Increase kiddo veggie intake

Getting kids to eat a variety of veggies can be a battle. Not only does research suggest that kids should be getting at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day, but that it’s important to have diversity to ensure that important micronutrients are being consumed. While most kids (like my own) will munch on carrots and bell peppers, they are a lot less likely to eat kale and squash. So, I created a daily kid-friendly smoothie to boost their intake without a fight. […]

2020-06-09T14:38:24-07:00May 12, 2020|

Snack time: Easy Protein Balls

We’re a little worn out on cooking. Months of preparing meals and entertaining at home have given us recipe fatigue. Want a quick, delicious and healthy snack that you can toss together with the kids? Look no further than these easy and versatile protein balls! […]

2020-06-09T14:51:32-07:00May 7, 2020|

Hyatt Family Eats: Simple Chia Pudding

These days, in the heart of Stay Home Stay Safe I think we’re all finding comfort in the simple, little things. Here’s something that we’re loving nearly as much as our morning coffee! If you know us, you know that’s really saying something! […]

2020-06-09T14:52:22-07:00March 27, 2020|

Soup’s on! Healthy instant pot soup

Maybe it’s the early onset of cold weather here in PDX this year? Maybe it’s just me, but I’m craving soup. I stumbled upon this fabulous Instant Pot Tortilla Chicken Soup in my search for healthy Instant Pot soup recipes. […]

2020-06-09T14:53:08-07:00October 15, 2019|

Hyatt family eats: Asparagus edamame salad

Asparagus season is in full swing, and I take as a true sign that spring really is coming! Check out this post for one of our favorite ways to enjoy asparagus while it lasts. This super easy and satisfying salad is quick, healthy and delish. […]

2020-06-09T14:54:25-07:00April 18, 2018|

Healthier holiday eats: Savory green beans

Realization of the season: there are actually a TON of very normal holiday dishes that can easily be made healthfully. Oh sure there’s holiday sweet breads, desserts galore, and pre-made appetizers at the front of every grocery store. But there are a lot of options for making a dish that is “commonly accepted” as a holiday food that is also nutrient dense and delicious. […]

2020-06-09T14:56:16-07:00November 9, 2017|

Hyatt family eats: Veggie chili for 20

My philosophy on veggie chili is go big or go home, both in flavor and in size. I’ve been making this recipe for years, and am always thankful for the extra leftovers when they are in the freezer. This hearty vegetarian version of classic chili packs in the flavor and veggies without guilt or grease. […]

2020-06-09T14:56:27-07:00December 7, 2016|

Hyatt family eats: slow cooker Thai green curry

This is one of our new fall favorite vegetarian recipes. The slow cooker takes the time pressure out of the dinner rush. This batch size makes enough for us to eat for at least two dinners, maybe more. It would also be great for a cold evening dinner party. […]

2020-06-09T14:56:34-07:00October 15, 2016|

Hyatt family eats: Max’s cookies

When Max went to kindergarten, I needed to find something that I knew he would eat quickly and get calories and protein in during his short – 15 minute – lunch period. This recipe also doubles as a grab and go protein ball, but remember to keep in mind why they were designed, and think of string bean Max. […]

2020-06-09T14:56:44-07:00August 2, 2016|

Hyatt family eats: kale salad two ways

I am happy to report that our little garden is BURSTING with kale right now. Summer is salad weather, and to me the key is in the right preparation. When I find something I love, it’s easier to eat it a lot. I hope you enjoy our take on kale salad, two different ways. […]

2020-06-09T15:02:02-07:00July 15, 2016|

Hyatt family eats: healthy homemade pizza

Realistic and minimally processed are two of the main goals for our family’s meals. With a four- and six-year-old, pizza is a regular item on our menu. In fact, Max loves it so much he requests it for his school lunches. We make this healthy homemade pizza every Sunday. We eat it along side a big salad and rainbow colored fresh fruits and veggies. […]

2020-06-09T15:02:20-07:00June 14, 2016|

Hyatt family eats: slow cooker vegetarian quinoa

For busy weeknights, the slow cooker is a dream. But I’ve always had a hard time finding vegetarian recipes aside from chili. With baseball season upon us, I took matters into my own hands modifying a meat-based recipe to create a Mexican-inspired, rainbow-packed staple vegetarian meal for our family. It’s forgiving and easy to make substitutions for your preferences. […]

2020-06-09T14:56:51-07:00May 12, 2016|

Hyatt family eats: Slow cooker steel cut oats

Slow cooker steel cut oats are one of my favorite breakfasts. We often make a large batch on Sunday morning and enjoy it reheated on the stove top all week long. When combined with seeds, nuts and fats, oatmeal packs a nutritional punch and lots of protein. […]

2020-06-09T15:02:49-07:00April 15, 2016|

Hyatt family eats: Asparagus pasta recipe

Asparagus is one of our favorite seasonal spring treats and we’ve just starting seeing organic asparagus in the stores. We love eating it fresh off the grill, drizzled with olive oil and balsamic. Below is our favorite spring pasta dish. It won’t be here long, so enjoy it while you can! […]

2020-06-09T14:54:32-07:00March 12, 2016|

Hyatt family eats: simple smoothie recipe

I’ve always been a proponent of incorporating smoothies in to daily nutrition plans. They’re a great, convenient way to incorporate many essential basics (carbs/protein/fats) as well as valuable micronutrients. We’ve posted smoothie blogs in the past that Lee still makes for the kids. […]

2020-06-09T14:55:11-07:00February 16, 2016|
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