Dan Buettner's favorite recipes
Check out some of Dan's favorite recipes from the blue zones below!
This hearty soup recipe comes from one of the world’s original Blue Zones regions. It’s chock full of veggies, beans, and herbs, and is satisfying and tasty. Hearty soups are easy to adjust to your own tastes and what you have in your fridge and freezer - they’re also easy to freeze and batch cook. Enjoy them with some crusty bread, a side of brown rice, or a crisp green salad.
Try this delicious, nutrient-packed stew from the Meal Planner:
In Loma Linda, CA, America’s only Blue Zones region, healthy eating is part of the religion. The thousands of Seventh Day Adventists who live here are the reason that the population lives so much longer than the rest of America.
Adventists don’t eat meat, don’t smoke or drink, and make their religion, eating well, exercising, and spending time with family a priority.
Here is a great Adventist-inspired oatmeal recipe from the Meal Planner to try for breakfast:
People in almost all Blue Zones regions enjoy pancakes, whether they are American-style, corn cakes from Costa Rica, or wild green pancakes from Ikaria.
Be creative and think beyond the standard white-flour pancakes you might have grown up eating—try buckwheat or whole grain pancakes or stuff your pancakes with bananas and blueberries. And there’s nothing wrong with enjoying pancakes, corn cakes, or sweet potato cakes for dinner either.
Try one of these delicious pancake recipes from the Blue Zones Meal Planner today:
For centenarians in the Nicoya peninsula of Costa Rica, one of the secrets to their extended longevity is the “three sisters” of Meso-American agriculture—beans, corn, and squash. These humble, inexpensive staples are versatile and easy to prepare.
Here are some great Costa Rican inspired recipes to try from the Meal Planner: