View Full Version : Need Help with foods for my husband.........
11-28-2010, 07:52 PM
My husband and I both started the raw diet 3 weeks ago. I was able to stay raw 100 % but he kinda fell off the wagon. He really wants to try to get back on track. His problem seems to be cold food (he needs it room temp or warm) and he has a very physical job which seems to be a problem with getting enough protein in him??? He seems to crash at the end of the day and end up going to bed early because he was so wiped out.
Also I am looking for more simple meal ideas that can satisfy his needs. I have Alissa's book and he loves the blueberry pie, banana ice cream, applesauce stuff like that.......He was a meat and potatoes kinda guy so some of the recipes were very different and he didn't care for them much. He does enjoy the juicing.
I guess what I am asking is what can you suggest to transition him over???? Meals that may be more appealing ????
11-28-2010, 10:29 PM
I must say that myself and all of my friends have now succeeded in getting their man to have a green smoothie a day. Most add some seeds. Tell him that pumpkin seeds support the prostate and that will help.
11-28-2010, 10:59 PM
My hubby loves Alissa's Collard Roll...must guys need a good hearty sandwich. Also, the Calzone is very filling... You gotta fix a variety of meals and see what he likes. Have him write down his 10 favorite meals and find a Raw equivalent. Hope you can be able to stay Raw together!!!!!
11-28-2010, 11:30 PM
Brazil nuts and/or almonds soaked and then food processed with a load of garlic, onion and other seasonings to taste make for an awesome "meaty" (almost like liverwurst) pate that can be rolled up in greens or a nori sheet or served on flax crackers.
Nutritional yeast and cayenne pepper give salads a bit of zip
2-3 Avacodo salad or guacomole is really filling in the beginning
RP Brownies provide loads of energy
Raw Angel Mom
11-29-2010, 07:55 AM
I am not a doctor but he seems to be going through detox, this is all good.
Do you have a dehydrator? If you do, you can warm up your food this way. If you don't, you could use two boll (one being larger then the other on and fill it up with hot tap water/ keep changing the water once you merge the ohter boll with your food in it).
Fruit vegetable, take them out of your fridge half hour. If you have sun, place them in the sun except for any leafy greens or salad because it will lose its crunchie.
If your husband is up to spice, you can use cayen pepper and ginger in your food. It eats up.
If you have a powerful blender, it will heat up your food.
I RARELY eat cold food except for frozen desert or icecream, lol... I like my food, room temperature.
Brendon Brazier has fantastic raw vegan protein powder. He is a tri-Athlete. My husband uses his product and he loves it. I use also some for my daughter smoothie.
Remember, something we go through a healing crisis but this is all good, because your body will repair and make you be better.
Being tired is also part of detox.
11-29-2010, 05:10 PM
At first when I read your post, I thought I may have posted it! I have the same problem with my husband. He is getting tired he says of 'rabbit' food. So funny; He misses the hearty dishes; He tries really hard to stay raw but struggles in the evening meals. I'm new to the preparation. I have a hard time figuring out what to give him to satisfy him. He has green smoothie in the morning, he likes that. He has large salad with nuts and then some dipping veggies, he likes that. But when he gets home from work, he is hungry again and is tired of more veggies. He doesn't care for most of the soups other than the miso. He likes the susi wraps. I think he is missing the stews I used to make. Any ideas would be great. I'm taking cooking classes and reading lots of books and materials on recipes..but seems like I can't move fast enough on them. :eek:
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