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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo


The Tastiest Ways to Celebrate World Vegetarian Day

October 1st is World Vegetarian Day, and kicks off a full month of vegetarian awareness around the globe. Unlike all those other questionable food holidays that seem to come out of nowhere (apparently, my birthday falls on National Shrimp Scampi Day), this one has been going strong since 1977 and aims to bring awareness to the benefits of eating more vegetables and less meat.

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Luvo Coffee Pairings

Coffee. Oh coffee. You are the joy in my morning commute, the warmth during cold winter months and a lifesaver when I need to stay alert (like while writing this blog post). I always start my day with a medium roast Americano – black. I don’t always make time to pair my java with something meaningful, which is a shame as coffee can compliment so many different foods.

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Figs Five Ways

You may not know this, but Luvo headquarters is tucked away in Richmond, BC, Canada (a suburb of Vancouver) surrounded by lots of family-run farms and local markets. In this corner of the world, we’re known for growing blueberries and cranberries, which thrive in the peaty soil here.

Because of the moisture in our soil – as Richmond sits slightly below sea level – various fruits grow wild around the area. Over the summer, the Luvo team discovered an apple tree that is now beautifully ripe to pick. We also found rose hips and enough blackberries to bake about one hundred pies (no exaggeration). But the best find of all has been the figs.

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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 »


Hold the Meat: 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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