April’s Tiny Change: Eat More Color

This month, our #tinychange is to add more color to our plates. There are lots of reasons to load up on deeply pigmented fruits and vegetables, but for me, one the best reason is that it makes me happy! We feel invigorated and energized just looking at brightly colored meals (not to mention all the health benefits our bodies get from eating them!)

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Consider this the food version of tucking away your black winter sweaters and dull wool coats and pulling out your bright, colorful sundresses and fun tops: we all look better and shine brighter with a pop of color, even our meals. Here are my five favorite reasons to add more color to your plate:

1. Count colors!
Counting carbs, weighing food, and tracking calories can be effective for some, but they’re surefire ways to suck the joy and fun out of eating. The act of measuring and counting also reinforces the beliefs that healthy living is hard, time consuming, and unenjoyable. Not true!

Healthy foods are colorful foods. Think about it: Black wild rice and brown rice are healthier than white rice; orange sweet potatoes are filled with more phytonutrients than white potatoes; dark green spinach is better for us than light iceberg lettuce; freshly spiralized green zucchini noodles are more nutritious than white noodles. When you choose your foods based on color, making healthy choices is as easy (and fun!) as stocking your fridge with the vibrant colors of the rainbow.

2. Color Crowds Out Clutter
Balance over (hence the name Kale & Chocolate!) but the reality is: we have limited space on our plates and in our stomachs. When we add more color to our meals, there is less room for the not-so-healthy colorless clutter.

Rather than telling yourself that you can never eat pasta again, what if you made yourself a big green salad and tossed your pasta with colorful grilled vegetables? You’d need a lot less pasta to feel satisfied, your plate would be filled with nutritious, colorful foods…and you’d still get to eat the pasta that you love! It’s not about taking away food, it’s about adding color!

Swap your plain store-bought hummus (most likely chemical ridden) for this pretty Beet & Basil Hummus with a rainbow of chopped veggies!

3. More Color = More Nutrients
I’m fascinated by the science of healthy eating; it’s one of the reasons that I studied plant-based nutrition. When we eat colorful foods, we consume more micronutrients (the vitamins and minerals that are vital to development, disease prevention, and well-being).

If you want to make sure you’re getting sufficient nutrients, but you’re not particularly interested in reading labels or researching which foods are high in which vitamins and minerals, simply add a variety of colorful produce to your plate. When you eat all the hues of the rainbow, you’re naturally eating a micronutrient-rich diet. It’s that easy!

Swap bland protein shakes for a beautiful vibrant smoothie bowl with fun toppings.

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4. Food Love is Self-Love
Think about plain old beige oatmeal versus gorgeous, colorful, creative, and nutrient-dense carrot cake oatmeal. Which meal has more love? Like the vibrant hues of spring, color brings warmth and comfort to your plate. Show yourself love by preparing beautiful, colorful meals.

Swap a simple salad for a Super Summer Salad for more colors, flavors, and nutrients!

5. No Season is More Colorful than Spring
As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, more and more amazing foods appear at the farmers’ market: spears of tender asparagus, creamy avocados, red beets, green broccoli, and gorgeous strawberries are coming into season right now. There is no better, easier, more delicious, and more affordable time to add color to your meals!

*This post is part of Kale and Chocolate’s year-long #12tinychanges challenge, implementing one monthly small, super doable change-over a year it really adds up! Read about all changes here and share your progress on Instagram with the hashtag #12tinychanges tagging @kaleandchocolate and @hamptonskiley! Yes, there are prizes involved!

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One Healthy Breakdown: Here’s to eating the colors of the rainbow and a bright, vibrant spring!

Spring into Wellness at Stella & Ruby

Calling all moms and moms-to-be! You’re invited to a wellness event at Stella & Ruby, Sag Harbor on Saturday, April 9th 12-3pm. One Healthy Hamptons’ BumpEast will provide complimentary wellness consultations and healthy bites to encourage you to spring into spring!

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Meet and greet other moms and moms-to-be and chat all things wellness with Kiley and Erica. Sip on fresh Montauk Juice Factory juice and enjoy 20% off all baby clothing at Stella and Ruby, home of the cutest baby & children’s clothing and accessories in town!

One Healthy Hamptons’ BumpEast brings mothers & mothers-to-be in the Hamptons private, personalized yoga, nutrition, and wellness support. Kiley and Erica have created this unique service to enhance and prepare the mind and body during this amazing stage of life.

BumpEast offers single sessions and weekly packages specially designed for each client at every stage of pregnancy and post-delivery. Whether you seek relaxation for the body and mind during pregnancy or getting back in shape post-delivery, BumpEast is the program for you.

One Healthy Breakdown: Spring is a time for growth, nurturing, and flourishing. Join us to celebrate motherhood in the healthiest way!

April Whole 30

April is underway and I’m celebrating my one year month-iversary from Whole30 by…committing to a Whole30. After all, they say that the definition of insanity is repeating something expecting a different result right? Well, call me crazy because I’m committed. Join me?

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If you’re on board for, here are some incredibly helpful resources to make the next 30 days far less miserable…and even a little fun:

And follow on instagram:

  • @whole30​
  • @whole30recipes
  • @whole30approved
  • @teacheatrepeat
  • @b.b.wellness
  • @hamtponskiley
  • @melissa_hartwig

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One Healthy Breakdown: who’s with us?!

