Food Memories and Family Dinners

Read our latest column in the Waltham News Tribune!  “Food Memories and Family Dinners,” by Leslie Glynn, appeared in the Waltham News Tribune on March 22, 2011.  Leslie describes the enjoyment of food and family time, and the importance of keeping these rituals alive today.  She also shares one of her family recipes, “Pasta e […]

Vegetable-Tofu Stir Fry @ the Chill Zone

“Stir fry? I love stir fry!” The shouts rang out as youth hanging out at the Chill Zone this past Saturday gathered in the snack room to cook up some stir fry. However, much of the excitement quickly turned to confusion as students realized there was no chicken to be found. “Wait… stir fry without […]

Creamy Cole Slaw @ the Chill Zone

Cabbage and carrots tossed in a creamy and tangy dressing were the feature of last weekend’s Chill Zone session. Cece and I helped kids shred cabbage, grate carrots and onion, and measure and mix ingredients for this no-cook side dish. Everyone tried at least a taste of the finished slaw, and some kids took a […]

Waltham Butternut Squash Soup

As part of our participation in Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, Healthy Waltham and Northeast Elementary School students worked together to create a delicious soup recipe for the Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge, now posted on its website. To submit a recipe into the competition, students had to create a nutritious dish featuring one of […]

Pan-roasted butternut squash @ the Chill Zone

Healthy Waltham intern Cece and I recently held a cooking activity at the Chill Zone, a safe, fun, and free weekend program hosted by the Waltham Recreation Department for students in grades 6-8. Lucky for us, the Chill Zone has invited Healthy Waltham to regularly host such cooking and garden activities all spring long. For […]

Eat Your Veggies – with a Napkin

Our inaugural column in the Waltham News Tribune appeared November 2010 with this article by our Chef Instructor, Leslie Glynn.  “Kids, eat your veggies – with a napkin” talks about the importance of trying new foods.  Sometimes it takes many tries for kids to like a new vegetable.  And it is OK if they don’t […]

Picky Eaters

by Maria DiMaggio, Healthy Waltham Project Coordinator I was a picky eater as a child.  I remember fighting with my parents at mealtimes and hiding pieces of food in my napkin while they insisted that I clean my plate.  So how, then, did I become interested in food, a fairly adventurous eater, and a pretty […]

In Praise of the Asian Pear

by Maria DiMaggio, Healthy Waltham Project Coordinator (and Waltham Public School parent) This unassuming-looking piece of fruit has become a staple in my house and a lunchbox favorite.  Golden brown in color, it looks to be half pear, half apple.  We discovered it by accident during a day of apple-picking at Belkin Lookout Farm in […]

Vegetable Recipe Book

What’s on your Table? is Healthy Waltham’s vegetable cookbook compiled in collaboration with the Waltham Fields Community Farm.  This excellent resource is arranged alphabetically by vegetable.  In addition to recipes, there is nutrition information, storage tips, and more.   You can find the recipe books here: What’s on your Table? (English Version of Cookbook) Que […]

Healthy Kids, Healthy Snacks Recipe Book

Looking for healthy snack ideas for kids?  Our Healthy Kids, Healthy Snacks recipe book can be downloaded by clicking here.