It was a wonderful afternoon with great company :)
We walked the mile from our hotel to downtown Boulder — our destination was their super cute walking-only street filled with shops and restaurants!
Love it here :)
Our first stop was LUNCH! We hit up The Kitchen [Next Door] — basically a more casual and cheaper version of their main restaurant, The Kitchen.
The menu was really delicious — lots of healthy options! The service was insanely fast, too. We started with kale chips for the table to share — SO good!
To make these, you toss kale in some olive oil and salt and bake on a baking sheet. They get super crispy like chips!
And for my main course, I had the quinoa salad — filled with arugula, curried carrots, beans, roasted beets, and a lemony dressing. It was SO good!
We spent a little more time after lunch playing outside — there were a TON of people out and about — it was a beautiful day!
Clearly, our final destination was frozen yogurt ;)
We came back to the conference in time for the keynote of the day and a sort of “product speed-dating” type event — basically, a bunch of companies each had 5 minutes with us to pitch their products. I didn’t love all of the products (there were some super processed “energy bars” aka candy bars in disguise, some fake sugar energy drinks, etc.), but here are the ones I did love :)
Simple, nutritious, and delicious. Enough said. My go-to store-bought bars!
With a focus on organic and sustainable farming, what’s not to love? Very tasty granola, too!
3) Jovial Foods
They serve up organic whole grain pasta, made from an ancient form of wheat called einkorn. I’d never even heard of einkorn, but apparently it’s nutritionally superior to whole durham wheat, which we usually eat in pasta. It has lots of protein, fiber, and B vitamins — so it’s great for vegans and vegetarians. They also sell a gluten free brown rice version! Excited to try this stuff out :)
Their gluten-free bread tasted a lot more like normal bread than other gluten-free breads I’ve tried. Yum! I especially liked the cinnamon raisin. They also have hot dog and hamburger buns, pizza crust, etc. all gluten-free. Sold in the freezer section at most stores and a local Boulder company, too!
Yes, these are processed — but if you’re a huge fan of chips, these are a better alternative given that they are air popped, not fried. Tasty, too!
Margaritas! Enough said ;) Plus, they used certified organic and sustainable tequila, real lime juice, and agave nectar, not a gross mix. Yum!
I can’t believe my weekend in Colorado is already over! So bummed — I love it out here. Thank you again to Attune Foods for sponsoring my adventures this weekend! :) I had a fabulous last day in Colorado today — details to come tomorrow.
Catch you guys tomorrow from back east!