April Unwind – the Calm Before the Storm

Happy April! Bring on the flowers, showers, and the calm before the *summer* storm! After the looooong winter we’ve had, a little unwinding is much needed. So, this month, that’s exactly what we’re doing. No, this is not an April Fool’s joke or an excuse to slack off. Keep up with your regular workouts, embrace the spring season, and make self-care a priority every day this month. Here are some suggestions, feel free to print or pin and follow along! Can I get a “hallelujah?”

AprilUnwindOne Healthy Breakdown: you’re welcome, my friend!

Easter Basket Upgrades

It’s no secret that Easter is a super duper sugar-coated holiday. Trade in the pastel Peeps, massive chocolate bunnies, and jelly beans galore for some healthier treats that even the bunny himself would get egg-cited for.

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  • DVD’s
  • Dark chocolate
  • Organic lolli-pops or fruit snacks
  • Dried fruit
  • A jump rope
  • A yoyo
  • Seeds to plant
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Chapstick
  • Nuts
  • Sunscreen
  • Coconut
  • Stationary
  • Popcorn
  • Stickers
  • Gift cards
  • Arts & crafts
  • Dark chocolate covered nuts & seeds
  • Yogurt bites
  • Play-doh
  • Toothbrush
  • Books/magazines
  • Fun socks and other accessories

One Healthy Breakdown: bet you were expecting carrots to top the list, but that’d be egg-stra boring!

Crunch into APRIL!

Get ready to crunch into April! Spring is springin’ out there and before we know it, beach season will be upon us. Let’s work those abs and whittle that middle in time for Memorial Day! If that sounds good to you, just remember these two things:

1. Crunches are only effective with proper form. Slow down and think consciously about the ab muscles working on each and every rep. Keep the lower back flat on the floor, pull the belly button in, and use the abs, not the arms or the neck, to lift you straight up, shoulders off the ground.

2. Abs are made in the kitchen. Crunches will strengthen the muscles, but in order for those muscles to show, a healthy diet and fat-burning exercise are a must! (that means more carrots and less chocolate bunnies.)

Now that we’ve established that, let’s get ready to feel the burn this April. Just print, pin, or save this calendar and get your crunch on all month long!

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One Healthy Breakdown: it’s crunch time, think beach + bikinis!

Katy’s Courage 5k, April 5th!

Join me Saturday, April 5th, for the 4th annual 5k to benefit Katy’s Courage in memory of Katy Stewart. Katy was an inspirational 12-year-old girl who  passed away from Hepatoblastoma, a rare pediatric cancer, at the end of 2010.

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Katy’s Courage has flourished into a bright pink celebration of Katy’s life, inspirational personality, lively spirit, and deep kindness. Katy’s Courage primarily benefit education, in addition to bereavement counseling and pediatric cancer research. Funds raised enable scholarships for students who demonstrate Katy’s best qualities: courage, kindness, and empathy.

KatysCourageLogoRegistration and check-in take place from 7 to 8:15 a.m. on race day. The 5k begins promptly at 8:30am. Runners (and walkers – anyone, at any speed, can participate, it’s totally non-competitive!) start at 21 West Water Street, in Sag Harbor, head north and make a right onto Main Street. Runners will then make a right onto Glover Street, run through the Redwood section of the course, and finish back on Water Street. Prizes for top three overall male and female participants will be awarded!

nhb_5021Sign up to participate in the 4th annual Katy’s Courage 5k today! Cost is $25 to pre-register and $30 for day-of registration. This will be my 3rd time running Katy’s Courage 5k (read all about my experience last year here.) One Healthy Hamptons is proud to be part of this event to continue to spread Katy’s kindness throughout Sag Harbor, the Hamptons, and beyond.

One Healthy Breakdown: See you at the starting line on, don’t forget to sport your PINK!

SUPER SPRING CLEANSE

It’s happening: spring is in the air! It’s time to ditch those layers, say goodbye to the snow boots, and…get ready to spring into spring feeling SUPER, confident, healthy, and happy!

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Beach days (and bikinis) are right around the corner! Don’t worry, take a deep breath, and relax. OHH has you covered with this Super Spring Cleanse to help you SPRING into spring!

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This program includes all of the steps you’ll need to cleanse, including a 5 day meal plan full of seasonal recipes and whole foods. Focusing on fresh, in-season produce, manageable changes, convenience, and taste, you’re sure to love this plan. Let’s get out of hibernation and back on track in the healthiest, most affordable way possible! Just add to cart below for just $30 or email kiley@onehealthyhamptons.com for your instant download and get started!

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You’ll get the Super Spring Cleanse program (delicious recipes for every meal, a full grocery list, and pages of tips on mindful eating, exercise, and detoxing) within hours to start whenever YOU’RE ready. This five-day program is flexible, fun, fresh, and easy to incorporate into any type of lifestyle. One Healthy Hamptons’ Spring Cleanse plan costs just $30, so sign on now for the boost you need and bring on the sunshine!

One Healthy Breakdown: we’re springing into a healthy, happy spring!