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08-30-2007, 08:23 PM
I haven't bought the book yet.
I'm curious what a daily menu might look like.
I'm assuming the elaborate dishes featured on the main site aren't part of your daily routine. Quick and easy is a must for me... and I work kind of a backwards schedule, but I tailor my meals around my sleeping schedule, so I essentially have a breakfast, lunch, and dinner... just opposite of everyone else.
Anyway... I'm hoping this turns out to be quick, easy, and HEALTHY. I'm also worried about cost, but I will soon be living on my own so the money I'm saving not buying food for my roomates can be applied to the higher grocery bill...
Do any of you know if any of the major book retailers carry the book? Borders specifically?
Thanks for the advice...
08-30-2007, 09:37 PM
Hi Chris and welcome. You can make raw as simple or as complex as you like. Many people eat the heavier foods, especially in the beginning because for most eating this way is a drastic change and the body is used to have more "weighty" feeling foods in the stomach....this is more of a familiar feeling.
I haven't ever been into too many of the gourmet raw foods with a few exceptions. You could have fruit all morning or a green smoothie, salads for lunch w/ avocado or for dinner......eat what you like....just make sure you eat enough of it to keep you satisfied.
Hard to make a daily menu because many just eat what they feel like when they feel like it, listen to what your body wants...give it...simple~*s*
Today I had~
1/4 watermelon in the vitamix w/ lime juice..drank over several hours
raw corn chips
1/2 mexican papaya
1 1/2 bananas
small piece of super candy
A pretty simple day
08-30-2007, 09:45 PM
08-30-2007, 10:14 PM
Well here's an example of what I ate today:
Green smoothie for Breakfast
2 pieces of chard
3 frozen bananas
a bunch of strawberries
a little water
Lunch- Big Salad
Mix of greens
dash of agave
dash of fresh ginger
handful of hemp seeds and pumpkin seeds
Sauce of almond butter and orange juice, dash of salt
Generally I stay pretty simple, but it's nice to have some more complicated recipes for a treat.
Hi there -
Alissa's book does have a 30 day menu plan but it's not laid out exactly as a traditional "diet" menu might look.
For example, she lists out "The Essentials" which are your fruits, veggies, nuts, dried fruits, etc. These are what you eat the most of .. then she has her weekly menu.
Her week one menu is:
Mock Salmon Pate
Date Nut Torte
Creamy Italian Herb Dressing
She doesn't provide you a list of what to eat for every single bite. In the above list, she has it broken down into two major meal prep's per week.
Day 1: Fettucini Alfredo, Mock Salmon Pate, Date Nut Torte, and Alissa's Dressing
Day 3 or 4: Pad Thai, Collard Rolls, Banana Ice-Cream, and Creamy Italian Herb Dressing
But, even with her plan you are still left to your own devices for a bunch of the time simply to eat as you please - as long as it's RAW!
You may wish to check out the "What Did You Eat Today?" threads (there are three) and see what people are eating on a daily basis.
I hope that helps since I felt like you were asking about the meals in the book moreso than what we as individuals ate. :)
08-30-2007, 11:59 PM
I eat simply and without elaborate dishes. Basically when I get a slight hunger signal I eat something fresh and raw. There are many choices of fresh raw foods to choose from and I just pick someting that appeals to me at that time. My choice might be as simple as an apple or more involved like a blended cold soup. The cold soup is the most involved thing I make and if you want to see what I put in them look in the recipe section under the title "cold soups". Here's a link:
I usually only have the cold soup for dinner and the rest of my day is small mono meals like the apple mentioned. All of the things I eat can be gotten in the produce department.
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