LiveWell JOCO Blog

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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…... read more

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…...

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…... read more

Reduce Sugar Consumption for Your Health

Have you heard the suggestions to reduce sugar in your diet? Why? And what does that even mean? Here’s the scoop. Why Reduce Sugar? Added sugars add calories. Excessive calories can lead to weight gain. For some people with diabetes,…...

Spotlight on Asparagus

Asparagus is a popular vegetable that comes in a variety of colors including green, white and purple. It's a used in dishes like frittatas, salads and pasta. Nutritional Benefits of Asparagus Asparagus is low in calories and is an excellent…...

Spring Yogurt Parfaits

Greek yogurt brings calcium & protein, while the fruit brings an abundance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and a pop of color to these tasty & nutritious spring treats. Assemble ahead of time yourself or let each diner create their masterpiece.…...

Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins are the perfect recipe for fall. You’ll find pumpkin and cranberries to be a dynamic duo because of their nutritious (and delicious) offerings in this recipe from our friends at JoCo E. A. T. S. Thanks to…...

Veggie-ful Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage us to add plenty of color to our diet and make half of our plate fruits & vegetables. Veggie-ful Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms are a delicious way to do just that! To get the conversation…... read more

Skillet Orange Maple Pork Chops

Serve these saucy pork chops up with your family’s favorite side dishes or consider sliced oranges & making our roasted broccoli in the oven while you’re at work on the stove top.  To get the conversation started around the table…...

Spotlight on Cauliflower

Cauliflower has been enjoying its time in the spotlight and rightly so. It is very versatile, low in calories and brings nutritional benefits to the table, literally. Steam it, roast it, rice it, dip it or blend it in a…...

Pantry Skill – Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted tomatoes are an easy pantry skill to master. Roasting fresh tomatoes concentrates their delicious flavor making salads, hummus, pasta & sandwiches pop! Tomatoes are a rich source of vitamins like vitamin C and antioxidants including lycopene. Including them in…...

Spotlight on Spinach

“I’m strong to the finish ‘cause I eats me spinach!” Turns out Popeye the Sailor Man was right. With many essential vitamins & minerals and great health benefits, this fabulous functional food packs a powerful punch. 2 cups of fresh…...