The Fresh Blog

Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

What Fruits and Vegetables are In Season in June?

Wow, what’s that orange thing up in the sky? Is it the sun? Sure is! Spring is in full swing, and summer’s just a few weeks away. Which means more and more fresh fruits and veggies are hitting baskets and boxes all over the northern hemisphere. Maybe there are even a few flourishing in your garden. Whatever your source, keep your eyes open for some of these, for salads, side dishes and mains.… Read more »

Vietnamese Salad Roll Recipe

Light and fresh, filled with vegetables and wrapped with rice paper, the Vietnamese salad roll is perfect for enjoying in the height of summer. Though it’s traditionally filled with steamed shrimp, Vietnamese ham, rice noodles, crunchy lettuce and fresh herbs, this “unfried spring roll” is redefining itself in North America, just like sushi has evolved with avocados, mangoes and of course, Sriracha sauce.… Read more »

Sick Day Nutrition Essentials

When a cold or the flu knocks, your first instinct probably isn’t to reach for (or prepare!) a full meal. And that’s okay! For most people, appetite tends to wane when fighting illness. However, it’s important to fuel the body with fluids and nutritious foods to speed healing, give the immune system a reboot, and get back on your feet … Read more »

Healthier Barbecue Sauces for Summer Grilling

It’s time to fire up the grill! As the long, lazy days of summer approach, there’s nothing better than cooking dinner outside on the grill with a cool beverage in hand. Looking for a healthier swap for that store bought barbecue sauce, which is usually loaded with so much sugar that it camouflages … Read more »

What Fruits and Vegetables are In Season in May?

The freshness of spring is well upon us now, and just around the corner summer is peaking above the horizon. That, of course, means that fresh fruits and vegetables are gathering nutrients from the soil and sun and will soon be on our plates, if they aren’t already. In fact, many are ready. Here are just a few of the fresh items that may be available… Read more »

What Fruits and Vegetables are In Season in April?

April, the season when we really start to believe that spring and summer are actual seasons that might happen. Of course, skiers and skaters and curlers and mountain people and other cold-weather fans aren’t so sorry to see winter melt away, but who isn’t a fan of fresh veggies? To help you warm up to spring, there are lots of fresh and tasty fruits and vegetables popping up at markets near you. … Read more »