• How to Have a Healthy Day Out in Hoboken With Kids

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    Hoboken residents know first-hand that theres an overwhelming amount of food establishments, fitness classes, activities, and many things to do for kiddie population. Mamas and dadas of the Mile Square know how important it is to keep children healthy and active — and luckily, there’s many places to do just that around town. Check out our guide on how to have a healthy day out with children in Hoboken:

    Where to Eat:

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    Makai Poke Co. {521 Washington Street}

    Makai Poke Co. doesn’t have a dedicated “kids menu”, but they do offer Snack Size poke bowls which are great for the little ones. These have 1 scoop of protein {ahi tuna, salmon, shrimp, kani crab, chicken or tofu} instead of the 2 or 3 scoops included in the larger sizes, and it’s only $7.99.

    Quality Greens {227 Washington  Street}

    In addition to salads and warm dishes, Quality Greens offers a nice treat to share with the kiddies — soft serve fruit. This smooth, frozen delight is made from 100% fruit, water, and a touch of organic cane sugar making it the perfect {healthy} alternative to ice cream. You can even add up to 3 toppings like granola, chocolate chips or strawberries for $1.

    Simply Juiced {262A First Street}

    This local juice shop has a great variety for all health needs. In addition to salads and entrees, Simply Juiced also offer items like juice cleanses, smoothies and elixirs. This is your one stop shop for eating and feeling good. For the kids, you can order a Walnut Butter & Chia Seed Jam sandwich — they’ll love it as it mocks a traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich. They also have oatmeal and yogurt, which tends to be a kid approved meal.

    READ: 10 Tips on Settling Into Hoboken as a Mom

    Shaka Bowl {720 Monroe St e103}

    The food at Shaka Bowl is healthy and fresh — and of course delicious! They don’t offer a kids menu but the breakfast bowls (acai, pitaya) are small enough and kids love the taste and pretty colors. They also will split up the large smoothie size (24oz) into two small cups for you and your little one to share. Only $8 and you both can enjoy a healthy treat.

    Where to be Active:

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    The Inner Athlete {720 Monroe Street #C409}

    The Inner Athlete is a great place for kids to become introduced to different sports, run around, and be involved in a healthy activity with other children. Your toddler might not know if they have a favorite sport quite yet, so The Inner Athlete allows them to discover all sports through classes, drop offs, and even outdoor summer camps.

    Urban Jungle {1140 Maxwell Lane}

    If you’re not into a classroom setting on your healthy day out — no problem. Urban Jungle offers great “open play” from 9:00AM-6:00pm, 7 days a week. Rain or cold shouldn’t stop your little one from being active, and Urban Jungle has the space to help with plenty of room, toys, and even an outdoor jungle gym right inside. ​

    ​Super Soccer Stars

    Super Soccer Stars holds many of their spring and summer sessions in outdoor parks. This is great for allowing your child to stay active while getting some fresh air. It is a structured class, while also bringing in some fun kicking and running. They have classes for kids of all ages beginning at 1 year old and have two locations in town; Harborside Park and Pier A.

    Where to Learn:

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    ​Peasful Kitchen Class

    Not only is this a fun and interactive way to get your children engaged in food, but it allows you to take home some great prepped meals. The meals are fun to make, but also nutritionally focused.

    Hoboken Public Library {500 Park Avenue}

    ​Besides the awesome children’s section upstairs at the Hoboken Public Library, they also offer many programs and story times for kids of all ages. Stop by and pick out a book about being healthy, or join in on one of their free programs — there’s several a week, so you’re always bound to find an activity here.

    See More: Unique Indoor Kid Friendly Activities in Hoboken

    Head to a Grocery Store

    Kings, ShopRite, Acme, Trader Joes, — take your pick.

    We have a bunch of food shopping options in town, so why not use them to add a little bit of education to your day? Stores like Shoprite {900 Madison Street} are already on board with teaching nutrition to children, offering a free healthy snack everyday for the kiddos as you shop around. Use this time to review the healthy foods you are buying, why greens are important, and maybe even let your little one pick out a fun fruit or vegetable to try at home {from experience — kids LOVE this}.

    Where do you like to have a healthy day out with your children? Share with us in the comments!


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    Ashley is a thoroughbred Jersey girl who has lived in Hoboken for 7 years. After graduating from Fordham University with a degree in Journalism and Psychology, she pursued a career in the AdTech space. (think banner ads and website analytics) Although hard to say goodbye, she can now be found focusing on full time mom business and contributing to multiple blogs. She is always on the lookout for the next family fun event or mommy & me class. She is hoping her investigative nature will help other #hobokenmoms find fun things to do!


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