View Full Version : OK, I'll Admit It--I Need Help
09-02-2005, 08:52 AM
All right, here's my dilemma. Every day I start out eating well for breakfast and lunch. I have fruit or a green smoothie in the morning. For lunch I've been having big salads with avocado, sometimes I'll add sunflower seeds, and I'll make my own mostly raw dressing. If I feel the need I'll have some soup. I don't feel badly about this because I'm not going for 100% right now. Also, during the day I'll snack on celery and carrots with almond butter or nuts with dried fruit (not too much) or lately, a raw food bar.
Everything is just hunky dory...until I get home. I dont know what happens. I have good intentions of going home and eating well but once I get there I find I can't resist the cooked food I have to prepare for my two sons. Once I do that it's all downhill the rest of the evening. Anyone, else struggle with this situation? :(
09-02-2005, 08:57 AM
Can you make your meal first, get it all ready, on a plate and garnished before you make theirs? SNack on raw nibbles while you are making their food? I found this made a huge difference for me and helped me resist the food I had to cook for others.
Also, the raw stir-unfry recipes are so close in taste to cooked, nobody will know except you. Maybe you could make that for you and your sons?
One more suggestion I read on the forum is to spend one day a week preparing the cooked food for the week. Pack in containers and refrigerate and freeze. Then your sons ( age dependent of course) could just reheat.
Best wishes. Definitely a big challenge to work through~but you can do it!
09-02-2005, 10:04 AM
Thanks for your suggestions, sweetgoddess. I especially like the idea of cooking enough for a week and letting them reheat. At 16 and 23 they're definitely old enough. They can even prepare their own meals which they do sometimes but it's usually not very healthy. At least when I cook I can get some vegetables into them. LOL!
Are the stir-unfry recipes in Alissa's book?
09-02-2005, 10:07 AM
Yes, there is on in Alissa's book and also here is Rawkinlocs recipe she posted elsewhere.
A couple of nights my two oldest were "fighting" over some marinated/dehydrated veggie "stir-fry" (I call it stir-dry) I made.
carrots (you can add whatever veggies your kids like including brocolli)
- all cut up and marinated in a mixture of (sorry, don't have exact measurements):
oil (olive is fine, but I used some walnut oil I had on hand)
nama shoyu/braggs/or miso if you so choose to use any of those
ginger (I used powdered)
garlic and onion powder
about a 1/4 tsp. of honey, agave or other sweetener
Mix it all up well with hands to evenly coat all the veggies.
I never let it sit, but I'm sure if you allow it to sit a while the flavors will meld even better. Dehydrate on the teflex or fruit roll tray (depending on what dehydrator you have) and I usually turn it to about 110 degrees, place on the top tray (I have the round model and my fan/motor is in the top lid) and allow it to warm in the dehydrator until they veggies are warmed and softer (like steamed veggies). I think they're usually done in about 15-30 minutes but if you leave them like 30-45 minutes, they should really be good to go!
I was so pleasantly surprised when I made this two nights in a row and my kids were arguing over who got too much and that the other was eating it all up...especially my very picky 13-year old son!
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