I got a chance to attend a veggie fest this weekend. First one I attended and was pleasantly surprised. I almost turned around when the parking look like it was going to be a problem, but I’m glad I persevered because the parking solution wasn’t that bad after all. I’m learning to persevere in spite of the perceived challenges…you know, push through to see what’s on the other side of my fears!
So I’m excited! This is my very first Travel And Dine With Me. The first of many I hope. I thought my very first one would be when I dined out and I would give you a thumbs up or down, depending on whether or not I liked the cuisine or it fitted into my healthy lifestyle plans. But fate would have it that my very first travel and dine happens to be at a veggie fest! Depending on how you look at it, it could be a good sign.
I’m not at all advocating becoming a vegan or vegetarian because I like staying in the middle of the road. Not too far to the left, and not too far to the right as far as food goes, but having a good balance of healthy choices of meats and vegetables. As a matter of fact, the Holy Spirit reminded me (oh yea, He cares about the little things too, not just salvation-no charge for that!) once that variety was the spice of life when I was stressing out on what foods to have at a party. That moment set me free! Having said that, veggies do play a big role in the health of our body and should be a huge part of our healthy lifestyle...so make sure you read my DID YOU KNOW? article below.
Back to the Travel and Dine With Me. The food! I tried a few samples of the vegan/vegetarian cooking and I liked it! The first was Beyond Meats. I really liked the “sausage,” it actually tasted like meat sausage. If you’re interested in checking it out you can do so at beyondmeat.com.
The next sampling came from Nature’s Path. I tried their version of nacho chips, the ingredients were pretty healthy and the chips were tasty. You can check them out at naturespath.com.
The Paris Bristo was by far the most interesting. I tried the vegan pate sandwich which was cashew based. I liked it! Different but good.
There were many food vendors but unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to visit all of them but I did, however, manage to make it to some of the clothing vendors! What does this top have to do with the veggie fest? Absolutely nothing other than the fact that I bought it at the veggie fest. It was too darn cute to pass up!
So until my next dining experience, keep calm, eat healthy, and have a terrific day!
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that lifestyle affects overall health and that research has shown that a whole food plant based diet can reverse chronic disease or at least, significantly increase the outcome of quality of life? While I’m not advocating vegan or vegetarian as a way of life, I am suggesting that we take our nutritional habits serious and incorporate more whole food, plant based diet into our lifestyle. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 19-20) and we have to use wisdom in how we take care of God’s temple.
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