What’s in Season? Fall’s Best

Wondering what foods are in season…other than apples and pumpkin?! Simply head to the farm stand to see what’s fresh and local or look for items on the list below, as eating with the season is always the way to go. Here’s your fall grocery list – grow, pick, buy, cook, and enjoy!

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  • apples
  • pears
  • broccoli
  • squash
  • pumpkin
  • sweet potatoes
  • herbs
  • eggplant
  • brussels sprouts
  • arugula
  • kale
  • beets
  • pomegranates
  • figs
  • grapes
  • cabbage
  • peppers
  • green beans

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One Healthy Breakdown: eat fresh, eat local, eat well, at F A L L !

Best Metabolism Boosters

Image-1(5)Metabolism. We all have it. Some faster. Some slower. Metabolism is the rate at which we burn energy, aka the rate at which we burn calories. Though our individual metabolism is largely determined by our health and genetics, here are a few ways to boost metabolism…aka burn more calories…in less time. Aha, now you’re paying attention! Try these simple tips:

Hydration. How many times do I have to say it; drink up. Water, water, water! Sparkling water, lemon water, tea, and hydrating smoothies all count! Here’s how much water you really need.

Exercise. Move your body. While cardio definitely burns calories, strength training exercises boost metabolism for hours after the workout is complete. Also, the more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body burns. Find what you love, switch it up, and work those muscles. Varying your workouts also causes muscle confusion and prevents boredom and plateau.

FullSizeRenderSleep. The body can’t metabolize food effectively without adequate sleep. 8 hours, people. Read all about why you snooze, you lose here.

Eat. Yes, eating (and digesting) burns calories and boosts metabolism. Breakfast is key as it literally breaks the fast that our body undergoes overnight. Not only is it important to eat throughout the day, there are also quite a few foods that are known for their boosting power.

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What Fuels YOUR Inspiration?!

Inspiration comes from all different sources for all different people. The things, people, and places that may inspire you may not inspire me and vice versa. Regardless of what inspires you, it’s important to be aware and seek inspiration in those sources. Inspiration really does fuel life – when we feel inspired, we’re able to reach a whole new level.

Here are some things that inspire me: meeting like-minded people, music, walking, family, dancing, yoga, a good night’s sleep, friends, sweating, meditating, laughing, coffee, nature, learning, fresh healthy eats, the beach, organization, goal-setting, running, and a whole lot more!

But enough about me, this is about YOU! Let’s ignite YOUR inspiration! Just print the page below and fill it out with those things (people, places, actions, mantras, etc.) that inspire YOU and post your list where you’ll see often. Just glancing at this should reignite YOUR Inspiration! Maybe it’s the first thing you look at in the morning, the last thing you see before bed, or your go-to before starting a seemingly-impossible task? Get ready to FUEL your inspiration!Fueling InspirationOne Healthy Breakdown: Nothing can stand in YOUR way when you’re INSPIRED!

Summer To-Do List

Memorial Day has come and gone, which means that summer fun has finally begun! Do yourself a favor and make your own summer fun checklist…or just print the one below! Don’t let summer pass by without making the most of every day, doing your favorite summer activities, and trying lots of new things too! Stick your checklist on the fridge, refer to it often, and cross things off as you enjoy these summer days. Let’s make it the best summer yet, one to remember for years to come!

Summer 2014 ChecklistOne Healthy Breakdown: don’t wait until August to soak up summer, start today!

The Clean and the Dirty

The “dirty dozen” and “clean 15” are two lists I refer to very often. While we all know that buying organic is always best, it’s often much more difficult and not to mention (ok, I’m going to mention) costly. It helps to save time, money, and health to keep these lists in mind while shopping. Knowing which items are often pumped with pesticides and those that typically are not gives us a guide of where to spend a little extra mula and when it’s not so necessary. Here ya go, folks. The clean and the dirty…not that there are not a dozen or 15 because I’ve found some variety and wanted to include them all, regardless of the catchy rhymes.

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The Clean: (safe to buy non-organic)

  • asparagus
  • melon
  • sweet corn
  • pineapple
  • mango
  • sweet peas
  • kiwi
  • cabbage
  • eggplant
  • avocado
  • bananas
  • citrus
  • squash
  • sweet potatoes
  • onions
  • mushrooms
  • papaya

The Dirty: (buy organic when possible)

  • apples
  • berries
  • celery
  • peaches
  • strawberries
  • cherry tomatoes
  • nectarines
  • peppers
  • cucumbers
  • greens: spinach, kale, lettuce, and collard greens
  • cherries
  • potatoes
  • grapes
  • zucchini
  • carrots

One Healthy Breakdown: be aware and shop smart. Stay green and clean!

Friday Faves!

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FIRST FRIDAY FAVES! Every Friday, I’ll be sharing my current faves – workouts, snacks, books, products, apps, recipes, clothes, hot spots, you name it. If I love it, I share it!

This week’s Friday Faves:

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  • At home YouTube yoga sessions
  • Cinnamon Apple car air fresheners (and pretty much anything cinnamon apple!)
  • Fruits and veggies for breakfast (whether it’s a green smoothie, fruit in my oatmeal, zoats, or pumpkin pancakes, it’s good to get it in first thing!)
  • Daily Affirm app (free short quotes, super powerful)
  • Heidi’s Hair Ties (as bracelets)
  • French manicures (classic)
  • French manicures + engagement rings!
  • Free weights

One Healthy Hamptons: a few of my favorite things, including Fridays!