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.

Caprese Shrimp Pasta

Enjoy this recipe for Caprese Shrimp Pasta. Bright and tangy flavors are balanced with creamy mozzarella in this refreshing dish! Frozen shrimp is convenient to have on hand. Serving it as an item in a dish instead of as the…... read more

Breakfast Yogurt Splits

Breakfast yogurt splits is a fun & fast breakfast recipe adapted from jocoeats.com that’s sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. What’s even better, is it is a good source of potassium which is a mineral that most Americans…...

2 Cooking Tips to Help You Be a Better Cook Tonight!

Have you ever found a recipe that looks delicious and you start making it and realize all the prepping you have to do to even begin making the meal? Chopping, dicing, etc.? Below are 2 simple cooking tips to help…...

Chocolate Fruit Fondue

Chocolate Fruit Fondue is a tasty way to get in a serving of fruit for dessert! If you have a fondue pot, dust it off and use it for this recipe. Otherwise, using the stove will work just fine. Ingredients…...

5 Tips for Buying Fruits and Vegetables During COVID-19

Buying fruits and vegetables has been difficult when you are trying to shop just once in awhile and stay home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. What should you buy that will last the longest? Are…...

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a classic side to have with Easter meals, but they are not always the healthiest item on the table. This year, try a new recipe for deviled eggs that is both delicious and healthy! Ingredients 6 hard…... read more

Fiesta Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast tacos are a quick and flavorful dish that's ready in less than 20 minutes. You can also customize them with your favorite toppings. This recipe is meat-free but if you desire add some bacon, sausage or chorizo to the…...

Get Creative with Marinara Sauce!

The humble jar of marinara sauce sitting in your pantry has all sorts of possibilities! As we are all abiding by the stay at home orders and making every meal at home, we could all use some creative ideas for…...

Honey-Lime Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet potatoes are nutritious, delicious - and easy to grow! Join K-State Research and Extension Fruit & Vegetable Agent, Zac Hoppenstedt, and Health & Food Safety Agent, Crystal Futrell, on Tuesday, March 24th from 6-8:00 pm for From Garden to…...

Heart-Healthy Waldorf Salad with Tuna

Try this quick and easy recipe for Waldorf Salad with Tuna. Using delicious, easy to fix tuna is the perfect trick to increase omega-3 rich seafood in your everyday diet. Tuna is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3…...

Cholesterol 101

What Is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is found in the blood. The liver makes necessary cholesterol that is needed to build healthy cells. When we eat animal products, such as meat, poultry and dairy products, our bodies…... read more

Salmon Salad Lunch Hack

In a lunch rut? Use this quick recipe for Salmon Salad as inspiration to make your lunch a heart healthy lunch, even when you are short on time. Chopped salad kits are wildly popular as of late and tend to…...

The Connection Between High Blood Pressure and Type 2 Diabetes

What Is High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure and type 2 diabetes are different conditions, but they often occur together. In fact, according to the American Diabetes Association, “2 of 3 people with diabetes report having high blood pressure or…...

Smoke-Free Rentals In Johnson County

Are you a non-smoker looking for smoke-free rentals in Johnson County? If living in a smoke-free environment is important to you and your family or roommates, make sure you find a property that includes a tobacco free policy. At Johnson…...

12 Year Life Expectancy Difference

There is a 12-year life expectancy difference between Johnson County neighborhoods located just five miles apart. That’s more than a decade that some residents do not get to enjoy retirement, grandchildren, or hobbies. This information and more is the part of…...