Luvo Healthy Meals, a review

Disclaimer: I received Luvo Healthy Meals to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Recently I was given the opportunity through my relationship with BibRave to try out Luvo Healthy Meals. I was particulatly interested in this opportunity more than others because I am getting pretty close to race day for the Chicago Marathon, and I really am trying to nail down my nutrition to make sure that I am as prepared as possible for the day. Having something easy and convenient like this would make a great take to work lunch!


Luvo has a few principles that guide their approach to food, and can also give you as a consumer the confidence to know that what you are eating is a great choice for you.
1. Food should be nutritious
2. Food should be delicious
3. The smart choice should be an easy choice
4. Food should come from a good place
Luvo uses the above to shape the food that they are providing to people using supported research from the World Health Organization and the Harvard School of Public Health to provide good food choices to reduce the impact of preventable health conditions. This is citing the many studies that show what you eat impacting your overall health.

The package I received in the mail was an envelope full of coupons that would get me one free meal. The meals are available at locations nationwide including Kroger Stores and can be purchased online through their website as well as amazon.com. There are many choices, entrees, breakfast items, burritos, and bowls. I found several choices at my local Kroger and brought them into my office for lunches for the next several days.

The first lunch I tried was a "steam in a pouch" lunch. It was Chili Chicken Verde, and I was pleasantly surprised by it. I cooked it in the microwave for 5-ish minutes (likely to the anxiety of the line forming behind me to use the microwave.)
Admitedly, I did exactly zero of looking at ingredients or anything, and completely selected my meals based on the pictures on the boxes, so I was pleased to find a tostada in the middle of this dish! And it was crispy, instead of mushy like you might expect with a microwaved meal. The flavor of this particular meal was amazing. I really enjoyed it. It had a small bit of kick to it, just some Mexican influenced spices, and all of the ingredients came together very well.

Another one I selected was a lot more "green" than this one.
So, while I ate this one, it was not for me. Just the flavor was not exactly my style.
So while I may not buy this one again, I did eat it and it was not bad. I think I got it thinking that I should try a vegetarian option, and it just didn't satisfy me the way that a meal with chicken might, so that is definitely a personal preference thing for me.

Overall, these were a great way to mix up my usual lunch of leftovers, ensure that I am eating my veggies even at lunch, and have a convenient healthy meal to add in during my peak training. The negative part for me, as a runner, and where I am in my training is that they are pretty low in calories. But for someone who is not running 50+ miles per week, it is likely a GREAT lunch.

Would you try Luvo Healthy Meals?

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