If there’s one food that’s a staple in almost every cuisine, it’s onions. They can be grown almost anywhere, last a long time in storage, and are inexpensive, making onions a common pantry ingredient around the world.
When you’re going to be out in the wilderness for days at a time, food is a big piece of the planning and packing process of your adventure. You want snacks that will nourish you, energize you, and of course, taste good!
We’ve all been there: You’re at a dinner party, being polite and a great conversationalist, wearing your favorite and best white t-shirt, and you spill some red wine down the front. Forget the embarrassment, what’s most troubling about the experience is the thought of not being able to wear that shirt anymore. That’s your go-to […]
Healthy eating starts at the grocery store. In order to eat balanced, nutritious meals, you need to stock your kitchen full of good foods. But grocery shopping can be a daunting task, especially because there are so many choices. While you may walk into the store with good intentions, supermarkets are set up to tempt […]
Father’s Day is around the corner, so we put together a guide with a few gift ideas perfect for all kinds of food-loving dads. Check them out.
Meal planning requires time. For those busy days, it is sometimes easier to grab something quick, for on the go. For those hectic days, shortcuts may be convenient, but don’t sacrifice nutrition. Smoothies, energy drinks, or bars, are not all created equal. Here is a nutrition guide to these shortcuts.
Whipping up a tasty and nutritious dinner you’re actually excited about eating can be a breeze! Pair a protein with fresh or frozen produce and a grain, then flavor it with lots of spices and fun condiments. The only catch? You’ve got to have a well stocked pantry. If right now, yours consists of a […]
While cucumbers are a familiar sight in the produce section they are notoriously overlooked in favor of other vegetables. The long, dark green, smooth-skin variety are the most familiar, however cucumbers can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, textures and colors. You can find white or yellow cucumbers with smooth and thin or thick […]
Do you always order your eggs the same way when you go out for brunch? Maybe it’s time to eggspand your horizons (sorry not sorry)? Take this quiz to find out which kind of eggs should be on your plate next!
We love dispelling rumors, especially when it comes to food and nutrition. We’re cutting through the “noise” to give you the truth about the multitude of myths floating around in the media and likely at your gym or juice bar. Leaving no rock unturned, we’re tackling everything from should you wash that already washed bagged […]
Purple food is one of the hottest health food trends of 2017. But you don’t need a bottle of food dye to enjoy this trend. There’s tons of naturally purple foods, rich in the antioxidant anthocyanin, which gives food it’s purple hue. Anthocyanins have been studied for everything from cancer protection to cognitive function to […]
Life is just a series of awkward social scenarios separated by nighttime and loneliness. Okay, that may be a bit harsh, but stressful questions of social norms do seem to confront us at every turn. The notion is the entire basis for Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm and a million other movies and TV shows. And […]
If it were up to me, all dinners would start with cheese. Give me a plate filled with cheese, crackers, raw veggies and hummus (and a glass of wine), and I’m happy. Yet many people, most of my clients included, believe that cheese is unhealthy and shouldn’t be eaten – especially if they are trying […]
Wow, what’s that orange thing up in the sky? Is it the sun? Sure is! Spring is in full swing, and summer’s just a few weeks away. Which means more and more fresh fruits and veggies are hitting baskets and boxes all over the northern hemisphere. Maybe there are even a few flourishing in your […]
Light and fresh, filled with vegetables and wrapped with rice paper, the Vietnamese salad roll is perfect for enjoying in the height of summer. Though it’s traditionally filled with steamed shrimp, Vietnamese ham, rice noodles, crunchy lettuce and fresh herbs, this “unfried spring roll” is redefining itself in North America, just like sushi has evolved […]
As a Registered Dietitian, I always try to promote packing homemade lunches to bring to work, but let’s be realistic that is not always feasible. We are all busy! I challenged myself to spending <$6 on lunch a few times this week, to see how the price and the nutritional value matched up for healthy […]
