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.

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…... read more

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…...

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…...

Sneaky Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes”

Sneaky Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes”   Are you looking for a healthy mashed potato recipe? Is there such a thing? Yes there is!  This recipe for cauliflower mashed potatoes uses only fat-free ingredients so it will be significantly lower in fat compared…...

Connect With Family During Eat Better, Eat Together Month

October is Eat Together, Eat Better month. Research shows that families who eat together tend to eat more nutritious foods in greater variety. Children eat more vegetables and drink more milk. These benefits are great, since we’re all about health…...

Green Chile Shredded Beef Bowl with Avocado Salsa

Enjoy this recipe for Green Chile Shredded Beef Bowl with Avocado Salsa. It is a healthy and yummy meal sure to please most everyone in your family!   Green Chile Shredded Beef Bowl with Avocado Salsa   Ingredients for slow cooker…... read more

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…...

Happy Hydrating! – Health Benefits of Water

  Health Benefits of Water   As hot summer turns into cooler fall and families settle back into a school routine, some of the habits we grew accustomed to may change. It's easy to remember to drink water during the…...

A Twist On Stir Fry – Mediterranean Chicken Stir Fry

A Twist on Stir Fry - Mediterranean Chicken Stir Fry   A different twist on stir-fry that offers delicious and healthy Mediterranean flavors. This dish makes a quick to fix dinner, and is sure to please even picky eaters!  …...

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

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…...