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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

Oatmeal: Your New Best Friend

I have to be honest: I was never really a huge fan of oatmeal. I always found it bland and boring, and the texture wasn’t doing anything for me either. That was until I realized all the wonderful health benefits of eating it AND the wonderfully delicious ways to prepare it, not to mention its … Read more »

5 Nutritious and Fun School Lunch Ideas

When I was growing up, I always envied my classmates whose parents surprised them at lunchtime by dropping off fast food burgers and fries. Now that I know better, I feel bad for those kids, but it’s hard to blame parents when you don’t know where they’re coming from. Sometimes they’re just stressed out and juggling too many things and the convenience and low price of a quick lunch they know their kid will devour is just too tempting to pass up. In addition to this, many of us are familiar with the sad state of food quality in most school cafeterias.

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Sneaky Sugar Offenders

Many of us begin a healthy lifestyle journey by giving up sugary sodas and cutting back on cookies and other sweets. That’s a great start, but sugar may be lurking in some seemingly healthy foods, too. And yes, you should care.

The American Heart Association suggests limiting added sugars to an average of 6 tsp a day for women and 9 tsp a day for men. The trouble is, you could … Read more »

5 Complete Protein Sources from Plants 

As someone who’s adopted virtually every dietary label on the spectrum, from a straight up buffalo chicken wing addict, to dabbling in raw veganism, to finally landing in an ambiguous flexitarian zone, I. Have. Heard. It. All.

“But, but… bacon!”

“You don’t make friends with salad!”

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Healthy Snack Alert: Homemade Popcorn

Popcorn is a very nutritious, high-fiber, low-calorie, wholegrain snack. No, I’m not talking about the neon yellow kind that comes in microwaveable pouches. For some strange reason, I spent most of my young life believing that was the only way I could enjoy popcorn. I was so, so wrong.

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5-Ingredient Smoothie Recipes

In the spirit of saving time and cash while maximizing taste, I challenged myself to whittle my usual 10+ ingredient morning smoothie recipes down to five ingredients. A wise friend pointed out that by doing this, I’ve also created recipes that are great for people who are new to the world of smoothie-ing (yes, I just made that word up).… Read more »

Top 5 Most Nutritious Seeds

I’m a huge fan of nuts, but they shouldn’t get all the glory. Seeds are also delicious little nuggets of nutrition you can easily incorporate into your diet. They’re highly sprinkle-able on salads, snack-able on their own, and mash-able so you can use them in place of nut butters and other dip-like things. Each seed brings its own unique flavor and… Read more »