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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

Why You Should Eat More Pumpkin

At this time of year it’s hard to go anywhere without getting hit in the face with a pumpkin (figuratively speaking, of course). Every October, grocery store parking lots overflow with these big orange globes of the squash family, and if you live near farm country, you might even see endless fields of orange on the side of the road.… Read more »

7 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Did you know the average child accumulates up to 7,000 calories worth of treats on Halloween night? Do your kid a favor in more ways than one by getting rid of any and all candy corn as soon as it comes in the door. My personal bias against candy corn aside, there are many ways you can ensure a healthy and happy Halloween for everyone. And no, you don’t have to be that lame house on the block that gives out dental hygiene accessories while putting a huge damper on a holiday many kids anticipate all year.… Read more »

Why All the Fuss for Leafy Greens?

We’ve all been there: It’s a weekday evening, the sky is dim, the wind is howling, and you don’t feel like pulling on your pants and hoofing it to the grocery store to supplement the meager meal options in your fridge. Hold on! Have you checked your lettuce crisper? There’s a good chance you’ve got a complete, wholesome and tasty meal of leafy greens waiting for you. There are a million good reasons—and easy ways—to get those greens out of the drawer and into your body.

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Halloween Party Pleasers

Conveniently, Halloween falls on a Friday this year, making it the perfect opportunity to throw a ghoulish soiree. Whether you’re hosting friends and family, or your entire block, here’s a few healthy –and kid friendly – appetizers to add something paranormal to your party.

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Spicy Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

One of the most fun and delightfully messy traditions this time of year is carving jack-o-lanterns to decorate your front porch for Halloween. Whether your pumpkin will transform into something scary, goofy or artful, the first step is removing all the slimy innards and seeds. But don’t toss those seeds away – wash, dry and transform them into a tasty snack.

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A Winter Salad That Won’t Make You Miss Summer At All

feat. Culver City Salads

Old Man Winter is on his way back into the city, which means it’s the perfect time to start thinking about boosting your immune system and building a plan to keep your body and mind healthy. When it starts getting colder outside, it’s natural to fall back in love with comfort foods like hot soups, stews and chili, but balancing it with greens is essential for keeping you at your best.… Read more »

Cauliflower: The Most Versatile Veggie?

Cauliflower is one of the most underrated veggies in the world (according to my own unofficial study). Most people don’t realize all the amazing and delicious ways you can eat cauliflower. Dip it, roast it, steam it, fry it… the possibilities are virtually endless, especially when you consider that it’s often used to make a vegan version of Buffalo chicken wings (yes I’ve tried it and yes, it’s delicious).… Read more »