If you have decided to make the change to the raw food diet, then congratulations. You are now well on your way to feeling healthier, looking healthier and younger and being in the best health of your life. It may be such a drastic change however, that you do not know where to start. Thinking of meal plans and things to eat on the raw food diet can be difficult for newcomers and it may seem very restricted at first compared to what you are used to eating.
Many people fall into the trap of thinking that it is difficult and time consuming to prepare healthy raw food. These people are usually the people who have relied on fast foods and junk ready meals from the supermarket for so long they haven’t prepared food for themselves for years and don’t realize just how easy it is to prepare healthy, real food.
Breakfast is probably the quickest and easiest meal of the day and requires little or no chopping of fruits or vegetables at all. Breakfast can be really as simple as a fruit smoothie. Simply blend some fruit together with some fruit juice, milk or even water. There are plenty of dairy free alternatives to milk if you are going vegan too. Have some nuts on the side for some protein and that is breakfast. This is great if you are in a hurry in the mornings and don’t have time for preparing foods.
For lunch and dinner the possibilities are endless. Why not try a nut salad? Simply add some nuts or seeds to the fresh green salad as the protein. Use green vegetables for the salad such as lettuce, cucumber and spinach or watercress. Add some tomatoes in too for some color and extra flavor.
Other ideas for lunch and dinner include a vegetable pasta with tomato sauce. Shred cabbage or spring greens finely to make a pasta alternative. Mash some tomatoes with garlic, olive oil and fresh herbs for your own pasta sauce and serve on top of the shredded cabbage.
Raw Food Diet Recipes and Meal Ideas
When you are on the raw food diet you may find that you become bored really quite quickly and you feel as though your choice is limited. There really is a myriad of things that can be eaten on the raw food diet and you can make these all up into a tasty meal or recipe. If you are stuck for ideas, this article can help get you started in the right direction.
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A good way to get new recipes and meal ideas is to experiment yourself with foods that you have already in the kitchen. Fruit smoothies are always going to be a winner. Try using the classic combinations for a smoothie that is definitely going to be tasty. Try a smoothie like strawberry and banana, raspberry and cherry, peach and apricot and more. If fresh fruit isn’t convenient for you, you could always try frozen fruit. It lasts longer, makes really tasty smoothies and is often cheaper than the fresh variety. Its almost as good as the fresh fruits.
You could make a healthy and sugar free cereal or muesli by mixing chopped fresh fruits and nuts and seeds together. This can be served with milk or even fruit juice. There are plenty of milk alternatives available in good supermarkets.
Try using shredded cabbage as a raw alternative to pasta. Add pesto sauce or home made tomato sauce on the top as you would with regular cooked pasta. You can also use pulsed cauliflower as an alternative to rice. Make sure that you to not pulse it too much though, just enough to get it into a coarse texture.
Once you have tried these recipes, you will find that you can create your own versions and additions of them. The internet is full of tasty recipes that are made from entirely raw food. There are also plenty of books out there that offer these recipes too.