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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

How to Make a Good Margarita

After a long day at work, you deserve a margarita. And maybe in your mind, everyday should be a fiesta when 5 pm rolls around. Of course a little adult beverage every now and again is warranted, but it’s how you’re enjoying that margarita that matters. There are good margaritas and there are bad margaritas (see … Read more »

7 Protein-Packed Vegetables You Should Be Eating

Vegetables aren’t always talked about as a go-to source of protein. They’re often described in ways that highlight (but also isolate) certain nutrients: spinach is a good source of iron, artichokes are rich in fiber, and avocados are loaded with healthy fats. All true statements, but these descriptive lines can make it easy to forget that whole foods naturally come as a package of numerous nutrients. Yes spinach serves up a hearty dose of iron, but fiber, vitamins A, E, and K, folate, riboflavin, calcium, … Read more »

Pulses: Protein-Rich Superfood

Pulses were one of the biggest food trends to come out of 2016, and we haven’t seen the last of them yet. If you aren’t sure what this protein-rich superfood is, keep reading.

Pulses are part of the legume family, and are better known as beans and lentils. Peas, chickpeas, lentils, and dried beans like … Read more »

13 Sweet Cherry Recipes

Did your first encounter with a cherry go something like this? You were kid and at a wedding or out to dinner and your parents ordered you a Shirley Temple. Of course you didn’t know what that was, but you were super excited to see that it included what looked like a bright red, sweet cherry skewered with a plastic toothpick and placed elegantly inside your big kid glass. “Wow!” you thought, “cherries … Read more »

Six Healthy Pizza Crust Alternatives

Looking to add a boost of nutrition to pizza night? It’s easy (and tasty!) to pile your pizza high with vegetables like mushrooms, onions, peppers and greens.

Another fun way to make pizza more wholesome? Switch up the crust! There’s a ton of creative and tasty ways to make pizza crusts healthier by swapping in vegetables and whole grains.… Read more »

The Best Chocolate: White, Milk, Dark or Mint?

I’m guessing there’s a bit of chocolate in your near future. With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, chocolate is almost guaranteed, whatever the shape. Squares, bars, balls, kisses—milk, dark, mint, cherry… it begs the question, what’s the best kind of chocolate? Of course, it depends on your taste, and what you’re hoping to get out of the… Read more »

A Dietitian’s 7 Favorite Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about what sweet treat you’ll be whipping up for your significant other. I’m a serious sweets lover, and I need chocolate on most days of the year, but especially on Valentine’s day. And let’s be honest, dessert is pretty much a must at any Valentine’s… Read more »