Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a green beer is a time-honored tradition but green food coloring doesn’t exactly add anything remarkable to the beer experience. Why not make your St. Patty’s Day extra green with these much more delicious and nutritious options?
Good news! 26% of total U.S. grocery shoppers are shopping in the frozen foods department more frequently than last year, according to The Future of Frozen, produced by Acosta Sales & Marketing. Convenience is one of the driving forces of consumers’ grocery shopping purchases. Consumers are now busier than ever and their
During March we celebrate both National Nutrition Month and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, occurring this year on March 14th. Registered dietitian nutritionists provide nutrition care and support to people of all ages in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, government sectors, grocery stores, corporate settings, private practice, businesses, sports teams and more. To celebrate, […]
Time. Everybody wants more of it, but it’s a limited commodity. The trick is knowing how to use your 24 hours each day to make sure you get everything done that needs to get done, while saving a bit for yourself. Here are a few ideas for carving out more time—to spend on the things […]
Feeling lucky? You should, because we live in a time when the cuisine we enjoy is a proud declaration of global flavors. Gone are the dishes of neutral color and taste. Instead, we’re embracing the beauty and distinction that only herbs, spices and other exotic ingredients
Scrolling through Instagram recently, I came upon a few posts from a personal trainer I know. I started looking through his pictures and after a few shots of 8-packs and bulging biceps, I quickly started to feel anxious and bad about myself.
It’s bound to happen every once in a while. You go to a party or your favorite restaurant and eat a bit more than you should have. The temptation to finish that last bite of juicy steak or triple chocolate cake was too strong. You know how you feel after you eat too much, but […]
From the time we first understood that diet has an effect on one’s risk for heart disease, low fat, low cholesterol diets were the go-to prescription for heart health. If you ever had to stomach cake baked with margarine and applesauce, then you remember those days.
Our goal at Luvo is to help you make it easy to make good food choices. We support that with our 3-2-none philosophy: the right balance of protein, veggies and whole grains, not too much sodium or added sugar, no antibiotics and no artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners.
Short on time? Podcasts are one of the best ways to learn new information (or stay entertained) during your regular day-to-day activities. You can download them onto your phone and listen to them whenever you like, whether that’s during your commute, while cooking dinner, or at the gym.
Eating for a healthy heart means filling your plate with heart-healthy foods, like fruits and vegetables, increasing fiber intake, eating fish a few times a week, and eating healthy fats, while limiting unhealthy fats like trans fats, as well as salt. There are also certain foods that have been shown to improve your
You know what they say… you can’t love someone else if you don’t love yourself first. In honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s a delicious way to treat yourself to some love: Artful Desperado’s Berry Maca Chocolata Smoothie!
When date night rolls around do you find yourself making last-minute calls to every restaurant in town? Do you desperately seek out that romantic dinner reservation, only to realize that it just doesn’t exist? Sure, you could give up and call off Valentine’s day or you could treat your valentine to a romantic dinner for […]
Looking to turn up the heat this Valentine’s Day? Include some of these 9 aphrodisiac foods in your holiday meal. Admittedly, the evidence supporting their supposed aphrodisiac effects is sketchy at best, but hey, a dose of placebo effect can’t hurt!
While all Luvo frozen meals contain protein, complex carbohydrate, and a serving of vegetables, you may need a little more food to feel fully satisfied. Here’s six nutrient-rich ingredients you can add to Luvo frozen meals to help boost it’s staying power!
The dishwasher in the lunchroom at my 9-5 job is so useless we might as well bypass it altogether and just put our dirty dishes back in the cupboard. It leaves a lovely coating of food shrapnel on everything, with some cups and mugs coming out dirtier than when they went in. If
People often say to me “Now isn’t a good time for me to try to make health changes.” It could be because they have a vacation coming up, work is crazy busy, it’s almost their birthday, or it’s the holiday season (does “I’ll just start in January” sound familiar?). It can be overwhelming to
Winter’s here and the weather outside is frightful. It’s cold and snowy across much of the land, which, for some of us, is all the reason we need to stop exercising and hibernate. Why go out, where it’s cold, when you can stay inside, on the couch, where it’s cozy and there are snacks?
