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04-23-2012, 06:55 PM
I'm totally new to this raw food lifestyle, but I'd like to really try this out. Can you all please post meal and snack ideas here. For instance, what did you eat today? Post the answer here!
04-24-2012, 06:55 AM
Do you have, or have you read Alissa's books? That's a fantastic place to start. Many other authors to choose from as well for added interest. I love my little Raw Library.
Depending on the stage of 'raw' you are in - you may eat different things. I understand the overwhelming "where do I start", but your body may ask for different foods from mine, etc. When starting out you may need more nuts/seeds/avocado to keep you full-feeling. You'll probably try some of the raw gourmet - which is wonderful, but time consuming!
Personally yesterday I had: a HUGE fruit/greens smoothie in the morning. A handful of almonds for a snack. Salad with Seaweed noodle 'spaghetti' and a raw pad thai type dressing. Snacked on some fruit. Dinner was avocado/tomato salad with oil and vinegar and some homemade raw snack crackers.
This is 'typical' but some days I eat way more and others less. If you're hungry eat... as long as it's raw.
04-24-2012, 08:46 AM
Most mornings i have raw cereal which is apple chunks, organic coconut flakes, a handful of raw granola, a bunch of dried cranberries, about a half cup of almond milk and a drizzle of honey. This keeps me full for hours.
Lunch is a huge salad and some sort of veggie wrap.
Dinner is pretty light for me. I'll do a green smoothie or a raw nut pate.
I'm about 50% raw, but 100% vegan. I do most cooking on the weekends. Hope that helps.
04-24-2012, 08:46 AM
Yesterday I started with some juice of carrot, apple, cucumber, and celery with a dash of cayanne pepper. Mid morning green smoothie. lunch time a fruit smoothie and raw raisen and cacoa cookie. Snack fruit leather. Dinner tomato and corn chowder made in my Blentec and a simple salad with oil and vinegar dressing.
Stick with it...it can be as easy or complicated as you make it:)
04-24-2012, 09:46 PM
This morning I had herbal tea, followed by a huge bowl of bananas, apples and blueberries sprinkled with cinnamon. For lunch I had a whole watermelon (small one) and a cantaloup. For dinner I had a huge cucumber/avocado/tomato/radish/fennel/onion salad. For snacks I had coconut covered dates with fresh coconut water, starwberries, fresh juice of apple/celery/ginger, and a mango/papaya/orange/dandelion smoothie.
I really like this thread! It gave me some good ideas.
When I started on raw food, first I just added lots of home-made green juices to whatever else I was eating, then after many months I started having raw breakfast every day, much later on again I started having raw lunch as well. It took a long while before I could get used to having raw dinner, and now on some months I have all raw food every day and the next month I might eat cooked dinner and maybe some cooked foods in the weekends.
For breakfast I normally have a smoothie. Then some (pasteurised) fruit juice to sip on during the morning at work (otherwise I get hungry before lunch). Then a huge salad for lunch, normally completely raw but today it includes some cooked grated beetroot with black pepper and olive oil. I think it is important to have some fatty things at lunch time to be satisfied. Then in the afternoon I have some fruit for a snack (bananas and plantains are great and keep the hunger away) or if I'm really good I have a piece of raw cake or pie with me to eat. In the evening at home sometimes I just have lots of fruit, sometimes another smoothie or a big green juice, and sometimes I make a raw dish, like nori rolls/ raw sushi (no fish), ani phyo's pasta marinara, raw pizza, or a salad with a nice dressing.
Lots of herbal tea all through the day: redbush, chaga mushroom, camomile, st johns wort, etc., and some tap water.
Let us know what you're planning to eat and maybe we can help you tweak your plan.
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