The Fresh Blog

Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo


DIY Granola

Ah, granola, the plain yogurt’s savior and breakfast bliss bowl‘s accoutrement. So ingrained in our society, granola is now an adjective for your neighbourhood lady who composts regularly and wears Birkenstocks year round. Though traditionally associated with health, these days the standard, store-bought granola can often exceed the amount of sugar found in a can of soda! What does that mean nutritionally? A quick surge of … Read more »


Reinventing Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of the rare foods that has transcended the ages. Your mother might have eaten it, and your mother’s mother. The reason is simple: it’s healthy, easy to prepare and relatively inexpensive. Despite daily competition from sugary cereals, greasy sandwiches and breakfast bars, oatmeal is a consistent companion that delivers a healthy start to the day, morning in, morning out.

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Halloween Candy Craving Guide

Halloween can be a scary time if you’re trying to stick to health goals—and keep your kids from climbing the walls. But Halloween isn’t Halloween if you can’t indulge a little bit. The key is not only making smart choices about what you choose to snack on, but also to go easy on the amount. To help, here are a few suggestions picks to help satisfy the holiday’s most common cravings.

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6 Tips to Stay on the Fitness Train This Fall

I’ll be the first to admit that sticking to a fitness routine is tough. My commitment to fitness tends to ebb and flow, but I have found that the key to staying motivated is keeping your workout options fresh. This fall, why not put the gym membership on hold (or just continue not having one, like me), and try these tips for staying on the fitness train?… Read more »


Deflating the Calorie Myth – it is About the Sugar

Originally posted Oct 20th 2015 on Linkedin

I am a big Seahawks fan, so writing this in support of Tom Brady’s comments is a big deal for me. But I believe in our common cause – the truth about sugar.  I appreciate Tom Brady for championing the sugar conversation. I am disappointed in the responses by the Food Industry and the missed opportunity to have a real conversation about sugar.… Read more »