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.

Asian Pear and Kale Salad

Simply put, kale is a misunderstood and underestimated green. Kale leaves are known to be tougher than the usual green as they grow with a natural waxy coating. To fix this tough issue, massaging or rubbing the leaves with oil…... read more

Easy Hummus Recipe

What’s Versatile, Healthy and Delicious… Hummus! Hummus can be used as a dip, an ingredient, or as an accompaniment to other foods. On average, swapping 1-2 tablespoons of hummus in daily menus led to a decrease in added sugars, sodium…...

Walking Is Free

  Walking Is Free   According to the residents of Johnson County, one of their biggest barriers to physical activity is the cost. While joining a fitness facility can be costly, Johnson County provides its citizens with 365 parks and…...

It’s Zoodle Time! Zucchini Pasta with Garlic and Parmesan

It’s Zoodle Time! Zucchini Pasta with Garlic and Parmesan  Have you tried spiralizing vegetables into noodle shapes? This is a trend that is here to stay, and it should! One cup of spiralized zucchini provides about 38 calories and 8…...

National Get Outdoors Day

National Get Outdoors Day Summer is here. The kids are home and already complaining that there’s nothing to do. Here’s an idea—go outside! National Get Outdoors Day is Saturday, June 10, 2017, and Johnson County has outdoor opportunities for family…...

Memorial Day Recipe: Grilled Pizza

Kick off Summer with a Grilled Pizza Memorial Day is a day to gather with friends and family to remember those who sacrificed for the freedom we enjoy today. Getting together with friends and family doesn’t mean healthy eating has…... read more

Power Up to Prevent Diabetes with a Power Salad

Power Up to Prevent Diabetes with a Power Salad The sun is out. The flowers are blooming. Spring is in the air. Check out LiveWell’s Power Salad and make a meal to match your mood! This salad is packed with…...

National Bike To Work Day

Join Us for National Bike to Work Day National Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 19. The day encourages people to try commuting by bike, and the effort works! Since 2000, the number of people who bike to work…...

Easy Mother’s Day Recipe for Kids

Easy Mother's Day Recipe for Kids Mother’s Day is the perfect time for getting kids in the kitchen, they love feeling like they are doing something special for Mom. Citrus Delicious Fruit Salad is simple enough for all ages to…...

Pegah’s Family Restaurant Joins LiveWell Restaurant Program

Welcome Pegah’s Family Restaurant to the LiveWell Restaurant Program Pegah's Family Restaurant is a LiveWell Restaurant Program partner. Pegah’s is known for their home cooking, “come-back-again” flavor. Pegah’s now offers healthier menu items with the addition of the Lighter Side Menu that includes specific combinations of…...

May is American Stroke Month

American Stroke Month May is American Stroke Month. Did you know each year about as many Americans have a stroke as a heart attack? The good news is, that about 80 percent of strokes are preventable. What Is A Stroke?…... read more

Farmers Market Baked Omelet

Easy Breakfast Recipe There will be no excuse for skipping breakfast when you try this recipe for a baked omelet! Let your oven do the work for you…no more failed attempts at turning a beautiful omelet. Not only is this…...

Olathe Ridgeview Hy-Vee Healthy Checkout

Healthy Checkout Do you or your kids ever grab an unhealthy, sugar-laden snack or drink as you wait in line at the grocery store? Even if your shopping cart is filled with healthy foods, checkout lanes often tempt you and…...

Diabetes Alert Day 2017

Diabetes Alert Day Tuesday, March 28, 2017 is Diabetes Alert Day. More than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes, and 86 million are living with prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes and…...

Spotlight on Spinach!

Fresh spinach, strawberries, grilled chicken, almonds and feta cheese create an unbeatable bowl of healthy deliciousness. Spinach is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in existence. Low in calories and high in vitamins, one cup of the leafy green vegetable…...