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.

6 Healthy Holiday Tips

6 Healthy Holiday Tips    Avoid overeating. Food is often the major theme at holiday parties so here are a few things to keep in mind for your parties. Go easy on appetizers, meats, desserts, cream sauces and fill your plate…... read more

Diabetes Prevention Program Classes Starting in January

Diabetes Prevention Program Classes Starting In January   As the New Year dawns, you may thinking about how to lose a few pounds. What you may not be thinking about is prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases one’s risk…...

Tobacco 21 Efforts in Kansas City

Tobacco 21 Efforts in Kansas City   The Kansas City metro area is a leader in the efforts to reduce teen vaping and tobacco use through Tobacco 21 policies. Since, 2015 more than 28 jurisdictions in the Kansas City area…...

Salmon Patties: A Great Heart Healthy Recipe

We all know we should be eating more seafood for the heart healthy omega-3 benefits; but cooking seafood can be intimidating. This simple recipe for salmon is the solution! Starting with pre-cooked salmon and adding ingredients we typically have in…...

Vaping: What You Need To know

What Is Vaping?   You’ve seen it in convenient stores, you’ve heard it helps you quit smoking, you may even have children in school who tell you “everyone’s doing it!” But what is vaping? Vaping is the method of using…...

Great American Smokeout

Great American Smokeout Thursday, November 15 is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.  This annual observance encourages tobacco and e-cigarette users to quit for a day – in hopes of quitting for life.   Tools to Help You Quit…... read more

Pumpkin Maple Pancakes

Tis the season…for pumpkin! Serve up a delicious and healthy breakfast with this recipe for Pumpkin Maple Pancakes. Using healthy whole wheat flour and flax meal you create a great start to the day. Serve with fresh fruit as a…...

Chicken Taco Soup

Gearing up for cooler weather? This recipe for Chicken Taco Soup is a perfect fit to warm you up! Full of flavor, convenient and healthy; this soup will become a favorite for your family and friends.   Chicken Taco Soup…...

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. More than 20 Johnson County schools—from Mission to Spring Hill—are registered with the National Center…...

Chicken Stir Fry With Vegetables

Here’s a simple way to enjoy a delicious Chicken Fried Rice with Vegetables in no time! The recipe uses pre-cooked, pre-chopped ingredients that come together in a one skillet meal. Using brown rice increases the B vitamins and fiber, the…...

Stuffed Butternut Squash

Just in time for autumn...a delicious side using butternut squash. To add a good source of fiber, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium, include butternut squash in your diet. Butternut squash can be used in a variety of ways, from oven-roasted…... read more

Chunky Granola with Dried Fruit and Nuts

Are you looking for a way to make breakfast easier on busy mornings? Try this delicious make-ahead granola that tastes great as a breakfast cereal with milk, as a topping for yogurt parfaits or as a grab and go breakfast…...

Chicken and Vegetables in Poblano Pepper Sauce

Do you love Chicken Enchiladas? Chicken and Vegetables in Poblano Pepper Sauce is a one skillet meal …delicious chicken enchilada flavor, without all the extra fat and calories! Using fresh herbs, roasted peppers and a perfect blend of vegetables this…...

Stuffed Zucchini

Stuffed Zucchini Boats, a 5 ingredient recipe, which is sure to please everyone in your home. With zucchini in its prime season, try this delicious side dish that is easy on the budget and a great way to mix in…...

Homestyle Chicken Nuggets

Looking for a homemade option for the forever favorite Chicken Nugget? Try this recipe for Homestyle Chicken Nuggets, a simple, healthier version that you can feel good about serving to even the youngest at the table. Delicious served as a…...