Healthy Foods in the Schools: Kale!


“I didn’t think I’d like it but I tried it and I did.”“This is sooooo good. You should serve this in the schools.” [as a menu option]“It looks like green barf, but I’m going to try it anyway.” [For the record, that kid liked it too] Take six school cafeterias, one energetic guest chef, about […]

From Seed to Plate

McDevitt Cooking Class

Did you know that adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet is one of the easiest things you can do to improve your health? Click here to vote for Healthy Waltham in the Seeds of Change grant program from March 31-April 18, 2016. If selected, we could receive funding for our garden to table […]

St. Paddy’s Day at GWArc


Hearty Soup, Irish Soda Bread and a Green Smoothie made up our yummy St. Patrick’s Day menu at the Greater Waltham Arc (GWArc). GWArc serves children, adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, offering a variety of programs, services and supports which maximize independence, foster inclusion, promote self-advocacy and build community connections. These […]

Waltham Schools Get Healthy


We are delighted to announce our new partnership with the Waltham Public Schools, “Fresh! Chef to School visits,” which introduces students to healthy, tasty new foods in Waltham cafeterias. Please see our article for the Waltham News Tribune here (full text also below) to learn about this program. Check out more photos here. A Fresh Perspective – […]

Butternut Squash Three Ways

Sr. Center

Chef Reva’s December workshop for seniors held at the Council on Aging focused on the butternut squash, with three different takes on this local favorite. Served hot, cold, or baked in a muffin, the butternut squash is a healthy addition to a meal. Healthy Waltham’s workshop series, titled “Cooking for one? Make it fun!” is […]

Leek and Potato Soup with Kale


Try a hearty but light soup that’s perfect for a chilly fall or winter day. We made this soup recently for our Get Healthy and Fit seniors’ program at the Waltham Fields Community Farm. A group of about 20 seniors enjoyed touring and learning about the Farm. Then, they learned new techniques for preparing produce grown at […]

Healthy Carrot Spread


Looking for a new appetizer idea using vegetables? Try this yummy carrot spread on a whole wheat pita or as a dip for raw vegetables! The carrot spread can be refrigerated for several days and tastes great cold or room-temperature. This recipe is from our “What’s on your Table” vegetable cookbook you can find here. INGREDIENTS […]

Early Fall Healthy Meal


The smell of apples and cinnamon always makes us think of fall. We had a wonderful cooking workshop with the folks of the Greater Waltham Arc (GWArc)*. Chef Reva created an early fall meal of turkey and white bean chili, zucchini and corn muffins, followed by an apple crisp for dessert.  Workshop participants enjoyed lots […]

Summer Slaw


Try this healthy slaw that uses a mix of fresh collards, cabbage and carrot!  serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS DRESSING ½ cup apple cider vinegar ¼ cup olive oil 2 teaspoons sugar 2 teaspoons dry mustard 2 teaspoons celery seed 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (or 1 more teaspoon paprika + ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper) […]

Raspberry Lime Sparkler


We’re enjoying the last few days of summer! On these hot days, it can be tempting to reach for a soft drink or other sugary beverage, but the empty calories and excess sugar can lead to poor nutrition and unwanted weight gain. Choose water for the healthiest hydration with no added calories. It’s time to rethink your […]