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12-18-2006, 11:53 AM
What should I purchase at the grocery store?
12-18-2006, 11:59 AM
-A good 2-3 day supply of the fruits / vegetables and nuts that you love. Make sure to pick up snack fruits for you and/or your kids. Pick up the fixins for 2-3 days worth of good mixed salads. Start by buying smaller amounts......so nothing goes to waste......and work your way up until you are purchasing the amounts you need. You should only have to shop every 2-3 days.
-David Z. Mason
12-18-2006, 12:01 PM
thank you :)
And no kids, just me- I'm nineteen.
12-18-2006, 04:54 PM
Congratulations for asking intelligent questions - and pursuing healthy eating from an early age. Very mature.
-David Z. Mason
12-18-2006, 05:50 PM
I buy food for 1 week. Here is my typical list. Im not 100% raw cause I liked canned items.
- 2 Bundles of banana's.
- 4-6 Oranges in a bag.
- Bag of apples.
- 4-6 Pears.
- 1 Pineapple. (Some weeks)
- 3-5 Kiwi's. (Some weeks)
- Canned black olives.
- 3-4 cans chick peas.
- 1 or 2 cans of assorted beans.
- 1-2 Large ready made salads.
- 2 packs of coconut milk.
- 1 pack of frozen fruit for smoothies or sorbet.
- 1 cup of at least 5 different dried fruits or nuts for recipes.
Thats about it right now. I dont have a dehydrator so my recipes are simple at this point.
12-18-2006, 05:54 PM
I mostly just mono eat. Half an avocado. A pear. A carrot. When it comes to things like greens - I like them really fresh and will go to the store several times a week for those. I don't do recipes or dehydrate but I do occasionally juice or blend. This is supposed to be easy and fun and healthy and make your life better - not a chore.
12-18-2006, 06:24 PM
Don't know what happened to it, but, here goes.
The produce section is the best place to start. Pick up your favorite fruits, vegetables and herbs, a few nuts, etc.
Also, if you see interesting raw recipes on the web, take note of them and put those on your list - experiment with the recipes and see which are your favorite.
I eat a lot of fresh foods like fruit, watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, cucumber, red peppers, and enjoy just eating them fresh.
Best of luck...
12-18-2006, 08:22 PM
My main staples are:
Bananas-varies stages of ripeness.
bagged organic spinach-green smoothies & salads
organic berries-I buy Cascadian farms frozen.. for my green smoothies
organic Romaine-for roll-ups & salads
red -yellow-orange, pepper-(not green)
Pinapple, persimmons, avocados, lemons, limes, oranges, etc...whatever fruit looks good.
And my latest kick is Raw tahini-I could eat this on anything.
Good luck-keep reading the board & as David Z said-great you are doing this at such a young age. :)
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