2016 Spring Healthy Taste of the Eastside

This was a FREE evening event featuring nutritional information, chef demonstrations and delicious food. 324 residents participated in the festivities.


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)

Cabbage Soup- Bowden Elementary

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Spaghetti- Resident Chef Kattie McIntoch


Chicken Stir Fry- Healy Murphy Center

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Mexican Quinoa- True Wellness

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pomegranate-chicken-boats– San Antonio Food Bank

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Fiesta Salad- Ella Austin Community Center

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Chicken Street Tacos- Resident Chef Nancy Rodriguez

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There were 6 amazing celebrity judges this year!

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Judges included:

District 2 Councilman Alan E. Warrick


San Antonio Current– Food & Nightlife Editor, Jessica Elizarrar


Food Blogger S.A.vory (@Savory_210), Lisa Rivas- Moore


President, Dignowity Hill Neighborhood Association- Brian Dillard


COO/ Co-Founder, Bethany East PR & Management Consulting


Founder of Gardopia Gardens- Steven Lucke 



Judging Criteria:


1st place: Ella Austin Community Center- Fiesta Salad


2nd place: San Antonio Food Bank- Pomegranate Chicken Boats

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3rd place: True Wellness- Mexican Quinoa


People’s Choice Award: Resident Chef, Nancy Rodriguez- Chicken Street Tacos

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Tha1Radio’s DJ Eclectic was spinning some tunes throughout the event.

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In addition families were able to enjoy:

  • Fruit Cups
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Children’s Books
  • Fun for all ages

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Check out the Facebook Event page for more pictures!