View Full Version : Raw (non-fruit, non-nut/seed) snacks for the office?
03-06-2008, 02:20 AM
Was trying to figure out what would be the best portable snacks for the office. (Hate to be restrictive, but I'm preferring non-fruit, and non nut/seed based stuff.) At this point, I'm thinking sliced red peppers, zucchini...but want to mix up the variety more than that...and also get in alot o' greens and a non-so-expensive price.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
03-06-2008, 04:00 AM
Sounds like you are on the right track, there are nuts and nut based foods like Egg Salad. Anything RAW can be made Snackable by putting it in small, handy containers. Have a RAW Day.......
03-06-2008, 06:10 AM
Why non-fruit?? Too messy?
03-06-2008, 06:37 AM
Little dehydrator cookies and biscuits would do well.
03-06-2008, 07:28 AM
a big green smoothie!!
that's what i take with me to work. i'm a hairstylist and usually i dont get time to sit and eat so i can just drink this throughout the day. it's great!
03-06-2008, 07:52 AM
i'm into jicama slices right now.
03-06-2008, 08:53 AM
i agree about the jicama slices...i like to rub fresh lime juice and a little cayenne on em-YUM
03-06-2008, 09:37 AM
blended soups are yummy, and a great way to get your greens. i make lots of blended soups, usually some variation on: juice of 1 lemon, 1 cucumber, bunch of spinach, lots of dill or cilantro and/or parsley, 1 celery stalk and maybe a tomato... i might eat it creamy or gazpacho style with diced up veggies such as zucchini, cucumber, tomatoes, sweet red pepper, or avocado.
i keep a little bowl of parsley on my desk all day... gives me something to nosh on, plus keeps my breath fresh and its a blood tonifier!
thin sliced beets and/or sweet potatoes and/or jicama are awesome crunchy "chips" - eaten solo, marinated overnight in lemon juice/olive oil/herbs, or dipped in some sort of dip.
03-07-2008, 04:53 AM
Ooooo jicama! I remember loving that stuff...hard to find in NYC, but that would be great.
I'm going to try to focus on greens at this point. Re: Belladonna's question - fruit just seems to be making me gain weight (!). Far from losing weight, I'm finding my tummy and waist getting (shall we say) soft... Despite weight lifting and cardio 5 times a week...! In the past, I lost tons of weight on Atkins (I'm a vegan now, ain't gonna happen...besides, I want to really experience what raw is all about.) So maybe it's just that me and fructose don't get along well. Funny how they say that you lose weight effortlessly on raw. I'm not stuffing myself, but I'm just not experiencing it...!
03-07-2008, 06:31 AM
...from someone who is trying to avoid nuts and fruits, too;)
-DELICIOUS mix: grape tomatoes and baby carrots :D
-I love to eat avacado straight out of its skin. Very convenient as well.
Sprouts are very filling.
-GT's Kombucha (I recommend the original and ginger version, as they are less sugary) is convenient, and highly filling, just from a few sips alone....
-herbal tea, and/or ginger tea (homemade... just chop some ginger and let heat in a pot full of water, add agave or raw honey for taste)... if you're not opposed
-plain sliced yam/sweet potato... more palatable than you'd think, if you haven't already tried it!!!!
-green juices w/ a bit of lemon and ginger
-and grapefruit is low-glycemic....
03-07-2008, 07:08 AM
Thanks! I absolutely love ginger, and also avocado eaten straight. (Okay, I pour a little lemon or hot sauce on it...which makes it even better...) Sounds like you've definitely got some good tips to share, esp. for me...
Isn't raw yam toxic, though??
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