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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 »

Simple & Healthy Appetizer Recipes For Your Oscar Party

Awards season is upon us and there’s no better excuse to indulge in celebrity glamor and Hollywood-worthy appetizers than Oscar night. If you’re planning an Oscar party, look no further than these simple appetizers. These bite sized hors d’oeuvres taste so decadent, you’d never know they were healthy. So … 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 »

What to Do with Leftover Wine?

Stuck with leftover wine? Hard to imagine, but it happens! Instead of tossing away the last few bits of wine, or letting it sour in the back of the fridge, try one of these wine saving tricks.… 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 »