Kid-Friendly Breakfast Ideas

Back to school means back to our routines, alarm clocks, and catching the bus. Although it can be tough to get the kids to have a decent meal before school, we all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Children need fuel for school, both for their brain and body to function. Eating a healthy breakfast stabilizes blood sugar, energy, mood, and increases focus.

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While there are hundreds of packaged “breakfast” foods on the market, making breakfast at home ensures much healthier ingredients as opposed to sugar and chemicals you’ll find in most pre-packaged options (ie: Pop-tarts, granola bars, and most kid-friendly cereals.)  All of these kid-friendly ideas take 10 minutes or less to make and can be taken on-the-go!

1. PB & J Smoothie (makes 1 serving):

In a blender, combine:

  • ¾ cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter or almond butter
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • optional: ½ frozen banana
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Instructions: add ice cubes for desired temperature/consistency and serve in a glass once blended. Cheers!

2. Healthy Pancakes or Waffles (makes 2 servings):

In a bowl or blender, combine:

  • ¾ cup whole-grain flour of choice ( or try coconut or almond flour for gluten-free)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • optional: dash of cinnamon

Instructions: lightly coat heated pan/skillet with butter/coconut oil/cooking spray and add pancake mix in small circles. Flip once pancake solidifies (typically 4-5 minutes) and let cook until desired crispness (2-3 minutes.) Plate pancakes and serve with a small amount of honey, natural syrup, or butter. Tastes like a treat, but healthy enough for everyday!

3. Overnight Oats (prepare the night before, makes 2 servings):

In a bowl, jar, or Tupperware, combine:

  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • dash of cinnamon
  • optional: 1 tablespoon chia seeds (to help thicken and adds nutrients)
  • optional: add fruit and/or nuts/nut butter

Instructions: simply stir together the ingredients and refrigerate overnight for an instant healthy breakfast in the morning!

If you’d like more individual nutritional advice for you or your family, please contact kiley@onehealthyhamptons.com to set up a meeting. Kiley is certified in nutrition and clinical social work with women, children, and families.

One Healthy Breakdown: fuel for school!

September Stroll Challenge

We’re strolling right into September, so get your walking shoes ready! That’s right, this month’s challenge is super simple: walk every day. September is the perfect time to stroll – it’s not too hot, not too cold, and the turn of the season is something to be seen. In fact, this challenge is just as good for mental health as it is for physical health. Just like we rarely regret a workout, you surely will not regret taking a nice walk outside, even if just five minutes to break up the day. You may notice that the calendar is pretty bare – that’s where you come in. Some may only be able to break away for 5-10 minutes, while others may have an hour to spare (or stroll.) Just print and hang the calendar somewhere visible and track your own walking each and every day.

Sept Stroll Challenge

One Healthy Breakdown: you know what they say, “a stroll a day keeps the doctor away.”

Back to School Special!

Summer sure flew by in the blink of an eye! We all know that September means back to school…and back to school means cooler temperatures, packed schedules, and bye bye beach days. Don’t fret, yet! Luckily, there’s some good news about September as well; pumpkin spice, fall foliage, apple picking, and OHH’s Back to School Special!

BTSspecialBetween and now and October 1st, 2015, book a Nutrition consultation with Kiley and you’ll save 15% off any package AND you’ll get OHH’s 2015 Fab Fall Cleanse for FREE! That’s right, you’ll not only save (A LOT) but also you’ll gain private nutrition and wellness support, a customized meal plan, goal coaching, 20+ seasonal recipes, and cleansing tips for a healthy kick-start! Together, we’ll make lasting changes that will keep you feeling great right through the holidays. Just email kiley@onehealthyhamptons.com today to book and get ready to turn over a new leaf!

One Healthy Breakdown: get ready for one fab fall, from the inside out!

Back to School Workout

As we all adjust to our fall routines and our packed schedules, it can be easy to let the workouts slip. Don’t! Exercising regularly is not only good for your health, it will give you more energy to embrace life as a busy bee! Here’s an at-home workout you can even fit in first thing in the morning before work, school, and life get in the way! A+ for that!backtoschool

One Healthy Breakdown: whether you’re in school or not, you’ll benefit from this at-home workout, so learn to love it!