View Full Version : stuck eating same things. what are some transition foods?
03-02-2012, 07:36 PM
Very new to this 5 months now. i thought i was doing so well but for the last two months i have been eating same stuff everyday. green smoothie (more fruit than green) in morning. for lunch either salad or usually this guacamole i make with flax crackers and dinner i have not really found a filling raw dinner so eating salad or cooked green beans(olive oil) or mashed potatoes(almond milk no butter). thats it every day for that last two months!! i have uncookbooks but everything i try is not that great that i would want it again or so complex that i cant even attempted it. im very busy and dont really have time or money to keep trying stuff and not liking it. i really dont want to go back to SAD food but i feel like this is not working and im doing it all wrong. i just need to know some easy recipes that are not to many ingredients or to complex and thats actually good. i like salty more than sweet but not to fond on bitter. my fav raw food now is guacamole i eat this alot but even this is getting old. Im only one in my lil world that is eating raw and everyone is so negative about it there all just waiting for me to fail and go back to "normal". I feel so good everyday eating raw that i couldn't imagine going back but i feel like my repetition in food choices is going to kill it for me. please help maybe give me some ideas on what u ate during transition??
03-02-2012, 08:03 PM
I know what you mean about repetition. It seems the key is to find several things you like and then add a new recipe here and there. Have you tried Alissa's mock salmon pate? I think you would really like it. Let me know if you need the recipe. It's great on flax seed crackers, on cucumber slices, zucchini slices...or even with a spoon. It is filling and tasty, and a good alternative to guacamole.
03-02-2012, 08:12 PM
^ I love guacamole too!
Do you have Alissa's book? There are good easy and quick to make recipes in there that really fill you up. I don't know if it would be right to give them out though as they don't belong to me. If you don't have it I'd really recommend it as it's not too expensive and it's designed really well for beginners.
I'm much newer to this that you but I'd say maybe you should stop trying to set your day in breakfast/lunch/dinner. I whip up several recipes when I have some spare time in the evening then when I'm working (I work 10 hour shifts on my feet) I make sure to bring plenty food with me and just snack the entire time on fruit or veg sticks. I'm aiming to always have plenty food in the fridge ready to eat when I'm hungry.
I eat maybe 6 or 7 small meals a day. I just eat whatever I fancy whenever I'm hungry and make sure to either have stuff in the fridge or stuff with me to do so.
Maybe if you did that rather than sticking to set meals it would help?
Also heavier meals such as ones containing blended nuts are good.
I'm going to start working on making a raw humus type dip. I used to LOVE different styles of humous. While I don't think chic pea spouts will produce anything similar I have hopes that the right blended nuts will have a similar kind of feel. If I come up with something good I'll be sure to post it on here.
03-02-2012, 08:12 PM
no i have not tried it. i would love to have the recipe thank you. also how long does it keep for?
03-02-2012, 08:20 PM
no do not have her book yet but after reading some recipes on here i think i will have to go get it tomorrow. i have ani"s phyo raw food essentials right now but seems alissa's food is more flavors of what im used to. im not yet a big fan of nuts in everything as ani's food requires. Yes i will try to prepare my food ahead of time and eat mini meals all day. morning and lunch brakes are cutting down my options. thank you
03-02-2012, 08:59 PM
Some foods that are quick that I love are....
zuchinni noodles with some kind of sauce. Either a tomato sauce or a cashew cheese sauce..
tostadas.. I make raw tostadas in the dehydrater and they last a long time. I put guacamole on top and some chopped tomatoes, olives, onion, etc.
pecan spread wraps... I use butter lettuce as a wrap and add in some guacamole. too.. ( I too love guacamole) :)
I also love to slice tomatoes and put them on a dehydrator screen and sprinkle with sea salt and olive oil.. If I have some cultured nut cheese made then its perfect. :)
I have a wonderful raw tomato soup that only takes a few minutes to put together and then I blend it up in the Vitamix!!
I have checked out my raw books from the library and only tried the recipes that looked or sounded like something I would like.. It helped me to gather alot of recipes without having to buy all the books..
03-02-2012, 09:42 PM
I wouldn't recommend it if I didn't feel it was well worth the money. :)
It's been well thought out to help people transition. I'm really glad I bought it.
[EDIT: I never even thought of the library! That's a great plan too :) I need to see if my library has anything.]
