It’s so refreshing to stay in a hotel and see healthy menu options for kids, like organic scrambled eggs, fresh fruit & granola parfaits and salmon teriyaki. More and more hotels are hopping on this trend, making it easier for families to eat healthy while on vacation. Take a look at seven fun and nutritious menus for kids at some of your favorite hotels and resorts.
Westin Hotels & Resorts: Look for the Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids, which includes such favorites as build-your-own fruit crepes and baby spinach & cheese omelets. Through a new partnership with SuperChefs, the Westin Eat Well Menu not only features healthy options, but also engages children through colorful placemats with word scrambles and fun facts about super foods.
Hyatt Hotels: Last year, Hyatt Hotels rolled out For Kids By Kids menus across their properties, enabling kids to make healthy meal choices while on vacation. Even better, the menu options have been taste-tested and approved by kids. When we stayed at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota in April, we found lots of yummy choices on their Fun Fuel menu, like a shaken chopped salad and salmon teriyaki.
JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts: Stay at any Marriott and you’ll find the JW Kids Menu at their restaurants with plenty of choices for those who want small plates (“Kids Nosh”) or big plates (“Big Kids”). Look for turkey meatballs and grilled organic chicken, as well as cheese cubes and grapes for little munchers. Kids will also receive an activity booklet, crayons and a take-home cup.
Destination Hotels & Resorts: Look for the Kids Café Menu across Destination Hotels & Resorts, featuring healthy and creative choices for kids, including honey mustard turkey pinwheels and peanut butter & banana smoothies. Nutritious options are marked with a red apple on the children’s menu. One of my faves is the melon fries with strawberry “ketchup.”
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts: At the Four Seasons, you’ll find a variety of children’s menus that are both sophisticated and nutritious. Look for KidsBites at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin, like “Three Blind Mice,” a dish of mice-shaped strawberries with carrot tails and almond slices for ears. Or, head to the Four Seasons Westlake Village for a Junior Pirates Menu with surf-and-turf for little ones.
You’ll also find more and more healthy menus at independent hotels, like the Plaza Hotel in New York City, which features an Eloise Menu. Look for healthy choices, such as organic grilled chicken, fruit sorbet popsicles and a mini Caesar salad.