View Full Version : easy suggestions for getting started?
01-19-2007, 12:47 PM
Hi there ,Feeling a little overwhelmed, I recently bought some raw food cookbooks opened them up and went uh oh, theres alot it seems to this. a lot of the food you need is expensive to.I will by no means let that detour me but it is a stumbling block.I have already got my juicer,my vitamix, and a small dehydrater for now,I would like to know what some of you did to overcome this, Somtimes I feel like i won't be able to afford for my family to be healthy but I am determined to work it out. Boy this is one of those times where I wished I lived in an area that had access around every corner instead of a rural small meat and potatos town.
01-19-2007, 12:54 PM
Welcome to this GREAT supportive GROUP!
There are several threads for beginners on here. You just need to go search through the archives. Yesterday I posted a beginner's thread and some added to it. If you search the archives it will save us having to retype the same material and answer the same questions everytime a new person pops in.
01-19-2007, 01:40 PM
Hi there , Somtimes I feel like i won't be able to afford for my family to be healthy but I am determined to work it out.
Okay, let me throw this question back at you. Can you afford your family to be sick? To have diabetes? To have colds? To be ill a lot of their life? It's a trade off. I would much rather pay a little more for healthy eating and NOTHING to the docs. ;)
01-19-2007, 04:22 PM
I would stick with wholesome, natural foods as much as possible. Lots of straight fruit, green smoothies, and vegetable mixes (like salads), instead of gourmet, dehydrated foods and complicated and/or multiple-ingredient recipes. Keep it simple.
Since you have a vitamix, use that to make smoothies (green and otherwise), blended soups, and desserts (sorbets, shakes). Make sauces, dips (sweet and savory) and keep in the fridge, with plenty of washed and prepped vegetables and fruit around for quick and easy grabbing so no one is left complaining, "there's nothing to eat." Use the dehydrator once a week to make breads, crackers to also keep around for the week; most are inexpensive, especially flax crackers, which you can vary by changing the spices quite easily.
Do gourmet or more expensive a couple times a month or when you can, if you'd like.
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