While all Luvo frozen meals contain protein, complex carbohydrate, and a serving of vegetables, you may need a little more food to feel fully satisfied. Here’s six nutrient-rich ingredients you can add to Luvo frozen meals to help boost it’s staying power!
Whole Grain Wrap
Use a whole grain tortilla or pita to turn Luvo frozen meals into a burrito or pita wrap. By adding more whole grains, your meal will fuel you longer thanks to the filling fiber. Heat up Chicken Chorizo Chili and wrap it up burrito style with a whole grain tortilla. You could even microwave salsa and cheese over the top to make an easy, cheesy enchilada! Or, try the Chana Masala stuffed in a whole grain pita with greens, cucumber, and shredded carrots – it’s especially good topped with a dollop of harissa paste mixed with yogurt.
I like to think of greens as nature’s multivitamin! Kale, spinach, collards and other greens are some of the most nutrient-dense foods, packed with a wide array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Add an additional serving of vegetables (Luvo frozen meals already contain at least a ½ cup serving) by steaming greens in a microwave, then stirring them into your favorite Luvo meals. Try steamed spinach mixed into Roasted Cauliflower Mac and Cheese – perfect for those who don’t like greens, since cheese makes everything taste better! Or, use leafy salad greens as a base for Luvo Planted Bowls. Heat your Luvo frozen meal in the morning, keep it in the refrigerator until ready to eat, then serve it over a bed of greens for a hearty grain based salad.
To add more filling protein and fat to your Luvo frozen meal, just add an egg! It’s a great choice for vegetarians to increase intake of vitamin B12 and omega 3 fats. Take a cue from traditional fried rice and add a scrambled egg into Hawaiian Un-Fried Rice. Or, top So-Cal Kale and Beans with a fried egg and a drizzle of sriracha.
Avocado is one of my favorite sources of heart-healthy, plant-based fats. Pack an avocado half with your for lunch and scoop it out over your favorite Luvo frozen meal. To keep the cut avocado from browning, use an avocado hugger, or place it cut side down in a glass container with lemon. I especially love cool, creamy avocado over Luvo’s Quinoa & Veggie Enchilada Verde, which it helps cut the spice.
Hemp or Chia Seeds
Trying to boost your intake of fiber or omega-3 fats? Both hemp and chia seeds are a great source, and are easy to sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons over your favorite Luvo frozen meals. They’ll give a little bit of crunch along with a nutty flavor. Personally, I enjoy chia seeds mixed into Planted Bowls, and mild flavored hemp hearts over Luvo’s pasta dishes.
Cool the heat of spicy Luvo frozen meals with a scoop of Greek yogurt, which also adds filling protein, and a rich source of calcium to your meal. It easy to pack for lunch. Just bring a cup of plain Greek yogurt and enjoy half dolloped over your meal, and the other half drizzled with honey or fruit for a bit of dessert. I love Greek yogurt with Luvo’s Chicken Harissa & Chickpeas or Mighty Masala and Greens.
Any foods you love to add to your Luvo meals? Let us know in the comments section. Looking for a little inspiration? Download Luvo’s ebook for more nutritious ideas and recipes.