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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

35 Cool Cucumber Recipes

While cucumbers are a familiar sight in the produce section they are notoriously overlooked in favor of other vegetables. The long, dark green, smooth-skin variety are the most familiar, however cucumbers can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, textures and colors. You can find white or yellow cucumbers with smooth and thin or thick and rough skin. Cucumbers are grown around the world and are typically… Read more »

6 Ways to Upgrade Your Lunchtime Salad

I can’t tell you how many times people say to me, “I am so bored with salad, I can’t eat it for lunch anymore!” If your idea of a salad is lettuce, tomatoes and grilled chicken, read on for six simple and nutritious ways to upgrade your lunchtime salad.… Read more »

How to Start a Meal Prep Routine

Sick of supper time stress? Trying to plan a semi-balanced and satisfying meal on an empty stomach is a recipe for disaster. Save yourself time, and money spent on takeout, by starting a weekend meal prep routine. … Read more »

Luvo Hack: Grilled Romaine Hearts Stuffed with BBQ Chicken, Collard Greens and Grits

Picture it: you’re chilling at home and your friend stops by and you wish you had something fancy to dish up but all you have are a couple Luvo Chicken in BBQ Sauce entrées in the freezer and a head of romaine… what would you do? Make some wholesome and tasty lettuce wraps, that’s what! If you don’t have romaine, you can use a different kind of sturdy leaf, such as endive. Here’s how to do it:… Read more »

Sumac, Coconut, and Tomato Watermelon Salad

Are you looking for something to knock the socks off everyone at your next glamping weekend getaway? Something even Goopy Paltrow herself would drool over? Look no further than this exceptional summer watermelon salad. Inspired by a Chef Graham Elliot creation and masterminded by Gabriel Cabrera (The Artful Desperado), it’s a fresh and flavorful take on a summer classic just in time or National Watermelon Day. … Read more »

3 of the Healthiest Salad Dressings You’ll Ever Eat

I decided to fully embrace the dietitian in me for this article and recommend dressing your vegetable salads with…vegetables. Plenty of us are still falling short of reaching the recommended 2 ½ cup equivalents of veggies per day. Salads are a great way to work towards that goal, but unfortunately, many commercial salad dressings are laden with calories, yet lacking any significant nutritional benefit. The solution? Flavorful, … Read more »