After much long neglect, I have decided to once again try this thing called blogging. If nothing else it will be good for me to keep track of my travels teaching for SVP Sewing Brands (Singer-Viking-Pfaff). I will try to add some sewing tip/info to each post. So far this year I have been to Indiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Tennessee. Also I would like to keep track of where I have found healthy, whole food, plant based foods. This is to help other travelers (and myself for future visits to those places). Small towns and airports are often especially challenging.Road Warrior Healthy Eating Tips
My general strategy once I land is to find a Whole Foods or other large health food store. If they have prepared foods as Whole Foods does, I get dinner to go. If not then it is often a crap shoot/challenge. Ethnic restaurants are sometimes the best choice, but they also often utilize too much oil in their cooking. Steamed dishes at a chinese restaurant, mexican food, hold the cheese & meat, and Thai foods are usually available in even small towns.
When All Else Fails
Since I teach full day classes I bring a shaker bottle with a pea based protein powder, mixed with dried greens to my classes. I then add cold water at lunch time. I get these powders at my husband’s chiropractic office. I also bring a container of ground flax seeds to add to my oatmeal that I have almost every morning at the hotels’ buffet breakfasts.
Did you know that you could do machine appliqué circles and decorative stitches with a simple attachment? Take a look at this video using my Designer Epic sewing machine in sewing mode. Many brands of sewing machines have these optional attachments.