One true fact about life today is that we all have too many things we want to get done. Despite the emergence of the “slow living” movement, it seems that most of us are short on time. But maybe we’re simply disorganized. We don’t prioritize, we don’t track our to-dos, we don’t
Did you know that prime smoothie time is actually during the winter months? That’s because after the New Year, people are looking for more ways to add healthy foods into their diets, and smoothies are an easy and convenient solution to pack in a ton of nutrition.
New year, new you? This time of year, it’s hard to escape the new years resolution trap. But did you know that each year, only about 8% of people stick to their resolution? As a private practice dietitian, I think a big reason for that is because most people set punishing resolutions, committing to giving […]
There’s nothing like a tasty taco bowl, but sometimes it’s too easy to pile on the calories and fat if you’re not paying attention. This Luvo hack features all the fabulous flavors of a taco bowl with a healthy spin. I’ve combined Luvo’s Chicken Chorizo Chili with crispy romaine lettuce, tangy yogurt sauce, green onions, […]
Every January, you vow to go on a diet, get fit, and lose weight. And every February, you lose steam and feel like a failure. Sound familiar? Here’s the thing: it’s not your lack of willpower or self-control that’s the problem, it’s the dieting mentality itself. Diets and food rules set us up for failure […]
A few months ago, my wife and I decided to shift to plant-based eating. She had been heading in that direction for a little while, but for me the change was more or less over night. This isn’t a post about the reasons for shifting to plant-based foods—whether it’s a health thing, or related to […]
Leftovers. They make our days more livable, our lunchtimes more tasty. Without them we’d be making new meals three times a day, and that’s no way to live. But as long as there have been leftovers, there have been people asking important questions about how best to re-heat them for optimum flavor impact. Today, those […]
Your oven can either start a fire in your food-loving soul or one that requires an extinguisher depending on how you use it. Try these tips for getting the tastiest results without burning down the house!
We’ve all been there. Maybe it’s a work function, or a family reunion, or a party with people we don’t know that well. And there a palpable feeling that somebody needs to say something, but no one knows how to start it off. Good news: there are simple conversation starters for every occasion that can […]
Another year, another opportunity to make a resolution. Many people will resolve to lose those extra 10 pounds, or take part in Dryuary, or cut out sugar once and for all. Or maybe you’re thinking of starting Whole 30, or going gluten-free?
With winter, comes cold weather (at least for some of us) and that cold weather makes us crave comfort food. Snuggling in our pj’s and cozying up to a warm bowl of mac and cheese or chicken pot pie leaves us feeling like we just got a big hug. But those comfort foods also tend […]
There was a time when I wasn’t a dog person. I never understood why my dog-loving friends would lose their minds whenever they saw a ‘doggo’ walking down the street. It wasn’t until I adopted a pup of my own later in life that I recognized the error of my ways. Owning a dog opened […]
Eating “seasonally” is defined as including foods within your diet that are grown at the same time of the year you are eating them. When you buy what’s in season, you buy food that’s at the peak of its supply. Seasonal foods, are picked at their peak and in your hands quicker. Some studies have […]
Kefir, pronounced “kee-fer”, is a slightly sweet, fermented milk drink that tastes a lot like yogurt with a distinct tangy flavor. While often compared to yogurt, kefir naturally has additional health benefits that yogurt lacks.
Flummoxed by all the different flours in the baking aisle? Using alternative flours in your cooking can add fun new flavors, textures, and nutrients to your cooking and baking, Here’s your guide to some of the more unique flours on the market and tips for using them.
We’ve already covered how to clean your refrigerator… now it’s onto the most important appliance of all (in Luvo world, anyway!) – the mighty freezer! Where would modern civilization be without the ability to preserve food in the freezer for later? We’d probably have a lot less money and a lot less
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.