View Full Version : First day raw...scared. lol What to eat?
09-14-2009, 10:53 AM
I love this forum (I'm a total lurker). I am about 50% raw (lots of green smoothies, etc), but I eat a cooked dinner every night and then everything goes downhill (snacks, popcorn, cheese :eek:).
I'm trying today to be 100% raw, but I didn't prepare very well. Oy vay. I am great until dinner. I don't have a dehydrator (yet). I have lots of raw cookbooks, but all the "dinner" options seem to need the dehydrator. In the meantime, any suggestions for what I can eat for dinner? I love salty things, so I plan on lettuce roll-ups with some kind of flavourful raw dip for tonight. Tomorrow I will do raw zuchinni spaghetti with maranara sauce.
But after that....? :confused: I don't want to give in to cooked, and I know that raw fruit or veggies won't hit the spot for dinner for me right now. I appear to be allergic to avocados (ridiculous but true), so I can't use them for something substantial. My usual dinners are pasta or stir fry with rice, etc. I'm picturing the raw version of a hunk of cheese. LOL Also, salty raw snacks for nighttime (like popcorn/chips). Guess I really need that dehydrator as soon as possible to make kale chips or something.
09-14-2009, 11:12 AM
Today is my 15th day raw. I am new and shy and still a lurker too. I have been keeping it simple. Green smoothies, salads (mix and match all kinds of veggies), I snack on
nuts and seeds. I even sprouted lentils and mung beans.
I am like you, no dehydrator yet. I am using oster blender for now and a cheap juicer.
So far, so good.
Large salad for dinner! Use colorful veggies, Olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Sprinkle on
a little nutritional yeast.
09-14-2009, 11:55 AM
I have lots of raw cookbooks, but all the "dinner" options seem to need the dehydrator. In the meantime, any suggestions for what I can eat for dinner?
Welcome Lemonmer!!! Do you have Alissa's book? She has outlined a 30 day plan to help you succeed your 1st 30 days RAW. Click on the link in my Signature line to see photos of my Challenge...
I don't want to give in to cooked, and I know that raw fruit or veggies won't hit the spot for dinner for me right now..
I can relate to how you feel!!! I still have to cook for my husband and dinner is the WORSE!!! So, I make things easier for myself. I cook for him while sipping a Green Smoothie. I don't make meals for him on an EMPTY STOMACHE!!!! If I do, I WILL eat what I'm making for him...I KNOW it!!!
Search through the RAW books that you do have and find recipes that don't require a dehydrator. There are SOOO many out there!!! There are many people on this site who have been doing this lifestyle and do not even own a Dehydrator. They seem to be keeping things simple and doing just fine with it. You have to do what works for you.
YOU CAN DO THIS!!! If you sincerely WANT to, find a way for it to work for you. Alissa says in her book not to be standing over the stove every day cooking. Could you make meals and freeze them for your family? That helps too.
Wishing you RAW success!!!
09-14-2009, 12:45 PM
Have you tried some raw soups....I love the brocilli soup in Alissa's book. Also, her DVD's show many quick and easy meals. I think she only uses the dehydrator once. I have found that I love my dehydrator but I only use it occassionaly and it's my food processor and blender that I use on a regular basis. Good Luck!
09-14-2009, 01:09 PM
I have found that I love my dehydrator but I only use it occassionaly and it's my food processor and blender that I use on a regular basis. Good Luck!
This is good to know. I have a sturdy blender and a brand new food processor. I just purchased a cheap juicer, which I think will do fine for me, being a newbie and all. I want to wait and see how I do before I spend larger amounts of money. I thought I was going to have to buy a dehydrator, but I think I'll wait it out until there is a need. At any rate, I am glad I read this thread.
Raw Angel Mom
09-14-2009, 06:48 PM
You are trying and this is wonderful.
You know i didn't have a dehydrator either when i first start. I was about 40 days raw only with a cheep food processor and blender. I made it. There are many great recipes that don't require dehydration.
I think that the fact that you do raw most the day is amazing so congratulation. Perhaps, until you decide that you are ready to do or try 100% raw, you can eliminate the bad stuff from cook and only eat nice healthy organic food.
It is much easier to do raw food then it looks like. If you get Alissa's dvd, i swear, you will get the fever, lol...
09-14-2009, 09:49 PM
Thank you....I will get Alissa's book asap.
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