NYC Bucket List Eats

A year ago this weekend, two of my best friends traveled to NYC for an extended weekend visit. I was spending the summer interning in the big apple, but also hosted many friends who wanted to experience the NY life, which at times can be overwhelming, no doubt.

With so many sights to see and well, food to eat, I definitely felt a sense of overload with my NY bucket list growing daily.
But, in a world where calories have no meaning and cheese is basic food group***, here is my round up of sweet and savory items that will make your trip to NY worth every penny and Instagram like.

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Nacho Normal Snack (AIP Edition)

Now that my elimination diet has come to an end and I’m starting to reintroduce normal foods again, I thought of a legit AIP snack. Perfect timing right? For those who know me – I’m a much better food EATER than I am food-maker. I’m definitely NOT a cook, a chef, recipe developer, but I can follow a recipe like a pro. Although I was inspired by photos on my IG for this recipe, I decided the ingredients, therefore making this the FIRST recipe I’ve ever created. BOOM.

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Healthy Snacks to Pack in your Carry On

Since April, my work-travel schedule has been limited to auditing firms in Chicago. While it’s been extremely nice NOT living out of a suitcase and spending more time with my hubs, It’s time to get back on the road. As I finish up my last week of my AIP/elimination diet, I will admit, I’m extremely nervous about eating in restaurants (such a weird thing to say out loud). For the last three weeks, I’ve only been eating things produced from our kitchen-to eat as pure and clean as possible. Sure, it’s nice to have super clear skin and no stomach problems, however, it’s not really realistic to only eat in your kitchen.

Although I won’t know ALL of the ingredients in the food I’ll encounter in my travels, one thing I’ll know is the contents of the snacks I’ll be arming myself with. Here’s a quick list of 7 healthy grabs to pack in your carry on:

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Still on a Denver (Mile) High

Just to set the record straight, I am NOT a Denver bandwagoner. For the past few years, PRE Denver migration craze, I’ve been intrigued by living in Denver. I actually applied to my current company in Denver, but at the last minute changed my application back to the Chicago office. And I have been kicking myself ever since for not following my (leaky) gut.

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Leaky Gut Made Easier

When my doctor told me I’d have to go on a super strict elimination diet for my skin issues (see my prior article), disappointment, hesitation, and frustration were the immediate feelings I felt. I mean, food is a giant part of my life. It’s more than just a hobby, it’s a part of who I am as a person. Sure, I have three major food allergies I’m aware of, but for someone to say, “you can’t eat this anymore because of a food insensitivity,” it honestly makes me feel a little empty.

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