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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

8 Energy-Fueling Food Hacks

Having low energy can really get in the way of doing all the fun things you have planned—like going to the farmer’s market and trying out that raw key lime pie recipe. And, all the not so fun things you have planned—like working your way through that build up of emails. Basically low energy kinda sucks, so how do you try and avoid it? Yes, sleep plays a large factor in your energy levels, … Read more »

How to preserve the nutrients in your vegetables

Everyone has their own way of preparing and eating vegetables. I like them raw. The crunch. The simplicity of preparation. The lack of pots. Others prefer them stir-fried, others canned and warmed. It begs the question: do the different approaches affect the nutrient contents of the veggies?… Read more »

Other Uses for Peanut Butter

(That Aren’t Sandwich Related)

Peanut butter is a condiment of many talents and shouldn’t be recognized merely for its ability to complement jam in a sandwich. And then we have the classic peanut butter cookie. Both of these peanut butter roles will no doubt have a special place in our hearts for all eternity (or not, if you’re one of those weirdos who doesn’t like PB). But peanut butter has numerous other virtues and is quite versatile in the kitchen. Here are a few ideas to get you started:… Read more »

8 Tips for a Healthier Vacation

When on vacation, even the best of us can overindulge and put our fitness on the back burner. When we spend hours on a plane, take long road trips or travel for business, it can make it hard to stick to our normal routines… Hello Pina Coladas poolside! These tips will help you stay on track while you’re away: … Read more »

6 Cheeses That Won’t Break Your New Years Resolutions

Mmmmmm cheese. What’s not to love? Cheese has gotten a bit of a bad rep over the years due to its high saturated fat and sodium content. That being said, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy it from time to time while sticking to your healthy eating goals. It’s satisfying, delicious, makes a great snack and adds protein and calcium to your diet.… Read more »

8 Foods to Spend Money on in the Grocery Store

There’s something really satisfying about discovering a no-name, generic (and much less expensive) product that works just as well as the pricey brand backed by bajillion dollar marketing budgets. “Oh, you mean this detergent has pretty much all the same ingredients as this other brand in a fancy bottle, but costs three times less? SOLD!” Or when you find a sweet skirt at the thrift store and people constantly compliment it and you never get tired of saying “Thanks, I got it for $5 at a thrift… Read more »

The Psychology of Comfort Food

We all have those foods we go to when we need a taste of nostalgia. Maybe we’re feeling down and we need a mood boost. Maybe we’re feeling great and we want to keep the good times going. Whatever the reason, reaching for a familiar food or meal is common, but the craving goes well beyond the contents and calories in the food itself. Let me explain.… Read more »