View Full Version : Help! My husband wants to go raw!
08-18-2005, 02:35 PM
I need help and advice. My husband really wants to go raw. I told him I wanted him to wait until I learned a bunch of recipes. This is my 1st week raw. Here is my dilemma, he does not like nuts at all and he wants more to eat than just salads.
He wants to make next week his first week raw. What should I make for him?
He's a big eater!
08-18-2005, 02:53 PM
I would just let him eat what he likes.
You can both prepare wonderful raw meals together.
You might try Flax seed crackers, with some fresh jam.
If he doesn't like nuts, how about seed milks and cheeses, tahini etc.
If he doesn't like salads, do you mean greens? Most salads that non-raw food eaters have tried, is made with iceberg lettuce, a kind of pale whitish food that tastes like ice. True to it's name.
Have him try some really tasty greens like fresh baby spinach with some basil leaves, arugula and mandarine oranges, this is NOTHING like iceberg lettuce with white-ish pale tomatoes dripping in thousand island dressing that you find at most restaurants.
Go to the produce department with him, and ask him to pick out every fruit and veggie that he loves.
Then take them home and have a wonderful feast.
Especially if you eat it on the floor on a blanket, and eat it is a romantic manner, what a wonderful way to enjoy your new raw lifestyle together.
I've always said food is much better enjoyed naturally (RAW for YOU and the food)
08-19-2005, 12:24 AM
Congratulations! Your enthusiasm must've rubbed off on him. Now you can take the raw journey together. My husband is eats SAD, although he was vegetarian when I met him. He's gained weight in the last year, and after seeing me drop 20 pounds so easily, he wants me to help him lose weight, but he is NOT open to all raw, or even giving up meat...so I'm just trying to help him avoid fried food, white flour/sugar, and other nasty things as a first step to a healthier diet.
Anyway...does your husband like avocados? I find that dishes with avocado fill me up quite easily, and mangoes and bananas tend to satisfy me too. I tend to focus on fruit to fill me up, and then have a veggie dish in the evening for nutrition and a savory taste. Also, I would simply encourage him to eat much larger portions of raw than he would cooked- sometimes it just takes more quantity be satisfied. The chili recipe that's floating around this board is very tasty and filling. Good luck! Let us know how his first raw day goes! :)
08-20-2005, 12:10 PM
This is the perfect time to go raw! It's summer, so everything tastes WONDERFUL!
Raw does not have to involve complicated recipes. I've been raw for close to two years now, and I rarely prepare these recipes. I eat fruit during the day (TONS), and maybe a salad or veggie soup or dip or more fruit for dinner.
Recipes DO have their value though. I would not have been able to make the transition to raw without them! Just don't think you NEED to make recipes in order to do this.
Buy TONS of fruit, eat as much as you need to, and go! Watermelon, peaches, plums, nectarines are all wonderful in the summer time. Bananas are inexpensive and can help fill you up! Heirloom tomatoes are a real treat as well.
08-20-2005, 12:55 PM
yeahbethany, I am very impressed with your diet. Can you really tell a difference from your previous diet. I mean can you really really tell?
When you get up in the morning how do you feel?
How well do you sleep?
Do you feel healthy without that airy/dizzy feeling?
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