LiveWell JOCO Blog

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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

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…...

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…... read more

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,…...

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…...

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…...

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…...

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…...

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…...

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…...