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.

5 Holiday Health Tips

5 Holiday Health Tips The holidays are rapidly approaching! It’s time to make a plan for staying on track during the season. We asked local dietitians to share their best holiday health tips for making it through the holidays: When…... read more

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…...

Slow Cooker Cajun Pot Roast with Sweet Peppers

Let’s fire up the slow-cooker for a versatile and delicious prep-ahead dinner. Cajun Pot Roast with Sweet Peppers delivers on flavor and simplicity. Add some whole grain pasta, baked potato or brown rice to serve along with this recipe and…...

Garlic Rosemary Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables

Garlic rosemary pork tenderloin with roasted vegetables is a healthy, one pan meal that everyone can enjoy. The pork tenderloin and veggies are placed on the same sheet pan for a quicker meal and less clean up! Everyone is happy…...

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

Green Chile Shredded Beef Bowl with Avocado Salsa

Enjoy this recipe for Green Chile Shredded Beef Bowl with Avocado Salsa. It is a healthy and yummy meal sure to please most everyone in your family!   Green Chile Shredded Beef Bowl with Avocado Salsa   Ingredients for slow cooker…...

Mexican Style Shredded Beef

Mexican Style Shredded Beef As fall approaches, our thoughts turn toward hearty slow cooked meals! What could be better than a make-ahead meal from the slow cooker that can actually be used in many different recipes? Mexican Style Shredded Beef…...

Super Easy Italian Chicken Dinner

Dinner Done! Super Easy Italian Chicken Dinner Only four ingredients into a slow cooker and you have a delicious chicken dinner. This recipe for Super Easy Italian Chicken can be used in a variety of ways; over pasta, in a salad…...

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month One in three children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, such as type 2 diabetes, high…...

A Salad Bar in Your Fridge!

A Salad Bar in Your Fridge!   Gather your favorite ingredients that you would typically select from a salad bar, place them into baggies and small containers. Once the items are gathered, place them into a 9x13 pan or other…... read more

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

One Pan Mexican Quinoa   A simple one skillet meal that uses delicious quinoa. The super grain quinoa is rich in protein and fiber and provides all the essential amino acids your body needs but cannot make on its own!…...

A Twist On Stir Fry – Mediterranean Chicken Stir Fry

A Twist on Stir Fry - Mediterranean Chicken Stir Fry   A different twist on stir-fry that offers delicious and healthy Mediterranean flavors. This dish makes a quick to fix dinner, and is sure to please even picky eaters!  …...

One Skillet Macaroni and Cheese – Simple and Delicious!

One Skillet Macaroni and Cheese - Simple and Delicious! As we say good-bye to summer and hello to back-to-school schedules, the family meal time routine may be changing, too. To help ease into this schedule try this family-friendly, delicious and kid…...

Fuel-Up Breakfast Bites

  Fuel-Up Breakfast Bites Getting out the door in the morning with a good breakfast on board can be tough! Try this recipe for Fuel-Up Breakfast Bites. This make-ahead recipe will become a family favorite, go-to recipe for its simplicity…...