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I love to eat but don’t like to cook. My mother makes the best Mexican food and I look forward to it everytime I see her.
I have a hard time deciding what to take to school for lunch. I only have 30 minutes to eat and in that time I also have to finish up some work for the next two hours of class and use the bathroom. Enter Luvo Frozen Meals. The past few weeks I had the opportunity to try their products for a quick, easy, and healthy meal.
Luvo’s philosophies for their meals consist of :
- The right balance of protein, whole grains, and veggies
- Not too much sodium or added sugar
- No artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners
There are so many meals to choose from – either in a pouch or a bowl. Below are the ones I was able to sample.
Kale Ricotta Ravioli – This one had a great smell! Teachers asked me what I was eating because it smelled so good. This bowl is nut free and vegetarian with 12 grams of protein, 14 grams of whole grains, and 1/2 cup of vegetables
Hawaiian Un-Fried Rice-I didn’t think I would like this but it is actually very tasty. This bowl is vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy free with 10 grams of plant protein, 42 grams of whole grains, and 1 cup of fruit and vegetables.
Quinoa & Veggie Enchilada Verde-My sister and I both enjoyed this bowl. I love green enchiladas as well as quinoa. The salsa verde was tasty and definitely not spicy at all. This bowl is gluten-free, nut free, vegetarian with 10 grams of protein, 37 grams of whole grains, and 1/2 cup of vegetables.
Great Karma Coconut Curry-This is another bowl I did not think I would like. I like coconut but not a fan of curry. This bowl is vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy free with 10 grams of plant protein, 16 grams of whole grains, and 1 cup of vegetables.
So Cal Kale & Bean-I know Kale is good for you (don’t eat it as much as I would like to) so I looked forward to this meal. It was sweet which I liked. This bowl is vegan, gluten-free, nut free, vegetarian, dairy free with 10 grams of plant protein, 23 grams of whole grains, and 1 cup of fruit and vegetables.
Roasted Cauliflower Mac & Cheese-I loved the brown rice noodles and the panko style topping on top made it crunchy! This bowl is gluten-free, nut free, vegetarian with 11 grams of protein, 55 grams of whole grains, and 1/2 cup of vegetables.
I know frozen meals are never a substitute for real food. However, with so many choices of frozen meals out there, I didn’t feel guilty having one of these for lunch. Here are a few reasons:
- A few have a high number of whole grains and/or protein. I was able to stay full till dinner time.
- Most frozen meals have a high number of sodium. However, the meals I tried had sodium in the 300s. The Great Karma Coconut Curry has the highest number with 390 milligrams.
- A variety to choose from whether you are looking for a vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, nut free, or dairy free meal.
- Great taste! Seriously, I was surprised at how good they were. I tried 6 different meals and I liked all of them.
- They’re inexpensive! I went to my local Jewel-Osco and they were on sale for $3.00 (regular price was $4.99) each which is affordable. Click HERE to find out if they’re available at your local grocery store.
Have you tried Luvo Frozen Meals? Which one did you like the most?
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I don;t eat too many frozen meals mostly because the sodium as you mentioned. Sounds like these are a good option and they look to be pretty healthy with veggie choices
I agree with you. I make sure to check the sodium content and cringe when I see the number. These are pretty decent.
About the only frozen “meals” I have on hand are the occasional pizzas. I seriously just don’t think to buy them LOL These sound good and healthy…never heard of the brand before, though.
Haha. I hear ya on the frozen pizzas.
I have not tried these but I am always up for easy meals for school!
Exactly! We don’t have a whole lot of time to eat at lunch.
These sound like great options for a quick meal. I agree frozen meals are not ideal but you might as well try to eat inexpensive ones with healthy ingredients!
I’ve never heard of these, but I’m going to search them out for a quick meal at work!
Let me know how you like them.
These sound good! I just looked them up and found they are available at the grocery near my work. I may need to throw some in the freezer for those days when I forget to bring a lunch.
Good idea! I hope you like them.
I’ve seen this brand in the store, but the only vegetarian one I’ve seen is the Roasted Cauliflower Mac & Cheese… that curry one sounds fantastic@!