Food & Wine Festival

Food & Wine

Healthy Waltham will again be participating in the Waltham Food & Wine Festival on April 23, 6-8:30 PM at the Westin Waltham Hotel. We are pleased to join local restaurants and foodies in support of the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, a unique museum about Waltham’s industrial past. Healthy Waltham’s Chef Reva will be […]

Cooking at Kennedy Middle School


Can you make a healthier pizza? Yes, you can! Healthy Waltham’s new chef instructor Reva Haselkorn led a six-week after school class at Kennedy Middle School discussing and implementing healthy eating concepts and cooking techniques. At their last class, the  students put their knowledge to good use and celebrated with a healthy pizza party. They […]

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe


One of our favorites! Warm yourself up this winter with this curried butternut squash soup. Did you know that the most popular butternut squash grown today was developed right here in Waltham? 2 onions 3 cloves garlic 1 sweet potato 3 carrots 4 large potateos 2 apples 1 small butternut squash 3-4 parsnips olive oil, […]

Two Salad Dressing Recipes


Why buy dressing when yummy salad dressings are easy to make at home? Here are two of our favorite dressing recipes that we served recently at the KaBOOM playground building day of service on September 17 in Waltham. Mix up a dressing, toss over your favorite salad and enjoy! Looking for that kale salad recipe? […]

KaBOOM! at Prospect Hill


On September 17, we were thrilled to participate in the building of a new playground at Prospect Hill Terrace in Waltham. The main organizer of the event, KaBOOM, is a non-profit organization that helps communities build playgrounds for children. It was both exciting and energizing to see so many groups of volunteers turn out to […]

Eat a rainbow!

 Yifan Wang One of Healthy Waltham’s missions is to promote healthy eating among kids. As an intern in Healthy Waltham, this semester I focused on “Eat a rainbow” project. After several weeks researching, I gradually changed my own diet. I do not attempt to let “greens” dominate my vegetable plate, but try to get a […]

Make Yours a Soda-Free Summer


What’s the best beverage to keep you healthy and hydrated in summer?  Water!  Healthy Waltham intern Shanlai Shangguan wrote an article for us about the hidden sugar that can be found in sodas and sports drinks.  Kids today consume more sugar than ever, and it is known to have several negative health effects, and may […]

Healthy Halloween Treats


by Irena Kats Eating healthy during the Halloween season is not easy. It may seem hard to offer healthy Halloween treats to those cute, enthusiastic trick-or-treaters that come to your door in costume each year, especially when that candy is so enticing. But, as long as alternative treats are offered in a fun and exciting […]

Steamed Edamame

At the end of April, I gave the Chill Zone kids a behind-the-scenes tour of Moody Street’s  Tempo Bistro, the restaurant I’ve worked at for nearly five years. We hit all the major spots of interest, including the dining room floor, prep kitchen, walk-in refrigerators, and main kitchen. Since we were there during the early […]

Apple and Fennel Salad @ the Chill Zone

A few Saturdays ago we tested out one of Chef Glynn’s recipes at the Chill Zone, and much to our delight, this Apple and Fennel Salad turned out deliciously. For many of us, a salad is the first thing we think of when we think about eating healthy, and especially when we talk about eating […]