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 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…... read more

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…...

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…... read more

Quick Ham and Beans

Are you looking for a great tasting way to put holiday leftovers to use? This simple recipe for quick ham and beans uses not only the leftover ham, but the leftover mashed potatoes, too! After all the time you spent…...

Road Trip Tips for a Healthy Holiday

Road Trip Tips for a Healthy Holiday Do your holiday plans include a trek across I-70? Up I-80 to Iowa? Down I-35 to Wichita or beyond? No matter the distance, there’s nothing quite like a road trip to send your…...

Five Healthy Gift Ideas

Five Healthy Gift Ideas   You know how it goes: all the gifts bought and wrapped. Cookies are in the oven. Cards addressed with glitter pen are in the mail. Time to sit down, relax and bask in the glory…...

Black Bean Brownies

With two simple ingredients, this recipe for black bean brownies will surprise you! Not only will you love the simplicity and taste, these brownies are healthier for you too! Higher in fiber and protein and lower in fat and calories,…...

You Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes A noted area vascular surgeon, Juan Carlos Correa, is taking on “a silent assassin.” It robs people of their lower legs, toes, feet or vision; fatally damages kidneys; tortures victims with chronic, intense, agonizing pain and burning;…... read more

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…...

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…...