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02-20-2008, 11:31 PM
recipes with a lot of oil and/or nuts make me feel really icky...i am also really sick of the salads i make up. does anyone have any good recipes without a ton of fat? i have a deydrator/spiralizer/juicer/fodd processor/blender...i just don't know what to make! maybe a good veggie burger or low fat pizza or lasagna...thank you so much.
ps does anyone else have that problem with fatty recipes? sooo good, but, ugh...
02-21-2008, 12:05 AM
That's my only problem with raw. I like flavor and texture, and raw recipes often can't mimick that without nuts/seeds/oils/fat. Off raw/vegan I could cheat stuff with fat free milk/sour cream etc...
For example, I like making lentil veggie patties, but to get them to stick together etc you have to use flax seeds etc.
I'm trying to figure out a veggie burger patty recipe based on Alissa's veggie flax crackers, with carrots/cilantro/broccoli/celery/red pepper and then a mild tasting eggeplant to fill out the rest. Perhaps some sprouted lentils and poultry seasoning. I'll hammer out the details this weekend, but I understand you.
If I were to go low-fat I'd be tortured...I'd lose weight (which I want), but salads aren't palatable without a fat of some sort, and I can't handle smoothies and only fruit all day long.
02-21-2008, 12:29 AM
mushrooms make a very good filler/binder to burgers & meatballs.
if you can stand just a bit of fat, add walnuts....even 1/2-1 cup on the WHOLE recipe isn't too bad.
02-21-2008, 05:37 AM
How do you know that you can't handle fruits and veggies all day? Have you tried it?
Often, eating gourmet raw makes us continue to crave the old way that we ate. Maybe getting away from that would help! Try it for a day or two. :D
02-21-2008, 07:38 AM
Yes, I also cannot eat things too high in fat. That was why I had to quit raw and come back to me. The high fat content was making me tired and lethargic. I cut down on how many fats I ate, and the tiredness problems left.
02-21-2008, 12:35 PM
This is continually my problem. I cant have nuts in the house because I eat them alllllllllll! They dont even last long enough for me to make a recipe with them, I just eat them up.
I find that when I dont eat a lot of fat though, it makes me crave SAD food because the fat is what makes me feel fulfilled I suppose.
I dont know, it is definitely an individual process and finding what works for you.
02-21-2008, 04:07 PM
The only seed I use often is Flax, it has so many postive attributes.
I have had to limit my nut sauces, spreads, dips etc. Just eating too much of it. (after all, it doesn't matter which eating lifestyle you chose, it's calories in and calories out that make the weight come off:) ) I also only eat avo's once a week. I do however, use olive oil. It is good for you and your body does need a certain amount of oil to absorb and function properly (don't know how much though :rolleyes: )
I have found I can make a great spagetti/pizza sauce without nuts (unsure of measurements but I used fresh tomatoe's, soaked sun dried tomatoes (keep water to mix with), garlic, onion, fresh dried sage and basil spices, salt, soaked dates and a litte olive oil). This goes great on pizza, yellow squash "noodles", and crackers.( gosh now I'm hungery again!)
Although one of my downfalls is eggless egg salad, it is really good. Tonight I'm going to try a new recipe for corn chowder using frozen corn (thawed), onion, young coconut meat and water and a dash of cayene. (my dh likes his soup warm, whatever :D , so I will saute his onions and corn then add the pureed coconut meat (with coconut water and spices).
I also use cauliflower "rice" with various spices for veggie wraps.
belladonna, I agree. If we try to mimic the foods we used to eat, at least in my case, that sometimes makes us want them more.
tropigal, I haven't tried the mushrooms before, I will give that a try. My mom has been growing mushrooms and just gave me a bunch (she bought a kit, it is so cool).
I hope this helps.
Have a great evening, night, morning or day depending on your locations.:p
02-21-2008, 07:18 PM
thanks everyone. i have been trying some stuff. i made dehydrated portabellos with chopped tomato, onion, basil, garlic, spinach and just a few olives. i marinated the shrooms in raw red wine vinegar. last night i tried te same thing but used a ton of olive oil and pine nuts. delicious, but made me feel yucky. today, still delicious and i feel great! i've also been shredding sweet potatoes and dehydrating tem, and trying chips. hopefully i'll be able to concoct some kind of dressing...i've avoided salads for a couple weeks cause i can't take any more tahini/lemon juice. also, i need to make some kind of flax cracker or veggie burger. the burger i tried today was gross...well, thanks to everyone!!!
02-21-2008, 08:26 PM
I pretty much have given up nuts and gourmet foods, but excited to read others posts. I am fortunate to be able to keep nuts around here, but forget the raisins and things of that nature. Even fruit I fall head over heels, uncontrollable but still eat them. I hardly dehydrate anymore and could be a 9 tray in the works to another house. I don't do anymore pizza crusts or even crackers. At this point it's been months and could look at them at rawlucks and not be tempted either. I'm working hard to get back my girlish figure!
02-21-2008, 09:16 PM
ah, me too! I have the same prob as solong. And I just can't have all the nut rich recipes as well, they sometimes don't make me feel so great. I'm considering doing seeds more as I seem to tolerate those better. But really I do need a low fat plan.
02-22-2008, 07:57 AM
Alissa's book has plenty of recipes that are not high in fat. Do you have her book?
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