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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

Vietnamese Salad Roll Recipe

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 with avocados, mangoes and of course, Sriracha sauce.… Read more »

How to Eat a Healthy Lunch on a Budget

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 eating on the go. I was surprised by the outcome.… Read more »

Your Guide to Knives

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 was designed for. And… Read more »

Brighten Up Your Kitchen With These Colorful Appliances

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… Read more »

Healthy Road Trip Snacks

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 snacks? Whether it’s food you bring along, or… Read more »

Sick Day Nutrition Essentials

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 get back on your feet … Read more »

Set Up Your Office Fridge For Success

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 your healthy eating goals:… Read more »