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04-26-2006, 05:06 AM
I've been about 90% raw for two weeks now and am doing fine. Feeling less and less interested in cooked food. I just don't feel as good after eating it! The thing that's got me stuck right now is that I'm craving crunchy, salty stuff. Celery isn't doing it for me, nor olives, and even my carrot/rutabaga/garlic dip didn't do it for me tonight! Has anyone got any suggestions? I've never been a big fan of (cooked) potato chips, but right now I'd kill for a handful!
04-26-2006, 05:32 AM
I use dulse as my salty snack.
Ocean snacks have natural sea salt on them and taste so yummy. Like getting your greens and lovin' em too. :D
04-26-2006, 05:50 AM
Jennywoz, you might try this recipe. It was awesome to me, crunchy, crips, salty, yummy. Flax crackers just weren't getting it for me.
04-26-2006, 08:35 AM
H Jenny! Right there with you! Never cared much for chips either, loved chocolate, does not miss chocolate but really crave chips! Is there anything that can take to cravings which does not call for a dehydrator? What is dulse Janet? Thanks a lot!
Fly forever free..
Jennywoz - The same thing is happening to me I've been about 85% raw for a month and a half. What I notice is evertime I finish a veggie & fruit smoothie I get the urger to eat salt in particular potatoe chips. What's up with that.
I second the dulse idea--the sea veggie---I toss it in my salads and it is soooooooo yummy. You can eat it- as is- from the bag--i have done that or you can soften it a little within a recipe. I toss it in my salads wtih some shredded baby carrots, greens like lettuce and cilantro and arugula, cukes and dulse with flax oil witha splash of fresh lemon and MAN i love it. Hits all the salty sweet and fatty tastes I love and keeps me CRAVING FREE!!:)
P.S. You can find it at most health food stores in the Asian food section. I know a great CO. i think it is Maine Seacoast Sea veggies that sell it and I buy from them. I know it is online somewhere....One bag is about $4-$5 at WIld Oats in my area but worth it. A little goes a long way.
04-26-2006, 01:54 PM
When I start jonesing for potato chips (Lays, yellow bag LOL) I make kale chips.
There is a recipe in the recipe forum. After you make them they last a long time so you can store them and have them for when you get those cravings.
04-26-2006, 02:11 PM
I would have salt cravings for the first month or so. I would eat my raw nuts with little pieces of rock salt or himalayan salt. I figured that it might just be that my body needed minerals from the salt. I don't think salt is all that bad for you unless you have a pre-existing condition which is affected by it. Also, there is a big difference between table salt (which is really bad for you) and real salt. It might not be the ideal way to go, but I can tell you that I don't have salt cravings very often now.
It may also depend on whether you are having a real salt craving or a savoury food craving.
For savoury food craving I quite like dehydrated sweet potato chips with italian seasoning sprinkled on top.
04-26-2006, 02:21 PM
Wow, thanks for all the replies! Seems like I'm not the ONLY person having these cravings! Thanks so much for the good advice/recipes! I'll have to give them a try. I've finally accepted that I'm simply going to have to invest in a dehydrator! I went to my local Whole Foods last night and found some raw crackers. Curry flavored, and delicious with a dip, but oh, so expensive! Seems like homemade is going to be the way to go!
04-26-2006, 02:42 PM
When I am craving old snack food favorites, eating a bag of living nutz ALWAYS does the trick. They are very tasty, and have that great salt/crunch factor!
04-26-2006, 02:44 PM
For me, that is a sign that I am not eating enough fruit. Eating more fruit usually takes away that craving for me. I know others who say that this helps them as well.
04-26-2006, 06:45 PM
If I want salt, I eat olives, if I want crunch I eat celery or apples, if I want sweet I eat oranges or pineapple or almond milkshake, and I crunch on the ice.
We also make veggie chips and put dip on them, we can get that dip pretty salty if necessary.
I'd say maybe you could use nuts with salt, or if you don't like the flax seed crackers, you can make Alissa's corn chips and add a bunch of salt, they are crunchy, personally, I love olives, pickles, and hot peppers.
05-02-2006, 08:34 AM
I took a big ole sweet patato and peeled the outer layer off. Then used the peeler to peel the rest of the sweet potato. I poured some olive oil into a bowl and soaked a bunch of strips in it briefly just to get them wet. Then in another bowl I put sea salt - basil - and pepper. Laid all the strips into the bowl,(it was a huge flat tuperware lid for a cake cover), then I fliped them over so both sides where cover, ( do this process a couple of times until you get them all done). Then put them into the dehydrated for a couple of hours.
And man. are they tasty and salty :D
05-02-2006, 12:17 PM
You can also make great potato-chip stand-ins by slicing daikon radish and dehydrating. Marinate it if you like, or just sprinkle some spices or salt on top. They are super amazing.
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