Simple Solutions for Healthy Home Meals

A school known for its athletics as much as its academics, Campolindo is home to health-conscious kids who go out of their way to stay active during the current COVID-19 quarantine. In addition, these top athletes are eager to maintain their athletic prowess through healthy eating.

Sophie Webster, a junior on the state champion cross country squad, knows a thing or 2 about fueling her tank. “It’s important to keep up a normal routine during the quarantine. For me, that means I start off my day with a well-rounded breakfast every day and do my best to make sure I’m getting all of the nutrients my body needs each day. Because we aren’t at school I definitely have to be more conscientious of maintaining my normal eating schedule and keeping my water intake high,” she explained.

Creating a healthy breakfast filled with greens and protein can take less time than the drive to school. And thanks to the shelter-in-place restrictions, no one needs to worry about that anyway.


An easy and delicious option is to make a smoothie. Smoothies are versatile, so you can use whatever ingredients you’ve got in your home.

For people who are lactose intolerant or want more protein, milk substitutes such as oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, or macadamia nut milk taste great in smoothies, and can also help you find your ideal consistency.

Here is my favorite smoothie recipe:

½ cup of frozen banana
½ cup of frozen mango
¼ cup of frozen spinach
¼ cup of fresh pineapple
A spoonful of chia seeds
2 spoonfuls of protein powder
Pour oat milk until all other ingredients are covered


Another healthy option is elevated toast. Depending on your preference and what you have at home, you can take your toast to the next level with toppings such as scrambled eggs, peanut butter, or banana. Elevated toast is also a great quarantine option because it is easy to make, and frozen bread can last a long time.

Here are my favorite elevated toast toppings:
Raisins and golden raisins
Freshly squeezed orange
Everything-but-the-bagel spice
Chia seeds

A recent TikTok fad that is easy to make is the “2-ingredient meal”, which is great for teens in quarantine because they are healthy, fast, and easy to make. 1 of my favorite breakfast recipes is the egg and banana pancake. Eggs and bananas have always been known to be a healthy breakfast, but if you want something fun and a little different, you can just mash and scramble, mix an equal ratio of the two together, and pour the batter into a circular pan to make a healthy version of a pancake.