LiveWell JOCO Blog

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Chicken in Chipotle and Mango Sauce

Chicken in Chipotle and Mango Sauce is a healthy and flavorful dish you can cook up in minutes. Mangoes are low in fat and a great source of vitamin A and C. And did you know, mangoes are the most…... read more

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa is a fun twist on traditional salsa. With only five ingredients you can make this in a hurry. This salsa is a delicious source of Vitamin C, antioxidants and fiber with few calories! The combination of strawberries,…...

Chopped Salad Pizza

Here’s a fun, tasty idea! Combine two favorites into one delicious dish…Chopped Salad Pizza! Make everyone in the house happy, and dare we say healthier, by topping your pizza with a chopped salad combination seasoned with Italian dressing. This is…...

Black Bean Jicama Salad

Ready for a fresh take on salad for spring? This recipe for Black Bean Jicama Salad is just the thing! Deliciously seasoned with a fresh dressing made with lime, cumin and salsa, this recipe is also power packed with great nutrition.…...

Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters

For those times when you need a little chocolate fix try this recipe for Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters! The three simple ingredients in this recipe for Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters provide some health benefits…research tells us that dark chocolate provides anti-oxidants,…...

Instant Pot Chipotle Lentil Soup

It’s still cold outside, and soup is on the menu! This is a quick to fix recipe using an Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker) that includes lentils; a healthy addition to any meal. Don’t fret if you don’t have an…... read more

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…...

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

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,…...

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…...