Cooking Demonstrations in East Hawaii

Healthy Cooking Demo

Wednesday, March 27
5 – 6 p.m.
Aging and Disability Resource Center
1055 Kinoole St.
Hilo, HI 96720

Learn how to prepare delicious plant-based recipes that are Blue Zones approved. PLUS - enjoy free samples, meet people from your community, and join a walking or potluck group to win prizes!

Chef Casey Halpern from Cafe Pesto will be featuring roasted veggie sour dough focaccia pizza & caprese salad with goat cheese.


Why plant-based?
In the original Blue Zones® areas around the world, people eat less meat and more vegetables, beans and legumes. This is consistent with the USDA's MyPlate recommendations to make fruits, vegetables, and grains the majority of your intake. These foods are healthier than meats because they are less calorie-dense and contain less fat and sodium. While meat may not be completely absent from the recipes, Blue Zones Project® focuses on using beans and legumes as main sources of protein.

What to expect at a Blue Zones Project Cooking Demonstration
Our FREE Blue Zones Project cooking demonstrations emphasize the use of fresh produce and adding more fruits and vegetables to your plate. Community members will learn how to model the eating habits of the world's healthiest and longest living individuals.

One to three recipes will be demonstrated by a chef, cook, or registered dietitian. Participants will be offered a sample and recipe card for each of the prepared recipes.



To learn more about Blue Zones Project, visit our website or watch a short video.
Please feel free to contact us by email.

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