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How often do people in Waltham eat healthy foods? What are some of the reasons people may not eat healthy foods? These are a few of the questions that the Waltham Healthy Food Access Coalition is addressing in a community-wide survey. We need your help if you live, work or go to school in Waltham! The […]

Stuffed Collards with Bulgur Wheat

stuffed collards

Try these “grape leaf style” collards stuffed with bulgur, scallions, parsley, dill and lemon juice for a new twist on a traditional recipe. Hearty and healthy, these are perfect for a summer evening. Healthy Waltham will be handing out samples of this yummy dish at the Waltham Fields Outreach Market on August 4 from 4:30-6:30 PM, […]

Try Our Farmers’ Market Recipe


Visit us at the Waltham Farmer’s Market June 27! We’ll be handing out samples of this refreshing salad (recipe below) at the market, 119 School St., from 9:30 AM -2:00 PM. The mixture of flavors and textures – pickles and peaches – make this salad special, and the vegetables come from the Waltham Fields Community Farm. […]

Healthy Ranch Dip Recipe


Healthy Waltham has been teaching kids at the Prospect Hill Terrace Learning Center about healthy snacks! The Learning Center is an after school program for kids age 5-12 who live in Waltham’s low income housing community. We’ve made fruit platters, granola, hummus, homemade microwave popcorn (just regular popcorn kernels in brown paper bags with assorted […]

Warm Up With Sweet Potato Soup


As the days get shorter and colder, warm up with this sweet and simple sweet potato apple and fennel soup topped with an apple and jicama slaw garnish. Adding apple and fennel keep this soup bright and refreshing while the sweet potato makes for a satisfying dish. Serve with our version of Irish Soda Bread […]

Collards with Coconut Recipe


Try some healthy local collards using this recipe from our Chef Reva! Lime and coconut make it different. Delicious cold, it serves approximately 6. We served samples of this dish at the Waltham Farmers’ Market recently.  Ingredients 3 Tablespoons shredded coconut, unsweetened 1 large bunch of collards, stems sliced very thinly and leaves chopped 1 Tablespoon of […]

Roasted Chickpeas Recipe


We have had many requests for our roasted chickpeas (garbanzo beans) recipe that we served at the Waltham Farmers’ Market! Use as a crunchy topping on our spicy Moroccan Chard Salad or just for munching. Crispy Roasted Chickpeas 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed 1 Tablespoon of olive oil or olive […]

Farmers Market Cooking Demo

Farmer's Market

Try the spicy Moroccan Chard Salad we sampled at the Waltham Farmers’ Market! This recipe was a hit. It’s a great way to use Swiss chard, a locally grown seasonal favorite. Try it topped with Crispy Roasted Chickpeas. The Waltham Farmers’ Market is located at the parking lot of the Arthur J. Clark Government Center […]

Pea Guacamole Recipe

Samples of pea guacamole with blue corn chips at the WHS Health Fair

Can you make guacamole from green peas instead of avocado? Yes, and it’s very tasty! Try this different “faux” guacamole. There’s nothing faux about the taste; this bright green spread/dip was a hit at the Waltham High School Health Fair. We’ve adapted it from a recipe provided by the Waltham Public Schools Food Services Department. […]

Rethink Your Drink

Reem Al-Sukait, Healthy Waltham Intern, teaches WHS students about healthy hydration at the WHS Health Fair.

Healthy Waltham recently participated in Waltham High School’s annual Health Fair and had an important message to share: it’s time to rethink your drink! We know that many people, including kids, struggle with their weight and how to eat more healthfully. But did you know that cutting out sugar-sweetened drinks is an easy way to eliminate […]