […]
In my practice, I explain mindful eating to my clients as eating with the intention of paying attention. It’s a practice that stems from mindfulness meditation, and applies it’s lessons to food and eating. While it might sound a little “woo,” mindful eating is simply slowing down and paying attention to your food and how […]
There are two kinds of people today: podcast people and everyone else. I’m a podcast person. I listen to them, talk about them, read podcast reviews—and I’m always in search of another great one to add to my list. Fortunately, there’s a wealth of well-produced and entertaining health and wellness podcasts out there for us […]
Packing lunch doesn’t have to be a major chore. There’s no need to cook completely separate dishes to pack for your kids lunch, the office, or days you need a refueling post workout meal. The following ideas use Luvo frozen food as a starter to create nutritious meals that
Packing lunch doesn’t have to be a major chore. There’s no need to cook completely separate dishes to pack for your kids lunch, the office, or days you need a refueling post workout meal. Use Luvo frozen bowls as a starter to create nutritious meals that will meet everyone’s needs.
There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself sometimes, but buying lunch every day can get expensive, and depending on the offerings around your place of work, it can also get dull pretty fast. The solution is to mix it up by bringing wholesome, tasty options from home at least a few days a week. This quick recipe has […]
You start your day with breakfast every morning, usually eating a bowl of whole grain cereal or oatmeal, along with some fruit and a glass of milk. But, there are those rare days when you choose to forgo that nourishing breakfast and opt instead for that pile of pancakes topped with maple syrup and ice […]
Our bodies are pretty incredible. And complex. Every year we learn something entirely new about how we work. We learn about the power of the body to heal itself, of the importance of nutritious foods and regular vigorous exercise. We understand how environmental conditions, stress, genetics and tiny daily choices can affect our
The 1990s were all about grunge, the ‘70s were the decade of disco. The 2000s were focused on the rise of the internet, you may recall. I think it’s safe to say, and all experts universally agree, that when future historians look back on this time, they will declare the 2010s the age of the […]
Preparing food has always felt therapeutic to me. Whether it’s carefully following a cookie recipe or focusing on chopping vegetables, there’s just something about baking and cooking that calms me. Maybe it’s the fact that when I am preparing something in the kitchen, it gives me a sense of control in a chaotic world. I’m […]
Take a look at any magazine or online website and you’ll be inundated with information about how to lose weight. But for some people, being their healthiest self means gaining weight. This can be the case with athletes looking to gain weight to improve their performance, or someone who has lost weight due to illness, […]
Planning ahead is not only essential in order to ensure that you have healthy food on hand, but it will save you both time and money every week. Meal planning and prep doesn’t have to take hours. Follow these three simple steps to start building a meal prep routine.
When my clients hear me say “meal planning”, they envision hours spent slaving in the kitchen prepping, chopping and cooking for the week. But meal planning doesn’t have to be that time consuming – spending even 30 minutes each week can help set you up for meal success. Try these six tips and get your […]
Stocking a vegan pantry is pretty fun. Why is that? Because some of the most utilized ingredients in a vegan way of eating are the most underutilized in the Western diet. Maybe we have something to learn! From nutritional yeast to hemp seeds, there is an amazing array of nourishing, plant-based ingredients that make vegan […]
Plant-based eating is gaining momentum. I can’t click on Netflix’s Suggestions for You without seeing a documentary extoling the virtues of veganism. As we dive deeper into what that means for our diets, a few variations arise, with different connotations. Two of the mainstream plant-based diets are vegan diets and whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) diets. But […]
Skip the expensive hair products and eat your way to healthier hair. There are certain foods that contain micronutrients that can help maintain healthier hair.
When I was in culinary school, one class focused on knife skills. As we were practicing cutting and replicating the perfect julienne, we were challenged to generate the least amount of food waste. My culinary classmates and I were
If you’re trying to eat less dairy or you’re lactose intolerant, alternatives that taste just as good as the real thing can make it easier. Rose sauce gives you a nice balance between the tang of tomato sauce and the creaminess of Alfredo sauce, and you can make it completely vegan with just a few […]
Food and alcohol are a big part of how we connect and socialize with friends and family – a good thing, if you ask me! But if you’re trying to make healthy changes to your diet, knowing if and how you can include alcohol can be confusing.
Soda sales are on the decline, but you wouldn’t know if from the amount of marketing and product placement it gets. Here’s a pop quiz to test what you know about the sometimes-sweet carbonated drink.
As a dietitian who spent five years working as a diabetes educator, I’ve seen my fair share of patients feeling completely exhausted and confused after googling “diabetes diet.” There are few medical diagnoses with more inaccurate, misleading and conflicting
Getting your kids excited about cooking can help them form healthy habits as they grow up, and cooking and eating together is always a great way to strengthen your family bond. At my house, I use a few different tactics to help my kids find their way around the
Sometimes life makes it difficult to prioritize self care. Whether it’s stressful days at the office to meet a work deadline, a week of eating out while on vacation, or long sleepless nights with a newborn, there’s time where it’s impossible to give our body the care it needs.
You made your flight, brought your list of must-see sights, and arrived at your destination. Now, the only thing left to do is decide what to eat. Let’s be honest, that’s one of the best things about traveling. Here’s our guide on how to stock your fridge or freezer at your rental home, apartment or […]
Throughout my late teens and into my 20’s, I had a strict rule: desserts or sweets could only be eaten twice a week. At the time I thought I was doing something good for my body (and my weight), but as it turned out, the opposite was true.
When’s the last time you had a cold shower? I mean, a really cold one, that lasted for a good several minutes, not just an accidental icy burst that you jumped out of the way of while scrambling to turn the water off? Lately we’ve been showered with articles on the benefits of dunking yourself […]
The trendiest new powder isn’t made from some exotic berry imported from Asia or a patent-protected blend of amino acids and antioxidants. It’s actually made from something you can find in your backyard. Crickets.
Think about a day in the last week when you were most productive. Now ask yourself, what did you have to eat for breakfast and lunch that day?
Keeping up with your fitness goals is easy when you open your eyes to all the possibilities around you in your day-to-day life. Take chores, for example. Getting your elbow grease flowing is a great way to burn some calories while enjoying the satisfaction of knocking tasks off your to-do list. I especially love this […]
It’s Friday, you’ve clocked out of work and you’re heading home with a pep in in your step when suddenly you realize, you’re having guests over and you forgot about the appetizers! What are you going to do? Well, you’re not going to panic because you’ve got your freezer stocked with Luvo frozen meals. And […]
My biggest fear when traveling is eating a bad meal or, even worse, eating at an overpriced, touristy restaurant. To me, food is one of the best ways to experience a new country, city and culture. My goal is always to find the hidden local restaurants, coffee shops or bars, anything off the beaten path. […]
The next episode will start playing in 5 seconds. Hurry – grab your next snack before the next episode starts. We’ve all been there – “accidentally” spending countless number of hours watching our favorite series. Binge-watching Netflix is a serious thing. It takes commitment, skill, and snacks… a lot of snacks.
When people ask me, as a dietitian, about how to improve their health with nutrition, it’s almost always about the little things. Is gluten bad? How much sugar is too much? Is coconut oil okay to eat? What supplements should I take?
We all know that we need to get our vitamins, but why exactly are they so important? Vitamins are substances that your body needs to function properly, usually in pretty small amounts. Most vitamins can’t be made in our body, so we have to get them from food. The one exception? Vitamin D. Unlike other […]