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.

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…... read more

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…...

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…...

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…...

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…... read more

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,…...

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…...

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…... read more

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…...

Slow Cooker Cajun Pot Roast with Sweet Peppers

Let’s fire up the slow-cooker for a versatile and delicious prep-ahead dinner. Cajun Pot Roast with Sweet Peppers delivers on flavor and simplicity. Add some whole grain pasta, baked potato or brown rice to serve along with this recipe and…...

Garlic Rosemary Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables

Garlic rosemary pork tenderloin with roasted vegetables is a healthy, one pan meal that everyone can enjoy. The pork tenderloin and veggies are placed on the same sheet pan for a quicker meal and less clean up! Everyone is happy…...

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…...