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Love for Luvo!

My latest BibRave Pro opportunity was to review Luvo Meals.  These are healthy, frozen meals that cook right in their own little steam pouches!

I was really excited to try these because I’m not the greatest cook and I don’t have a lot of patience in the kitchen.  But I do like to eat healthy and since I am training for the upcoming Carlsbad Half Marathon, these came at a perfect time!  Frozen meals are usually hit or miss so I typically stick to Amy’s or Lean Cuisine, but those can get pretty bland and boring.  As soon as I opened up the box I was delighted to see all of the exciting and unique flavors!

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I liked that there’s no plastic trays or wrap to mess with. Everything steams right in the bag!  Just pull out of the box, put on a plate and stick in the microwave (or the oven) and in 5-6 minutes you have yourself a quick and healthy meal!

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The average calorie count ranges from about 250-350 and each meal is loaded with plenty of protein and veggies.  So were these little gems too good to be true?  How did they really taste?!  After trying 10 of the meals, I’ll give you my top picks and least faves.

My favorite picks were the spinach ricotta ravioli and the orange mango chicken.

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These were the most flavorful and the ones that most closely resembled the pictures on the boxes.  There were some other good flavors, but the appearance wasn’t as pleasing as these two.

Then there were a couple that missed the mark for me…

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Since it’s the fall season, I really wanted to love the turkey meatloaf mashed potatoes…but I just wasn’t feeling it and I felt a little disappointed.  The vegetable bibimbap looked okay, but was just a bit too spicy for me.  To be fair, it could also be an acquired taste type deal…I just wasn’t in love.

Overall, I was really pleased with this product! I love finding quick ways to incorporate more veggies and protein into my meals without having to do a lot of prep work or spending a ton of time in the kitchen.  The only drawback is that they aren’t in every grocery store just yet.  The closest location to me is about 30 minutes away.  Some flavors are available online…but a pack of 8 costs about an average of $85-$90 (per Amazon) due to the shipping process. Mine came shipped in a nice little box with dry ice so I could see how this could be costly.

I do have a love for Luvo and I would definitely purchase some of these flavors in the future if they come to some stores closer to me.  There is a product request form that you can fill out which is nice since it seems that these meals are a little bit harder to obtain than other brands.

What do you think?  Have you tried these “Steamazing” meals?!

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***Note: I was given this product free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review as part of the awesome BibRave Ambassador program.  All opinions are my own.

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Can’t wait to bring you the next product review!!

~SM

 

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