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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

Oatmeal 7 Ways

Oats! You didn’t know it was National Oatmeal Cookie Day? Well since we’re on the topic, did you know oatmeal is one of the worlds’ healthiest foods? It’s “heart-friendly” (aka proven to lower cholesterol levels with its high-fibre content), and provides unique antioxidants that reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by removing unhealthy … Read more »

4 Snacks for Summer

It was the ‘official day’ of our favorite knotted snack this past weekend, which means we had an ‘official excuse’ to go to the store and buy armfuls of our favorite bags of pretzels. Of course, there are tons of other delightful healthy snacks that you can have alongside or outside of pretzels, and here are four of our favorites for summer:

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Swipe Right on These Veggies

When you’re cruising through the produce section or farmer’s market, it can be easy to stick to your old habits and choose the same old veggies every time. There’s nothing wrong with sticking with what you know, but trying new things can be fun. … Read more »

Celebrate Zucchini

Celebrate Zucchini

...and Other Sneaky Fruits and Veggies to Put in Your Bread

It was National Zucchini Bread Day this past week! The zucchini (also known as a summer squash) is one of the most popular vegetables worldwide, and also one of the most low-calorie with only 17 calories per 100g!

A fantastic source of dietary fibre and antioxidants, these crunchy delights are even proven to protect against colon cancers[1]. In fact, Luvo named the squash one of their Top 5 Healthiest Veggies!

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3 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches You Can’t Live Without

I’m not really sure who started the whole ‘National ____ Months’ for food but you won’t hear me complaining about this one! Grilled cheese sandwiches are the classic American comfort food and are almost always attached to a nostalgic story about how they single handedly cured some form of teenage heartbreak. Just like many beloved foods, there’s a grilled cheese sandwich for every mood. Celebrate with one of three delicious recipes we came up with:… Read more »

Frozen Friends with Benefits

There’s some confusion out there about frozen foods. People swear they’re not as nutritious or tasty as the fresh stuff. In reality, most of the time frozen options are just as good, if not better. The key is knowing the right circumstances and methods to take your food to the cold side. You have to do a bit of research to debunk the myths—or read this article.… Read more »

Stop and Eat the Flowers

Eating flowers has a long history, though not in my house. In many cuisines they are still quite popular, including Middle Eastern, European and Asian, and becoming trendy in others. I have always wondered about what it would be like to dine on bright, delicate petals scattered across a salad. Turns out there are many varieties of flower that can be eaten, in all colours and a range of flavors. But which ones?… Read more »