View Full Version : Raw on a Budget?
08-02-2005, 02:29 PM
Anyone have any great "substantial" meal ideas for those of us on a budget? By substantial, I mean something that will fill up those of us who are transitioning to raw. For example, simple almond butter lettuce wraps will suffice for several lunches throughout the week and is fairly inexpensive to make. Any other "simple and cost effective" ideas?
08-02-2005, 02:40 PM
pasta with marinara
chili (search for the recipe)
flax seed balls
banana ice cream
shredded yams with "cheese sauce"
These are just a few of my meals that are pretty inexpensive. Of course the tomatoes can be rather expensive during the winter, but right now, I buy alot of them! Most soups are inexpensive, too.
08-02-2005, 04:21 PM
Thanks, Tracy! That is helpful!
08-02-2005, 08:19 PM
Carbs always seem to do it for me. They are dirt cheap (bought in bulk) and seem to add the substance my stomach craves.
There is a recipe for buckwheat I like. (You can substitute barley for buckwheat.) Add chopped avocado, season to taste (I've been throwing darn near everything in there lately). Avocadoes aren't all that cheap though.
I suggest also adding grains to salads. Crackers also seem to help me with that filling sensation. If you've got a dehydrator, you can make those pretty inexpensively.
08-02-2005, 09:04 PM
hmmm ,for me kale(which is pretty cheap) fills me up - and taste great!
I love kale /chard and arugula salads with strawberries (or another"in season" fruit) on top , with raw sesame or sunflower seeds (those are cheap)and a nice olive oil vinager dressing ,YUM :) !
08-02-2005, 09:33 PM
Shred into angel hair pasta or julienne one or more of the following - carrot, zuchini, apple, turnip, pepper, beet, onion...
Top with an improvised salad dressing, sauce or seed/nut cheese.
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