Raise your hand if you're busy.
(raises both hands, waves them in the air like I just don't care.....)
Yep. That's right, heifers. I'm busy. I've got four (4!!) teenagers and 2 crazy dogs plus a traveling husband. I'm busier than a one-armed paper hanger (no one-armed paper hangers were hurt in the making of this blog post, and this is intended as a joke and not in any way to harm, make fun of, or deface any one-armed paper hangers).
Ok.. now that we've gotten that out of the way, I want to talk to y'all about one of my FAAAAVORITE subjects. Foooooooood. I mean, you know that. Unless you're new, but even if you're new to the HeiferHood, you gotta figure with a blog called Run, Heifer, Run.... this heifer likes some foooood.
Enter LUVO, stage right.
I was super excited to learn that several of my local grocery stores carried the meals, although it was a pretty disappointing selection. Regardless, I headed down to the local neighborherd market and picked up some "Wholesome, Delicious Meals Made from REAL Ingredients!"
Y'all know I like to eat healthy so I was pretty stoked to sit down and get my MOO on.
LIke I said - disappointing selection, but whatevs. You know me, I can't complain.
Have you heard of LUVO before? I hadn't. Let's talk about them for a moment. Here's a great blog post that's a MUST-READ from Luvo CEO, Christine Day about how the company is helping the country make healthier food choices with their 3-2-none promise. Did you know that 78% of the population are considered overweight or obese? I mean, yeah, I knew it was high, but that high?? HOLY HEIFERS! That's high.
Anymoo, let's moooove on, shall we? Here's a couple visuals on the meals. Enjoy. They all smelled great while cooking - so much so that four teenagers came out of their bedroom caves all wondering, "Hey mom, what are you cooking?" That's pretty impressive. Most of the time they only come out to charge their iThings and complain that my television show is "Too LOUUUUUUD" for them. So this was impressive. I digress. Some pics:
Ok now that you've seen the food, let's talk about the process. I was a little surprised when I opened the box to find a brown sac that you place on the microwaveable plate. The food steams inside the bag, which is kind of genius. GENIUS I say.
Here's what it looks like when it's done.
A word of caution to the LUVO newbie here. This stuff is HOT. I'm talkin'.... hotter than a heifer in a field on a summer day. HOT. Proceed with caution, says she who was burned upon opening. Just trust me. Use scissors to CAREFULLY open that pouch of steamy healthiness.
It kind of slides out onto your plate in one fell swoop. Mine never slid out looking nearly as nice as those box-pics... but whatever. The food kind of slid out with one big 'THUD' onto my plate, but that's ok. I was hungry. I'm always hungry, who are we kidding. Moo.
Let's talk taste. My favorite was the Turkey Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes, followed closely by the Chicken Chile Verde. Here's the nutritional breakdown on the CCV:
What I love about this meal: the high protein. and the calorie count. It's only 300 calories (we're still talking about Chicken Chile Verde in case you're wondering) ... and has 25g of protein. That is awesome. It's low-cal too which this heifer really loves. It's quite a bit higher in sodium than anything I ever eat, and I could definitely taste that when I was enjoying it. The fat is super-low too which is a great achievement.
If you're counting carbs as many people are these days - I found all the meals, particularly the Kale Ravioli, to be pretty loaded up with carbs (and sodium), which I try to keep on the lower-side. But that's just me.
The taste on all four meals I tried was hearty. I was DEFINITELY satisfied after eating the meals, and I have to say, it was kind of fun to watch the pouches puff up in the microwave (and yes I need a life, stop saying it to yourself! ialreadyknowthat.
If you're looking for some quick, healthy meals on the go - I really think you should give LUVO a try.
Find them on social media here:
You can find a comprehensive list of their meals HERE as well.
All in all, great HEALTHY meals when you're on the go. Try them out and chime in below to let me know what you think!