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I have been a fan of Luvo frozen meals for a while now. I’ve tried many of their breakfast and lunch/dinner steamable entrees and have never been disappointed. I have been impatiently waiting for their new bowls to be offered in my area, and just recently have started seeing them in my local grocery store. I’ve had the opportunity to try several varieties lately, so let me share my thoughts!
But first, I want to mention that I was able to save myself the trouble of going to the store and shopping for them – I was able to order my meals online through Luvo’s new online ordering system!!!! It didn't take long at all, just trying to decide what to choose was the hardest part! I received confirmation shortly thereafter that they were on their way!
You can get get a discount if you order 10 or more. They arrived within a few days, perfectly packaged on my doorstep!
Ok, it’s time to dig in and try them.I love having a freezer full of Luvo frozen meals for quick grab and go options!
GREAT KARMA COCONUT CURRY
This is one of Luvo’s new “Planted” power bowls. These bowls offer at least 2 full servings of veggies, plant protein, plus whole grain rice. They are all vegan and gluten free. I am a huge curry fan, so I was excited to try it. My first impression was that the sauce was AMAZING and I wanted to take a bath in it. Ok seriously – it was super creamy and not overly spicy.This has SO many ingredients that I really like – butternut squash, garbanzo beans, brown rice – yum! Winner for sure.
Nutritional facts – 330 calories, 15 g fat, 10 g protein 45 g carbs
HAWAIIAN UNFRIED RICE
This is another “planted” bowl. I was quite curious about this one. Forbidden rice with cashews and pineapple? Intriguing! I loved the crunch of the nuts and the nuttiness of the rice. I'm not a mushroom fan, but was able to pick around those. I did find the pineapple a bit sweet, but it certainly was tasty. It felt kind of exotic, I’m not gonna lie! Bonus - it was quite filling.
Nutritional info – 360 calories , 14g fat, 10 g protein, 52 g carbs
ROASTED CAULIFLOWER MAC & CHEESE
This was the one I was the most excited for!!! I love cauliflower and love mac and cheese. It was comfort food heaven! The texture is a little gloopy, and It was a little on the greasy side, but I practically licked the plate! It still makes you feel better about eating mac & cheese! It uses brown rice noodles ( I honestly couldn’t tell that by taste), and panko bread crumbs.
Nutritional info – 340 calories, 10 g fat, 11 g protein, 55 g carbs
QUINOA & VEGGIE ENCHILADA VERDE
Another entrée that I was excited to try was the Quinoa & Veggie Enchilada Verde. Mexican food is my favorite, so to have a yummy and healthier grab and go option would be fabulous. This has black beans and corn, plus 2 kinds of quinoa in a green chile verde sauce. It did feel lighter – it comes in at 290 calories but still 10g protein, so that’s a winner in my book.
Nutritional info – 290 calories, 11 g fat, 10 g protein, 46 g carbs
To sum it up, I am a fan of the new bowls! They are a bit higher in carbs than I probably should be eating, but they are quality whole grains you can feel good about. These have been great for carbing up for a race, or just having something quick and healthy during the decadent holiday season. Luvo isn’t available everywhere, but where I live, I had my choice of over a dozen local supermarkets that carry it. You don’t need to go to a specialty or high end supermarket. You can find your closest location here.
But don’t forget that you can make it easier on yourself and order online! Right now you can save 10% with code BIBCHAT on your online order!
Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!