LiveWell JOCO Blog

Stay informed with regular updates from the LiveWell Johnson County Blog, including tips for chronic disease prevention, healthy food inspiration, and news from the neighborhood.

5 Holiday Health Tips

5 Holiday Health Tips The holidays are rapidly approaching! It’s time to make a plan for staying on track during the season. We asked local dietitians to share their best holiday health tips for making it through the holidays: When…... read more

Great American Smokeout

Great American Smokeout   Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) and Live Well Johnson County is encouraging all Johnson County residents to commit or recommit to healthy, tobacco-free lives by participating in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout on…...

Roasted Sweet Potato Slices

Roasted Sweet Potato Slices Sweet, spicy and savory sweet potato slices. Oven roasted, caramelized and delicious. Even those who don’t think they like sweet potatoes, will love this recipe! Ingredients 2 sweet potatoes, unpeeled washed, sliced 2 tablespoons butter 2…...

World Diabetes Day

Today is World Diabetes Day. In 1991, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) worked together to establish the first official World Diabetes Day. Since then, people all over the world have used November 14th as…...

Sneaky Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes”

Sneaky Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes”   Are you looking for a healthy mashed potato recipe? Is there such a thing? Yes there is!  This recipe for cauliflower mashed potatoes uses only fat-free ingredients so it will be significantly lower in fat compared…...

Slow Cooker Cajun Pot Roast with Sweet Peppers

Let’s fire up the slow-cooker for a versatile and delicious prep-ahead dinner. Cajun Pot Roast with Sweet Peppers delivers on flavor and simplicity. Add some whole grain pasta, baked potato or brown rice to serve along with this recipe and…... read more

Get Active at a Pumpkin Patch!

Get Active at a Pumpkin Patch!   ‘Tis the season…no, not that season. Yet. But fall is in full-swing and families are heading out to a number of pumpkin patches in the area to grab a gourd and a few…...

3 Johnson County Trails to Enjoy This Fall

Johnson County Trails to Enjoy This Fall It’s fall in Kansas City and it’s the perfect time to get out and explore over 455 miles of trails in Johnson County to hike, walk and bike. Fall is a great time…...

Garlic Rosemary Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables

Garlic rosemary pork tenderloin with roasted vegetables is a healthy, one pan meal that everyone can enjoy. The pork tenderloin and veggies are placed on the same sheet pan for a quicker meal and less clean up! Everyone is happy…...

Walk to School on Wednesday!

Walk to School on Wednesday!   Set your alarm a few minutes early on Wednesday and join your neighbors for International Walk to School Day. At least 17 Johnson County schools—from Mission to Spring Hill—are registered with the National Center…...

Connect With Family During Eat Better, Eat Together Month

October is Eat Together, Eat Better month. Research shows that families who eat together tend to eat more nutritious foods in greater variety. Children eat more vegetables and drink more milk. These benefits are great, since we’re all about health…... read more

Green Chile Shredded Beef Bowl with Avocado Salsa

Enjoy this recipe for Green Chile Shredded Beef Bowl with Avocado Salsa. It is a healthy and yummy meal sure to please most everyone in your family!   Green Chile Shredded Beef Bowl with Avocado Salsa   Ingredients for slow cooker…...

The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke in Apartments and Condominiums

Dangers of Secondhand Smoke If you live in an apartment or condominium, cigarette smoke can easily seep into your home. It can sift in through the ventilation system or open windows. Or the space between the water pipes. Or even…...

Mexican Style Shredded Beef

Mexican Style Shredded Beef As fall approaches, our thoughts turn toward hearty slow cooked meals! What could be better than a make-ahead meal from the slow cooker that can actually be used in many different recipes? Mexican Style Shredded Beef…...

Super Easy Italian Chicken Dinner

Dinner Done! Super Easy Italian Chicken Dinner Only four ingredients into a slow cooker and you have a delicious chicken dinner. This recipe for Super Easy Italian Chicken can be used in a variety of ways; over pasta, in a salad…...