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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

Radical Food Trends of the ‘90s

I don’t know about you, but when I think about the ‘90s, I can’t help but reminisce about getting home from school and popping some pizza bagels in the microwave, cracking open a bottle of Koala Springs, and turning on my favorite talk show: Ricki Lake. I couldn’t wait to find out who was going to get an awesome makeover and go from ‘geek to chic’ or what family drama would unfold that day.

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Vegan Ice Cream Floats

When I pitched this idea of recreating this childhood favorite earlier this summer, everyone’s eyes seemed to light up! The next 10 minutes was filled with a hilarious discussion, complete with horror stories of slumber party soda experiments gone wrong and a seriously (unserious) debate on the best and worst soda brands to use (which is still being discussed on Luvo lunch breaks to this day). Regardless of… Read more »

Coconut 101

Did you know that the coconut’s name comes from the Spanish word ‘coco’ which means ‘head’ or ‘skull’? That’s because coconuts have three indentations in them that make them look like faces. Neat! Another thing I learned today: coconuts are not nuts at all, but a type of fruit known as a drupe. Coconuts are part of the palm family, and grow well in tropical climates, which is likely why you’ve seen them featured in a lot of tropical recipes (mmmm piña coladas!).… Read more »

Allergy-Friendly Trail Mixes

that won’t pack on the pounds

Let me guess: you like to hike. Me too. And when I do, there’s one thing I always have with me. Trail mix. It’s the perfect snack—you can customize it, easily carry in a small container, and just eat as much as you want. The variety I like usually has nuts, but what if you’re allergic, or looking for a lower fat version?

There are no rules for trail mix. That’s the beauty of it. You are free to make any mix that matches your taste preferences and gives you the energy you need for any activities you’re undertaking. Whether you want an afternoon workday boost or a kayak trip kick, these nut-free options are good to go.

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Millet 101

Millet is a nutritious, gluten-free, nutty-tasting grain that’s popular all over the world, but it’s just starting to pick up steam here as more people are exploring the diverse world of healthy grains. It’s rich in dietary fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium, and B vitamins. Like many other grains, it can be served on its own as a side dish, used in your own cereal blend, mixed with vegetables and dressing as a salad, … Read more »

How to Build Your Desk Pantry

Eating healthy food on the job (that actually tastes good too) can be a challenge, especially when it feels like there’s just not enough time during your work day to prepare something good for yourself. Many of us are tempted to go out and grab a fast food combo only to feel the remorse (and grody burger burps) later in the day.… Read more »

Instagram Cage Match: Latte Art vs. Bliss Bowls

Instagram is a fascinating place where you can get sucked into a black hole that started with an innocent ‘like’ on a friend’s breakfast photo and spiraled out of control and now you’re creeping your ex’s sister’s new husband’s BFF’s magnificent beard game and wondering who the heck this chick named … Read more »