Exploring Fresh & Healthy Eats with San Pellegrino

My drink of choice: S. Pellegrino

Though life has been a bit wild since graduating in May (starting a full-time job, taking an acting class, keeping up with riding my horse, AND traveling every weekend this month), something that I’m trying to prioritize more and more is my health. It’s been a challenge this month in particular, since I haven’t been home much, but I’m trying to get back to the place I was at in college.

I had a system down. I meal prepped. I went to the gym in the morning and did at-home workouts at night. Honestly, I’m still a bit shocked at how dedicated I was. But, that’s not so hard when you’re a college student — especially since I had a pretty light schedule my last semester at school. #TheSenioritisIsReal

Though I’m still refining my wellness routine and practices, something that I’ve enjoyed doing lately is exploring different restaurants around town. Anywhere that boasts organic, gluten-free, vegan, etc.? I’m in. Even if I don’t order the healthiest meal on the menu (i.e. my 5 cheese grilled cheese pictured below), I find it so important to eat fresh and local when possible. After all, even if I’m going to indulge, I want it to be high-quality food that I can feel good about.

This week, my mom and I stopped by a bakery in our neighborhood for lunch. We’d gotten coffee and breakfast there before, but I’d never tried their lunch menu.

Let me tell you, it was divine.

Their motto though is what really sold me.

“It’s not just what we use, it’s what we don’t.”

Love it, love it, LOVE it.

I also love when brands latch onto these new trends in food, too. San Pellegrino, for example, launched its content hub for culinary discovery, “The S. Pellegrino Taste Guide“, in 2016. To bring some of their findings to life, the brand also hosted Taste Guide Events in NYC and LA featuring original dishes by acclaimed chefs April Bloomfield and Ludo Lefebvre inspired by these trends.

Now is that fun, or what? I SO wish I could’ve gone!

That being said, I’m going to be doing lots more exploring this weekend! R. and I are heading up to Niagara Falls tomorrow night to celebrate my 21st birthday, so definitely stay tuned for that.

We’re going to be doing a huge food and wine tour on Saturday and also checking out other local eats all weekend. Let me know if you guys have any recommendations?

I’m planning on vlogging the whole thing, so make sure you subscribe to my Youtube channel 🙂 I’m just diving into video production, so a bit of love on that medium is MUCH appreciated!

Lastly, I hope you guys have a fab weekend <3 We’ll catch up on Monday, but I’ll be posting on Insta all weekend throughout the birthday celebration, so come along and hang with us!

+ Don’t forget to check out S. Pellegrino’s Taste Guide here for more foodie inspiration! 

Also, what’s your favorite food trend right now? Are you loving the fresh, hearty, organic movement, or is there something else you’re obsessing over? Do share!

  • Sophie Wailes

    oooh wow that grilled cheese looks unreal! I love the local and fresh vibe at the moment, there’s so much crap in mass produced food, it’s nice to see a revolution happening! We have a vegetarian restaurant that serves local fruit wines nearby and it’s one of my favourite places!

    • Ugh I KNOW! It’s so annoying. I agree though that it’s getting better, and it’s nice to see the trend picking up 🙂 Also, that vegetarian place sounds delish! Wish we had somewhere like that near me!

  • Taryn

    Oh girl, that grilled cheese tho! It’s so nice to find restaurants that care about the ingredients they use and serve wholesome food.


    • I know, I love that it’s becoming more of a trend to use fresh & real ingredients! Thanks for reading Taryn! xx

  • Your weekend plan sounds like a lot of fun. Happy birthday and enjoy!

  • That grilled cheese had me thinking whether I already had my dinner.Happy birthday and wishing you lots of fun. Fresh wholesome foods never disappoint.

    • Thank you Joan!! <3

  • I’m not the biggest fan of San Pellegrino. It was a staple in our house as a kid and I just never liked the sodium content.

    I hope you have a happy happy birthday!

  • OurMiniFamily

    Ummmm can we take a second to talk about about grilled cheese though?! Holy moly! And our family always has San Pellegrino on hand! A must for brunch!

    • I know, right?! It was SO good…now just to figure out how to make it at home 🙂 And yes, totally agree! Thanks for reading! xx

  • I’m definitely on the healthy organic movement right now! Happy Birthday!

    • Thanks Sabrina!! xx

  • San Pelle is the BEST! I lovelovelove it!

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    • I know right?! So good! I love to mix it with just a bit of juice sometimes too for an extra bit of flavor!

  • Trisha Rawlings

    I love San Pellegrino! Even more though, I LOVE grilled cheese! It’s my go-to comfort food and that one looks AMAZING!

    • It was delish!! Definitely the perfect comfort food for sure 🙂 Thanks for reading Trisha!

  • Salwa Kisswani

    OMG I love everything about this post! the food looks so good, I want macrons and milted cheese sandwiches so badd! S. Pellegrino is one of my favorite drinks too

    • Thank you Salwa, glad you enjoyed!! 🙂 I totally want this meal again now too, looking back on it!

  • jillconyers

    Pellegrino is a staple in our house. Count me in for exploring vegan and gluten free dining experiences.

    • I know, it’s so good! I love to mix it with some juice and fresh berries to make the perfect little mocktail, too!

  • Adriana

    I looove Pellegrino! It’s one of my favorites! These pictures are incredible!

    • Thank you Adriana! xx

  • Oyinkan Ogunleye

    I’m not sure of food trends because I totally don’t keep up but i’ve always loved veggies! Its the best!

    • Yes, veggies are always amaze! And so healthy, too!

  • Right?! It’s SO good. I get bored with plain water! And omg yes, avocado is EVERYTHING! I did a post awhile ago on my favorite pomegranate avocado toast, and it is so freaking good >> https://hollyhabeck.com/2017/02/16/2017214beauty-food-pomegranate-avocado-toast/