View Full Version : serving sizes in alissa book???????
01-28-2007, 07:19 AM
i just got the alissa's amazing book and dvd and i am so excited. i am going to do my shopping today but have a very important question. are the recipies in her book only the amounts for one person? my hubby wants to do this with me (got to love him) and i wasn't sure if i need to double the recipies or not.
thankyou soo much for any comments
have a great healthy day
01-28-2007, 09:10 AM
I guess it depends on your appetite.
I have a HEALTHY appetite. In general, I eat as much as a man.
But I was always throwing out food.
For me, Alissa's recipes seem to make enough for at least 4 people!
Now I cut them in half.
I sure would not double them. For instance, her rawviolis feed me for 3 days, probably perfect for you and a husband, especially if you have a small green salad on the side.
The cheesecake can be breakfast for me for about 5 days, and that's having a piece for snack on occasion as well.
Be sure to read the thread about dehydrating the carrot cake recipe! I suggest if you're making a recipe to search on here to see if there's a thread about it. Often, there are tips about making it that really help.
Try a few first. You'll get the hang of it.
Maybe ask us what you're going to make and we can give our opinions?
01-28-2007, 10:08 AM
I totally agree with RowanC,
You'll have food left over - but it's a good thing. Especialy if your tight on time. I'll have meals for a couple of days which is great for me :D . And just trail and error some of the recieps untill you get the hang of them. Their all totally tasty :D
01-28-2007, 10:10 AM
I agree with Path and RowanC - it's A LOT for one person, but that's great for the next day.
You will find out as you go raw, your appetite will decrease. Mine did. I don't eat nearly the quantity that I did before. And that is simply because I am eating whole, living foods. Not empty foods.
Good luck with this.
01-28-2007, 03:49 PM
thankyou all for posting it was great help.
well we were going to go to wild oats but on the way we saw a whole food store and stopped in and bought all our food their. They were extremely helpful.
our food bill was 220 which included everything in the first week plus a little extra for other recipies. We got extra nuts so we know the nuts and seeds will last a while and besides we need to start making a stash. the one thing i was totally shocked about was how much almond butter was 16.99
is there somplace cheaper? oh i should also say majority of the fruits and veggies we got organic too. the bill was shocking but if you think of building up a stash and not going out to dinner or fast food its better.
HOW much is your food bills?
today we cleaned out everything that is not raw. cabinets, fridge, we still have to do the freezer. later i am going to count how many bags of trash of open stuff and the donation to food pantry we have. it was liberating especially doing it together. because we each had a few things that were hard to box up. oh we also took out the microwave coffee pot and bread maker
thankyou again for all of your responses.
01-28-2007, 03:53 PM
A lot of things on that first grocery list will last you for weeks or months. You won't have to replace them every week. Raw almond butter is very expensive. You can try making your own - I just use it for a treat now and then. Also, you generally don't spread it so thick on your crackers as peanut butter so it lasts longer.
I just answered the food bill question on another thread, but my food bill runs about $40 to 45 per week on an average. It is less in the summer when produce is lower.
You're doing great!
Congratulations on making the first step!
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