View Full Version : Raw Food Diet for Me?
02-12-2007, 09:44 PM
Hi everyone, I am new to this whole raw food site and new to posting things so bear with me. I am really ready to make a big change and make my life and the life of my family healthier!! Yay!! I'm just curious, in all honesty, is it a lot more expensive to eat all raw all the time 24/7. Also, I have two little girls and am very busy!! Aren't we all....I really want to find something I can stay on forever--does it take a lot of time and prep work to do the raw food diet?? Any words of wisdom would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks so much for your time and advice!
02-12-2007, 09:57 PM
I think it can be pricy. It just depends on what types of foods you like to prepare. It can be expensive in the same way that regular cooking can be. You need (some do anyway) equiptment and staples. Some of the un-cooking staples can be a bit pricey. But I think eventually you begin to spend less as you learn and figure out what works best for you. At first I think we like to have fun experimenting with recipes and new foods ... that can be a bit pricey.
You also have to consider the price you put on health. For me there is no price. I would much rather spend more now on good quality food then at the doc. or pharmacy years down the road!
I'm excited for you and your family! How old are your girls?
02-12-2007, 10:00 PM
I bumped up a bunch of threads that talk about money-saving tips, raw on a budget, time-saving tips, etc. - check 'em out! :-)
Also congrats on making this wonderful decision for you and your family!
02-12-2007, 10:18 PM
Thanks so much everyone!! My girls are 3 1/2 and 6 months....We recently got a juicer and my oldest has gone nuts for it!! Everytime we turn it on she come running. I am excited they can grow up in a healthier home and have these habits put into them early---rather than growing up on little debby snacks and McDonalds like we did!
I am excited to get the book and dvds and learn more!
02-13-2007, 08:13 AM
Hello and welcome. Price? I look at it this way. It is way less expensive then the sickness - trips to the doc, and meds you will eventually have to be taking when eating SAD!
Hello and welcome.
My opinion is it can be expensive if the rest of your family are still eating cooked and like to have prepacked desserts, chocolate, crisps etc.
If I was solo I'm betting it would cost me less andI would use every scrap up in some recipe or other.
I'm also fairly new to the raw way but I'm just waiting for Alissa's book to arrive that I've ordered - from looking at the photos of recipes thread, they look so yummy - I want to get started on other foods apart from smoothies, juices and salads! LOL :)
02-13-2007, 10:19 AM
I doesn't have to be more expensive at all if you keep things simple. Read the posts that Rawkinlocks bumped up, there is some great info in them! Raw is awesome. You would be doing your family a great service!!
All the best,
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