Most kitchens have a knife block jammed with a bunch of semi-sharp knives of different shapes, sizes and blade configurations. If you’re like me, you have a favorite, or, more likely, you just grab whatever one is cleanest and closest. But each knife has its own reason for existing, its unique cutting situation that it […]
Beige things have their place in our lives, but letting beige take over can have terrible results. Take beige foods for example. Piling your plate with beige foods is something you should do sporadically because they often fall into the deep-fried category. While fried foods are yummy and you certainly shouldn’t deprive
Ah road trips. Nothing screams “summer” and “freedom” like a car full of friends and family and the open road ahead. Road trips are often synonymous with eating, so that car is also probably full of food. What is it about being in a car that makes you want to eat lots and lots of […]
When a cold or the flu knocks, your first instinct probably isn’t to reach for (or prepare!) a full meal. And that’s okay! For most people, appetite tends to wane when fighting illness. However, it’s important to fuel the body with fluids and nutritious foods to speed healing, give the immune system a reboot, and […]
Eating healthy is a lot easier when you set yourself up for success! We’ve already covered how to stock your desk for more delicious and wholesome lunching and snacking in our post on building the ultimate desk pantry now it’s time to tackle the fridge! Here’s how to stock the fridge in your office to support […]
You’ve got your fitness routine down to a science, but what about your nutrition? The food you eat (or don’t eat) before hitting the gym can help, or hinder, your workout performance. Just like a car, your body needs fuel in order to work at full capacity. What you eat, and when, will depend on […]
This Luvo hack boosts the nutrition factor and color of the already fabulous Roasted Cauliflower Mac & Cheese. We’ve added sautéed kale, onions, garlic and tomatoes to create a hearty family-friendly meal. Try it when you’re craving a comfort food classic but could also use some more green goodness in your life. It’s super fresh […]
I would be doing everyone a disservice if I claimed that cooking healthy at home is a zero work, ultra convenient commitment. The truth is, it often involves extra time, shifts in lifelong behaviors, and breaking out of comfort zones. But, that’s okay. Accepting that investing in your health isn’t always easy and comfortable is […]
You’re not ‘wasting time’ on social media if you’re using it for good instead of evil! Add some inspiration to your feed with these must-follow Instagram accounts:
Mother’s Day is the perfect time to reflect on all the lessons our mothers have taught us. My mom taught me a lot about making the right choices when it comes to how I fuel my body, which has helped me achieve my goals as an athlete and to feel good in everyday life. Here […]
The stereotype of young people today is that they love buying locally produced, elegantly packaged, hand-crafted goods from purveyors a few miles from of where they live. The reality is that that’s really expensive, and not very convenient. Regardless of what the trend pieces say, people of all ages love shopping at discount warehouse club […]
It’s time to fire up the grill! As the long, lazy days of summer approach, there’s nothing better than cooking dinner outside on the grill with a cool beverage in hand. Looking for a healthier swap for that store bought barbecue sauce, which is usually loaded with so much sugar that it camouflages
Barbecue season is upon us. Of course, for die-hard BBQers, it’s always that season. You know who you are: the people who pull the BBQ close to your sliding door so that even in the snow, sleet, rain or hail, you can lean out from the kitchen to flip your steaks or veggie dogs. If […]
They say you don’t make friends with salad. To that we say pfffft… you’re not making your salad right! Find out which salad is your bestie in our latest quiz:
Traditional hummus is a simple mix of chickpeas, tahini (sesame paste), olive oil, garlic and lemon juice. The resulting blend provides a hefty dose of plant-based protein, fiber and healthy fat. It’s the perfect dip for raw veggies such as peppers or carrots and crunchy pita chips, or you can use it as a
Moms do so much. They constantly give of themselves and often ask for very little in return. They work diligently to make sure their children have what they need, when they need it. Motherhood can be a big and daunting job. These 6 moms have embraced it and have done so in a “real” way. […]
Shopping for nutritious and tasty meals to prepare at home doesn’t have to break the bank. Look for versatile ingredients that can be used in multiple meals or double as snacks, pay attention to sales, and keep it simple in the kitchen.