The first book I got was just a big raw recipe book and it pretty much convinced me that I wouldn't be able to eat like that until I was in my 30s living in my own home and could afford a vitamix and a dehydrator! Alissa's is very beginner friendly which I liked!
When I'm at work lunch breaks kind of narrow my options a bit too. Like I said I work long shift and only get a 20 minute then a later 10 minute break. Nobody objects to me having a box of chopped fruit to the side to snack on. If anyone did I'd just say I get low blood sugar, which is true. On this diet I find if I'm not able to eat regularly and I'm very active I do tend to get a bit weak or get low blood sugar.
03-03-2012, 04:14 PM
2 c. walnuts
2 celery ribs
1 red bell pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
process all ingredients in a food processor. I have had it keep for several days in the fridge.
03-04-2012, 06:36 AM
Keep it simple. I started wanting to have all of these recipes but I always go back to the simple raw way. I have almond butter mixed with honey for a dip with cut up veggies. Breakfast is fruit, smoothie, or juice. Dinner fuits, veggie, or salads. I do keep dates on hand for my desert. If your hungry eat a banana or 2. I am very busy too this is how I survive.
03-04-2012, 07:11 AM
I'm pretty new. Raw crackers? Raw noodles? How does that work?
03-04-2012, 07:19 AM
I'm pretty new. Raw crackers? Raw noodles? How does that work?
FLax crackers are easy to make. Soak them with water and dehydrate. I have never made noodles but I see people making them from spagetti squash, zuccini, and cucumbers with the spiralizer. I do make miso soup. Hot water add miso paste then add veggies. Its warm but not cooking the veggies. I usually use spinach carrot sticks, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Its a nice change.
I use baby bok choy or endive like crackers and dip into guacamole. Make romain boats with banana almond butter and honey. Yummy. I have been getting my almond butter from Amazon with a subscription it is only $13 per jar at whole foods its $22.
03-04-2012, 07:33 AM
I do make miso soup. Hot water add miso paste then add veggies. Its warm but not cooking the veggies. I usually use spinach carrot sticks, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Its a nice change.
Have you tried adding seaweed? Yum.
03-04-2012, 08:01 AM
Yes but I don't like the way wakame tastes. I do sprinkle some dulse flakes. I just really love spinach.
03-04-2012, 09:07 AM
Pansy, if you come up with something close to hummus, please please share. I am a huge fan. :) Thanks.
03-04-2012, 07:50 PM
I make zucchini pasta without a spiral slicer, (one day I might actually invest), by using a peeler and slicing the zukes lenghthwise. It makes ribbons and it's great with raw tomato sauce or a nut cheese sauce or something like that.
03-04-2012, 11:28 PM
Daisyhead and Pansy, I've seen a zucchini -based hummus online...Sorry...don't have time to look...Try Googling it. I've tasted one too and it was good, however, was not as "rich" as a traditional chick-pea hummus. I do not like a raw-sprouted chick pea hummus though...Just my own personal taste.
Raw Angel Mom
03-05-2012, 06:36 AM
YOUNG COCONUT. They are so versatile and you can make so many different recipe. Research on the site about recipes and if you resonate, you can start buying young coconut.
Great advice already on the post, so i won't repeat with others.
All the best.
03-05-2012, 06:46 AM
i have an amazing sunflower hummus recipe...will try to remember to post it....it's amazing with chia/goji/caraway crackers
03-05-2012, 07:52 AM
Bean-Free Cauliflower Hummus
Beans Get the Boot With This Gluten-Free Hummus
Get your veggies and essential fatty acids in one fell swoop...
What You Need
1 large head cauliflower, chopped (about 3 cups)
1 small white onion, diced
1 scallion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup vegetable broth
1/6 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed white pepper
2 teaspoon flax oil (we like Barlean's)
2 tablespoons flax seeds
How to Make It
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth; remove and transfer to a serving dish. Serve atop a salad or as a dip with gluten-free crackers and crudites. Enjoy!
03-05-2012, 03:12 PM
I do make miso soup. Hot water add miso paste then add veggies. Its warm but not cooking the veggies. I usually use spinach carrot sticks, mushrooms, and tomatoes.
How warm can you make the soup without the veggies starting to cook? I'm guessing fairly warm, as long as you don't let it sit too long before eating?
03-05-2012, 04:27 PM
I feel so good everyday eating raw that i couldn't imagine going back but i feel like my repetition in food choices is going to kill it for me. please help maybe give me some ideas on what u ate during transition??
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