2016 Fall Healthy Taste of the Eastside

This was a FREE evening event featuring nutritional information, chef demonstrations and delicious food. 189 residents participated in the festivities.

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General Rules:
*Must include the recipe & list of ingredients used
*Dish must be cooked by the contestant onsite. Should contestant arrive with prepared food, a copy of kitchen license must be provided prior to setup time
*Must provide 150-200 samples for judges & event contestants

Ingredient Criteria: must include 2 of the following:
*At least… two fruits and/OR vegetables
*A lean protein (legumes, beans, poultry, fish, etc.)
*A whole gran (oats, corn, whole wheat, brown rice, quinoa, etc.)

Recipes Included: (click on the title to print out a copy of the full recipe)


Pasta Grape Salad- Resident Chef, Patricia Arevalo

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Healthy Enchiladas- True Wellness

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Chicken Fajitas- Dual Generation Resident Chef, Frey

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Fish Tacos with quick Cabbage Slaw- Resident Chef, Michelle Daniels

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Chicken Stew- Healy Murphy Center Students 

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Smoothies- Bowden Elementary

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Fiesta Chicken Salad- Resident Chef, Janet Jones

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There were 3 amazing celebrity judges & 4 EPN student judges this year!

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Judges included:

 

Al Campbell, EPN Health & Wellness Committee Chair

Lilla Bernal, San Antonio Food Bank Nutrition Education Coordinator

John Velasquez, EPN & SAFB Farmer’s Market Manager

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Judging Criteria:
*Creativity
*Taste
*Healthfulness
*Appearance

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1st place: Resident, Janet Jones- Fiesta Chicken Salad

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2nd place & People’s Choice Award: Bowden Elementary’s Smoothies 

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 3rd place: Healy Murphy Center’s Chicken Stew

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DJ Midnight was spinning some tunes throughout the event.

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In addition families were able to enjoy:

  • Fruit Cups
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Mobile Farmer’s Market 
  • Children’s Books
  • Health Information booths
  • Fun for all ages

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Check out the Facebook Event page for more pictures!