Day 5 in NYC: Coconut Macaroons for Breakfast


My trip to New York City would not be complete without fulfilling one of my greatest desires: to enjoy an authentic French Macaroon outside of Tiffany's... preferably for breakfast. Over the past few days, I poured over internet sites looking for a gluten-free, peanut-free alternative to the classic confection. Unable to find a suitable option, I walked the city streets in hopes to find a hole-in-the-wall bakery to make my dreams come true. I found a baker who makes gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free, egg-free treats, but of course, she bakes with almond flour. Naturally!

Instead of giving up completely, I discovered another way to bring cheer to my day. I treated myself to lunch at a French restaurant and ordered two coconut macaroons to go. I really do love coconut macaroons.

I have now consumed a full 400 calories of sugar, coconut flakes, and more sugar and yes, it was worth it every bite. Of course, I was overwhelmed with a feeling of ohmygoodness, I shouldn't eat all of this at once, but those thoughts were silenced quite quickly. I shall justify my indulgence with a brisk afternoon walk. That's what life is all about, right? Everything in moderation.