View Full Version : Food List for newbie
11-01-2006, 02:14 PM
Can you guys give me a list of things I should get to be starting out?
I live in Pa. in a growing area outside of Philly. The whole health food thing is just starting to appear.
So, I would like to try to get these things in Giant. (grocery store w/ a small area of organic things.)
I see everyone talking about things I've never heard of, but I'm open to.
TEACH ME PLEASE!! :)
11-01-2006, 02:39 PM
HI! There are many food items, techniques, and equipment that I have never heard of before either! I don't have all the equipment and for myself I don't think I need it. To entice my family eventually I may need to recreate their favorites only raw - so hope to get the equipment eventually!
Just get things that you know you will eat and maybe a new item here and there. Some of us go through alot of gas and bloating as our stomachs adjust so some people recommend probiotics - I used 'em. I also ate alot of avocado and young coconut while coping with my hunger cravings for filling SAD food. Now I can just eat a cucumber by itself and be happy. Bananas help give you a full feeling also while you are adapting and of course - nuts.
Sharon in Colorado
11-01-2006, 02:55 PM
Hey SunnyD check out the posts and the journals on this site. There's a long thread floating around called "What did you eat today?"
The base of your diet should be fresh fruits, greens and veggies. You can balance it out with nuts and seeds.
Here's an example of what I had today, to give you an idea of what another person eats.
For breakfast I had a smoothie:
1 cup fresh squeezed OJ
5 bananas, ripe (spotted)
3-4 cups frozen fruit (strawberries, tropical mix, mangos)
Blended together. I didn't drink all this, shared it with the fam, I had about 1/3 of it.
For lunch I had a great salad:
4-5 cups spring greens
1/2 yellow bell pepper
1 green onion
with about 1 tbs dressing:
"Just like Ranch"
garlic & onion powder
I blended it in my Magic Bullet and added in extra cashew butter for a thicker consistency.
I'll probably do some fruit tonight - mangoes, bananas, pineapple - whatever looks good.
Just do what looks good to you. There are no rules. You can eat all one type of food, like a melon until full - you don't have to mix up a lot of stuff.
11-01-2006, 02:58 PM
I agree with the previous posts. Use the banana up top to search. Also, a wise investment? Get Alissa's book. She has a menu planner in there for starting out. Until I got "used" to sprouting and soaking and dehydrating, I pretty much grabbled or blended foods...
Green smoothies are very filling and you get lots of food easy to digest compared to if you were to eat all that greenery!
This is the best place on the planet to learn how to become raw! :D
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