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Welcome to Family Meals in Heels! If you are looking for nutritious, time-saving recipes and practical nutrition advice for your family, you’ve come to the right place. This blog was created lovingly with you in mind – busy parents looking for inspiration and ideas to streamline mealtime and nourish your family. Browse around a bit to check out my latest recipes, see what I’m eating this week and be in-the-know on important nutrition and wellness info for your family. Stay connected by following Family Meals in Heels on Instagram and Twitter!

— LeeAnn Weintraub, MPH, RD

Latest Breakfast Recipes

Green Egg in a Hole

Egg in a hole is a fun way to enjoy egg and toast. It’s a hot breakfast made with love that’s actually pretty easy and fast. This one is extra delicious because it uses fresh-from-the-bakery olive bread. This one is made with the olive bread from Gjusta, which has both green and black olives. The … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 4 mins
  • Calories: 383

Black Sesame Breakfast Cookies

Sesame seeds are tiny nutritional powerhouses, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber and minerals. Unlike white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds typically have their outer layer or hull still intact, making them richer and earthier in flavor and boasting even more nutritional value. These Black Sesame Breakfast Cookies, made with black sesame butter, are … Continued

  • 16 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Calories: 110

Autumn Spice Granola

This granola is not just about flavor, but also aroma. It smells like fall. When baking this recipe my home fills with the scent of orange, spices and toasted nuts. I’ve made a double batch of it to give to teachers and neighbors in decorative mason jars for a homemade winter holiday gift. I make … Continued

  • 15 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Calories: 259

Latest Lunch Recipes

Tuna Salad Niҫoise

Niҫoise salad originates from the French city of Nice and is known to have black (Niҫoise) olives, anchovies, hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes and capers. My Tuna Salad Niҫoise doesn’t stray much from this classic pescetarian favorite. Here I use caperberries instead of capers, which are easier to eat around for those who do not like the … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Calories: 423

Coconut Lime Mung Bean Stew

If you like lentil soup, you will love this mung bean stew. The lime, ginger and coconut milk in it elevates this stew with Thai flavors and delicious aromas. Just like lentils, mung beans are nutritionally dense and bursting with plant-protein. Though they aren’t among the most popular beans in the U.S., you can still … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Calories: 303

Velvety Kabocha Squash Soup

Food has the power to transcend. One bite can take us to a different place and time. We used to love a little Italian restaurant in mid-city Los Angeles called Cube. Although Cube has been closed for years now, I still remember their delicious food, especially the kabocha squash soup on their autumn menu. Unlike … Continued

  • 6 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Calories: 111

Latest Dinner Recipes

Crock-pot Chicken Salsa Verde

Although I am not about to tell you the whole birth story, my Crock-pot Chicken Salsa takes me right back to that pregnancy.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 hours 30 mins
  • Calories: 237

Coconut Curry Tofu and Chickpea Stew

This stew is rich, hearty, flavorful and completely vegan. It uses the Instant Pot, so you can expect it to be super speedy, cooking tofu and cauliflower in mere minutes. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, no need to worry. You can just as easily make this stew on the stove top using a … Continued

  • 8 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: approximately 30 mins
  • Calories: 332

Sheet Pan Chicken Caesar Salad

This Sheet Pan Chicken Caesar Salad is a fun, deconstructed version of a classic Caesar salad. My kids love munching on whole romaine leaves because of the crunch.  The shape of romaine leaves makes them the ultimate veggie chip to scoop up hummus or guacamole. In this recipe the lettuce is treated simply, but the … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Calories: 432
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