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01-31-2010, 03:31 AM
Okay, I know that this is lame....but after having been traveling for 5 weeks, I am having difficulty getting back into a total raw food mode. I know that I need to make crackers and other goodies for snacking.
My tendency is to have some of the dates, nuts, raisins, etc. that I had planned to make some cereal or other things and then just eat the ingredients.....my weakness is dates. Frankly, I think that I was better off being grossed out by dates because they look so much like roaches that were part of my childhood. Well, somehow I got over that and now they are just great snacks....but too much sugar.
Yes, I eat fruit....sometimes I think too much, but sometimes washing and prepping some veggie or cleaning up after making something is a lot.
Ideas for other simple not so sugary EASY snacks?
01-31-2010, 04:04 AM
You can get your Vegetables already Preped. Try doing the Prep all at once and just storing them back in the Fridge. Eat the Dates only for Dessert. Take the Madjool Date, put an Almond in the Center and give your Mouth some Joy....
01-31-2010, 08:25 AM
Babeak, I have exactly the same problem as you because I simply do not like spending much time in the kitchen.
So, I can't be very helpful with suggestions except to say I have recently started keeping avocados on hand for a quick snack. I buy them in different degrees of ripeness and keep them in the refrigerator. Sometimes I just halve or slice and eat and sometimes I mash with a fork and add ACV and or garlic, salt and pepper for a quick guacamole. I try not to have have more than three avocados per week.
I usually find a green smoothie to be very quick and helpful when I have pre-washed my greens and have bananas or other fruit in the freezer.
For convience, I have generally turned to nuts, to which I sometimes add salt & pepper (and I don't need the salt) or a mashed banana with crushed nuts and raw honey (yum!). Keeping avocados has been helpful but just yesterday I wanted a quick snack and just didn't feel like peeling and cutting an avocado or making a quick green smoothie. So I too look forward to more options.
01-31-2010, 08:38 AM
Banana with nut butter or coconut oil spread on or mix together
Mushrooms w/olive oil
Cucumber Slices w/Avocado
Tomato Slices alone with salt/kelp or cayenne and/or curry powder
Apple Slices with almond or hemp butter
01-31-2010, 08:56 AM
I had to start prepping all my food as soon as I get home from the store - at the latest the next day after I get the kids off to school. I like to keep containers of bell pepper strips, broccoli florettes, cucumber sticks, washed grape tomatoes, cut melon, washed and stemmed grapes..... Then I can either just reach in and grab a handful of something or do very little prep to make a salad.
01-31-2010, 04:44 PM
A little prep goes a long way. I eat plenty of veggies in my meals. Snacks are usually fruits. I LOVE dates, but dried figs are where I go CRAZY! For non-sweet snacks and some serious crunch, I make a batch of kale chips in the dehydrater. At least one batch a week. Gotta have 'em. :)
02-01-2010, 10:25 AM
I used to love to prepare interesting raw meals, and then I got tired of it and stopped being raw. Now that I'm into being raw again, I just keep it simple!
I'm a student and I carry a big backpack, so for me, the trick is to just throw a lot of food in there in the morning: Apples, pears, grapefruits, avocados (I eat as many in a day as i want to keep me raw), nuts, sprouts, bananas, tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, anything i can think of that comes out of the produce department and won't spill or go bad during the day. usually its fruit, as you can see.
But the other thing I've started carrying with me is a big bag of prewashed salad or greens. I keep olive oil and ACV at my desk at school, and a little bowl to pour them in. And then i eat the salad like chips, leaf by leaf, dipping them into the salad dressing. Its nice to do this while working and its really easy. I'm sure it would be good with bell peppers, carrots, etc.
02-01-2010, 05:27 PM
All of the above. I also really like to snack on carrots with cashew cheese and also keep buckwheat granola on hand, great eating out of hand or with a bowl of milk and bananas. I made a batch of lemon cookies yesterday and they've been great to snack on.
02-01-2010, 07:21 PM
I love a nori wrap, with or without a little honey, slices of avocade, slices of apple, top with shredded lettuce or sprouts, little cayenne- roll it up and chow down. easy and delish!
02-02-2010, 01:22 AM
Okay, so I am starting to get things sprouting, etc. I made good meals today...an awesome kale salad, but it was so good I ate almost the whole thing!!! :o It was supposed to last for several meals. ;)
My personal life is just difficult right now with a toddler and one that is still awake and won't go to sleep! Ergh.
Thanks for all of the great suggestions. Yes, I absolutely agree having stuff pre-prepped is ideal. However, I sometimes I am just keeping my head above water having prepped a meal.
01-31-2011, 03:14 PM
Quick snacks are the hardest. But I just remembered I have dates. Hopefully that will do the trick.
01-31-2011, 03:39 PM
Newbie here, what is ACV?
01-31-2011, 04:47 PM
I think it's apple cider vinegar.
01-31-2011, 05:26 PM
Making or buying premade snacks is another way to have quick items on hand such as bars or balls, crackers, etc.
01-31-2011, 08:14 PM
As soon as I read "Apple slices with almond butter" my taste buds started freaking out on me and I had to run and make some. I must say, it's mucho delish.
01-31-2011, 10:27 PM
What is hemp butter - is it pre-made or do I make it from the seeds?
02-01-2011, 12:50 AM
Sorry to butt in here, but Im new, and I have a question about one of the snacks mentioned...
Almond butter and apples was one of my favorite snacks before 'going raw' but I was under the impression that they are not digested well together...fruit & fat...
Whats your take on this?
02-01-2011, 09:41 AM
I never liked that rule. I think you just have to listen to your body. For a while there, I was afraid to mix fruits and fats because of food combining too...but then I just said, forget that. It's important to realize that for some bodies, fruit and fat is a no-no, but for other bodies it's a big and bold yes. I love apples and peanut butter! Oh, and also peaches and tahini... and fruit cut up with almond milk makes a great cereal.
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