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02-07-2008, 01:42 PM
Hi! I am a college student in California struggling to maintain a raw diet on the three days a week I have class. I usually end up having to buy a raw veggie wrap (wheat tortilla) and some raw nuts. Any ideas for easy ( we are talking no dehydrator/processor/juicer and only takes 10min) and packable recipes?? It would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you:cool:
02-07-2008, 01:56 PM
I don't know how cheap avocados are where you are, but I love just bringing an avocado with me, slicing it open and eating with a spoon :)
02-07-2008, 02:12 PM
I just had a great tasting and economical meal of three bananas.
02-07-2008, 02:24 PM
Fresh fruits - apples bananas and oranges are easy to carry with and relatively easy to eat. Plastic box with greens ( spinach, lettuce or organic mixed greens)) sprinkled with nuts/sunflower seeds, mini tomatoes, sliced avocados and spices, flax seeds, - good meal. I pack it to my backpack when have classes in the evening and no time. Sure you need to it is with the fork.
I would suggest to invest in blender - under 10 minutes you have great soup!
I personally like hummus or sunny patte ( i make mine in blender so it is a little runny) and mini carots or sliced veggies.
On the go the best things are nuts and fruits.
02-07-2008, 02:56 PM
Do you have a blender? If you do you could always make smoothie and put it in a mason jar, put it in a cooler with an ice pack next to it. Voila! I take this when I do my grocery shopping/errands day. I just pack it in a small cooler and it is filling, delicious and easy! Good Luck.
02-07-2008, 07:39 PM
I would have to say some of Storm's tabouleh. If you use the banana search here I'm sure you will find it. I love this recipe and I make it almost every week. (I'm a student also) It's great because I can just put some in an air tight container and be on my way. It stores for about 2 or maybe 3 days, if you don't eat it all. Here's how I usually make it:
-chopped: cucumber, tomato, red bell pepper, mushrooms (basically anything you have on hand works here)
-1 lemon juiced
-1 spoonful of honey or agave
-1 handful of nuts of your choice. I suggest sunflower seeds, they will also sprout a bit because of all the moisture, so its extra good!
I hope this helps! Also you can use this recipe in collard wraps, on top of mushrooms, etc. I love the strong herby taste it has too.
I second Pixieled's suggestion on Storms recipe as it is one of my favs and its filling. I make it often. Instead of a tortilla wrap just use romaine, cabbage, or collards for wraps. I like to slice onion, red pepper, mushroom, carrott, zucchini, mung bean sprouts and wrap them in cabbage and eat them with a sauce of a little nama shoyu, a little apple cidar vinegar, dash of honey or agave, sea salt, a dash of giner. I like simple salads too such as cucumber, tomato, onion, bell pepper, olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt and fresh herbs if you like.
I do things on my off days to save me time on the days I work. I prewash salad greens and veggies. Sometimes I pre dice veggies too for salads. Make one salad dressing for the week or just use a simple one like olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt. I make pates and nut cheeses that last about 3 days. Good luck!!
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