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01-27-2006, 12:54 PM
Hi everyone. I introduced myself in the welcome thread. My fiance and I have been transitioning to a raw food diet but want to become 100%.
I was wondering if anyone had some tips on raw food meals that I could send him for lunch. We are vegan, so normally I send veggie wraps, baked tofu, etc... he loves tofu/tempeh sandwiches. So I wanted to try and come up with some raw meals that would fill him up while he is at work. Raw meals that are portable and can be stored for a few hours until lunch time.
thanks in advance!
01-27-2006, 01:08 PM
I often just eat a bunch of fruit for lunch. However, there are times that I transport food. The chili recipe that is in the recipe thread, packs nicely. (Not to mention it is wonderful tasting and pretty filling. I have also packed marinara sauce over zucchini, beet, carrot & butternut squash angel hair. Wraps are pretty easy to make with collard greens, but you will need to wrap them tightly, so they don't come apart. I wrap mine in foil, which keeps them nice and tight. Or, you can just roll them yourself, just before eating.
Hope that helps!
01-27-2006, 01:12 PM
Hi Tracy. Thanks for the tips. I found the chili recipe, it looks great! I have a dehydrator, so I need to start making the wraps and other things. Do you happen (or anyone else) to have a wrap recipe that you recommend? I can't wait to try the raw buns.. they look so gooood...
Do you have Alissa's book? The other day I made her Burger Buns, Carrot Pecan Burgers, and Curry Sauce. I put them all together with some lettuce and tomatoe, wrapped it up in plastic wrap, and I was good to go!
Alissa's Pizza Bread is also good for making things with that are easily transportable :)
01-27-2006, 01:50 PM
Hi Kmik. I don't have Alissa's cookbook, but it sure sounds like I need to order it! I do have her dvds on order though. The mix of Burger Buns, Carrot Pecan Burgers and Curry sauce sounds great.. I love curry and am going to miss cooked indian and thai food, the flavors are just great.
she's also got a spinach dip that resembles something along the lines of palak paneer. I use her book more than any other "cook" book in my life! :D
I pack a raw lunch every day for work. My standard is cut up veggies (normally carrots, cucumber, and bell peppers) with some kind of dip or pate. I change the pates up regularly to keep things interesting. I also have some fruit with my lunch usually, and always keep some nuts and dates on hand for an afternoon snack.
I also find that leftovers from a more "gourmet" raw meal keep very well and are easy to transport in a plastic container. I also always have apples during the day, as they are easy to eat and very filling. They are even better cut up and dipped in almond butter, which I put in a tiny plastic container. Raw salads are easy too -- in addition to just a regular green salad with cut up veggies, things like cole slaw, carrot salad, etc. work great. I've also taken a marinated portabello mushroom topped with guacamole, again in small plastic container. I also take a liter of green smoothie in a Nalgene bottle for breakfast, but you could do something similar for lunch and keep it in the fridge during the morning.
For me, the key to lunch is simplicity. I hardly have enough time in the morning as it is, so I tend to eat really simply at lunch (unless it's leftovers) and make dinner more interesting. I have not had success with just eating fruit, as others do, because I just get too hungry. I find that some veggies and fats (avocados, nuts) help keep me going all afternoon.
Hope that helps!
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