The grass is always greener… when you add more delicious greens! That’s exactly what The Artful Desperado did with his latest Luvo hack. He took our Luvo Chicken Meatballs in Tomato Basil Sauce and invited a boost of flavorful greens to the party. Eating
We’ve all been that person—the one who can’t cook. We aren’t born knowing how to scramble an egg or make perfect guacamole or stir fry water chestnuts, we had to learn them. It’s a process. A bit of reading, a lot of watching friends and family and Auntie YouTube. But with a bit of effort […]
How many times have you flipped over the package to look at the nutrition facts label to make a decision about a product? Look beyond the nutrition facts label and take a look at the ingredients to help you make a more informed decision.
Are you on “Team Veggie?” Of course you are! But sometimes it can be tough to get all of those servings of vegetables in each day. Luvo meals are a great way to start. And nothing pairs better with them than salad! “Salad? Really? Come on!” you’re thinking. Yes, salads can be pretty boring, but […]
Eggs are a cornerstone of many diets. They’re used not just for breakfast, but are great for a quick lunch or dinner, a high-protein snack, or as an ingredient in all sorts of sweet and savory recipes. But whole eggs have long been villainized, in large part thanks to their high cholesterol content (a large […]
Today is National Eat What You Want Day, a holiday created in 2015 to encourage people to take a day off stressing about dieting, and to live a little. It’s a day to indulge in your favorite foods, guilt-free, without regret.
Like it or not, emoji have become an extremely popular form of communication. Why waste time typing out a descriptive sentence about your mood or activities when there’s a perfectly cute little icon you could use instead?
The weather’s turning as winter slides into spring. The days are longer and the sun is showing up more often. For many of us, it means it’s an invitation to spend more time outside, to emerge from hibernation for fresh air and outdoor exercise. Sure, the gym has been great, but it’s time to see […]
Sometimes life gets a little out of control, and cooking meals at home just isn’t possible. Or, hunger might hit when you don’t have any food available. While fast food is a convenient choice, and a totally acceptable one at that, it’s usually not the most nutritious. And that’s okay – not every meal
Are you looking for a fun, refreshing topping for your grilled fish? Or perhaps a new dip for your tortilla chips? Fruit salsa is just the thing!
As an Intuitive Eating dietitian, I am anti-diet. I don’t believe in using external rules or plans to elicit behavior change. Instead, I believe in breaking the cycle of chronic dieting by tuning back into your body signals, which includes eating based on your body’s feelings of hunger and fullness. The idea is that by […]
The word “routine” sounds so boring. Routines tend to be monotonous, tedious and dull. But that’s kind of the point. A regular morning routine can make the difference between a focused and productive day or a stressful day spent playing catch up.
Meal prep is so hot right now! Know what’s hotter? Making meal prep extra fun and flavorful by crowd sourcing your meals with a soup swap!
For many people, it’s common that a busy work, family and social life takes precedence over a consistent sleep schedule. Data shows that 1 in 3 Americans don’t get enough sleep, measured as seven hours a night or more. The side effects of insufficient sleep are more than just low energy, 3pm desk naps or […]
Frozen meals were a novelty when they were first introduced back in the 1950’s. They appealed to a society that desired convenience. And who could blame their fascination? What could be better than setting up your TV table, microwaving your meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy and digging in while being mindlessly entertained by your favorite […]
In the past few years, you may have heard of something called “intuitive eating.” As body positivity has grown more mainstream while dieting has begun to decrease in popularity, intuitive eating is an approach that more and more people are embracing. As a non-diet dietitian, it’s a shift I’m excited about!
Tempeh is a healthy vegetarian protein made out of fermented soy beans. Like tofu, tempeh can take on any flavor you like, such as the Indian spices in this Luvo hack. Adding tempeh makes this dish heartier while boosting the protein-factor. Raita is a cooling, yogurt based sauce that balances the spiciness.
Have you experienced anxiety before an important life event, worried about a work deadline, or nervous about an important exam? Fear, stress, and anxiety are normal feelings and experiences that are a part of life. While everyone most likely may experience some sort of anxiety in the course of their life, it can differ in […]
There are so many delicious ways to enjoy Luvo’s wholesome frozen meals. Take our latest hack, for example. We’ve made our Mighty Masala & Greens extra filling and flavorful by adding some healthy grilled chicken with a quick and easy marinade that complements the bowl’s already fabulous spices. Just kiss
Our profile of registered dietitian nutritionists continues today with a field near and dear to my heart: sports nutrition. I was lucky enough to meet Cynthia Sass, MPH, MA, RD, CSSD, a few years ago, after being a fan of hers since I started in the field of nutrition. Cynthia is a NYC and LA-based […]
We spend a big portion of our expenses on food. Buying regularly from the grocery store is certainly more cost-effective than eating out all the time, and you can save even more by using a few common sense strategies when you go shopping. Here are a few of our favorites.
Are you are one of the many amazing people who packs their lunch everyday? Pat yourself on the back! Often times it’s that small act makes a huge difference when it comes to your overall health. But while packing your lunch is indeed a feat that should be praised, it’s really what’s inside that lunch […]
Luvo’s bowls are great as is, but with the addition of a few ingredients you can easily transform them into a completely new meal. I challenged myself to do that with a one of my favorite bowl from Luvo’s Planted Power line of products.
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 […]
Already dreading that early morning boot camp? Are your 30 minutes on the elliptical starting to feel like 30 years? Not getting that post-workout high everyone keeps talking about? Exercise has tons of benefits. It’s been shown to help relieve stress and anxiety. It gives you time for a mental break, a moment to
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!