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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

How to Cook Every Type of Onion

If there’s one food that’s a staple in almost every cuisine, it’s onions. They can be grown almost anywhere, last a long time in storage, and are inexpensive, making onions a common pantry ingredient around the world.… Read more »

This is How Nutritionists Grocery Shop

Healthy eating starts at the grocery store. In order to eat balanced, nutritious meals, you need to stock your kitchen full of good foods. But grocery shopping can be a daunting task, especially because there are so many choices. While you may walk into the store with good intentions, supermarkets are set up to tempt you into buying other foods.… Read more »

9 Dietitian Approved Pantry Staples

Whipping up a tasty and nutritious dinner you’re actually excited about eating can be a breeze! Pair a protein with fresh or frozen produce and a grain, then flavor it with lots of spices and fun condiments.

The only catch? You’ve got to have a well stocked pantry. If right now, yours consists of a box of stale cereal and a few dusty old spices, read on to learn 9 dietitian approved pantry staples you should stock up on immediately!… 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 »

The Secret to Warehouse/Club Shopping

The stereotype of young people today is that they love buying locally produced, elegantly packaged, hand-crafted goods from purveyors a few miles from of where they live. The reality is that that’s really expensive, and not very convenient. Regardless of what the trend pieces say, people of all ages love shopping at discount warehouse club stores that offer … Read more »

This is How a Dietitian Spends $80 at the Grocery Store

Shopping for nutritious and tasty meals to prepare at home doesn’t have to break the bank. Look for versatile ingredients that can be used in multiple meals or double as snacks, pay attention to sales, and keep it simple in the kitchen.… Read more »

Meal Planning Gift Guide

We all have that person in our life who we love dearly, but their life (and kitchen) is a bit of a disorganized hot mess. Or, maybe we are that person! They want to eat well, but lost in the hustle and bustle of life is the time to prepare nourishing and tasty meals.… Read more »