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.

Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

If you are looking for a quick-to-fix one pot meal, try this recipe for Chicken with Roasted Vegetables. With only five ingredients and one pot to clean up you will be in and out of the kitchen in no time at…... read more

Chopped Salad Pizza

Here’s a fun, tasty idea! Combine two favorites into one delicious dish…Chopped Salad Pizza! Make everyone in the house happy, and dare we say healthier, by topping your pizza with a chopped salad combination seasoned with Italian dressing. This is…...

Black Bean Jicama Salad

Ready for a fresh take on salad for spring? This recipe for Black Bean Jicama Salad is just the thing! Deliciously seasoned with a fresh dressing made with lime, cumin and salsa, this recipe is also power packed with great nutrition.…...

Making Skillet Dinners Easy and Healthy

Making Skillet Dinners Easy & Healthy   Skillet dinners are a quick, simple and healthy. Have you tried the two skillet method -  one for the protein choice and one for the vegetables? Begin by placing the protein of choice into a lightly…...

5 Healthy Office Must-Haves

5 Healthy Office Must-Haves   Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be hard when you are stuck at a desk all day. Here are a few things to keep at your desk to keep yourself on track:   Reusable Water Bottle…...

Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters

For those times when you need a little chocolate fix try this recipe for Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters! The three simple ingredients in this recipe for Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters provide some health benefits…research tells us that dark chocolate provides anti-oxidants,…... read more

Instant Pot Chipotle Lentil Soup

It’s still cold outside, and soup is on the menu! This is a quick to fix recipe using an Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker) that includes lentils; a healthy addition to any meal. Don’t fret if you don’t have an…...

Sweet and Smoky Popcorn with Almonds

What could be better than combining two favorite snacks and two favorite flavors into one delicious healthy snack? This recipe for Sweet and Smoky Popcorn with Almonds does just that! Combining popcorn, which is a whole grain, and almonds which…...

DASH Diet

DASH Diet The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) has been ranked “best diet for 8th year in a row” by US News & World Report. The DASH diet plan was developed to lower blood pressure without medication. The…...

Chicken with Garlic Balsamic Tomatoes

Looking for a one skillet quick chicken dinner? One that will do your heart good? This is it! Chicken with Garlic Balsamic Tomatoes, a delicious meal that you can have on the table in 30 minutes or less. The tomatoes…...

Check Out Books and Your Blood Pressure

Check Out Books and Your Blood Pressure February is American Heart Month and Library Lovers Month. Did you know you can celebrate both of these at the Johnson County Central Resource Library? LiveWell Johnson County, the Johnson County Department of…... read more

Quick & Healthy Dip

Need a quick & healthy dip recipe? Try this quick spin on traditional hummus. By adding salsa and black beans you are giving traditional hummus a little kick! Enjoy!   Quick & Healthy Dip Serving-size: 1/4 cup   All You…...

New Blood Pressure Guidelines

New Blood Pressure Guidelines In November the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released new blood pressure guidelines. The new recommendations set numerical categories and use new terminology. The new guidelines are: Normal: Under 120 over 80 Elevated:…...

Baked Apples in an Instant Pot

Quick cooking with a instant pot is a growing trend for 2018! 10 Minute Baked Apples is a simple recipe to not only help you learn to use the new kitchen appliance, but to get your year off to a…...

Move More in 2018 to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Protect Yourself From Type 2 Diabetes   How do you protect yourself from type 2 diabetes and all of its complications? The clear-cut answer is moving more throughout the day. Obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, but…...