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.

10 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

The holidays can make it hard to stick to healthy practices or start new ones. Here are 10 tips to keep on track this holiday season with your health and wellness goals! Stay active. Make staying active a group effort! Halftime,…... read more

Added Sugar & Hypertension

While the relationship between salt and hypertension is well known, most people don't know that added sugar also plays a role in hypertension. The primary cause is insulin resistance and nitric oxide, which can lead to vasoconstriction and increased blood…...

Sodium and Food Labels – What Does it All Mean?

I have a story to share about sodium and food labels. I was at the grocery store the other day and was proud of myself for selecting the one with “reduced sodium” on the front. Way to go, me! I’ve…...

Spotlight on Mushrooms

Mushrooms are known for their great taste and amazing health benefits. Packed with a ton of essential vitamins and minerals, they make for an excellent addition to your diet, adding flavor to many different recipes. Add mushrooms to your eggs, as…...

Spotlight on Radishes

Radishes are in season most of the year, but we tend to think of them more in the spring. They are low in calories, only 20 calories per cup, and they are high in Vitamin C! Vitamin C is known…...

4 Steps to Build a Healthy Salad

Pack more nutrition into your day with a colorful, nutrient-dense, and healthy salad. We all know we need to eat more healthy proteins, fruits and vegetables and a salad is a perfect way to accomplish this. Keeping basic ingredients on…... read more

5 Easy Tips to Reduce Sugar Intake

Have you heard the suggestions to reduce sugar in your diet? Why? And what does that even mean? Here’s the scoop and 5 easy tips to start today. Why Reduce Sugar? Added sugars add calories. Excessive calories can lead to…...

Spotlight on Heart Healthy Lentils

Ode to Lentils Oh lentils, how we love thee! You economical, quick-cooking, legume you! Full of fiber and protein. Great for heart and digestive health. You are so very versatile. A dreamy match for soups, stews, pasta sauces, salads and…...

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup is the perfect recipe for November, which is National Diabetes Month and a month that welcomes colder weather. This soup will help keep you warm and provides a great balance of fiber, protein, and carbohydrates. Not only…...

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…...

Spotlight on Raspberries

Raspberries are high in fiber, and vitamin C. 1 cup contains 65 calories and 8 grams of fiber, and more than 50% of daily recommended vitamin C! Vitamin C aids in healing our skin and helps protect it from the…... read more

Lemon Grilled Chicken Tenderloins

Ease and flavor collide to fully celebrate the spirit of the grilling season in this recipe for Lemon Grilled Chicken. Serve with your favorite bagged salad kit & fresh fruit to complete the meal, no sweat! (Pun intended.) Lemon Grilled…...

Banana Berry Overnight Oatmeal

Banana berry overnight oatmeal is a great way to add fresh fruit to your day! The sweetness of the banana makes adding sugar unnecessary. Limiting sugar in your diet is a step in a healthy direction. Learn more about why…...

Spotlight on Kiwis

Kiwis are small fruits but they pack a lot of flavor and health benefits. They provide fiber, Vitamin C, potassium, and Vitamin E in a cute furry package! Kiwis have a sweet and tart taste and are popular additions to…...

Memorial Day Recipe: Grilled Pizza

Kick off Summer with a Grilled Pizza Memorial Day Weekend is traditionally the unofficial start to the summer! Whether you're gathering with friends and family or enjoying a quiet, relaxing long weekend at home we suggest trying this fun twist…...