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I like having having healthy options available at my fingertips so I’m not tempted to overindulge in fast food. They are great to have on hand when you just aren’t inspired to cook or are in a hurry. I recently was given some samples from Luvo. If you aren’t familiar with them, they make meals that are wholesome and nutritious, local sourced where possible, with less sugar and sodium than typical frozen entrees. They have breakfast items (like warm oatmeal with spiced apple), veggie & grain bowls, burritos, and a variety of entrees.
I received the following:
I reviewed some other Luvo entrees earlier this year, you can read my review here. I was super impressed with the quality and freshness of their products, so I jumped at the chance to try more flavors!
One of the cool things about Luvo (there are several!) is the way it cooks. It’s not sitting in a plastic tray that may or may not have BPA in it. It comes in a paper pouch that steams. It cooks a little longer than a traditional entrée (7 minutes or so), but gets thoroughly cooked so you don’t have cold spots. They call their technology “steamazing”. Here’s a video showing how beautifully it cooks in the bag.
The first one I tried was the Quinoa. & Vegetable Enchiladas with mole sauce & brown jasmine rice. I’m a sucker for “Mexican” flavored meals, so that is right up my alley. It’s gluten free and vegetarian.
There is a moderately spicy enchilada/mole sauce on it. The quinoa makes it quite filling. This is a good amount of protein for a meatless entrée.
Nutritional facts – 370 calories, 8 g fat, 13 g protein
Next was the Spinach Ricotta ravioli. This felt very hearty, since there was a turkey Bolognese sauce. It was creamy and tangy. Out of what I tried, this one was my favorite.
Nutritional facts – 300 calories, 8 g fat, 18 g protein
Vegetable Bibimbap - say what? I can’t pronounce it, but I did like it. It is REALLY spicy in my opinion. Bibimbap is a Korean dish that technically means “mixed rice”. Traditionally it is served with an egg and sliced meat. I do wish it had more protein via chickpeas or something. These days I’m counting macros and need more protein!
Nutritional facts – 270 calories, 10 g fat, 6 g protein
Roasted Vegetable Lasagna with butternut squash, whole wheat noodles and kale – this one is a big hit and probably the “freshest” tasting one I tried. Big chunks of squash, the kale was flavorful and filling. The colors were so vibrant, I just knew I was eating something good for me!
Nutritional facts – 250 calories, 5 g fat, 12 g protein
Luvo uses 100% recycled paperboard with 50% post-consumer waste. The meal comes in a pouch of unbleached paper made from 20% pre-consumer waste. The meal steams in the bag, and then you pour it out onto you plate.
Luvo isn’t available everywhere, but where I live, I had my choice of about a dozen local supermarkets that carry it. You don’t need to go to a speciality or high end supermarket. You can find your closest location using their store locator.
I really enjoyed these entrees for something quick, healthy and delicious! I plan on stocking up on more.
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Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!