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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

32 Winter Salads That Will Fill You Up

Spring and summer produce tend to get all the love. While those warm months do provide plenty of fruits and veggies perfect for salad making, don’t discount fall and winter just yet. A cold-weather salad can be just as yummy and produce-packed. The key is to use in-season produce and round out that winter salad with hearty whole grains, dried or frozen fruit and frozen roasted veggies. Here are… Read more »

5 Mustard-Based Salad Dressing Recipes

Admit it, you’ve got at least one or two types of mustard hanging out in your fridge. You bought the big jars, frugal you, but after that BBQ, you have plenty left over and not a clue about what to do with it! Did you know there’s actually so much you can do with mustard? It’s true! And one of the best things you can do with mustard is turn it into salad dressing!… Read more »

How to Use Every Part of a Watermelon

Happy Watermelon Day! Celebrate Watermelon Day by using every single part of the watermelon. For years, I would only use the flesh and discard the rest, but did you know there are many ways to use every part of the watermelon?… Read more »

Hydrating Foods to Beat the Heat

It’s important to stay hydrated, especially during the heat of summer when you’re losing extra fluids through sweat. But there’s no need to chug water all day long! Food can help contribute to your fluid needs – in fact, about 20% of your fluid needs are met through solid foods.… Read more »

Five Unique Takes on Caesar Salad

When you order a Caesar salad, you pretty much know what you’re going to get. Crisp romaine lettuce. Crunchy croutons. Creamy, garlicky dressing that’s heavy on the black pepper. Salty and savory parmesan cheese, and lots of it. It’s delicious, but it’s been done before.… Read more »

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 »