View Full Version : What do you eat in a typical day?
08-07-2005, 07:27 AM
I'd love to see what other's are eating in a typical day. I have a HARDY appetite and am having difficulty try to invision myself satisfying that monster going all raw. What's on your plate today?
Thank you for sharing and I love the civility here. The cream of the crop here for sure (ooops, I mentioned dairy) 8~)
08-07-2005, 07:40 AM
I have a big appetite myself, always have. This is what I had yesterday:
Breakfast: juice (orange or apple-about 12 ounces) and a very large smoothie (24 ounces) consisting of strawberries, bananas and pears
snack: a bowl of baby carrots
Lunch: a small spinach salad, handful of almonds, an orange
Snack: some more baby carrots in the afternoon
Dinner a large salad and cucumber soup with some crackers
Snack: 2 medjool dates and 2 raw cookies
Some days I eat more than this, or have a lot more recipes. Some days I have fruit all day, or greens all day. It varies. You will surely be able to fill yourself on raw, I promise you!
08-07-2005, 08:05 AM
I've only been doing this a few days, but I find I like a simple diet of fruits and veggies mainly. I have yet to try any recipes (though I really like dates, and want to try a recipe with those).
I try to get in as wide a variety as possible. I have a big appetite, but maintain a low weight naturally because of the food choices I make.
08-07-2005, 11:27 AM
Breakfast: smoothie (1 large banana, 1 orange, handful of strawberries)
That's the only "meal" I have - I just snack throughout the day... here's what I usually eat during the afternoons and evenings:
1/2 pineapple, 1/2 - 1 cantaloupe, lotsa watermelon, 1 apple, raw sunflower seed sprouts
When I have time, I usually make the "butter pecan ice cream"
I don't like veggies... I just eat fruits, sometimes baby carrots.
08-07-2005, 11:28 AM
morning: one mango OR 1/4-1/2 honeydew melon
later: sprout salad with tomatoes
smoothie- strawberries and fresh-juiced OJ
lunch sprout salad
afternoon several pieces fruit
night big salad yum!
that's what I eat, but I am usually satisfied all the time
08-07-2005, 03:59 PM
Here's what a typical day of eating looks like for me. I am not 100% raw:
Large fruit salad, consisting of whatever fruit I feel like/have that day. This morning's combo was papaya, peach, nectarine, cherries, plum, blueberries.
5 lychees, a fresh Black Mission fig, some black grapes.
I am eating right now: a raw veggie plate, consisting of zucchini, yellow squash, green beans, orange bell pepper, fennel, green bell pepper, cauliflower, tomato, radishes, purple cabbage. I made a mustard sauce to dip these in (not raw). Also a baked yellow sweet potato, topped with vegetrian chili (not raw)
Will be a HUGE salad of assorted greens and veggies. My salad dressing will be tahini mixed with garlic, lemon juice and a little ume vinegar. I also like to sprinkle nutritional yeast on my salads.
I tend to eat basically the same most days, unless I go out for a meal (very rare). The ingredients of fresh fruits/veggies changes according to what I feel like eating, and what was in season/available at the market that week.
08-07-2005, 10:29 PM
My typical daily menu changes often but right now this would be my plan! No particular meal times either, just eating when I am hungry. I love not having set times to eat, getting away from the typical breakfast, lunch, and dinner times have been very free feeling to me and helps very much with eating disorders and binge eating for me.
Smoothie-banana, berries, some greens, ground flax, cinnamon
or orange juice (maybe grapefruit if I have that on hand!)
More fruit throughout the morning
Green juice-variety of veggies and fruits but usually carrots, celery, kale, apples, lemon, and cucumber
Veggie sticks in the afternoon usually with some quacamole-avocado, tomato, onion, and garlic
Large salad for dinner with many veggies and some fruits or berries added too, dressing of apple cider vinegar, nutritional yeast, lemon juice or orange juice
Raw dessert-might be a gourmet treat or banana ice cream or carob shake
08-08-2005, 12:50 AM
My ideal day would be started with a green smoothie
snack of fruit (usually lychee's!) & a baby coconut
lunch of grean leafy salad & green juice
snack of nola bars or a white chocolate ambrosia elixir
dinner of BLT's on onion bread with sunflower mayo or sunflower sprouts in creamy white sauce (white sauce is chick pea miso & tahini with a little water).
