One of the most distressing things about vacationing with kids is anticipating their home away from home diet. French fries alone does not constitute dinner. Chicken nuggets are not to be had nightly. And why are vegetables so rarely included with the kids entree?
Kudos to Hyatt Hotels for taking notice and going the extra mile by launching a new, innovative menu, “For Kids By Kids” at full service properties across North America. The menu was tasted, tested and approved by kids, including 11-year-old Haile Thomas, who is spearheading a campaign for healthy eating through her online cooking show, Kids Can Cook. Hyatt’s food and beverage team worked with the kids to ensure new menu offerings not only meet the brand’s standards for nutrition and quality, but are also fun and interactive. Think customizing your own pasta dish and “shaking” your own salad.
As part of the menu roll out, Hyatt also worked with renowned food pioneer and chef, Alice Waters, to create a three-course organic meal for children including a salad, chicken entrée and dessert. “All children deserve to eat real food – fresh, seasonal, organic, and delicious,” says Waters. “I wanted to do a small, three course meal, within the context of Hyatt’s initiative, that could be sourced exclusively from organic farms across the country. Of course it’s about taste and ripeness and seasonality—but it’s bigger than that, too: it’s about supporting the people who are taking care of the land for our future generations.”
Among the items featured on the “For Kids By Kids,” menu :
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and chicken sausage served with toast and a fruit skewer
Lunch: Organic turkey burger with fresh fruit and house made ketchup; crunchy chicken pops
(baked, not fried) served with a tomato dipping sauce and a garden salad
Dinner: Salmon Teriyaki with rice noodles and vegetables (tofu available as an alternative);
chicken and pineapple skewer served with brown rice, apple and sun butter lime dip.
(Salmon Teriyaki recipe was created by Haile Thomas)
Got a nutritious, delicious recipe worthy of their breakfast menu? Go to Facebook.com/hyatt and upload the recipe and photo for your chance to have your item featured on the menu and win a free stay. The contest ends July 31, 2013. For more about the For Kids, By Kids menu, visit www.hyattfood.com.
Posted on Tue, July 2, 2013
by Elise Edwards filed under