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.

Spotlight on Cucumbers

Cucumbers are more than just a refreshing addition to your salads—they’re a nutritional powerhouse packed with health benefits. As an excellent source of hydration, cucumbers are composed of about 96% water, making them perfect for staying hydrated, especially in the…...

Spotlight on Kale

Kale has risen to fame as one of the most beloved superfoods and for good reason. Packed with an impressive array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, kale offers numerous health benefits that make it a worthy addition to your diet.…...

Spotlight on Artichokes

Artichokes are nutritional powerhouses that offer a variety of health benefits. Packed with antioxidants, fiber, and a range of essential nutrients, artichokes can be a delicious addition to your diet. Health Benefits Artichokes are a nutrient-rich vegetable known for their…...

Healthy Eating and Reducing Food Waste

Embracing a healthier lifestyle is not just about counting calories; it's also a journey toward making choices that benefit both you and the environment. Most people don’t realize how much food they throw away every day – from uneaten leftovers…... read more

Build Your Own Smoothie Station

Spring break is the perfect time to engage kids in activities to keep them busy and avoiding the dreaded, “I’m bored.” Why not try creating a Build-Your-Own Smoothie Station? This colorful and vibrant activity not only sparks creativity but also…...

Spotlight on Parsnips

Parsnips are an often-overlooked root vegetable but they pack a punch when it comes to health benefits. Parsnips, a starchy, ivory-colored root vegetable with a crispy texture and aroma similar to carrots, are rich in essential nutrients that contribute to…...

Health Benefits of Winter Citrus Fruits

As the winter chill sets in, it's the perfect time to welcome a burst of sunshine into our diets with winter citrus fruits. These vibrant and juicy delights not only add a pop of color to our plates but also…...

A Fresh Start: Prioritizing Healthy Eating in the New Year

The start of a new year often prompts people to focus on self-improvement, and one impactful resolution is prioritizing healthy eating.  Choosing nutrient-dense, whole foods benefits not only physical health but also contributes significantly to overall well-being and sustained energy…...

Navigating Holiday Parties: A Healthy Survival Guide

The festive season is upon us, and with it comes a whirlwind of holiday parties, family gatherings, and celebrations. While it's a time of joy and merriment, it can also pose challenges to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Fear not, as…...

Spotlight on Sweet Potatoes

If you're looking for a delicious and nutritious addition to your diet, sweet potatoes might be the answer. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, these vibrant root vegetables offer many health benefits. Nutritional Benefits High in Fiber: Sweet potatoes, with…...

Enjoy the Flavors of Fall: 6 Fruits and Vegetables in Season Now

As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, fall brings with it a bountiful harvest of seasonal fruits and vegetables. While you may associate fall with cozy sweaters and pumpkin-spiced everything, it's also a great time to focus…...

Healthy Snacking Tips

Let’s talk about something that most of us have experienced as a parent or in our eating routine – SNACK TIME! Today, we are sharing some tips for how to make this one of the easiest decisions of your day.…...