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Red Beans And Rice

Looking for a filling, delicious and healthy option for dinner tonight? Look no further! This southern classic is great for lunch and…

Blackbeans and rice

Black Bean Soup

This exceptional Black Bean Soup is perfect for chilly fall and winter evenings. It makes a perfect appetizer or main dish. And…


Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie

Try something different with our Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie. With the substitute of vegetables for red meat and cauliflower puree for mashed potatoes,…

Eggless Raw Salad

Our delicious eggless raw salad. Perfect for Vegans and non-vegans alike. This crisp, chilled dish is a perfect compliment to bread or fresh…

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Iowa Gets Shout-Out on Gallup Well-Being Index Report: ‘No State More Invested in Well-Being’

  Our goal at Blue Zones isn’t just to help people live longer. We want to help them live better –to build…

Hy Vee Boosts Sales with Healthier Options

  Hy Vee Boosts Sales with Healthier Options Local Cedar Falls Blue Zones Project™ participant, Hy-Vee, worked under project guidelines to increase…

Mindless Exercise: Live to 100 Without Even Trying

Brought to you by GreenPal In 17 American cities, we’re recreating Blue Zones by helping put physical activity back into people’s lives.…

9 Questions for Mayim Bialik

Mayim Hoya Bialik is an Emmy award-nominated actress currently seen starring on the “The Big Bang Theory”, where she plays the role of…

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New York Times best-selling author, Dan Buettner, has delivered the secrets of the best practices in health, longevity and happiness to over 500 audiences worldwide.

Using National Geographic photography and video, his interactive presentations tell the stories of the world’s happiest and longest-lived cultures and offer a formula to get a higher well-being immediately.

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Blue Zones News

  • O Magazine – Feeling Good “The Iowa Test”
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  • The New York Times – The Island Where People Forget To Die
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  • WCCO – World Explorer Dan Buettner Visits WCCO At State Fair
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Daily Lessons From a Blue Zone

Ikarians have woven the recipe for longevity into their culture and lifestyle. Follow these common practices to cultivate your own centenarian lifestyle. Drink some goat’s milk Adding some goat milk…

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