We all have that person in our life who we love dearly, but their life (and kitchen) is a bit of a disorganized hot mess. Or, maybe we are that person! They want to eat well, but lost in the hustle and bustle of life is the time to prepare nourishing and tasty meals.
Fire up your grills. It’s burger season. Burgers are just not simply a beef patty between a sesame seed bun anymore. Grillers are getting a little more creative and adding healthy twists to classic BBQ fare
Are you always the one at the party who hovers over the bowl of mixed nuts? Do you keep a secret stash in your desk at work? Perhaps your love of nuts reveals more about your personality than you know. Take our quiz to find out which nut owns your soul!
Cooking at home is typically much healthier (and cheaper) than eating out. But occasionally there will be days when it’s much easier to order in than cook yourself. Thankfully, getting take out doesn’t have to completely ruin your healthy eating habits. With a little bit of planning it’s possible to put together a healthy, balanced […]
Few have made it to adulthood without experiencing the four stages of grief from a breakup firsthand. First, there’s denial. This is the stage when you show up at their house for the date you had planned a week earlier, presuming the “I think we need a break” was metaphorical. Then comes anger. Avoid the slightly-more-than-one […]
How satisfying is it when you discover a genius alternate use for a kitchen gadget? You can’t help but feel like MacGyver, splicing together random items to save that day in the nick of time. Maybe it’s not quite that dramatic, but it certainly helps you save kitchen space when you can use one item […]
If you’ve been on Instagram lately, or read any food blogs, you’ve probably noticed a lot of people talking and taking pictures of bread. Bread-making seems to be experiencing a resurgence, and one of the hot, crusty topics is how to make your own sourdough loaf at home. It’s a bit of a process, but […]
The freshness of spring is well upon us now, and just around the corner summer is peaking above the horizon. That, of course, means that fresh fruits and vegetables are gathering nutrients from the soil and sun and will soon be on our plates, if they aren’t already. In fact, many are ready. Here are […]
Herbs and spices are key components of a healthy kitchen. Not only do they add flavor (and allow you to cut down on salt and sugar), but many herbs and spices boost impressive health benefits. Here are eight of the healthiest herbs and spices
Kitchen space, unlike outer space, is finite. We only have so many drawers and cupboards to store our stuff. That’s why single-use utensils are annoying to so many people: we just don’t have room to store tools that are only good for one thing. That’s what makes these non-kitchen tools so great: they are handy […]
When we think “poultry” we think chicken, right? Maybe twice a year we talk turkey, and if we’re at a restaurant, we may detect duck on the menu. Indeed, other parts of the world eat different kinds of poultry than we are used to in North America. And for good reason. There are many kinds […]
Raise your hand if this has happened to you: You’re at a train station in a foreign country. You’re hungry, a little overheated and jet lagged. You head to the convenience stand to pick up a snack or two and are greeted by a glorious spread
Who says you need acres of land to farm? As long as you have a sun-drenched balcony, a bag of potting soil (not topsoil), a few well-drained containers, and running water, you’re ready to start a balcony farm.
I can’t tell you how many times people say to me, “I am so bored with salad, I can’t eat it for lunch anymore!” If your idea of a salad is lettuce, tomatoes and grilled chicken, read on for six simple and nutritious ways to upgrade your lunchtime salad.
Eating lunch in the office may seem like the easiest move, especially in the midst of a busy workday. But a quick break, especially if you can get outdoors to eat, can do wonders for your concentration, stress levels, and creativity.
People cut meat out of their diets for many different reasons, including concerns for animal welfare, health and the environment. As a registered dietitian, I definitely believe moving your diet closer to the plant-based spectrum is one of the best changes you can make to improve health! That said, while a vegan diet, which
Happy Earth Day! Taking care of our planet is important now more than ever. Our habits around food play a big part in our impact on the environment. For example, did you know that $162 billion dollars worth of food is wasted every year in the United States?! We could learn a few things from our buddies […]