LiveWell JOCO Blog

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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…... read more

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…...

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month One in three children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, such as type 2 diabetes, high…...

A Salad Bar in Your Fridge!

A Salad Bar in Your Fridge!   Gather your favorite ingredients that you would typically select from a salad bar, place them into baggies and small containers. Once the items are gathered, place them into a 9x13 pan or other…...

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

One Pan Mexican Quinoa   A simple one skillet meal that uses delicious quinoa. The super grain quinoa is rich in protein and fiber and provides all the essential amino acids your body needs but cannot make on its own!…...

One Skillet Macaroni and Cheese – Simple and Delicious!

One Skillet Macaroni and Cheese - Simple and Delicious! As we say good-bye to summer and hello to back-to-school schedules, the family meal time routine may be changing, too. To help ease into this schedule try this family-friendly, delicious and kid…...

Fuel-Up Breakfast Bites

  Fuel-Up Breakfast Bites Getting out the door in the morning with a good breakfast on board can be tough! Try this recipe for Fuel-Up Breakfast Bites. This make-ahead recipe will become a family favorite, go-to recipe for its simplicity…...

Raspberry Summer Sensation Dessert

I Scream, You Scream…We All Scream For Ice Cream! Enjoy this recipe for Raspberry Summer Sensation! It will satisfy your craving for ice cream only in a much healthier way. Perfect for a summer treat, Raspberry Summer Sensation, is a dessert that takes little…...

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…...

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…... read more

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…...

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…...

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…...

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…...