I’ve lived in Denver the majority of my life. I didn’t go to college there and I’ve lived in several other states since graduating, but it will always be my first home. Denver (and Boulder for the sake of this post) has been at the forefront of gluten free eating. It’s one of the easiest places to find food. And as fantastic as that is, it can be a bit difficult to see through the fog and find the amazing food Denver has to offer. In a city with this many options, just having gluten free bread doesn’t mean it’s the best choice available to you. Here are some of my favorites!
It might seem weird to do a post about a single airport, but after going home to Colorado for a long weekend, I realized how lucky I am to have my hub happen to have some amazing options for a quick gluten free meal or snack. With travel being so hard as it is gluten free, it can be a huge relief to know you can grab something safe at the airport. So I’m excited to start a new series on gluten free options in some of the most heavily traveled airports in the United States!
Hiking is one of my favorite pastimes from childhood. Growing up in Colorado and not being a skier or snowboarder is basically unheard of, but I made up for it in the summer months. It certainly helps that my school insanely thought it’d be a brilliant idea to force 20+ middle school children to backpack into the wilderness for 3 days, go rock climbing in Moab, and white water rafting on some river I’d rather forget about given how terrified I was. But in all seriousness, I love the outdoors. Growing up in a place with such natural beauty has had a huge impact on my life. My first attempt at hiking without all my favorite snacks (read puppy chow, cheap trail mix, and Clif Bars) was an epic fail. I was starving by the end of it and really didn’t enjoy myself because I was so hungry. I finally found some great fillers for the usual snacks I used to love (they’re even a little healthier!). Here are my 4 favorite things to bring hiking to curb hunger!