Possibly a kombucha or some milk thistle or dandilion root tea.
08-08-2005, 08:38 AM
I seem to be having water first, then a green drink (bananas, apple, kale, chard, parsley...) then later an avo palin and maybe some dates and walnuts. Supper could be a burrito made of veggie wraps, avo, tomato, herb mix lettuce, fresh salsa and maybe some "sour cream" made of amonds...
I try to get in lots of water.
Sometimes I made a zuke noodle pasta and sauce. Also, once a week I will make Alissa's pesto mushrooms.
I made a fabulous lasagna a couple weeks ago I learned in a raw food class. As I learn more I will have more variety.
My appetite is not much since I went raw. Except for the past week when I couldn't get enough avo's (over that now).
I would like to have more salads, but I have not had great sucess with a dressing that I like. Any suggestions?
08-08-2005, 08:48 AM
This is my typical day's menu
My beloved goes out to the meadow and picks fresh herbs for my "tea"
Chamomile/kentucky mint tea (warmed)
Exploding Raspberry Jam
Butter (raw)(made with nuts and stuff)
Breakfast Sausage and Cheese burrito (raw & vegan)
Taco Salad on a
with a barley burger pattie with tex/mex seasoning
cashew sour cream
pico de gallo
Pesto stuffed mushrooms
Huge Pizza salad:
tons of lettuce
with pecan sausage
gooey pizza cheese
cashew cream cheese
fresh basil & oregano
butter (raw-made from nuts and oil etc.)
a mixture of nuts/dried fruits and cacao nibs or carob chips
I usually eat alot of fun recipe type stuff, as I like lots of choices.:o)
08-08-2005, 09:00 AM
Wow, Rawpriestess! Thats a lot of food! I wish I could eat like that. I get full so easy.
This limits me in trying new receipes.
I love your menu!!!
08-08-2005, 10:14 AM
LOL, yes it is alot of food, but I don't eat a bunch of it, I eat maybe 2 or 4 bites of each thing,
When I say pineapple banana raspberries I mean maybe 2 or 3 bites of pineapple 3 bites of banana and 4 or 5 raspberries, not one of each.
When I make the taco salad
It is one pizza wrap (I make 8 out of Alissa's recipe) so it is about the size of a small dessert plate, I use one barley burger (again I make 8 out of Alissa's recipe) and 1/4 tomatoes, with 1 T pico de gallo and 1 tsp cashew cheese,and one baby slice of onion, so it is small, but I love it and I love Variety.
PS for those of you who have heard me say, don't worry about calories, etc, I am not measuring this out, I am just guessing on measurements, so I can make a point here.
I learned this from Dolly Parton, who was overweight (not in my opinion) and then she lost a bunch of weight, when asked how she did it, she said that she ordered everything she wanted, and took one or two bites of each thing.
I also read once about a restaurant who because very famous for making super rich desserts and food, but their serving portion was only one bite's worth, so you could try anything and everything your heart desired. They became super famous in Hollywood with the "one bite hot fudge sundae"
I decided I would do this.
So, when my hubby is eating say a 5 cup salad, I am eating 1 cup total.
so, yes it's alot and alot of work, but I'm worth it, and I can eat many different things this way, and totally enjoy my life.
Besides, I wouldn't want to ever get bored or anything. So, I make baby portion sizes and each many different things.
Also, the more raw I am, the less food I need to fill up.
I used to drink at least one, maybe two--16 oz almond milk shakes as a snack, now this was a snack mind you, now I can barely drink 4 oz as a snack.
So, as I get smaller, so do my portion sizes.
Gotta' love RAW.
Of course it does help that I don't mind freezing things, and that my hubby eats about 90% raw now too, so I can make something and we both share it,
plus I usually make less than 1/2 of each recipe, or else I make the whole recipe and freeze lots of it.
Like when I make pesto stuffed mushrooms, it makes about 30 to 40 mushrooms, I eat about 2 or 3 at a time, so you can see they last a long time (frozen of course) then I dehydrate to warm, yummmmmyyyyyy.
Besides, I can never make up my mind what I want to eat, so I decided long ago, to not limit myself, life is too short for limits, and all that, so I have endless options, and take them all (as long as it's raw)LOL
09-14-2005, 09:38 PM
Fresh flax seed oil helps w/ constipation. Tomatoes also help, but that may particular to me.
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