The Fresh Blog

Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo


DIY Energy Gel Recipe

Being a registered dietitian, I always knew nutrition was important for exercise performance. But last year, when I ran two half marathons after starting the year barely able to run a mile, I learned from experience how our body needs high quality fuel to function at it’s best.… Read more »


Kale and Serrano Chili Fondue with Crispy Tempeh Dipping Cubes

Whoever invented the practice of dipping stuff into hot melty cheese was a genius… I suspect it may have been someone who just came in from a long day on the ski hill and needed something both warming and satisfying. At least, that’s how my family does it! When we have fondue, I like to add … Read more »


Christine’s Favourite Cauliflower Recipe

Cauliflower is a wonderful vegetable that you can prepare in a plethora of delicious ways. It’s packed with vitamins and nutrients and it couldn’t be easier to incorporate it into your regular menu at home. If you’re ever not sure how to prepare cauliflower, simply break it up into florets, toss it in your favorite seasonings and roast it in the oven. Take this … Read more »


Boozy Fruit and Star Anise Brandy Punch

It’s always nice when New Year’s Eve lands on a Saturday. It gives us more time to relax and reflect on the past year, to prep for a gathering of our friends and family so we can raise a toast together to the days ahead. This punch is an elegant way to celebrate the start of 2017.… Read more »


How To Make Healthy Edible DIY Holiday Gifts

Looking for fun, budget-friendly holiday gift ideas? Look no further than these edible DIY gifts. I love giving and receiving food gifts. They’re a thoughtful and unique way to spread some holiday cheer. Not only do they taste amazing, but they look pretty too.

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Is Dried Fruit Healthy?

Dried fruit – wholesome snack or sugar bomb?

Me personally? As a registered dietitian, I am a huge fan of dried fruit and recommend it to my clients frequently. That may be surprising to some of you who think the sugar content of dried fruit puts it on par with candy.… Read more »