Trying Something New: Eating Healthy in NYC

I don’t always drink wine.

I mean I drink a lot of it, I am Chel LOVES Wine after all. But, I’ve been on a health kick lately after a trip to the doctors let me know I wasn’t doing all that I could to take care of myself. Drinking wine has definite health benefits, but we can’t solely rely on it for our overall health. 

Living in New York City has definitely given me an advantage because we have SO MANY healthy options to chose from (and so many un-healthy ones too). Looking for a vegan croissant? Got it. Poke bowls that taste like you’re eating them in Oahu? Check. Gluten-free, dairy-free cake? What flavor would you like? We have 15 to chose from.

So in my new found quest for health I went to Create, which is a health friendly restaurant with multiple locations in NYC. I went to my Astoria based location and picked up a healthy and delicious dinner! Personal fan of the Green-colada smoothie and the Greek bowl. It’s a combo of brown rice, feta, cucumber, tomato, red onion and peppers drizzled with red wine vinegar, olive oil and oregano. Talk about amazing. 

Another favorite spot for vegan fried fly food is “by Chloe”. Their food is amazing and delicious. I highly recommend you try a Guac burger and cupcake!

Eating healthy doesn’t have to suck guys. Life is all about balance! So I’m going to go balance out this healthy dinner wth three glasses of wine. Bye! 


Taste Guide

Another perk of living in NYC, all the cool events are here. I was able to stop by the Taste Guide Event hosted by S.Pellegrino at Pier 45 right on the Hudson River. S.Pellegrino was really inspired by all these amazing new foods like those vegan cupcakes and veggie burgers that I mentioned above!! At the event I was able to snack on some goodies from Chef April Bloomfield (amazing chef behind The Spotted Pig!) and Ludo Lefebvre, sip some of my favorite natural mineral water. Check out the photos below or click here to learn more! 

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  1. It looks like you’re doing a good job of making healthier choices! NYC has some pretty incredible options for any taste. PS: This is probably such a weird thing to say, but I’ve always loved the S.Pellegrino logo! 🙂

  2. What great pictures! I love living in NYC, there really are so many healthy and delicious options, and tons of food-related events.

  3. These look delicious! I’ll admit, whenever I’m in NYC, I think about half my diet consist of pizza from Pizza Bros… I’ll have to add your healthier options to my list for the next trip.

  4. I love that you focused on healthy eating in NYC! It is hard to eat healthy when traveling.

  5. Balance is key!! I love this, and there really are so many places that aren’t terrible for you in the city despite all of the touristy restaurants! Love this and loove Pellegrino!